As the world globalizes, so do the problems and challenges we face. Climate change, increased pollution, and depleting natural resources are issues that need immediate attention. Take advantage of this multidisciplinary programme that cultivates a sustainable mindset within you, and prompts you to design a future you can be proud of.

Get a global understanding of the natural world's biggest concerns, and discover how you can create and apply the most innovative sustainable solutions, no matter which industry you set out in.

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What You'll Learn

Through the MBA ENS you will:

  • Discover how to unearth the complex interactions between human beings and nature through observation, analysis, modeling, and use of scientific tools to achieve sustainable goals.
  • Learn what it takes to draft policies, management, and decision making in the interest of a sustainable future.
  • Undergo training in different sectors/industries to enhance your field-based knowledge.

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Programme at a Glance

Boasting of an industry-oriented curriculum with experienced faculty, the MBA ENS programme builds upon the three pillars of sustainability: economic viability, environmental protection, and social equity.


A niche programme tailored to the needs of Environmental management and Sustainability, the MBA ENS programme follows a flexible course pattern, and comprises a pool of electives that cater to environmental and sustainable goals. The programme also offers additional support and guidance for professional certification.

First Year

Gather fundamental knowledge of functional areas like Environmental Management System, Sustainability, Environmental Conservation , Climate Change, Life Cycle Assessment Environmental Social Governance (ESG) practices, Circular Economy, Environmental policies and Legislations, and many more.

Also dive deep into the fields of Data Management, Design Thinking, Business and finance management, Entrepreneurship, effective communication skills, and professional ethics with expert lecturers. The first year also entails a live case study, field visit, and hands-on training with data optimisation tools.

Second Year

The second year of the programme enables you to dive further into the core areas of Environmental Sustainability, Sustainability reporting, Environmental impact assessment, and Risk assessment. Also part of this year are a pool of industry-oriented electives from three major domains: Sustainability, Environment and Management.

Furthermore, this year brings with it practical, field-based experience through industry visits and summer internship. You will also take up project work based on live case studies in order to develop problem solving skills. The second year allows you to get hands-on training on Risk Assessment, Life Cycle Assessment and Remote Sensing and GIS tools.


By the end of the MBA ENS programme, you will have gathered the proficiency and knowledge to optimize resources, simplify processes, increase profits, and ensure sustainability in all the projects you take up in the future.

Location & Duration

Pune Campus

Seamlessly blending with Baner’s elite, cutting-edge lifestyle, our Pune campus will leave you enchanted with its state-of-the-art learning and living facilities.

Duration: 2 years full time


Semester 1

The MBA ENS programme kicks off with courses that cover the functional areas and the various aspects of environment, sustainability, and management. In this semester, you will get introduced to a broad understanding of the concepts and principles that surround sustainability.

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  • Principles and Concepts of Sustainability

    Learn about sustainability concepts and implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

  • Environment Management Systems

    Understand Environmental Management System definitions, concepts, and guidelines, and ISO 14001 standard.

  • Pollution Monitoring Abatement and Control

    Learn about pollution control in various environmental compartments.

  • Climate Change and Natural Resources Management

    Learn about the trend and impacts of climate change at local, regional and global level.

  • Statistical Methods

    This course is an introduction to statistical concepts to learn important statistical concepts and make students ready to perform data analysis using SPSS.

  • Managerial Economics

    Understand the broader perspective of economics and analyze business/industry/project environment by gaining insights into tools and techniques of Managerial Economics.

  • Corporate Accounting and Finance

    Learn to apply knowledge of concepts, methods, and procedures of financial accounting and financial management in corporate decision making.

  • Life Skills/Technical Writing

    This course aims at inculcating academic and technical report writing skills in students.

  • Effective Communication Skills

    Improve your communicative talents, explore your potential, and build a strong foundation for employability and better career management through this course.

Semester 2

Dive deeper into the functional areas of environmental sustainability in this semester. Also learn how you can make the right choice of discipline for the second year of the programme.

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  • Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

    Understand the fundamental processes of waste management strategies.

  • Environmental Impact Assessment and Policies

    This module develops student understanding of the concepts, methods and procedures of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). The tutorials will help to analyse and evaluate their usage in managerial decision making and control. Furthermore, the module introduces decision-making processes related to EIA in achieving an effective environmental management plan for sustainability.

  • Environmental Life Cycle Assessment and Circular Economy

    Learn and understand the life cycle process of materials to achieve circularity through reuse, recycle, repair or refurbishing strategies.

  • Environmental Social Governance (ESG)

    The course provides Environmental, Social and Governance practices by focusing on climate change mitigation action and implementation measures across sectors.

  • Marketing Management and Business Development

    Gain in-depth understanding of the marketing process, and learn to appreciate the global and domestic marketing environment. The course also helps you develop a conceptual understanding of the marketing process in the Indian environment.

  • People and Organisation

    This course will cover organizational behaviour theory and research in the context of current realities.

  • Research Methodology and Project Seminar

    Understand the nature of the problem to be studied and identify the related area of knowledge in this course. You will also review literature to understand how others have approached or dealt with the problem. Collect and analyze data in an organized and controlled manner to arrive at valid decisions.

  • Discover Yourself with Yoga and Meditation

    This course helps in relaxing the mind and body, and teaches you the techniques of leading a more stress free life and improving your concentration.

