Welcome to Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University

Department of Environmental Science

                                                           हेमवती नंदन बहुगुणा गढ़वाल विश्वविद्यालय(केंद्रीय विश्वविद्यालय)

                                           HEMVATI NANDAN BAHUGUNA GARHWAL UNIVERSITY( A Central University )



The department has more than 750 publications including 15 books and research papers, book chapters etc. (525 research papers in peer-reviewed international and national journals of repute). Based on the outstanding scientific contribution of the faculties, they received many national and international awards and recognitions and also served as members and experts in various international and national scientific and academic committees/bodies. The faculty working in the department has made significant contributions in the diverse fields which include socio-ecological and natural resource management, biodiversity conservation through participatory and action research approaches and policy- people conflict resolution in the protected areas of Himalaya, rural and agro-ecosystem structure and function, bioresource based livelihood enhancement and income generation.

The department has four on-going research projects sponsored by the national and international funding agencies.


On Going Research

1. Opportunities of livelihood to check migration from the hills) under Indian Himalayan Central University Consortium (IHCUC) sponsored by MoE-UGC-NITI-Aayog,

2. Multiplication, Cultivation, Standardization of Post-Harvest Processing and Product Development of High-Altitude Aromatic Plants of Western and Eastern Himalaya” sponsored by DBT, Govt. of India, under Himalayan Bioresource mission programme (HBMP).  

3. Development of Adaptation Communication Framework Mainstreaming Indigenous and Local Knowledge for Hindu-Kush Himalayan Region, sponsored by IGES, Japan.

4. Social and Environmental Audit of 10 Sewage Treatment Plants(STPs) sponsored by NamamiGange–SPMG.

Research Area

Water Quality Analysis, Air pollution, High altitude Wetland ecosystem conservation and management, Human-wildlife conflict, Conservation and protection of sacred bio-cultural landscape and Protected areas (Pas), Biodiversity and ecosystem restoration, Climate Change Impact, Adaptation and Mitigation, Carbon Sequestration and ecosystem services and valuation, Traditional/Indigenous Knowledge.

D.Phil./Ph.D. Degree Awarded


Registered For Ph.D. Degree


Project Staff



Last Updated on 22/03/2023

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