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Vrund Patel, SRF Limited, Env. Apprentice, Dahej, Vadadla, Gujarat 392130
Alumni Experience:
Recently I have passed and I am thankful towards ISTAR College and Faculty members for providing support and opportunities to learn interview skills, communication skills and guiding us in placements. The departmental faculties members are also always be in touch with students and given time-to-time intimation regarding placement. However, the curriculum of the programme is well designed and promotes learning experience of the students. The courses offered in the Institute have relevance to societal needs and employment potential.

Jay Patel, General Manager, Chemico Vista, Ankleshwar
Alumni Experience:
Recently, I have passed out So it would be difficult to sum up two years of college in just few lines. I must say that the learning and exposure, which ISTAR gives, is just commendable. The faculty is just amazing and they stand by you from the first day to the end of placement days. Apart from the curriculum, there are many activities for students. The best part of college is that they give you internships and placements in best-reputed organizations. During the most crucial time of placements, the faculty and placement team provides students with lot of preparatory sessions so that they come up with their best. I feel ISTAR is the wholesome basket for one who is looking to pursue Masters in Environmental Science and Technology and I'll definitely cherish these moments forever.

Head - Enviro Legal Services, Go Green Mechanisms Pvt Ltd, Ahmadabad
Alumni Experience:
The exposure I received during my degree program, along with the guidance from my mentors, seniors, and faculty members, has undoubtedly contributed to my success. The group sessions and practical exposure during practical labs have also helped me build confidence, which is a valuable skill to have in any professional setting. I have been utilizing these experiences to grow and advance in my career!

Mr. Shivam Kumar, INDOBAIJIN CHEMICALS PVT LTD., OFFICER – Environment Hygiene and Safety, SEZ 1-7, DAHEH SEZ AREA, Dahej, Gujarat 392130
Alumni Experience:
As alumni students of ISTAR College, we have had the privilege to experience the high-quality education and diverse learning opportunities that the institution offers. The college stands out for its strong emphasis on practical learning and industry exposure, preparing us to excel in our chosen fields. One of the most valuable aspects of our time at ISTAR was the EST courses. These courses not only provided us with a solid foundation in our respective fields, but also equipped us with the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in the rapidly evolving industries. The EST course is also designed to be interdisciplinary, allowing us to gain a broader understanding of various fields and their interconnectedness. Moreover, the college already updates its curriculum to keep up with the latest industry trends and advancements, ensuring that we are always at the forefront of our fields. As alumni, we are proud to be a part of the ISTAR community and are grateful for the invaluable education and experiences that have shaped us into successful professionals.

Dakshesh Patel, Asst. Manager in EHS Department, Shankar Packaging Limited, Vadodara
Alumni Experience:
There is no place like ISTAR to pursue an education. The enthusiastic, creative and interesting faculty make learning at ISTAR a delight and evolved.
Knowledgeable faculties and excellent educational environment are two foremost fundamentals of this institute.
The brilliant faculty like Dr. Hiren sir and Dr. Dhruti ma’am and their passion to motivated students to think out of the box that inspires me a lot.
ISTAR has provided me a wonderful environment and opportunity to learn and grow myself academically as well as personally.
Proud to be part of ISTARian

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.