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Concepts+latest developments in Environment/Ecology (Pre & Mains)
Roman Saini


This course will cover all the important static and contemporary topics which will help you to tackle all the questions related to Environment, Ecology, Biodiversity and Disaster Management for UPSC CSE Mains 2018, Prelims 2019 and Mains 2019. This course will be conducted in English.

About this course
Live Sessions

The course consists of 37 sessions of 1 hour duration each. Session recording will be provided for all the sessions.

Discussion Forums

Access to a private forum moderated by Roman Saini where you can discuss and debate with your peers, access learning material and more.

Personalized Learning

All learners will have access to weekly doubt clearing sessions, live quizzes, learning materials and discussion with peers.

Learners will get 36 detailed live sessions (60 mins each) with weekly doubt clearing sessions and weekly live quizzes. It will help in building a strong foundation in this topic as the concepts will be explained in a crystal clear way and Roman will make sure it will stick in your head. After this course learner will be able to solve questions in lesser time and write answers in an effective manner. 
Course Curriculum

The course is divided into 37 sessions in total, and will offer personalised guidance and doubt-clearing to all the learners part of the limited batch.

  • 15th June to 15th September 2018
  • Class Timings: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Introduction - ​Syllabus, Previous Year Questions, Importance, Weight-age and Trend analysis
Friday, 15th June, 2:30 pm
Strategy, Approach, Previous Year Questions, Books and Magazines to cover this entire syllabus
Tuesday, 19th June, 2:30 pm
Important scientific concepts essentials to master the EnB
Sunday, 24th June, 4:00 pm
Brief description of Agents of change in the atmosphere – humidity and temperature.
Wednesday, 27th June, 2:30 pm
Basics of Ecology, natural environment, laws of ecology and Biosphere
Friday, 29th June, 2:30 pm
Concept Ecosystems, type of Ecosystem and Biogeochemical Cycles
Thursday, 5th July, 2:30 pm
World Biomes
Saturday, 7th July, 2:30 pm
Different types of the Biomes in India
Monday, 9th July, 3:00 pm
India’s natural vegetation
Wednesday, 11th July, 2:30 pm
Friday, 13th July, 2:40 pm
Effect of Anthropogenic Activities on environment and Local ecosystems
Sunday, 15th July, 2:30 pm
Pollution, Global warming and climate change - Conceptual framework
Tuesday, 17th July, 2:30 pm
Environmental pollution in India
Thursday, 19th July, 2:30 pm
Impact of Climate Change and mitigation strategies
Saturday, 21st July, 2:45 pm
Biodiversity Basics – Flora and Fauna
Monday, 23rd July, 2:30 pm
Wildlife and forest resources
Wednesday, 25th July, 2:30 pm
Wildlife and forest resources in India
Sunday, 29th July, 2:30 pm
Biodiversity conservation part 1
Monday, 30th July, 2:30 pm
Biodiversity conservation and Management - Part 2: India specific
Friday, 3rd August, 2:30 pm
Water Resources
Sunday, 5th August, 3:20 pm
Environmental Politics - North-South divide, Problems & Prospects for countries, Role of UN etc.
Tuesday, 7th August, 2:30 pm
Environmental Politics - Negotiations: International Treaties, Agencies, Funds & Corporations
Thursday, 9th August, 2:30 pm
Environmental politics: International summits, treaties, agreements, conventions (part II)
Saturday, 11th August, 3:55 pm
Environment politics: Environmental concerns of developing countries
Monday, 13th August, 2:30 pm
Environmental politics: role of UN and it's bodies
Wednesday, 15th August, 2:30 pm
Environmental Governance Structure in India
Friday, 17th August, 5:00 pm
Recent development: programme , schemes and Green Technology
Sunday, 19th August, 2:30 pm
Waste management and solid waste management and management of coastal pollution
Thursday, 23rd August, 2:30 pm
Environmental Politics - Identification of Problem, Need, Global commons, Awareness, studies etc.
Saturday, 25th August, 2:30 pm
Environmental laws: International, national, Regional and conventional
Monday, 27th August, 2:30 pm
Biodiversity hotspots, national parks and Sanctuaries
Wednesday, 29th August, 2:30 pm
Biosphere Reserves
Tuesday, 4th September, 1:30 pm
Environmental impact assessment and Environmental ethics
Friday, 7th September, 2:30 pm
Disaster Management
Sunday, 9th September, 11:30 am
Concept Ecosystems, Type of Ecosystem and BioGeochemical Cycles
Tuesday, 11th September, 1:30 pm
Recent concepts in Environment and Ecology and ALL important Development after 2015 - Part I
Saturday, 15th September, 2:30 pm
Recent concepts in Environment and Ecology and ALL important Development after 2015 - Part II
Saturday, 15th September, 3:45 pm
Mega Quiz
Friday, 7th December, 3:30 pm
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About the educator
Roman Saini

Part of a great founding team at Unacademy with Gaurav, Hemesh. Movies, Guitar, Books, Teaching.

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Why is it a paid course?

Unacademy remains committed to the cause of democratising access to free, high-quality education for everyone and continuing to help millions of students in India and across the world. The live course is part of a new initiative by us to recreate the interaction of an actual classroom online, where you can learn from each of your peers and receive personalized attention from some of the top educators on Unacademy over an extended period of time in small batches. Because of the huge and regular time commitments required of these educators, it is only fair that they are compensated adequately for the same. For this reason and to maintain the tech infrastructure required to conduct the live courses seamlessly online, we charge a nominal fee for these live courses.

How is this different from the free courses?

These live courses are different from the free courses available on Unacademy in a number of ways: These courses are available only to a small batch of the top learners on Unacademy. They give you access to regular and weekly live-sessions with some of the top educators on the platform, where they interact with the batch and personally resolve doubts and queries. They give you access to a private group with other top learners, where you get to discuss, debate and share learning resources under the guidance of the educator. Also, you get access to recordings of the live sessions, downloadable notes and other learning material for a period of 2 years, following which the videos and other content will be automatically deleted and access to the course will no longer be available.

What happens if I miss a class?

Though we actively encourage you to try and attend all the live sessions part of the course, if in case you’re unable to attend a session due to any reason, the recordings of the live sessions will be made available to the batch. You will have access to the recordings and other learning resources.

15th June to 15th September 2018

37 hours of live classes

Private Discussion Forum

Doubt clearing sessions and Live quizzes


Includes 18% GST

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