Social Ecologist

Social Ecology analyst

Minimum M.Sc. (Environmental Science)

Not required

The tasks a Social Ecologist is expected to perform include:

Investigating effects of environment on distribution and activities of individuals and groups

Studying symbolic behaviour and social behaviour

Studying interdependence of organism and environment, leading to adjustments

Studying effects of environment on urban and rural growth, distribution, mobility and activities of individuals and groups

Assessing changes caused by environment conditions

Evolving means for proper adjustment

In-depth knowledge of environmental sciences

Knowledge of environmental policies and legislation

In-depth knowledge of all the scientific disciplines, including chemistry, biology, etc.

Knowledge of scientific research and analysing methods

Basic knowledge of behavioural sciences

Knowledge of social interdependencies

Skilled in dependency mapping and change effect

Not applicable


Attention to detail







It is a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc. if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 8,000 to INR 12,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Trend of Education, Training & Research in India

According to IBEF, India is an important educational centre in the global education industry. India has more than 1.4 million schools and more than 35,000 higher education institutes. India has one of the largest higher education systems in the world and there is still a lot of potential for further development in the education system. India's online education market size is expected to touch US$ 40 billion by 2017. The RNCOS report titled, Booming Distance Education Market Outlook 2018 expects the distance education market in India to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of around 34 per cent during 2013-14 to 2017-18.

With the number of ecological disasters escalating every year there is an increasing need for Social Ecologists. Experts have insisted that ecology should be considered when the local body approves constructions which give birth to untamed urbanisation. Urban ecology is directly related to infrastructure development. The world over, cities have focused on urban ecology. Therefore, the career as a Social Ecologist has a bright future in India and opportunities are only going to rise in coming time.

Research institutes

Public health and welfare organisations

Cities and towns across India