AMITY SCHOOL OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Two-day workshop on "Linking Handicraft with Tourism; Challenges and Opportunities for Marketing Handicraft to boost Local Economic Development" January 30-31, 2019 at F-1, Seminar Hall sponsored by Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textiles, Government of India
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Workshop on Media Communication for Indian Forest Service (IFS) Probationers on December 19-20, 2019

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Workshop on Media Communication for Indian Forest Service (IFS) Probationers on December 19-20, 2019

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Two-day workshop on Linking Handicrafts with Tourism; Challenges and Opportunities for Marketing Handicrafts to Boost Local Economic Development on 30-31st January, 2019

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Two-day workshop on Linking Handicrafts with Tourism; Challenges and Opportunities for Marketing Handicrafts to Boost Local Economic Development on 30-31st January, 2019

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Two-day workshop on Marketing of Bamboo and Cane Handicrafts of North East India: Potential, Issues and Challengesā€¯ on May 17-18, 2018

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Two-day workshop on Marketing of Bamboo and Cane Handicrafts of North East India: Potential, Issues and Challengesā€¯ on May 17-18, 2018

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Green Business Contest organised by ASNRSD

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Jaipur trip as a part of foreign exchange programme

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Visit to Taj Mahal by students of Lakehead University, Canada

ABOUT US


Introduction to ASNRSD :
There is an increasing pressure on the world’s natural ecosystems to provide a growing population with a sustainable food supply, resources, and land. Natural resources are under grave threat from climate change, water scarcity, land management pressures and unsustainable development practices throughout the world. Management of these resources requires an interdisciplinary approach and a holistic perspective including ecological, economic and social aspects. As evidenced by various international agendas and agreements, the management of the Earth’s natural resources is of concern to each of us and is the need of the hour.

In response to this need, Amity School of Natural Resources & Sustainable Development was conceptualized in 2005 by the Amity University to address the issues of natural resources and sustainable development. In its ten years of functioning, the school has reached new horizons in creation of a research and innovation driven institution of higher learning.

ASNRSD offers two unique academic programmes – M.B.A. Natural Resources & Sustainable Development, and M.Sc. Forestry. It also provides research and advisory services in the domain of natural resource management and sustainable development across the country. The school has been organizing a number of seminars/training programmes/research and demonstration projects also to build up a conscientious opinion of stakeholders on issues related to management of natural resources. It is an established national institute of great repute in the area of natural resource management for training research and education. The department also has a number of MoUs with various national and state level institutes.

Mission Statement :
To provide education at all levels in Natural Resources & Sustainable development discipline of modern times and in the futuristic and emerging frontier areas of knowledge, learning and research of sustainability and Natural Resources management and to develop the overall personality of the student and to make them as excellent professionals and good individuals, with understanding and regards for human values, pride in their heritage and culture, a sense of right and wrong and yearning for perfection and imbibe attributes of courage of conviction and action.

MESSAGES

Advisor's Message :
India faces a difficult situation on several fronts - food, security, water and energy crisis, urban sprawl, recurrence of flood and droughts. In the ultimate analysis, all these lead as a pointer that all is not well with management of our natural resources. Our life support system (soil, water, air, ecosystems etc.) is crumbling under our skewed economic growth that prevents us to take a long-term view of things and climate change has of course forced us to think differently.

The first link in the management of natural resources is sustainable management of soil and water. Our soil must sustainably produce all the feeds, fodders and grasses needed to support animal husbandry, adequate to ensure better nutritional standards for the people. It must also produce all the fibers, timbers and other forest produces required by the industry as well as the fuel-wood needed to meet the energy requirement of the growing population, still overwhelmingly rural in composition. Similarly, despite our long tradition of managing water, increasing demands pose new challenges for both quantity and as well as quality of water.

It is my firm belief that education is the answer to the above challenge, for it is through practically oriented education that enables the youth to obtain the knowledge, the skills and the attitude necessary to pursue successful action for sustainable, environmentally sound development (or to put it in the terms utilized by a recent Council of Europe meeting, “development at acceptable conditions”).

An understanding of the interrelationship among biological, social and economic constraints is rarely evident because few people have training outside their own disciplines. Academic institutions, traditionally the source of new ideas and innovative approaches, have not effectively responded to this intellectual challenge, resulting in a concomitant lack of professionals who are able to integrate ecological conservation with natural resources management. The inability of academic institutions to effectively address complex natural resources issues often stems from their traditional, disciplinary approach that emphasizes specialization. Problem in the real world seldom fall into discrete disciplines. This is particularly true for the major conservation and natural resource development issues faced by us today. We need an entirely new breed of leaders and managers in industries, education, public services and in governance to squarely take up this challenge. Our carefully drawn out curriculum would prepare them to face the challenges in management of environment and natural resources.

Prof. B.K.P. Sinha, IFS (Retd.)
Advisor, ASNRSD

Director’s Message :
Welcome to the website for the School of Natural Resources and Sustainable Development.

At ASNRSD our goal is to be a leading school, in pursuing science that informs society of the impacts of environmental change, how best to adapt to environmental and Forestry challenges, and in the development of management strategies for sustainable solutions. We are a cohesive group of faculty, students and staff who take pride in our focus on problem-driven research, teaching and training encompassing all aspects of environmental Management.

Our research and training focuses on ecosystem response under environmental or human pressures. We develop strategies to help mitigate the effects of these pressures, helping to create and maintain healthy and sustainable ecological systems. Our teaching and research focuses on ecosystem function, conservation biology and natural resource management, from local to national and regional scales, using geospatial technologies and modeling to develop new ways to protect our most valuable resources.

Our post graduate educational programs are necessarily interdisciplinary and focused on real-world problems, preparing students for the demands of leadership positions in natural resource science and management. ASNRSD offers degree options that allow students to tailor their degree to suit their interests and career goals, including part time Ph.D. programs to encourage mid-career professionals to achieve academic qualification and greater interest in research. These are at the heart of what we do, as they develop their projects, fieldwork, and complete their academic course work, they gain both the theoretical and the practical skills they will need to be the resource managers of the future.

Our School is unique among our peers in terms of the breadth of focus, depth of expertise and infrastructure facilities, integrating across the boundaries of biology, physical science, resource management, and international resource issues. We are unique in the number and diversity of partnerships we have established with government, institutions and international funding agencies that foster collaboration.

Prof.(Dr.) S.P. Singh, IFS (Retd.)
Director, ASNRSD