Department of Environmental Science & Technology (M.Sc. EST)

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Alumni Speak

Dr. Pratik Mehta ( Head HSEF ) @ ESSAR Power Gujarat Limited, Jamnagar
Alumni Experience:
ISTAR is one of the prime institutions where one can see their dreams coming true. It is one of the best academic institutions with excellent faculty and infrastructure. EST department harbors very knowledgeable and cooperative faculty with state-of-the-art teaching techniques. The best part of EST, ISTAR is that all the faculties are very much amiable and approachable and one can meet them practically at anytime.
The course content of M.Sc. Environmental Science & Technology (EST) is very much in line with today's industrial requirements. The subject guidance is imparted regularly by the department faculties. Flexibility and understanding are the key factors; one could easily visualize it between students and faculties of EST, which ultimately leads to the successful results every year. At EST, ISTAR, the academic environment is very much free of stress with friendly behavior of faculty members. The department of EST always ensures the good environ and user-friendly atmosphere to bring out the student's hidden talents by conducting extra and co-curricular activities round the year. In brief, EST, ISTAR is a final destination place for every student, who wish to fulfill his dream for the bright career ahead. I wish all the faculties a very best to shape up the student's future.

Vishnu Vyshak Lal ( ETP Officer ) @ Coromandel International Ltd Crop Protection Division, Ankleshwar
Present Status:
- After completion of my M.Sc. (EST), I worked with Coromandel Crop Protection Division in ETP Division, Ankleshwar.
- I undergone 5 months Internship with New Treatment Technology (Hydrodynamic Cavitation) for wastewater treatment at Nandesari - Sabari Chemicals Pvt. Ltd.
- I had a good working experience with Green Circle Consultancy, Vadodara in Risk Management Services.
- I carried out my Project Work at GCPC, Gandhinagar.
Presently, I am focusing on IAS (UPSC Civil Service Exam).

Alumni Experience:
I completed my M.Sc. EST at ISTAR in 2016. The scope of syllabus has very much wider implications in industries ETP/CETP, Pollution Control Boards, NABARD Government Banks, UGC-CBSE NET, ASRB-ACIR NET, Academics institutions, Colleges, Space Research Centres, etc. The faculty of EST is one of the best faculties in India with polite and down to earth nature, who always being helpful for motivating the students in their study and carrier life. The Head and Professor of the EST Department Dr. NIRMAL KUMAR J.I. (M.Sc., Ph.D., FNEA, AFGSA) is a dignitary in India and abroad, having 27 years (Teaching) + 32 years (Research) experience. Dr. HIREN. B. SONI (M.Sc., Ph.D.) is an Assistant Professor of EST Department having 12 years (Teaching) + 21 years (Research) experience. Dr. DHRUTI S. PATEL (M.Sc., Ph.D.) is an Assistant Professor having 7 years (Teaching) + 7 years (Research) experience at the EST Department. The Faculty and EST Department is having one of the best Practical Laboratories and Lab Technicians in India for teaching Environment Science, and also is different from other Universities due to its novel and innovative teaching methodology in technological aspects of Industries, Ecology, Industrial Hygiene and Safety, Microbial Technology, Air Pollution and Control Technology, Water Pollution and Control Technology, and Waste Management and Control Technology. The syllabus of EST meets the requirements of the present day scenario with problems related to industries, pollution and its abatement, and climate change issues and challenges. After completion of 2 years of Masters Program at EST, ISTAR, the quality of the student is highlighted in every way through personality and knowledge upgradation. I, myself, am one of the best examples. Special thanks to faculties of EST - Prof. Nirmal Kumar, J.I., Dr. Hiren B. Soni, and Dr. Dhruti S. Patel, for boosting and motivating me for my bright carrier ahead. Thank you all.

Priyanka B. Joshi ( R&D Senior Chemist – Decorative ExteriorInformation Officer ) @ Gujarat Cleaner Production Centre, Gandhinagar
Alumni Experience:
I started my journey from 2013 in EST, ISTAR. I learnt many things like knowledge, talent, and skill. I secured very attractive and highly reputed position in my company, for which all credit goes to my faculty members of EST department. I, especially, render my hearty thanks to Prof. Nirmal Kumar for his unconditional support and constant guidance. All faculties have provided constant inspiration and continuous encouragement for uplifting my career. Most valuable things, which I wish to mention is the Method of Education at EST, its syllabus, friendly behavior of faculties, and incessant guidance. As per my views, no one can replace the EST Department of ISTAR. I miss all the curricular activities like study trips, industrial visits, guest lectures, expert talks, alumni talks, seminars, workshops, etc. I also impart hearty thanks to Dr. Hiren B. Soni Soni Sir and Dr. Dhruti S. Patel for their valuable support throughout the journey of my career. I really miss all these things at EST, ISTAR. Thank you so much from the deep core of my heart. Thank you all.