education program

Ten month Post-graduate program

Sustainable Management of Natural Resources

& Nature Conservation

Admissions OPEN for 2021-22
You have the option for registering for



ONLINE Program


Please note that if regulations do not allow class room participation OR if the threat of infection has not subsided, then ALL admissions will be routed to ONLINE Program. 

This is a unique program being conducted by Ecological Society since 1997. The program has earned a reputation as leading education in ecological approach to sustainability and nature conservation. 

The program imparts theoretical concepts and helps participants gain field experience through camps and field work. The unique ecological approach helps understand the connections between nature, economy, livelihoods and conservation. 

Lectures are conducted by researchers, scientists, practitioners and academicians who are experts in their subjects. Visiting faculty are national and international experts. The library offers a unique collection of books, journals, periodicals.


The program is divided into three modules

Module 1 Setting the Historical Perspective: Evolution of the universe, earth, life, man, and the changing man-nature relationship. Agriculture, trade and commerce.

Module 2 Principles of Ecology, Role of Biodiversity in ecosystems integrity, Study of Major Ecosystems: Mountains, Tropical Forests, Grasslands, Marine, Riverine, and Wetland. Role of agriculture and agroecology, Principles of Restoration: Natural Resource Management, Theory and Practice, Ecological Approach to Landscape Planning.

Module 3 Understanding Sustainable Development, Ecological economics, Energy and Sustainable development, Current Challenges, Holistic Approach and Lifestyle Changes, Rural economy and urban ecology, development models

Field visits during the Program:

  • Grassland Ecosystem – 2 day camp

  • Mountain Ecosystem Himalaya – 7 day camp

  • Coastal Ecosystem and Forest Ecosystem – 5 day camp


Common Notes for CLASSROOM and ONLINE Students


Eligibility: Graduate in any faculty

Course Duration: 10 months (Starts first Saturday of June ends February )

Course Schedule:  Every Saturday from 2:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Practicals on some Sundays, between 7:00 am to 10:00 am.

Fees :
Rs. 30,000/- EXCLUDING expenses for Field camps.
> ONLINE: Rs. 20,000/- No field camps.

Discount - 10% discount for currently enrolled students (PG or PhD)

Admission: Opens on 2nd January every year by an online admission process.

For other questions please EMAIL Us -

CALL - Mr. Sapatnekar - 94220 59614 Sampada - 94220 83286


Notes ONLY for ONLINE Students

1. For these students, the regular classroom program will be streamed live. Therefore, the program structure, syllabus and faculty are the SAME as classroom program.
2. F
ield camps are not offered for Online students. This is this crucial difference for regular and online students.

3. You will need a computer or net enabled cell phone and high-speed broadband internet connection, to attend the classes. Please note that there could be issues of net connectivity, power shut-down, thunder and lightning, loss of range and others, on which Ecological Society has no control. We request you to please be fully aware of this fact when you are signing up. 


Visit us

B-2, Jayanti Apartments,

Near Ratna Hospital,

Senapati Bapat Road,

Pune, India. 411016.

Online Admissions

OPEN for Classroom and Online Programs

Over the Phone

Call us on

+91 (20) 2567 7312

between 10 am - 4 pm

Sunday holiday

By Email

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