Department of Environmental Science & Management

About ESM

Established in 1994 as the Department of Environmental Studies, the department took the name - Department of Environmental Science and Management (ESM) - in 2004. Today it is popularly known as NSU ESM. Establishment of an environment department by NSU reflects huge opportunity that has opened up for environmental graduates in the national and international job markets. After consolidating the undergraduate study programs over the last 15 years, the department started a graduate study program in 2009, with the funding support of CIDA and academic collaboration with the Natural Resource Institute (NRI) of University of Manitoba, Canada.

Experience Nature like never before at NSU ESM

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BS in Environmental Science and Environmental Management students are required to successfully complete 130 credits, while MS in Environmental Science and Management students have to complete 39 credits. These credit courses consist of core, major elective as well as elective courses and aim to give students the required knowledge for the field of study chosen and later for their careers. Furthermore, there are a few diploma courses available at ESM too.

As part of NSU's dual degree program, ESM students can also earn a major or minor in another discipline (e.g., in economics or business) similar to economics or business students' scope of doing a major or minor in environmental science or environmental management. All ESM students are required to do internship which offers opportunity to work with national and international organizations working in the environmental field.

Due to its multidisciplinary curriculum with wide-ranging courses, ESM graduates are able to avail higher study opportunity abroad in fields of environmental science and engineering; environmental policy and sustainable development; urban planning and environmental management; natural resource management; ecology, toxicology and epidemiology; environmental and natural resource economics; environmental law or disaster management.

Most ESM faculty members have a PhD degree from renowned universities. Faculty research interests include pollution control, sustainable resource management, land use, climate change, environmental economics and policy, urban environmental management, environmental health, environmental toxicology, water resource management, waste management, environmental valuation and impact assessment, biogas and biofuel production, etc.

NSU Grading Policy is followed by ESM faculty members to grade students

World Environment Day Conference jointly arranged by NSU's Environmental Science and Management dept. and the Department of Environment under Ministry of Environment and Forests, June 2016

NSU ESM graduates with their faculty members on their graduation day, May 2015

Chairman's Message

Throughout my career I have always been interested in the field of environmental science and management. I have particularly been interested in it as it is a crossroad where multiple dimensions intersect: economics, management, social studies, population science, ethics, analysis and action. Moreover, there are few joys more profound than belonging to a community that is driven by a sense of shared mission, a mission to save the environment, save the world. Therefore it was an honor for me to receive the responsibility of ESM as the Chair, and I look forward to carry the banner of environment and educating the next generation of environmental activists to the best of my ability.

ESM has been a pioneer in the field of environmental science since 1994. The Board of Trustees and the ESM community, in collaboration with partners from the rest of North South University and from national / international organizations and institutions, is in the process of building a truly integrative framework to better address the complexities of global and national environmental challenges.

I had assumed the Chairmanship in the midst of a global crisis that poses serious challenges to everyone. With environmental challenges, like the inevitable effects of climate change, I look at it as the perfect time to empower and build capacity in the future generation of Bangladesh to adapt to the effects of Climate Change. In this complex context, my aim is to uphold the quality of our current education and provide a firm foundation for our future.

We need to rise to the challenges and harness the potential of our national assets. No other school is as well positioned as ours to lead this new era of environmental revolution. Together our scholars, students, staff, alumni, friends, and partners will help to shape a sustainable environment for the current and future generations of Bangladesh.

I look forward to building upon our heritage as stewards of  ESM. 

Md. Jakariya, PhD

Professor & Chair
PhD in Water Resources Management
KTH, Stockholm, Sweden

MPhil in Environment and Development
University of Cambridge, UK


Phone: (880-2) 55668200, Ext. 2057

Faculty Members

Dr. Mizan R Khan (MRK)


Ph.D., University of Maryland, USA
M.Sc.,Peoples Friendship University, Russia

Dr. Md. Jakariya [Jky]

Professor & Chair
Ph.D., KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
M Phil University of Cambridge, UK

Dr. Hassan Mahmud (HMd)

Ph. D., University of Ottawa, Canada
M.A.Sc., University of Ottawa,Canada

Dr. Biswas Karabi Farhana (BKF)

Ph.D., University of East Anglia, UK
M.E.S., University of Newcastle, Australia

Dr. Nazmul Ahsan Khan [Nzn]

Professor & Proctor
Ph.D., Kobe University, Japan
M.Sc.,Kobe University, Japan

Dr. Kamrun Nahar (KNr)

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Natural Resources & Life Sciences, Austria

Dr. Saiful Momen [SMO]

Assistant Professor
Ph. D., University of Hawaii, USA

Dr. Mohammad Sujauddin [Sud]

