The vision of the Department of Environmental Science is to produce an educated community that will ensure a clean, safe, secure and sustainable environment for all.


The department missions include:

  1. Producing international standard environmental graduates to serve at home and abroad
  2. Conducting need-based research on contemporary environmental issues and  producing scholarly works in the field of environmental science
  3. Organizing national and international events (e.g. conferences/workshops/seminars/symposiums/training programs)
  4. Influencing the national and international environmental policy-making process
  5. Equipping graduates with the necessary skills to be employable both in industry, academia, and other fields of environment


About the Department of Environmental Science

It is obvious that unprecedented environmental catastrophes are being created every day because of the relentless increase in material production and consumption of an ever-growing human population. Problems like industrial pollution, food adulteration, air pollution, climate change, and loss of biodiversity, to name a few, threaten the very survival of our species. The Department of Environmental Science (DES) specializes in understanding and finding solutions to these and other complex environmental issues. The Department boasts talented and dedicated faculty who are committed to excellence in both teaching and research. Most of the faculty members have degrees from the world’s most renowned universities and the Department has active collaborations with national and international research and academic institutions. From the very beginning, the Department has believed in outcome-based education and field-based learning and is a pioneer of environmental science education in Bangladesh. Many of our courses consist of visits to the field – whether it be to study industrial pollution in a river or air pollution from brick kilns or loss of habitat in coastal areas of Bangladesh. The Department boasts one of the most spacious environmental science laboratories in the country equipped with state-of-the-art equipment which is open for students and faculty alike for research. Because of the devotion and relentless efforts offered by the faculty members and staff, this Department is now considered the center of excellence in environmental research and education, producing a substantial number of promising environmental graduates who are contributing both at home and abroad.



Dr. K Ayaz Rabbani

Head, Dept. of Environmental Science and Management

Ph.D.(Murdoch University, Australia)

M.Sc. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)

B.Sc. (University of Toronto, Canada)


Email: rabbani@iub.edu.bd 

Office Phone: 2325

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Farzana Shahnewaz
Major in Env. Science

I have been lucky to be a part of Department of Environmental Science at IUB. I had grown quite an interest in climate change while reading about it during my high school years. Department of Environmental Science, IUB has given me the knowledge and opportunity by offering interdisciplinary courses to make my dreams bigger.

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Nibras Reza
Major in Env. Science

By studying Environmental Science not only I will know the science behind the vast environment but will also be able to raise awareness among the people who are neglecting it. And the Env. Science department of IUB has given me this chance to broaden my knowledge towards this crisis on our earth.