About JNU ENVIS Resource Partner
ENVIS Centre on Biogeochemistry was started in the year 1994 at School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi with the financial aid from the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Government of India. As directed by Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Govt. of India, now the existing theme/subject area of Biogeochemistry has been changed to ENVIS Centre on ‘Geodiversity & Impact on Environment’ as a ENVIS Resource Partner (RP) (earlier known as ENVIS thematic Centre) according to keeping in view the changed mandate under revamped ENVIS scheme
The Centre is functioning as a resource partner (RP) in the Environmental Information System (ENVIS) network spread all over the country as ENVIS Hubs and RPs, with the focal point at the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change (MoEF&CC), New Delhi.
The major topics covered / to be covered by the ENVIS Centre at SES, JNU on the thematic area Geodiversity of Geology & Geomorphology, Climate, Hydrogeology, Topography, Soil and Land Use Pattern, Disaster, Sensitive Area, Pollution, Flora and Fauna, information resources (websites, journals/books and databases) and the organized/forthcoming events (conferences/workshops/training programmes etc.).
JNU was established in 1966 by an act of Indian parliament with the “Nehruvian” ideology. The University spreads over an area of 1000 acres on the Aravali ranges embraced by the beauty of lush green forest sustaining a birdwatcher's paradise and some forms of wild life. The University primarily has Post-graduate and Doctoral degree programmes imparting knowledge, education, high level of training with values and social commitment. The living ambience and social milieu of the campus is also reflected in an integrated, interdisciplinary approach in teaching and research....read more