Assistant Professor
Ph. D., The University of Tokyo, Japan

Dr. Mohammad Moshiur Rahman [Mdo]

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands; M.Sc., Queens College, City University of New York, USA

Tahmid Huq Easher [THE]

M.Sc., McGill University, Canada

Ahnaf Ahmed [AAd]

MS, The Johns Hopkins University, USA

Raisa Bashar [RBr]

MS in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Durham University, UK

Nushrat Nazia [NNz2]

M. Sc., University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Dr. Kamaluddin Ahmed [KdA]

Professor (Part Time)

Dr. M Harunur Rashid [HRh]

Professor (Part Time)

Dr. Md. Anisur Rahman Khan [ARK]

Professor (Part Time)

Mr. Al-Amin Mohammad [Ald]

Professor (Part Time)

Dr. Khabir Uddin [KBU]

Professor (Part Time)

Dr. Nazmunnes Mathab [NzM]

Professor (Part Time)

Dr. M. Manzurul Hassan [MnZ]

Professor (Part Time)

Dr. M. Nazrul Islam [Mzs]

Professor (Part Time)

Dr. Md. Humayun Kabir [HmK]

Professor (Part Time)

Dr. Khandoker Azizul Islam [KAI]

Professor (Part Time)

Dr. M Mahfuzur Rahman [Mfz]

Professor (Part Time)

Dr. Md. Mizanur Rahman [RMr]

Associate Professor (Part Time)

Dr. Mohammad Monirul Hasan Khan [MOK]

Associate Professor (Part Time)

Dr. Kabirul Bashar [KBs]

Associate Professor (Part Time)

Dr. M. Mokhlesur Rahman [RMk]

Associate Professor (Part Time)

Dr. Md. Nazrul Islam [Zru]

Associate Professor (Part Time)

Dr. Md. Jasim Uddin [Jsn]

Associate Professor (Part Time)

Dr. Moupia Rahman [MpR]

Assistant Professor (Part Time)

Mr. Ferdous Seraj [MFj]

Lecturer (Part Time)

Sate Ahmed [SaD]

Lecturer (Part Time)

Sirazoom Munira [Szr]

Lecturer (Part Time)

Labonya Das Nirjan [LDN]

Lecturer (Part Time)

Tafzila Akter Mouly [Tam1]

Lecturer (Part Time)


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Contact Us

ESM department officers are always there to lend you a helping hand

Arifa Rahman

Officer, Environmental Science and Management
Department Office
SAC 7th floor, North South University
Contact no. +880255668200 Ext. 2059

Office Timing: Sunday – Thursday, 9am-5pm


Environmental Science and Management department of NSU provides one undergraduate degree:
- BS in Environmental Science and Environmental Management

Click on the link below to get more details about the degree:

BS in Env. Science and Env. Management


The Department of Environmental Science and Management (ESM) currently offers a BS degree in Environmental Science and Environmental Management. Students from any background, i.e. science, arts or commerce, can be admitted to the programs depending on their line of education at the college level.

The program is designed and aimed to build up students’ knowledge in all significant areas of environment, including students’ introduction to the recent global environmental issues. The state of programme that the department offers have similar program followed in reputed North American universities. Along with its similarity with universities, the program also focuses on local needs.

The program also offers practical training with state of the art laboratories on pollution control, environmental chemistry, microbiology and GIS. It also incorporates field trips to provide students on the ground knowledge on the field of environmental resources and issues in Bangladesh. The Department is equipped with modern Environmental Science Teaching and Research Laboratory, Geographical Information System (GIS) and Environmental Modeling Laboratories established under funding by UGC-World Bank's Higher Education Quality Enhancement Program (HEQEP) to offer in lab training.

An  Environmental  Resource  Center, established  under  CIDA, funded  North South University and University  of  Manitoba  in a joint  project to facilitate graduate students’ opportunity on research and development. The department has collaboration with universities, research organizations and professional bodies at home and abroad. Research and study opportunities with NSU's think tank, the Institute for Development, Environment, and Strategic Studies (IDESS) and opportunity to work with the Earth Club, which has acquired recognitions from Bangladesh Government and international organizations. A good number of ESM students have chance to participate in international seminars, conferences and workshops to enhance their understanding on different fields of environment.

Courses are often accompanied by field trips like the visit to a forest in the ENV 208: Disaster Risk Managemnet course trip below, from 2012 


The  graduate  program  –  MS  in  Environmental  Science  and Management  (MESM)  originally  started  as  MS  in  Resource  and Environmental  Management  (MREM)  –  has  been  established  in collaboration  with  the  University  of  Manitoba,  Canada.  This program focuses on building environmental and natural resource governance and management capacity in Bangladesh.  The  course content was jointly developed by the University of Manitoba and North South University, as  part  of  the  CIDA  funded  project  on  Building  Environmental Governance  Capacity  in  Bangladesh  (BEGCB).

