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 Challenges” 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 Challenges” 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

CORE FACULTY
 NameArea of Specialization
Mr. J.C. KALA, IFS (Retd.) - (Former DG and Secretary Forests, GoI) Advisor , AIGWES Forestry and Natural Resources Management

Advisor , AIGWES
A practicing forester for over 35 years with a flair for natural resources conservation with human face and balancing it with development, he has headed and shaped the destiny of over 10000 forestry professionals, researchers, scientists and project management experts as Director general of forest cum secretary to Government of India for over two years.. He spearheaded, perhaps, the worlds largest peoples movement in Forests and Natural resource management. This participatory mode through variety of entry point activities was able to successfully link forest and other natural resources management with poverty alleviation and livelihood support; enhancement of agricultural productivity, literacy drive with no gender bias, and ultimately forest development became synonym to over all village development. He has also served as chairman of National Environment Appellate Authority- a statutory body set up under the constitution to hear appeals of persons aggrieved by the environment clearances issued by the Central and the State Government.



Prof. B.K.P. Sinha, IFS (Retd.) Advisor, ASNRSD Forestry and Natural Resources Management

Prof. B.K.P. Sinha was an Indian Forest Services Officer of 1968 batch. He is a distinguished acknowledged professional in the field of forestry, natural resource management and sustainable development. He has a distinguished career culmination at Principal Chief Conserver/MD, UP Forest Cooperation. He has been Project Director, World Bank Forestry Project and as special secretary to the government of UP, one of the largest state of the country. He has lately been National Coordinator, Task Force on inter-linking of rivers. He has also served with several UNDP/FAO projects. He has many scientific publications to his credit. He is a well-known forester in India with Masters Degree in Forestry (Economics) from University College of North Wales (U.K.), Bangor. Professional member of various national and international societies.



Dr. S.P. Singh, IFS (Retd.) Director, ASNRSD Forestry and Wildlife Management

Director, ASNRSD
Dr. Singh did his Ph.D. in Zoology (Insect Physiology), M. Phil. (Zoology- Entomology), Master degrees in 4 subjects viz. Zoology, Forestry, Sociology, Geoinformation (GIS & Remote Sensing). Dr. Singh joined Indian Forest Service in 1983 and served on several important assignments in the Forest Department of Assam. He also contributed in various wildlife conservation programmes at word heritage Sites Manas and Kaziranga Tiger Reserve. Dr. Singh also served in the Project Tiger (Now NTCA) in Government of India. He also served in Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun; Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), Dehradun and Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy (IGNFA), Dehradun in different capacities. He has expertise in the field of Biodiversity Conservation, Eco-development, Forestry and Wildlife management, GIS &Remote Sensing, Climate Change & Carbon Assessment and Legal issues with forestry and wildlife sector.



Dr. M. S. Madhusoodanan, Director, AIGWES Climate change, Extreme weather events, Ocean-atmosphere interactions, Monsoon variability, Land-surface processes, ocean/climate Modeling, nowcasting.

Dr. Madhusoodanan did his Ph.D. (Oceanography), M.Tech. (Atmospheric Sciences) and M.Sc. (Oceanography). His key skills include Climate/ Ocean Modeling, Regional climate downscaling for adaptation, Remote sensing applications in integrated management of coastal zones, and Computing knowleged of Fortran, GrADS, Ferret, ERDAS, ILWIS (GIS). He has a number of awards, distinctions and Fellowships to his credit. He has been part of a number of research projects with a large number of publications.



Dr. Maya Kumari, Assistant Professor II Application of Remote Sensing & Geoinformatics in Environment and Natural Resources Management

She holds Ph.D. from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi; M. Tech degree in Remote Sensing and GIS technology from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi and Masters of Science in Environmental Science from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. She has over 10 years of teaching and research experience in the field of application of Geospatial technology in sustainable management of natural resources. She has been part of several research projects related to use of geospatial technology in resource management. She also has a number of national and international publications to her credit.



Ms. Richa Sharma, Assistant Professor I Natural resources Management, Climate change

Presently pursuing Ph.D. in the field of urban green space management and climate change, she holds Master of Science in Natural Resources Management from TERI University. She has qualified National Eligibility Test for Lectureship conducted by University Grant Commission. She also has industrial experience of working on projects related to Clean Development Mechanism and climate change. She was also involved in an UNDP-GEF project for evaluation of carbon reductions resulting from the various green initiatives implemented for the Commonwealth Games 2010. She has a number of publications in various reputed journals.



Dr. Lolita Pradhan, Assistant Professor Forestry and Natural Resources Management

She holds PhD degree in Botany from Dr. Hari Singh Gour University, M. Phil degree in Natural Resource Management from Indian Institute of Forest Management and Masters degree in Forestry. She has 10 years of Research experience in the field of forestry and Natural Resource Management and has worked in different institutes like IIFM Bhopal, FRI Dehradun and IIPA New Delhi. She was associated in research projects of UNDP, CAMPA, IIED, NMPB, NMCG, NDMA, State Forest Departments, State Biodiversity Board etc. She has more than 10 publications in national, international journal and in edited books.



Dr. Vartika Singh, Assistant Professor II Geology, Hydrogeology, Watershed Management, Climate Change

She holds Ph.D. degree in Hydrogeology and Remote Sensing, M.Phil. degree in Hydrogeology from Vikram University and Master degree in App. Geology from Kurukshtera University. She has Qualified GATE all India rank 47. She has 5 years of research experience with Defense Terrain Research Laboratory, DRDO, Delhi. Where she is associated in various important projects of Defence Research & Development Organization, DTRL lab like GIM, Thar and PISTA. Her specialization of research is in Hydrogeology, Remote Sensing, GIS, Environmental Geology & Artificial Intelligence. She has more than 30 publications in various national, international journals and 4 chapters in edited Books with International publisher. She is in Editorial Board of several national and international journals. Her specialization is in the groundwater, hydrology, geology, watershed management, climate change and remote sensing.