An Autonomous R&D Centre for
Environmental Education,
Research and Sustainable
Natural Resource Management

Status and recognition

  • Established in 1991 as an autonomous body registered under the Travancore-Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act 12 of 1955.
  • Managed by a National Governing Body and supported also by an Academic Council, consisting of scientists and other academics of eminence.
  • Recognized by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Govt. of India.
  • Accredited to Global Environmental Facility (GEF).
  • Affiliated to the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala for Doctoral Research in Environmental Science.
  • Linkage and research/academic collaboration with other institutions: Centre for Environmental Education (CEE), Ahmedabad, India; Institute of Tropical Biology (ITB), Hanoi, Vietnam; Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS), University of Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.