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- To develop an in-depth understanding of various environmental issues and concerns of national and global importance.
- To develop a balanced view of the relationship between environment and development.
- To understand basic concepts related to sustainable development vis-à-vis improvement of quality of life.
- To develop a deeper concern for the environment and a sense of commitment and responsibility to take proactive action.
- To appreciate the variety in living organisms and recognize India as a mega- diversity nation.
- To appreciate the role of the individual, community, national and international agencies in resolving environmental problems.
- To practice ways of bringing about qualitative improvement in the environment by assuming leadership role.
- To identify self with one's environment with an attitude to personally contribute towards its improvement.
- To respect customs and traditions related to local conservation practices and accept indigenous eco-friendly technologies.
- To develop skills to undertake and participate in investigative studies on various environmental issues; and
- To motivate others and participate in social and community activities in dealing with environmental problems.
There will be two papers in the subject:
Paper I: Theory – 3 hours … 70 marks
Paper II: Practical/Project Work – … 30 marks
PAPER I - THEORY
There will be one paper of three hours duration
carrying 70 marks.
The paper will have two Sections:
Section A (Compulsory) will contain short answer questions covering the entire syllabus.
Section B will consist of questions, which will require detailed answers. There will be a choice of questions in this section.
1. Man and Environment
(i) Dimensions of environment - physical,biological and social.
Physical environment consisting of atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere – importance of each.
Biological – plants and animals and their interdependence (producers, consumers, decomposers).
Social – populations, interaction in social hierarchies, territorialism and dominance.
(ii) Human being as a rational and social partner in environmental actions.
While human beings are responsible for the present state of the environment, they are also capable of acting intelligently and finding solutions (a general understanding of the above to be provided).
(iii) Society and environment in India; Indian traditions, customs and culture – past and present.
A brief look at some past traditions and customs which reflect a close understanding of nature and care for all living beings e.g. sacred groves, johads, eris [water tanks of South India], traditional fishermen not fishing in the spawning seasons, farmers-crops and growing season in complete harmony with the local environment and seasons, etc.
Present culture marked by rapid changing society and globalisation leading to demand on natural resources.
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