Environmental Management and Sustainability


Environmental management includes identifying and analysing problems associated with water, air and soil pollution, soil erosion, landfills and depletion of natural resources. It also includes regional and urban planning and the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). The sustainable solutions that this research group focuses on include providing sustainable pragmatic solutions to all environmental problems and the utilisation of green infrastructure, urban design and regeneration techniques.

Our main focus is to identify, analyse and provide sustainable pragmatic solutions to all the environmental problems to the industry and society, from the individual level to the community level

Research Topics

  • Urban Flood Management and Mitigation 
  • Urban Water Quality Assessment and Management
  • Air Pollution: Impact, Challenges and Mitigation
  • Smart Water Management
  • Circular Economy in Environmental Management
  • Bioreactor Development for Wastewater Quality Management 
  • Drinking Water Solutions 


M.Tech Dissertation Projects 
  • Preparation of Green Nanoparticles in lab and their Characterisation by using Developed Green Nanoparticles Removal of Heavy Metals/​Dyes from Waste Water and Study of their Antimicrobial Activity.
  • Focus on Synthesis, Fabrication and Development of Films by using Green Chemistry. Characterisation of Developed Film and their Applications for the Removal of Heavy Metals, Dyes and their Antimicrobial Activity.
  • Development of Green Innovation Framework for Manufacturing Sector
  • Urban Farming Model 
  • Alternate Methods of Food Production to Minimize Waste, Increase Use of Local Foods and Reduce Food Miles
  • Guidelines for Eco-friendly Practices by Food Industry
  • Design and Development of the Air Purifier for Traffic Pollution
    Supervisors — Dr B S Dayanand & Mr Sooraj Mohan
  • Design and Analysis of Pharmaceutical Effluent Treatment Plant to Achieve Zero Liquid Discharge
    Supervisors — Dr Harshad R Parate & Dr H M Rajashekhar Swamy
  • Production of Biodiesel from Grease Trap Extracted at Municipal Sewage Treatment Plant 
    Supervisors — Dr B S Dayanand & Dr Ananth Iyengar
  • Design of an Aerobic Composter for Garden Waste with Enzymatic Treatment
    Supervisors — Ms Priyanka & Dr B S Dayanand
  • Design and Development of Micro Scale Anaerobic Digester
    Supervisors — Dr B S Dayanand & Ms Priyanka
  • Study on Phytoremediation of STP Effluent by Water Hyacinth and Water Lettuce Supervisors — Ms Priyanka & Dr Lokesh A C
  • Comprehensive Study of Solid Waste Management in Davangere City
    Supervisors — Dr B S Dayanand & Ms Sushma R
  • A Study on Microbial Fuel Cell Design to Generate Electricity using Wastewater Treatment
    Supervisors — Ms Sushma R & Dr Harshad R Parate
  • Design and Development of Treatment Units for Industrial Effluent and Sewage Water
    Supervisors — Ms Priyanka N & Dr Dayananda B S
  • Experimental and Modelling Studies of Heat Generation from Municipal Solid Waste Landfill
    Supervisors — Dr H N Rajashekar Swamy & Ms Sushma R
  • Design and Development of Disinfection Unit for Secondary Treated Wastewater
    Supervisors — Ms Priyanka N & Ms Sushma R
  • Comprehensive Study on Solid Waste Management Plan for K R Market
    Supervisors — Dr B S Dayanand & Ms Priyanka N 

Group Projects

  • Development of a Cost Effective Purification Device for Bathroom Wastewater Reuse

Supervisors — Dr H M Rajashekhar Swamy & Dr Harshad R Parate

  • Development of Cost Effective Purifier for Grey Water using Naturally Available Materials

Supervisors — Dr H M Rajashekhar Swamy & Dr Harshad R Parate

  • Defluoridation Using Al/​Zr Impregnated Activated Charcoal

Supervisors — Dr J R Mudakavi & Dr Harshad R Parate


  • State of Art Environmental Laboratory
  • Water Testing Kits 

Being Created

  • Spectrophotometer
  • Soil Testing Laboratory 


  • Environmental Technology
  • Engineers Waste and Resource Management
  • International Journal of Environmental Studies
  • Current Science
Sanitation, Waste Management and Environmental Engineering Research Centre (SWMEERC)
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Dr. Jayateerth Ramachandra Mudakavi Dr. Dayananda B S Dr. Harshad Rameshwar Parate Mr. Yateen Lokesh Ms. Sushma R Mr. Vijaya Kumar S Mr. Arun Ravindra Ms. Sandhya Anilkumar Dr. Ankita Sharma Ms. Pratisha Baruah Ms. Vineeta Kumari