International Centre for Ecological Engineering (ICEE) has been set up in the University of Kalyani in collaboration with the International Ecological Engineering Society, Switzerland in 2003. The Centre conceived the idea of starting a Masters course in Environmental Management. and the Department of Environmental Management was created in 2010 that subsequently started a M. Tech/M. Sc course in Environmental Management from the academic session 2010-2011. In parallel, ICEE is running in full swing in conducting considerable research, training and extension activities on different aspects of environmental issues.

Owing to its inherent interdisciplinary nature the course is being run with the academic inputs from resource persons of diverse disciplines from various universities and institutes.

Objective of the course

The objective of the course is to develop adequate skill as environmental managers through proper training, survey and exposure to environmental problems of major industries for management options. Basically, the students will be trained in all aspects of environment management and cutting edge technology in order to enhance their knowledge to address the recent environmental problems and management.


The infrastructural facilities of the Environmental Management classroom and laboratories have been developed with required instruments, audio-visual system and computer facilities. The Department has moderate collection of literature, books and periodicals.  Most of the text books and reference books required for the course are available in theCentral Library in the University.

Degree and Course Offered

Type of course Name of the course Duration Intake capacity Eligibility
Master Degree M.Tech /M. Sc in Environmental Management two-year (4 semesters) degree. 20

A) For M. Sc. in Environmental Management
Honours/Equivalent  graduates in Science (Botany, Zoology, Physiology, Nutrition, Environmental Science, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology,  Biochemistry, Biophysics; Microbiology, Anthropology, Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Statistics), Social Science (Geography, Economics) and Applied Science (Agricultural Science, Horticulture, Sericulture, Fisheries Science, Aquaculture Management, Veterinary Science).

B) For M.Tech in Environmental Management
M. Sc in any discipline or MCA or B.Tech/BE (Agr.) B. Tech (Agr.) degree from any recognized University/Institute
 Reservation of seats for SC and ST and PC candidates will be followed as per Government rules.  If vacancy arises candidate from the list of wait-listed candidates may be admitted in order of merit.

Doctoral Degree Ph.D

As per UGC/AICTE norms.


Approx. Rs. 15,000/- per semester

Full-time Faculty Information

Name of the Teacher Designation Qualification Specialization
Dr. Susmita Lahiri Assistant Professor And Head M.Sc, Ph.D Aquaculture, ecological engineering, microbial bioremediation
Dr. Jayanta Kumar Biswas Assistant Professor M.Sc.M.Phil.Ph.D Ecotechnology;Ecotoxicology;Environmental Biotechnology; Environmental Management

Research Interests of the ICEE and Department

  • ICEE, has been engaged in diverse activities in the fields of academic, training, extension and research activities towards protection of environment, uplift of rural economy etc. The Center has already earned International recognition in research and has become a member of the Global Water Partnership in Stockholm, Sweden.
  • The ICEE has made remarkable strides in the field of research at International level. International collaborations are being established with different organizations such as GTZ, Germany, IEES, Switzerland, Halmstad University, Sweden, University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
  • Ongoing Research Project: ICAR-NICRA sponsored project entitled Assessment of impact of global warming on inland aquaculture in selected districts of West Bengal.

Research programmes on

  • Efficacy of constructed wetlands in the removal of pathogens in wastewater fed aquaculture.
  • Energy flow and ecosystem analysis of domestic wastewater aquaculture system.
  • Wastewater fed aquaculture as a reclamation strategy.
  • Eco-tech approaches towards reclamation of eutrophic waters using Hydroponics (as raft system) and other biological agents.
  • Efficacy of constructed wetlands in the removal of pathogens in wastewater fed aquaculture.
  • Use of human urine in aquaculture.
  • Effect of global warming and climate change on Indian Aquaculture

Training and Awarene Programmes on

  • Training programme for capacity building for self-employment and enterpreneurship development of youths belonging to scheduled castes and schedule tribes in West Bengal on Floriculture, Orchard Management, Medicinal Plant Garden, Processing and Preservation of fruits and vegetables, Apiary, Aquaculture sponsored by DST, Govt. of India.
  • Training programme to the fish farmers for enhancement of rural economy through dissemination of scientific knowledge of fish farming in South 24 Parganas, sponsored by ACTS, Bangalore.
  • Development of Socio-economic status of the SC and ST Populations In Some Villages of West Bengal through Training and Extension of Integrated farming of Fish sponsored by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India.
  • 10 days fish farming training programme for farmers from different districts of West Bengal.


  • Waste Management
  • Environmental Auditing
  • Evironmental Impact Assessment
  • Environmentally Responsible Fishery

Career Opportunities

After completion of Master Degree in Environmental Management students get placement opportunity to work with different national and international organizations. The programmes has particular benefit to those desiring to pursue a career in the field of environment, in the service and industrial sector. This is a challenging opportunity for any enterprising student for developing entrepreneurship and NGO for self employment and consultancy service.

Conference/Seminar/Lecture organized

A seminar was organized on 14th January, 2012 in the ICEE and Department of Environmental Management. The following international speakers delivered lectures on various environment related topics.

  • Professor Stephen Armstrong, Dean of Engineering, Noble International University, USA delivered a talk on Innovation in Engineering and Management.
  • Professor Roger Hansell, University of Toronto, Canada delivered a lecture on New invention related to control of Global Warming.
  • Professor Bob Ganguly, Noble Institution  for Environmental Peace, Canada delivered a lecture on Application of Environmental Peace.
  • Dr. Atin Adhikary, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Health, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, USA delivered a lecture on “Health Effects of pesticide aerosols in farming environments- assessment of new control technologies” on November 7, 2012
  • An international seminar on “Current status of Arsenic, Flouride and pathogens in drinking water: Treatment methods and experiences” was organized on April 1, 2013 in cooperation with Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
  • Prof. B. B. Jana ex-Vice-Chairman of ICEE was invited to execute an Indo-EU partnership project of SWINGS project on Safeguarding Water resources in India with Green and Sustainable technologies in 2012  

Project Under Development

  • Dr. Frank Panning, engineer, Germany and his group visited ICEE for initiating a long term collaborative research with ICEE. This collaborative research will be of immense help for managing arsenic laden drinking water in the rural Bengal.
  • Dr. Leonhard Fechter, from the German Company Herbst Umwelttechnik GmbH in Berlin also visited and participated in a long term collaborative research in order to set up a self sustained unit for arsenic treatment based on the results of common research activities of ICEE and German Company. It is needless to say that arsenic, fluoride and other heavy metal pollution are posing a serious threat in our country and any attempt to mitigate these problems through any collaborative project will be of immense help to the masses of rural people who will be able to get back their quality life and protect themselves from various water borne diseases.
  • Professor Y. Munekage, Department of Environmental Engineering, Kochi University, Japan visited ICEE from April 3-8, 2012 and discussed about collaboration.
  • ICEE is conducting research on ICAR sponsored proposal of Assessment of Impact of Climate Change on Inland Aquaculture in selected districts of West Bengal and selection of microalgae and aquatic weeds towards mitigation of climate change and response of fish breeding have been achieved by manipulating the culture conditions. A major achievement of enhanced fish growth and breeding of cichlid fish tilapia during winter can lead to profitable use of benefits of greenhouse.