The Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati has visualized an active role in dealing with new directions and concerns emerging from various day to day environmental problems. In order to give a concrete shape to this visualization, IIT Guwahati established full-fledged Centre for the Environment, in May 2004. Since its inception, it has successfully completed ten years of its formation.
It has started the interdisciplinary research programme from the academic year 2005-2006 leading to PhD degree.
As of now, the Centre has 30 faculty members across various departments of the Institute involved in providing guidance to the students. The Centre has well-furnished four different laboratories namely Analytical, Computational and Research I and Research II and has also provided rooms for teacher-students interaction. In addition the Centre has provided dedicated rooms and space for establishing the Institutional Biotech Hub funded by DBT, GOI under special programme for the North-Eastern States and the same is functioning from the Centre.
Mandate of the Centre
Multi-disciplinary research for addressing vital issues relating to the environment with special focus on NE India.
Collaborative research and teaching.
To provide consultancy and technical support to different departments, organizations and industry in their environment related studies and activities.
Organizing regular activities of state of art knowledge sharing such as conferences, workshops, symposia, lectures, training programmes.
Capacity building in Environment and related subjects by organizing short-term courses, trainings under QIP and other programs.
Create public awareness, and to train manpower for mitigating emerging environmental problems
in challenging areas.