Semester 3

This semester is your big leap in the direction of attaining sustainable goals through an exciting summer internship. Also choose electives from a pool of topics under the domains of Management, Environment, Sustainability, and Energy.

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  • Summer Internship

    Undergo training in different sectors/industries for a period of one and half months to enhance your field-based knowledge.

  • Remote Sensing and GIS in Environmental Sustainability

    Gain exposure to latest technology on geographic information systems during this course to understand patterns, relationships and geographic contexts for improved communication, better management, and decision making.

  • Environmental Risk Management

    Get acquainted with and learn the skills to manage risk by selecting and applying the tools and techniques required to assess and treat environmental risks.

  • Any 5 electives from a wide basket of courses

Semester 4

Bring the programme to a close in the fourth semester with diving deep into your chosen areas of electives under management, environment, and sustainability.

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  • Industrial Pollution Control

    Learn the fundamentals of industrial pollution control and derive effective management strategies.

  • Project Work

    Students will be assessed based on any 3 electives from a wide basket of electives

Our leader

Dr. J. S. Sudarsan

An Assistant Professor at the School of Energy and Environment, NICMAR, Pune, Dr. Sudarsan is a Chartered Civil Engineer with many laurels to his name. Along with holding a doctorate in Environmental Engineering, a postgraduate degree in Environmental Engineering, and a postgraduate diploma in Industrial Safety, he has spent over 20 years in teaching research and consultancy. Some of the research projects he has handled were sponsored by BARC, QCI, and DST Government of India.

An active partaker in several national and international conferences over the years, Dr. Sudarsan has also published two patents and contributed over 84 papers in SCOPUS indexed journals. He has also co-authored two books related to construction materials and repair and rehabilitation of structures.

Dr. Sudarsan is a proud recipient of multiple awards such as Emerging Sustainability Professional Award 2022, Research Mentor cash award from American Chemical Society (ACS) USA, Research Excellence award by InSc (Institute of Scholars), Eminent Researcher award by I2OR Organization, India, and Research Incentive cash award from SRM institute of Science and Technology. A frequent guest lecturer on varied topics such as Disaster Risk Reduction, Constructed Wetland as Novel technique for Wastewater management, Environmental Impact assessment, Dr. Sudarsan’s array of credentials also include organizing several training programmes, workshops, and conferences in the areas of disaster management and environment protection and awareness at both national and international levels.

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Admission Requirements

  • Students with a regular bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Science/Architecture from a recognised Institution/University are eligible.
  • A minimum of 50% aggregate marks at graduation level is required. Final year graduating students can also apply. However, they must have completed their graduation before the commencement of this programme.

Your trajectory

Career opportunities

As an MBA ENS graduate, you can pursue the following careers:

Category Career
Green Infrastructure Management - Infra Projects Sustainability manager
- Project Manager
- Sustainable Planning
- Health and Safety Officer
- Green Financing Professional
- Sustainability Consultant
- Lead Auditor
- Environmental Officer
Business Analytics - Data Engineer
- Sustainable Business Intelligence Expert
- Environmental Risk Management Executive
- Management Consultant
Supply Chain Management - Green Logistics Analyst
- Green Procurement and Logistics Manager
- Management Consultant
People and Communications - Human Resource Manager
- Corporate Communications Manager
- Sustainability Reporting Expert
- Training & Development Professional
- Management Consultant
Marketing Analytics and Digital Strategies - Brand Manager (Sustainability)
- Sales Manager
- Management Consultant


  • Can working professionals join in this course?

    Yes, of course! The programme offers numerous courses that experienced professionals can benefit from and get a boost in their career graph.

  • Will I get on-campus placement support after completing the programme?

    Undoubtedly! Along with bringing top-tier companies for on-campus recruitment, our exceptionally skilled placement cell puts in the best efforts to groom and prepare you for the next chapter of life.

  • I don’t have a civil engineering background. Can I still enrol for this programme?

    Absolutely! As long as you fulfil the admission criteria, there is no reason why you can’t enrol for this programme, regardless of your background.

  • Can I discontinue the programme in a year?

    Sure, you can! However, you’ll only be eligible for a PG Diploma in that case.

  • Will I be given guidance for ISO and lead auditor certification?

    Of course! They may not be part of this programme, but if you’re interested, we’ll be happy to organize it for you through a recognized certification training agency.

  • Do I need to have studied a compulsory subject during graduation to be eligible for this programme?

    Not mandatory! As long as you have completed your graduation and fulfil the basic admission criteria, you’re good to go.

  • What kind of automation tools will I be given hands-on training on?

    You’ll be trained on a variety of industry-standard tools like Remote Sensing and GIS, Circularity, and Risk Assessment.

  • What sectors can I expect to be placed in after completing this programme?

    As a graduate of the MBA ENS programme, you can get placed in sectors like Sustainability Management, ESG Reporting, Lead Audit, Environmental Audit, and Green Supply Chain Management.

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2022 graduates!

Take a look at our talented learners that transformed into lifelong leaders after passing out with flying colours.

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News & Updates

NICMAR University is Recognised as State Private University by UGC.

NICMAR University Pune Act (L. C. Bill No. Of 2022) was passed by Maharashtra State Government on 16th March, 2022 and appeared in “Maharashtra Government Gazette” on 12th May 2022 (Mah. Act No. XXXVI of 2022).