The  program  is  interdisciplinary  –  with  overlapping  social, ecological  and  economic  issues.  It  admits  students  from  different academic  backgrounds,  with  emphasis  on  gender  equity.

A total of 36 credits is needed for degree completion, with an opportunity of waiver of upto 9 credits. 

The course details are below -

Foundation Courses (6 credits)


Course Code



ENV 501

Fundamentals of Environmental Science and Management


ENV 502

Economics for Environmental Management







Core Courses (18 credits)


Course Code



ENV 602

Resource and Ecological Economics


ENV 606

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment


ENV 609

Integrated Resource Management


ENV 627

Pollution Control


ENV 649

Climate Change


ENV 652

Geographical Information System







Elective Courses (12 credits)-Take any 4 courses; Thesis can substitute 2 courses


Course Code



ENV 605

Geography and Natural Disaster


ENV 615

Research Methodology


ENV 624

Ecological Systems and Biodiversity


ENV 626

Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management


ENV 629

Waste Management


ENV 630

Urban Environmental Management


ENV 635

Project Development, Monitoring and Evaluation


ENV 685

Water Supply and Sanitation


ENV 697










In Total: 6+18+12


For more details, click on the link below -
MS in Environmental Science and Management

Postgraduate Diploma

ETP (Effluent Treatment Plant) Management

Dual Major and Minor

Requirement for Dual Major in

Environmental Science or Environmental Management

Total credit requirement: 45 (comprised of 27 credits of core courses, 9 credits of concentration courses, and 9 credits of electives).The details are shown below:

Core course for both majors (27 credits)

ENV 102: Environmental Biology

ENV 107: Introduction to Environmental Science

ENV 172/ECO 172/BUS 172: Introduction to Statistics

ENV 214: Environmental Management

ECO 103: Introduction to Economics

ENV 260: Introduction to Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

ENV 373: Environmental Impact Assessment

ENV 409: Environmental Policy, Planning and Politics

ENV 430: Environmental Law

 Core for Science Track (9 credits)

ENV 205: Climate Change

ENV 375: Biostatistics

ENV 408: Environmental Pollution Control

Environmental Science Track (9 credits)

Three Elective courses from the following (1 from Level 2; 2 from level 3 and 3 from level 4)

ENV 204: Soil Science

ENV 207: Environment and Health

ENV 209: Environmental Chemistry

ENV 303: Environmental Hydrology

ENV 304: Environmental Microbiology

ENV 305: Water Supply and Treatment

ENV 309: Toxicology

ENV 311: Geology and Geomorphology

ENV 312: Biogeochemistry (pre-requisite: ENV 209)

ENV 313: Biodiversity and the Preservation of Species

ENV 315: Environmental Ethics

ENV 316: Geography Information System

ENV 401: Sustainable Agriculture

ENV 402: Environmental Modeling

ENV 404: Environmental Issues in Bangladesh

ENV 405: Population and Environmental

ENV 407: Quantitative Applications in Environmental Studies

ENV 410: Integrated Water Resource Planning and Management

ENV 412: Coastal Zone Management

ENV 413: Groundwater Assessment, Development and Management

ENV 414: Waste Management

ENV 415: Waste Treatment

ENV 418: Conservation and Sustainable Development

ENV 419: Forest Management

ENV 421/ECO 486: Energy Economics and Policy

ENV 425: Ecological Economics

ENV 450: System Analysis for Environmental Planning

Core for Management Track (9 credits)

ENV 307: Urban Environmental Management

ENV 432: Corporate Environmental Management

ENV 434: Environmental Accounting

Environmental Management Track (9 credits)

Three Elective courses from the following (1 from Level 2; 2 from level 3 and 3 from level 4)

