The Institute was established in 1982. This is the oldest and pioneering Institute in the field of which is offering M.Phil and Ph.D degrees since then. Keeping in view the acute shortage of specialists it has started offering M.Sc. Postgraduate Diploma and Certificate courses since 1996. The Institute provides excellent air-conditioned lecture hall, environmental laboratories, library and audiovisual facilities for the students. It is recognized as a technical Focal Point on Environmental Health Activities of WHO/EMRO and has been organizing WHO sponsored Workshops related to various environmental health and pollution problems with the collaboration of the Ministry of Health.