With the growing realization that development should not result in a degraded and polluted environment, the goal now is sustainable development which means that action for protecting the environment is built into the development plan itself.
The Institute is at the forefront nationally and globally, on climate change related issues in forests, renewable energy, and energy efficiency improvement sectors due to the pioneering work carried out in the above areas by the Centre for Sustainable Technologies and the Centre for Ecological Sciences.
Manpower Training :
The Institute also undertakes manpower training programmes for specific groups and purposes. These training programmes are often as a part of transfer of technology and product/ process/system design exercises in order to ensure that the assimilation of the outcome of the consultancy work is smoother.