ENV 206: Environmental Sociology

ENV 207: Environment and Health

ENV 306: Sustainable Rural Community Design

ENV 315: Environmental Ethics

ENV 316: Geography Information System

ENV 317: Environmental Psychology

ENV 318: Gender Issues and Sustainable Development

ENV 317: Poverty and the Environment

ENV 321: Environmental Organizations

ENV 354/ECO 354: Environmental and Natural Resources Economics

ENV 372: Techniques and Environmental Evaluation

ENV 380: Environment and Mass Communications

ENV 401: Sustainable Agriculture

ENV 403: Global Environmental Issues and Politics

ENV 404: Environmental Issues in Bangladesh

ENV 405: Population and Environment

ENV 406: Trade, Technology Transfer and Environment

ENV 410: Integrated Water Resource Planning and Management

ENV 412: Coastal Zone Management

ENV 414: Waste Management

ENV 416: Environmental Negotiations and Mediations

ENV 417: Environment, Conflict and Security

ENV 418: Conservation and Sustainable Development

ENV 419: Forest Management

ENV 421/ECO 486: Energy Economics and Policy

ENV 425: Ecological Economics

ENV 431: Culture, Religion and Environment

ENV 434: Environmental Accounting

Total credit hours: 45 (27+9+9)

 Minor in Environmental Science or in Environmental Management

The Department of Environmental Science and Management (DESM) offers a Minor in Environmental Science as well as Minor in Environmental Management for students of other disciplines. Each minor program is designed to provide the students with an advanced exposure to the environmental issues. The students take a balanced load of science, economics, management and policy courses to develop a broad base in all the aspects of environmental science and management education. In addition, the students have opportunity to select elective courses from an extensive list of environmental courses in order to pursue their specific field of interest.

To achieve a Minor in Environmental Science or Environmental Management, a student has to take a total of 30 credits of Core and Elective courses from the DESM curriculum. Courses requirements are listed below.

Core Course Requirements of 21 Credits

ENV 107: Introduction to Environmental Science

ENV 207: Environment and Health

ENV 214: Environmental Management

ENV/ECO 260: Introduction to Environmental and Natural Resources Economics

ENV 316: Geographical Information System

ENV 373: Environmental Impact Assessment

ENV 403: Global Environmental Issues and Politics

 Elective Course Requirements of 9 Credits

The student may choose any three courses from the list contained in the DESM curriculum.

Types of Courses









Faculty Publication (2011/2012-2017)

Dr. Mizan R Khan

  • Right to Development and Historical Emissions: A Perspective from the Particularly Vulnerable Countries,’ in Meyer, L. & Sanklecha, P (eds), Climate Justice: The Relevance of Historical Emissions (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).
  • Climate Change Adaptation as a Global Public Good: Implications for Financing’, Climate and Development (forthcoming).
  • Toward a Binding Climate Change Adaptation Regime: A Proposed Framework’ (London& New York: Routledge 2014, 2015).
  • David Ciplet, Timmons Roberts & Mizan Khan, Power in A Warming World: The New Politics of Climate Change and the Remaking of Environmental Inequality (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press 2015).
  • Polluter-pays-principle: The cardinal instrument for addressing climate change, Laws 2015, 4.
  • Khan, M. & Roberts, T. `Adaptation and International Climate Policy,’ Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 2013, 4.

Dr. Md. Jakariya

  • Jakariya M and Ahmed MF. Challenges to improve water and sanitation facilities in Bangladesh. May 2016. Accepted for publication in the Journal of American Water Works Association (
  • Jakariya M, Sikder TM, Yousuf AI. An integrated climate change adaptation strategy using tidal river management (TRM) technique: a review. 2016. Accepted for publication in the Journal of Health and Environmental Research (JHES), SciencePG, Science Publishing Group, USA.

Dr. Hassan Mahmud

  • Islam, M. T., Rahman, M.M., Mahmud, H., "Physico-chemical attributes of water of  Hakaluki Haor, Sylhet, Bangladesh", Jahangirnagar University Journal of Biological Sciences (JUJBS), vol. 3, No. 2, 2014
  • Rahman, M., Rahman, M. M., Hoque, S., Mahmud, H., " Physico-chemical attributes of water of the river Buriganga, Turag and Balu, Dhaka, Bangladesh " Jahangirnagar University Journal of Biological Sciences (JUJBS), vol. 3, No. 1, 2014
  • Ahmed, M. F., Mahmud, H., “Public Health Effects of Fragrances and Perfumed Cosmetics”,  in Mabud, M. A. (ed) Population, Environment and Economy, South Asian Institute for Advance Studies, Dhaka, Bangladesh, pp. 152-162, 2014

Dr. Nazmul Ahsan Khan

  • Nazmul A. Khan, Nepal C. Dey (2015): “Environmental Assessment of Drought in the Northwest Region of Bangladesh.” Bangladesh: Population Environment and Economy, Book Chapter. P 142-151.
  • Nazmul Ahsan Khan and Kazi Saifuddin (2013): “Effective Campaign and Immediate Law Enforcement is Essential to Stop Formalin Uses in Fishes in Bangladesh.” Journal of Diabetes & Endocrine Disease.
  • Nepal C. Dey,  Nazmul A. Khan, Md. Samsuzzoha, Seiji Hayakawa (2013): “Retrieving LAI of Different Forest Species from Landsat TM/ETM+ Imaginary.” Dhaka University Journal of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Vol. 2, P 9-14.
  • Nazmul Ahsan Khan, Gias Uddin Ahsan, Ariful Bari Chowdhury, Mohammad Hayatun Nabi and Kazi Saifuddin (2011): “An Outbreak of Deadly Anthrax in Bangladesh”. Abstract, JITMM, October, 2011.

