An environmental impact assessment (EIA) notification came in 1994 with an objective to minimize the adverse impacts of any developmental project. However, currently the EIA process has become a mere clearance requirement before the onset of project. Regular weakening of the notification is one of the reasons for poor implementation of the EIA process; however, there is another factor which has crippled the objective of EIA.

There are three important stakeholders in an EIA study: project proponent, consultant and regulator. Each of them has a role to play in identifying and quantifying the impacts of a project and implementing appropriate mitigation measures. A good EIA study can actually prove beneficial to the project proponent and save them the cost incurred due to non-compliance. However, there is a lot of ignorance in the stakeholders towards the implications of a poor EIA study on the future of the project.

In order to make the process of EIA substantial, clearer and deeper understanding is the need of the hour. Considering this need, Centre for Science and Environment, which is known for its path breaking research and advocacy and well recognized for its leading edge in capacitating public institutions and regulatory agencies is organizing a 10 day-long online training course on “EIA: a requirement beyond clearance”.

Course Objective

This online course has been designed to capacitate the people working in the field of environment and the prospective environmentalist to develop a better understanding of the EIA process.

Mode of Training 

The online course will majorly be based on self study basis wherein recorded sessions from experts, presentations and reading material will be uploaded on the training platform for the participants to study. The training portal has a dedicated discussion forum where all the queries can be posted and answered by the experts. Additionally, live online sessions will be organized with experts for Q& A and further discussions. The course is designed in a manner to help the participants in attending this course along with their regular work and study the course material at their own convenience.

Learning from the course

  • Consequences of poor EIA reporting
  • Methodology for EIA preparation
  • Methodology for data collection
  • Evaluation, interpretation and validation of data
  • Analysis of socio-economic impacts
  • Preparation of Environmental Management Plans
  • Case studies on good environmental practices
  • Review and evaluation of EIA reports
  • EIA legislation: India and developed countries

Who can apply?

  • Industry professionals; Environment Consultants; Environment Engineers
  • Researchers and academicians
  • Students aspiring to work in environment field


For any query, please contact:

Ishita Garg,

Training Coordinator
Industrial Air Pollution Team