The Center is mandated to undertake research in different aspects of Environmental Sciences, Natural Resources, Social Sciences, Engineering, including research in the fields of Ecology, Biodiversity, Energy, Biofuel, Aerosols and Air Quality, Water and Wastewater Treatment; Environmental Biotechnology, Clean Technology, Environmental Remediation Technology-filters, membranes and catalysts and adsorbents for effective remediation of contaminants in air, soil and water environments, Environmental Systems Modeling and Optimization; Environmental Impact Assessment, GIS and Remote Sensing, Climate Change Impact Assessment, Municipal/Industrial/Hazardous Waste Management, Engineering and policy solutions to environmental risks; Environmental and Resource Policy; Environment and Developmental Economics; Environmental Management, Environmental Management and Social Ecology; Environmental Ethics; Environmental Governance; Environmental Health and Risk Assessment; Environmental Laws and Policies; Policy Studies, etc.
Besides undertaking research in different aspects of Environmental Sciences, the Center will strive to establish a tripartite relationship between academia, industry and the government agencies to nurture and support growth of environmental science and technology. The Center will also be actively engaged in a variety of outreach programs, including organizing workshops, conferences, trainings and extension activities, which will attract participants from academia, industries and governmental and nongovernmental sectors.
Current Research Interests
- Documentation of biodiversity- flora and fauna studies, traditional knowledge
- Weed Ecology, Medicinal plants and their ethnobotanical uses
- Water Pollution and phytoremediation
- Land use land cover changes, urbanization
- Thematic Botanical Garden for Conservation, Research and Extension