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Center for Environmental Sciences & Engineering (CESE)

Center with a strong multidisciplinary thrust on research, education and outreach in environmental sciences, engineering, and sustainability, in keeping with the global demand The Mission of the Center is to undertake focused high quality interdisciplinary basic and applied research on key areas of environmental issues crossing the boundaries of traditional disciplines to look at the relationship between humans and their environment, natural as well as built, and the sets of relationships between them from a variety of perspective leading to technology development and competency building in various areas related to environmental problems, thereby providing solutions to Indian industry and policy makers. 

The Center for Environmental Sciences & Engineering (CESE) was established under the aegis of the School of Natural Sciences (SoNS), Shiv Nadar University with an objective to create interdisciplinary research facility integrating fields of Science, Natural Resources, Engineering, Social Sciences, Public Policy and Law. 

The Center is envisioned to become a leader in environmental science research in the country by conducting problem-solving inter/multi-disciplinary research in niche areas and meeting the needs of the society, industry and national and international agencies/organizations. It provides advance training to students in areas such as environmental science, natural resource management, socio-economics, public policy and engineering from a perspective of sustainable development. Besides undertaking research the center aims to establish a tripartite relationship between academia, industry and the government agencies to nurture and support the growth of environmental science and technology. The Center is also actively engaged in outreach programs, including organizing workshops, conferences, training and extension activities, which attract participation from academia, industries and government and non-government sectors. 

To know more about the Center and its activities, please contact:

Dr. Prof. Jyoti Kumar Sharma -

Head, Center for Environmental Sciences & Engineering (CESE)


Post-Doctoral Research Associates

The Center has the following Research Associate working in the Two projects being implemented by Prof. Jyoti K Sharma

1. Dr Amit Kumar Tripathi

Dr Tripathi, MSc and PhD in Botany, is specialized in Ecology and Taxonomy from North Hill University, Meghalaya. He has two research publications to his credit. He has documented the flora of Chithera Village Panchayat, including the SNU Campus and recorded more than 250 plant species, including new records for this region.


Technical Staff

The Center has  one Technical Assistant, Mr Mohd. Ahmad who provides assistance in both the projects run by the Center on Biodiversity documentation and Establishment of the Thematic Botanical Garden.

Mr Ahmad is MSc Botany from Aligarh Muslim University and PG Diploma in Horticulture specializing in garden maintenance and landscaping.


For planting and maintenance of the Garden, the Center has a Gardener, Shri Hemraj Sharma.

Jyoti Sharma

Dr. Jyoti K Sharma, Former Director, Kerala Forest Research Institute, Kerala, India, a Fellow of Phytopathological Society of India, has over 40 years’ of research experience in the field of Forest Pathology, Forestry and Natural Resources Management. Dr Sharma also held additional charge as the Member Secretary, Kerala State Biodiversity Board, Trivandrum, December during the formative years 2005 – 2007 drafting the State Biological diversity rules.