ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES FOR ‘NEW INDIA’
Environmental and Social Development Association (ESDA), Delhi
Environment and Social Development Association (ESDA) is a non-government organization, registered on 23rd July, 2004 under Societies Registration Act-XXI of 1860 in Delhi. ESDA is a national based voluntary organization working for protection of environment and social development in 12 States of India with support of more than thousand volunteers. Its main aims and objectives include educating and creating awareness about environmental and social issues among young minds, students, researchers and general public; setting up regional and state chapters or executive committees to organize different academic, scientific and mass awareness activities such as National/International level conferences, symposia, seminars, workshops, meetings, Street Plays etc. on the themes of environmental concerns. ESDA is an open platform of people of the world who want to work as an Academician, Scientist, Activist, Volunteer, Member, Advisor and Sympathizer on environmental and social issues. Anyone from any part of the world may be a member of the Society (ESDA). Details of the activities and membership procedure of the society are given on www.esdaindia.org.
Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar College (BRAC), University of Delhi:
Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar College, a co-educational College of University of Delhi, was established in 1991 by GNCTD to cater to the needs of Higher Education in the Trans-Yamuna area of Delhi. The College with the total student strength of about 3100 (girl students in good number) runs a number of professional and honours courses in addition to B.Com and B.A. (Program). It also functions as one of the study centres for the School of Open Learning (SOL), Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board (NCWEB), University of Delhi and Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development. Besides, the college has been designated as one of the WUS Centres to meet the healthcare needs of University and College Staff and students.
You will be happy to know that the College has been performing quite well during the last few years in academics, Sports and ECAs. Our students are also known for their contribution to the College development. Well-known for its infrastructure, Herbal and Rose Gardens, Open Gym and Student-friendly schemes, the College was also awarded the “Commendation Prize for Good Practices” in 2015, and accredited B+ by NAAC.
CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Delhi:
National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) is a constituent laboratory under Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi and has a nationwide presence with its five Zonal Centres located at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad with its Headquarters at Nagpur. CSIR–NEERI is devoted to research and innovations in Environmental Science and Engineering besides solving a range of environmental problems faced by the Industries and Public. CSIR-NEERI, Delhi Zonal Centre (DZC) established in 1959, is a supporting arm of CSIR-NEERI, with its Headquarters at Nagpur, for its activities in the Northern Region. Presently DZC has well-equipped laboratory with various sophisticated instruments and expertise in various environmental fields. DZC is handling a number of Consultancy and R&D projects.
National Environmental Science Academy (NESA), Delhi:
This National level Academy, registered by the provisions of Societies Act XXI of 1860 under the Government of Bihar in 1988, was formed with an objective to bring awareness about the environment among the masses, and presently functions with its Headquarters at New Delhi. Its major aims and objectives include promotion of environmental sciences among young minds and researchers, setting up regional and state Chapters for dissemination of information on environment, to hold annual conference, to organize national/international level conferences, symposia, seminars, meetings and workshops on themes of environmental concerns and to publish policy papers, synthesis volumes, proceedings, journals, newsletter, transactions and other publications for the promotion of Environmental Sciences.