Globally, many of the environmental issues has reached its planetary limits both due to anthropogenic causes and lack of ability to efficiently deal with our increasing vulnerabilities. These human induced environmental disturbances have led to various problems ranging from regional issues of resource depletion and pollution to global climatic changes. At the same time disasters have further influenced our capacity to cope up with such drastic environmental consequences. In these changing times, to build resilience within our communities, it is extremely important to sensitize individuals and societies about the risk and vulnerabilities that affect us economically and culturally. The major thrust is to educate the community to raise awareness about our ecological footprints and bring in a culture of sustainability.
Educational institutions can greatly contribute by initiating training, research and engagement of youth in environmental and disaster education. The need of the hour is to enhance conservationist approach and adopting safety measures as a habit early in one’s life. Keeping in mind the interests of the college community, the Centre for Environmental Studies and Disaster Management (CESDM) was instituted in November, 2021 as a centre for learning and research.
|1||Prof. Bijayalaxmi Nanda||Principal (Officiating)|
|2||Prof. Chirashree Ghosh||Department of Environmental Studies||University of Delhi|
|3||Dr. Rakhi Parijat||Department of Geography||Miranda House|
|4||Dr. Rekha Kumari||Department of Zoology||Miranda House|
|5||Dr. Saloni Bahri||Department of Botany||Miranda House|
|6||Dr. Shailender Kumar||Department of Environmental Studies||Miranda House|
|7||Dr. Priyanka Sharma||Department of Environmental Studies||Miranda House|
|8||Dr. Vimala Singh||Department of Environmental Studies||Miranda House|
|9||Ms. Shipra Singh||Department of Geography||Miranda House|
|10||Dr. Ruchi Sachan||Department of Geography||Miranda House|
|11||Dr. Ankita Medhi||Department of Geography||Miranda House|
|12||Mr. Praffulit Bisht||Department of Geography||Miranda House|
|13||Dr. Surabhi||Department of Political Science||Miranda House|
CESDM activities ranges from training programs, workshops, conferences, short-term courses, internships and research initiatives. Centre offers inclusive education for environment and disaster related sustainability approaches, technical knowledge, skills and ethical values.
The centre had been actively engaged with different organisations i.e., Department of Environmental Studies, University of Delhi (DES, DU), National Institute of Disaster Management, MoH, Govt of India (NIDM), and National Disaster Response Force, GoI (NDRF), Intellectual Property Rights, Govt. of India (IPR) for its various events.
Research/Internship: The centre is also involved in guiding students for their dissertation, and projects/summer internship.
Research Guidance- Dr. Shailender Kumar co-supervised a Masters dissertation along with Prof. Chirashree Ghosh on topic Water Quality Assessment of Urban Water Bodies Within Delhi City.