National Environmental Science Academy (NESA), New Delhi
This ACADEMY is registered by the provisions of Societies Act XXI of 1860 under the Government of Bihar in 1988, presently has its headquarters at 206, Raj Tower-1, Alaknanda Community Centre, New Delhi. The main objective of the Academy is to bring awareness about environmental issues among the masses by arranging lectures, workshops, training programs, seminars, symposia, conferences, publishing journals, etc.
Aims Objectives and Functions of the Academy
- To enhance and promote the study of the environmental sciences by encouraging students, scientists, researchers, academicians and members of the Academy for pursuing research on environment and allied areas.
- To set up Regional/State Chapters for dissemination of information on environment.
- To motivate and prepare young minds on environmental management.
- To hold Annual Conference of the Academy.
- To organize national/international level conferences, symposia, seminars, meetings and workshops on themes of environmental concerns.
- To publish policy papers, synthesis volumes, proceedings, journals, newsletter, transactions and other publications for the promotion of Environmental Sciences.
- To forward the recommendation of scientists / professors to govt. agencies.
Various eminent personalities have graced the Academy as President. The first President of the Academy was Dr. K.C. Bose, Vice-Chancellor of Ranchi University; then Dr. B.S. Attri, Advisor, Ministry of Environment and Forest. Most recently Padmabhushan Dr. S.Z. Qasim was the resident of the Academy till June 2015, who is a renowned marine scientist known for his Antarctica mission in 1981-82, he also served as the Secretary at the Deptt. of Ocean Development (now Ministry of Earth Sciences); Member, Planning Commission and Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Currently Prof. Javed Ahmad, (Former Dean, Faculty of Science), Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, is the President of the Academy.