Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Friday added ‘Environmental Study and Disaster Management’ to the syllabus of Undergraduate programme.
Decision to add the ‘Environmental Study and Disaster Management’ to the syllabus of Undergraduate programme was finalized during the fourth meeting of the Odisha State Higher Education Council here at the Convention Centre, Lok Seva Bhawan.
While speaking about the decision of Odisha State Higher Education Council, the Higher Education Minister Arun Kumar Sahoo, said that the new subject will be mandatory for +3 First Year students in Arts, Science and Commerce streams.
The ‘Environmental Study & Disaster Management’ syllabuses will have 4-units and will carry 100 marks in first semester examination of the Plus Three students.
A release stated that as per the State Cabinet decision dated 29.05.2021, ‘Disaster and Pandemic Management,” will now be a part of the curriculum in schools and colleges.” Accordingly, Odisha State Higher Education Council has modified the existing, “Environmental Science” Compulsory Course of the Model Undergraduate Curriculum into a Course on “Environmental Studies & Disaster Management.”
“The modified course will be compulsory course to be taught to the students of the first semester of the first year of all streams (Arts, Science and Commerce) at Under-graduate Level. This modified course will consist of one paper carrying 4 credits with 4 units and 100 marks,” it added.