The Department of Environmental Science and Management was first established as an interdisciplinary Department of Independent University, Bangladesh in 1996. The Department integrates science, management, law, economics, and policy as part of an interdisciplinary approach to environmental problem-solving. The program of this Department covers major aspects of Environment including Water, Air, Soil and Noise pollution; their control technology; Effects of pollution on ecosystem and management of Environment, Climate Change and Adaptation, Sustainable Development, Effective use of Renewable and Non-Renewable Energy, Ecology, Land and Water Resources Management, Waste Management etc.
The mission of the Department of Environmental Science and Management (DESM) is synchronized with IUB's overall mission to achieve sustainable economic growth by creating a relationship between community and university. DESM will provide quality higher education to contribute to examine and protect the environmental quality, to deal with the challenges of natural resource scarcity, and to create public awareness based on sound science.