National Environmental Science Academy (NESA), New Delhi
National Environmental Science Academy (NESA) was founded by the Late Prof. TRC Sinha, the then Head of the Zoology Department, MJK PG College, Bihar University to create awareness, promote and protect the environment. Conceptualized and initiated in 1984, it was registered as a Society in 1988 under the Societies Act XXI of 1860 at Patna.
This Academy is of National level, presently having its Head Ofﬁce 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 and strive to ﬁnd sustainable solutions by arranging lectures, demonstrations, training programmes, seminars, symposiums, conferences, publishing journals and organizing any other activities supporting the cause.
Objectives and Functions of the Academy
To implement the SDDGs in India by encouraging students, scientists, researchers, academicians and members of the academy for pursuing research on sustainable development.
To set up Regional/State Chapters for the dissemination of information on the environment.
To motivate and prepare young minds on environmental management.
To organize national/international level conferences, symposia, seminars, meetings and workshops on themes of environmental concerns.
To publish policy papers, synthesis volumes, proceedings, journals, newsletters, 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 Padma Bhushan Dr. S.Z. Qasim was the President 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 Dept. 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.