STUDENTS WHO wish to make a career in environmental engineering can opt for B.Tech (Energy and Environmental Engineering) offered by the Agricultural Engineering College and Research Institute, one of the constituent colleges of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU).Besides education aimed at meeting global energy and environmental needs, the University will focus on entrepreneurial skills, management qualities and business acumen.

Engineering concepts

This is a four-year, full-time programme offered over eight semesters in an institution accredited by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). Students will work in modern laboratories and also benefit from industry internship.Along with engineering concepts, the curriculum covers areas such as environmental science and engineering, energy production technology, public health engineering, natural resource management, industrial hygiene and management, power plant engineering, urban waste management and development, co-generation, waste heat recovery systems and industrial wastewater treatment. Also in the curriculum are air, soil and water pollution engineering, remote sensing engineering, information technology, geographical information system, environmental biochemistry and microbiology, environmental Acts, environmental impact assessment, energy auditing and management, instrumentation and control, computer and software techniques.

Pollution control

Graduates can opt for self-employment as pollution control consultants, energy auditors or entrepreneurs. Employment opportunities were available in the sago, sugar, seafood, pesticide, waste recycling, biomass, dyeing, textile, paper, pulp, dairy, tannery, solar and wind energy industries. Admission is through the Tamil Nadu Professional Courses Entrance Examination (TNPCEE) with mathematics, physics and chemistry in Plus Two or its equivalent. Counselling for admission would be on the main campus. It was a self-financing course.For further details, contact: The Dean, Agricultural Engineering College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore - 641003. E-mail: deancaecbe@tnau.ac.in Website: www.tnau.ac.in Telephone: 0422-2456478, 0422-5511255. Fax: 0422-2456478. A. A. MICHAEL RAJ