Dr. Biswas Karabi Farhana

  • Avery G.B., Biswas K.F., Mead R., Southwell M., Willey J.D., Kieber R.J., Mullaugh K.M. (2013) Carbon isotopic characterization of hydrophobic dissolved organic carbon in rainwater, Atmospheric Environment, 68, 230-234
  • Raja S., Biswas K.F., Husain Liaquat, Hopke P.K. (2010) Source apportionment of atmospheric aerosols in Lahore, Pakistan, Water Air and Soil Pollution, 208, 43-5
  • Biswas K.F., Ghauri B.M. and Husain Liaquat (2008) Gaseous and aerosol pollutants during fog and clear episodes in South Asian urban atmosphere, Atmospheric Environment, 42, 7775-7785

Dr. Kamrun Nahar

  • K. Nahar, S.A Sunny. (2016). Bio-diesel, Glycerin and Seed Cake production from roof-top gardening of Jatropha curcas L. Current Environmental Engineering. 3(1): 18-31
  • K. Nahar and W.L.Pan. (2015). Urea fertilization: Effects on Growth, Nutrient uptake and Root Development of the Biodiesel Plant ( Ricinus communis). American Journal of Experimental Agriculture. 5(4): 320 – 335
  • K. Nahar and S.A.Sunny, (2014). Jatropha curcas L: A Sustainable Feedstock for the Production of Bioenergy and Byproducts. Journal of Energy and Natural resources.3 (4):51-57
  • K. Nahar, S. A. Sunny and S. S. Shazi, (2011). Land Use requirement and urban growth Implications for the production of biofuel in Bangladesh. Canadian Journal on Scientific and Industrial Research. 2(6): 195-208.

Dr. Saiful Momen

  • 2016 (in progress). Estimating disaggregated, community-level need for cyclone shelters in the coastal districts of Bangladesh (A GIS-based project using disaggregated census data).
  • 2012. What’s the Point of Having Information? The Limited Impact of Mobile Telephony on Livelihood Improvement, Trialog: A Journal for Planning and Building in the Third World, 109. Published from the Technical University of Dortmund.
  • 2012. The New Urban Sector Policy of Bangladesh: Questionable Paradigm and Anachronistic Theories, Journal of the Bangladesh Institute of Planners.

Dr. Mohammad Sujauddin

  • Sujauddin, M., Koide, R., Komatsu, T., Hossain, M. M., Tokoro, C. and Murakami, S. 2016. Ship Breaking and Steel Industry in Bangladesh: The Material Flow Perspective. Journal of Industrial Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/jiec.12423
  • Sujauddin, M., Koide, R., Komatsu, T., Hossain, M. M., Tokoro, C. and Murakami, S. 2015. Characterization of Ship Breaking Industry in Bangladesh. Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management. 17(1): 72-83 DOI: 10.1007/s10163-013-0224-8
  • Maung K.N., Komatsu T., Martinico-Perez M.F.G., Lwin C. M., Sujauddin M., Sugimoto K., Okuoka K., Murakami S. and Tanikawa H. 2014. Comparative Studies on the Driving Factors of Resource Flows in Myanmar, the Philippines, and Bangladesh.  Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy Studies. DOI 10.1007/s10018-014-0087-9
  • Chowdhury, R. B., Sujauddin, M., Murakami, S., Chakraborty, P. and Alam, M.S. 2013. Current Status of Municipal Solid Waste Management System in Chittagong, Bangladesh. International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 12(2): 167-188
  • Sujauddin, M., Huda, S.M.S. and Hoque, A.T.M.R. 2008. Household Solid Waste Characteristics and Management in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Waste Management, 28(9): 1688-1695
  • Shaifullah, K. M., Mezbahuddin, M., Sujauddin, M. and Haque, S. M. S. 2008. Effects of Coastal Afforestation on Some Soil Properties in Lakshmipur Coast of Bangladesh. Journal of Forestry Research, 19(1): 32–36

