The Green Guide to Environmental Courses and Careers
2015 marks the beginning of the UN Decade of Sustainable Development. Sustainable development involves the incorporation of ecological principles in technology development and dissemination. It is in this context that the present book by Ms Megha Aggarwal is a timely contribution. The book covers a wide range of information dealing with agriculture, energy, engineering, medicine, architecture, finance, and environmental management. It should help the young students to become the architects of a sustainable future for our country. I hope the book will be read and used widely.
– MS SWAMINATHAN
Father of the Indian Green Revolution
As India gradually moves towards a “green” economy, new avenues of employment are opening up for today’s youth. For students thinking about future course and career options, this one-of-its-kind handbook offers a rich body of information required to turn a green interest into a future opportunity. From environmental engineering, environmental science, and environmental law to agriculture, climate science, and zoology – it profiles a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and the broad spectrum of careers they lead to. Peppered with anecdotal accounts from well-known professionals and a handy listing of useful resources, The Green Guide to Environmental Courses and Careers is a must-have for any student keen on harnessing a green passion.
The book is a timely contribution.... It should help the young students to become the architects of a sustainable future for our country.
– MS Swaminathan
About the Author
Megha Aggarwal has been writing on social issues, especially education, for a few years now. She has contributed to the education supplements of The Times of India as well as The Hindu, and has also written for The New Paper, part of Singapore Press Holdings. She is deeply interested in understanding what it means to be young and what expectations youngsters have of their lives, especially their academic life. When she is not writing on education, she enjoys cooking up stories for children and editing children’s books at a Chennai-based publishing house.