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Code No: RA220105 RA

III B.Tech I Semester Regular Examinations, November 2007


ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
( Common to Civil Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering,
Electronics & Communication Engineering, Computer Science &
Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science & Systems
Engineering, Electronics & Telematics, Metallurgy & Material Technology,
Electronics & Computer Engineering, Production Engineering and
Bio-Technology)
Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80
Answer any FIVE Questions
All Questions carry equal marks
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1. (a) Write a note on the importance of education on environmental issues and


concerns.
(b) Describe the multidisciplinary nature of environmental studies. [8+8]
2. (a) Discuss in detail the water cycle.
(b) Write about sustainable water management. [8+8]
3. (a) What are the different tropic levels of organisms in an ecosystem?
(b) Why is a complex ecosystem more stable than one with few species? [10+6]
4. What do you understand by the term biodiversity? Write briefly about the different
kinds of diversity in organisms. [16]
5. (a) Oceans are ultimate sink for most of the waste we produce. Explain.
(b) List off shore sources of Marine Pollution.
(c) Explain the effects of oil pollution on the ocean. [8+4+4]
6. Discuss briefly the provision of the following Acts:
(a) The Water ( Prevention Control of Pollution ) Act ,1974
(b) The Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution ) Act, 1981
(c) The Wildlife Protection Act 1971
(d) The Forest Conservation Act of 1980 [4+4+4+4]
7. Write about some of the ideas and concepts of environmental ethics. [16]
8. (a) What is the methodology to be followed for study of a studying cause and
effects of a polluted site? Write also the observations for various aspects and
data to be collected.
(b) Write about any polluted site you have visited and describe your findings in
detail. [8+8]

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