Dr. Mohammad Moshiur Rahman

  • Z. Aziz, B.C. Bostick, Y. Zheng, M.R. Huq, M.M. Rahman, K.M. Ahmed, A. van Geen, Evidence of decoupling between arsenic and phosphate in shallow groundwater of Bangladesh and potential implications, Appl. Geochem. (2016), ISSN 0883-2927.
  • Jung, H.B., Zheng, Y., Rahman, M.W., Rahman, M.M., Ahmed, K.M., 2015. Redox zonation and oscillation in the hyporheic zone of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta: Implications for the fate of groundwater arsenic during discharge. Appl. Geochem. 63, 647–660. doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2015.09.001
  • M.M. Rahman, M. Bakker, C.H.L. Patty, Z. Hassan, W.F.M. Röling, K.M. Ahmed, B.M. van Breukelen, Reactive transport modeling of subsurface arsenic removal systems in rural Bangladesh., Science of the Total Environment 537 (2015) 277–293.
  • N. Mladenov, Y. Zheng, B. Simone, T.M. Bilinski, D.M. McKnight, D.R. Nemergut, K.A. Radloff, M. M. Rahman, and K.M.U. Ahmed, Dissolved Organic Matter Quality in a Shallow Aquifer of Bangladesh: Implications for 1 Arsenic Mobility., Environmental Science & Technology (2015), DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b01962.
  • M.M. Rahman, M. Bakker, S.C.B. Freitas, D. van Halem, B.M. van Breukelen, K.M. Ahmed, A.B.M. Badruzzaman, 2014. Exploratory experiments to determine the effect of alternative operations on the efficiency of subsurface arsenic removal in rural Bangladesh. Hydrogeol. J. 23, 19–34. doi:10.1007/s10040-014-1179-0
  • Freitas, S.C.B., Van Halem, D., Rahman, M.M., Verberk, J.Q.J.C., Badruzzaman, A.B.M., Van Der Meer, W.G.J., 2014. Hand-pump subsurface arsenic removal: The effect of groundwater conditions and intermittent operation. Water Science and Technology: Water Supply 14.
  • Jessica Leber, M. Moshiur Rahman, M. Tareq Chowdury, Kazi M. Ahmed, Brian Mailloux, Alexander van Geen “Contrasting Influence of Geology on E. coli and Arsenic in Aquifers of Bangladesh, Vol. 49, No. 1–GROUND WATER–January-February 2011 (pages 111–123).

Tahmid Huq Easher

  • Huq Easher, Tahmid. (June 2013). Water--Scarce in the CHT. In P. Gain (Ed.), The Chittagong Hill Tracts: Man-Nature Nexus Torn. Dhaka: Society for Environment and Human Development (SEHD).
  • Huq Easher, Tahmid (July 2012). Utilization of Local and Indigenous Knowledge in Water Management. Green Reflections, Issue 10. Dhaka, Bangladesh: North South University.
  • Huq Easher, Tahmid (August 2009). Industrial Impacts in Wetland Area: Case Mokosh Beel. Green Reflections, Issue 7. Dhaka, Bangladesh: North South University.

Raisa Bashar

  • Bashar, R. (2017). Environmental Valuation of Sundarbans Reserved Forest in Bangladesh: the Zonal Travel Cost Approach. 5th International Conference of Social Sciences, Economics and Management Studies. Zurich. Switzerland.
  • Saad, S., Bashar, R. & Khan, N.A. (2017). Positive Inception and Flawed Progression of Aquaculture: the Case of Natore’s Gurudaspur Region. Conference on Sustainable Development 2017. University of Liberal Arts. Dhaka. Bangladesh.
  • Bashar, R. (2016). Travel Cost Valuation of the Sundarbans Reserved Forest in Bangladesh. Social Science Research Network (SSRN). Can be retrieved from doi:
  • Bashar, R. & Ahmed, A. (2014). Aristotle and the Beginning of Economic Thinking. The YEF Chronicle. North South University. Dhaka.
  • Julkif, N.M. & Bashar, R. (2012). Urban Economy of Bangladesh: A Look into the Urban Labor and Housing Markets. Equilibrium 2012. Young Economists' Forum (YEF). North South University. Dhaka.

