About Amrita Center for Environmental Studies

The Centre was established in the year 1999 at the Main Campus of the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham at Ettimadai. The Centre realized the responsibility to protect the biodiversity and natural resources especially because the Centre is nestled in the Western Ghats ecosystem and to practice and spread the message of protection of all types of natural resources for posterity.

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Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has put in place a lot many initiatives and programs to cater to the needs of the rural and urban population without compromising sustainability of resources or the ability of the natural resources to recuperate itself from time to time. Development of solution to tackle various pressing issues of the hour like lack of food security, clean and efficient energy sources, versatile and innovative rural development technologies etc. have been materialized by the Center in the recent years. The research carried out at the Amrita Center For Sustainable Development focuses on the sustainable energy for all, food security and sustainable agriculture, and availability of water. Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today. Be it for jobs, security, climate change, food production or increasing incomes, access to energy for all is essential. Sustainable energy is opportunity – it transforms lives, economies and the planet. It is time to rethink how we grow, share and consume our food. The center supports research, scholarship, and the practical application of knowledge that address one of humankind's greatest challenges.

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The activities of the Center are varied and numerous. The Center actively promotes sustainable development based on community needs and works to create awareness among people regarding equitable use of natural resources, conserving and nurturing biological diversity, gene pool and other resources ...

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Inspired by Amma's vision to create a world-class research and teaching institution in India, in the past few years, many eminent academicians from around the world have joined Amrita full-time to pursue their careers here. These include not only people of Indian origin but also several people from the West.

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The Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, is organizing the ...
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Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has a major role to play in transforming our society into a knowledge society through its unique value-added education system

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Former President of India

This is not just another academy, but a very high quality,world-class institution, focusing on technology research, dealing with very concrete issues which have immediate applications

Prof.Muhammad Yunus
Nobel Laureate

What makes Amrita students special? Western science leads to knowledge. Eastern sceince leads to understanding. Amrita has both Western and Eastern traditions in education.

Dr. Lee Hartwell
Nobel Laureate

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Center for Environmental Studies
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Amritanagar, Ettimadai P. O.
Coimbatore - 641 112
Tamil Nadu, India
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