Advisory Committee

An International Advisory Committee has been constituted to advise and guide the programmes and activities of the Centre within South Asia. The Centre’s programmes and activities will be administered by a Management Board comprising of the Coordinator of the Centre and a nominee each of the Trust and the NIE. All members of the Advisory Committee will function in purely honorary capacity. The Thrust will appoint full time/ part-time staff for the Centre as when needed, if adequate resources are available.

Prof. M. Arunachalam, Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu
Prof. K.K.S. Bhatia, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Dr R.D. Gulati, Netherlands
Prof. D.K. Marothia, Raipur, Chhattisgarh
Prof. P. Nautiyal, Srinagar, Uttarakhand
Prof. Y. Rangareddy, Nagarjunanagar, A.P.
Prof. Subodh Sharma, Kathmandu, Nepal
Prof. Ivan Silva, Sri Lanka
Prof. K.G. Sivaramakrishnan, Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu
Dr V.V. Sugunan, Kochi, Kerala
Dr K.K. Vass, Noida, U.P.


Pragya Education and Environment Trust

The Pragya Education and Environment Trust was established in Jaipur in 2008. The main objects of the Trust are to (a) undertake education, training and research in all areas of human endeavour, (b) conserve and restore environment, and (c) promote human health. The trust is registered under the Rajasthan Public Trusts Act 1959 at No. 68 Jaipur 2008, and also under Sections 12A and 80G of the Indian Income Tax Act. For more information, visit


The National Institute of Ecology (NIE)

National Institute of Ecology (NIE) is the premier interdisciplinary professional association in India in the field of ecology and environmental sciences. It is a Non-political, Non-governmental, and Non-profit making Organization, registered under the Rajasthan Societies Registration Act at Jaipur (No. 495/80-81).  Donations made in India to the Trust are eligible for exemptions as permissible under the Indian Income Tax Act.

The NIE is also registered under sections 12A and 80G of the Indian Income Tax Act and the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) at no. 231660512 (Educational). Donations made to the NIE are eligible for exemptions as permissible under the Indiam Income Tax Act. Further, the NIE is eligible to receive directly funds from international organisations and funding agencies for its educational activities.

For more information on its membership, programmes and publications, visit

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