Nushrat Nazia

  • Ali, M., Goovaerts, P., Nazia, N., Haq, M. Z., Yunus, M., & Emch, M. (2006). Application of Poisson kriging to the mapping of cholera and dysentery incidence in an endemic area of Bangladesh, 11, 1–11.
To download 2015/16 list click on the link below -


Research Labs


Environmental Science Lab for Students (SAC 725)

Environmental Science Lab for Research and Project Work (SAC 726)

GIS and Environmental Modeling Lab (SAC 724)

ESM department labs use several advanced and unique instruments and equipments to give its students the best lab experience and exposure. It also enables our faculty members to conduct world-class research. Some instruments of ESM labs include:

1. Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
2. Ion Chromatography 
3. Gas Chromatography
4. UV- Visible Spectrophotometer
5. Biological safety cabinet (along with incubator, steam sterilizer and colony counter)

ESM students running lab experiments from samples collected from the field in a Pollution Control practical class

A glimpse of our GIS Lab class conducted by an expert faculty member

Many of our students, who are regularly exposed to lab experiments and out-of-the-classroom learning ended up with scholarships to renowned universities abroad like Rafid (photogrphed left) who's now at AIT, Thailand

Soil Science expert and Associate Professor of ESM, Dr. Nahar tests out samples with students in on of the Science labs

Study Tours

Integrated Water Resource Management trip to Nilphamari in March 2016

NSU ESM offers degrees that are not only theoretically enricyhing, but practically oriented as well. To meet that end and to give its students a better out-of-the-classroom experience almost all the courses have a field trip component. Visits are usually conducted to local places of environmental importance like the National Botanical Gardens, Mirpur, Safari Park, Gazipur, Lawachara Forest, Sylhet, Sundarbans Reserved Forest, Cox’s Bazar (the longest sea-shore of the world), Rangamati, Bichnakandi, Kuakata, Tangaor Haor, Chittagong Hill Tracts and surrounding areas, etc.

International trips to countries like Nepal, Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Thailand's forests and rivers are also conducted occassionally to expose students to an international experience like never before.

Internship and Thesis

Our talented and hardworking students partake Internships at and collaborate with world renowned local and international organizations like Centre for Environmental and Geographic Information Systems (CEGIS), GIZ, United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), USAID, BRAC, Asian Development Bank (ADB), World Bank, BRIT, Department of Environment (DoE), icddr,b, Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers’ Association (BELA), Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)…and many more.

Students also need to complete a Thesis for satisfying their degree requirement and have the option of working as research assistants in Research Projects on a variety of subject areas ranging from environmental science and engineering, environmental policy and sustainable development, urban planning and environmental management, natural resource management, ecology, toxicology and epidemiology, environmental and natural resource economics, environmental law to disaster management

Earth Club

Earth Club is the resident student activity club of the department of Environmental Science and Management. This club is a great way for ESM students to enjoy and participate in extra-curricular activities. For more information on them visit the following Facebook link –

Earth Club President presents a tree to the Treasurer of NSU at their 'A Tree for a Tree Campaign'

Earth Club members at the Annual Club Carnival, 2015

Photo Gallery

Prof. Md. Jakariya, PhD., Chair of ESM speaks at the World Env. day event arranged by the dept. in 2017

The Treasurer of NSU plants a tree at the Plant for the Future event of Earth Club along with the then Student Affairs Head, Dr. Emdadul

World Environment Day 2016 held at NSU in the presence of the now VC, Pro-VC (designate) and Secretary of the Department of Environmnet, GoB

ESM Annual Picnic (2016) to Neel Komol Resort in the outskirts of Dhaka

Our students learn in a culturally diverse setting and interact with people from different countries making them better suited to international work

NSU ESM presents Open Day 2016 with the College-goers of Dhaka

ESM Night and Alumni reunion in 2013. There's one coming up soon!

Regular School campaigns are held by ESM to spread Environmental Education to the youngsters of schools and colleges

Our Outreach Programs to spread the news of our beloved ESM has always been a sucess.This program was held in lieu of that in 2014

Coastal Zone Management trip to Cox's Bazar, 2015

Earth Club of NSU wins the prestigious National Award for contribution towards environmental awareness, 2016

A shot of the Ratargul Swamp Forest taken on a stud tour from ESM by department student, Riasad Bin Mahbub

A glimpse of a skit prepared by our department students enacting their teachers at the ESM Evening in 2013

ENV 208 (Environmental Hazards and Disaster Management) course trip to Lawachara National Forest in Sylhet led by Professor and Chair of ESM, Dr. Md. Jakariya, 2014

ESM Alumni Abdullah Diyan talks about his BAGH Project at the World Environment Day Conference

ESM students try familiarizing themeselves with the people of a place when they visit because the participation of the locals in any project is key to its success - photo by Fayed M. Khan

Seminar on Biodiversity Conservation and Management arranged by NSU ESM, 2015

Grading Policy

Same as NSU Grading Policy

Alumni Profile

There are several reputed alumni that we are proud of here at ESM:

Mr. Sajid Iqbal, a current Masters student of ESM and ex-Bachelors student is the founder of the famous organization CHANGE and has been awarded the Queen's Young Leaders' Award 2016

Mr. Tahmid Huq Easher, is a graduate of the Masters program from McGill University, Canada and is a Lecturer at his alma mater, North South University's Env. Science and Management department

Ms. Remeen Firoz is 961 batch graduate of ESM and has worked as an environmental consultant and researcher at several international and national organizations including IUCN, ADB, UNDP, IIED, C3ER, BRACU. CREL, GIZ Bangladesh, IFRC, etc.

