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DU to Establish School of Climate Change and Sustainability

Aiswarya R Nair
Aiswarya R Nair

The Delhi University will be establishing a School of Climate Change and Sustainability (DSCC&S) under the Institute of Eminence Scheme. The school aims to take up research in priority areas related to environmental challenges. 

According to a statement by the university, Professor C R Babu, an acclaimed environmental scientist will head DSCC&S (honorary director) and professor Inderjit Singh an eminent plant ecologist of international repute will act as Joint Director. 

Professor C R Babu has also been the founder of Environmental Teaching and Research at the University of Delhi. 

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has provided supporting grants to the varsity under its Institution of Eminence Scheme for undertaking research in cutting edge areas with a focus on national development as well as to make the varsity a world-class university. 

According to a report by NDTV, environmental challenges, including depletion of natural resources, loss of biodiversity, different forms of pollution, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic are results of “loss of ecological integration”, according to DU.  

The school will also generate the much-needed manpower in areas that manage sustainable development technologies in areas of energy and resource recycling, which include wastewater management, solid waste management and resource enhancement so that the development is sustainable. 

The school will collaborate with foreign varsities and departments to achieve the research objectives. They will develop a cadre of qualified professionals and practitioners and evolve leaders who will translate socio-ecological theories into practical solutions for meeting the challenges of national priority – sustainable development. 

 

 

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