Environmental sciences section was established in 1992. The main responsibilities of this section consisted of activities related to environmental impact assessment, preparation of environmental management plan, environmental audit, environmental budget, toxicological evaluation and carcinogenicity assessment for several industries at the local and national level. This section became fully research oriented since 2002. Presently it is engaged in chemical characterisation of several particulate and gaseous pollutants collected from different locations including Bose Institute campuses at Darjeeling, Kolkata, Falta and Shyamnagar.