Want to know about our most recent alumni. Then, click on the link below -
Most Recent Graduates

Jobs and Scholarships

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ESM alumni and Johns Hopkins graduate, Ahnaf Ahmed, joined as Lecturer at ESM last year (2015)

Sayam U. Chowdhury, alumni of ESM, is part of the team that recently had success in reviving the lost species of Spoon-billed Sand Piper birds and is a graduate of the University of Cambridge

Sirazum Munira, 2015/16 Commonwealth Scholar: ex-ESM Bachelors and Masters student

Jahin Shams, recent graduate of ESM's bachelors program won a Chevening Scholarship to the UK

Swarna Kazi, Masters graduate from the University of Oxford and ex-ESM student is now employed by the World Bank

Here's Sate Ahmed, an ESM alumni received Erasmus Mundus to study applied ecology at the Universite de Poitiers, last year

Here are some links to help you find a suitable scholarship/job:









Some Projects of the Department

- Mainstreaming climate change issue in the coastal zones of Bangladesh (Prof. Md. Jakariya, PhD)
- Understanding the difference between Climate Finance and Oversears Development Assistance: The case of Bangladesh (Prof. Dr. Mizan R Khan)
- Testing the health effects of formaline on poultry and related food ingredients (Prof. Dr. Nazmul A Khan)
- Analysing the use of advanced sensor technology to reduce fuel use and time in the aerospace field (Mr. Ahnaf Ahmed)
- Economic valuation of the water resources of Rangamati's Pablakhali Protected Area: A comprehensive approach (Ms. Raisa Bashar)

- Crop Insurance in Bangladesh
- Building Environmental Governance Capacity in Bangladesh
- Biodiversity Conservation through the protection and restoration of water sources of Pablakhali Protected Area under Rangamati District
- Improving Teaching Learning at Undergraduate and Graduate Program of Environmental Sciences
- Climatic Variability related Societal Changes and Dengue Disease in Bangladesh

News and Notice


- ESM held a Dialogue Session in December of 2017 with college teachers from all over Bangladesh to get feedback on its curriculum in the hope to enhance quality

- ESM held its first ever GIS Training for project management in July and August and will start the second session from January. Keep yours eyes on the newspapers for the advertisement  

An Open Day for interested Masters candidates will be held on the 20th of July 

- World Environment Day 2017 was held on the 6th of June at AUDI 801 on Connecting to Nature theme by ESM

- Dr. Md. Jakariya, the Chair of ESM has recently been granted funds from the Climate Change Trust fund for a new project

- Four research grants form NSU Grants Commission has been awarded to the faculty members of ESM


- Dhaka Outreach to St. Joseph's, DPS, Rajuk Uttara Model College, Residential College, BAF Shaheen, Viquarunessa and HURDCO are just around the corner

- Rajshahi Colleges and Universities - we are coming to vonduct seminars and expert talks at your institutes

- NSU's Masters and Bachelors admission exams were just held and ESM is ready to welcome its 50 new students

- The ESM Outreach programs will be reinitiated with a short trip to Chittagong schools and colleges by the end of May, 2017

- ESM Night and Alumni Reunion is just around the corner too!


A Masters Info. Exchange was held on the 19th of Nov. with the successful participation of over 75 potential candidates for ESM's Graduate program, industry people/employees and faculty members to better understand the supply and demand side of the offered degree.

The ENV 380 Seminar Series comes to an end with the 4th and Final Installment. Here's Sajid Iqbal, ESM Masters student (ex Bachelors student) and founder of CHANGE speaking about Climate Change Mitigation Through Local Innovations.

On the 14th of Nov., NSU ESM successfully held an Open Day with the participation of over 90 students fro Dhaka Colleges

Humboldt University, Germany and North South University, Bangladesh signed an
agreeement of academic collboration; present were Dr. Atiqul Islam, VC of NSU,
Dr. G. U. Ahsan, Dean of SHLS and Dr. Md. Jakariya, Chair and Professor of ESM among others

ESM student, Riasad Bin Mahbub, places as 1st runners-up in the 2016 Environmental Olympiad

SAC (Self Assessment Committee)

This committee is responsible for ensuring quality of the department under the UGC approved project for Quality Assurance being run at different private and public universities.

Details will be updated later.