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National Seminar 2015

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  • Faculty / Corporates / Industry Representatives - Rs 200/-
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Sustainable Development in the 21st Century

The need of the hour-Sustainable Development. - development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Objective- The institution realizes that national development requires a strong human capital base to be produced through an education system which fosters thinking, creativity and a strong sense of social responsibility. The college attempts to create a challenging teaching-learning environment which equips students with the knowledge, skills and attitude required to face the challenges of the globalised environment without sacrificing the core values of our culture.

As part of our initiative to promote the intellectual growth of the academic and student community, we propose to organize a National - level seminar titled - 'Towards Sustainable Development in the 21st Century'.

The participants to this event would be senior educators and Instructional leaders from across the state. We expect an audience of 200 teachers. We would like the whet the appetite of the intellectual audience, where we propose a healthy brain storming, learning and understanding the importance of this increasingly pressing issue.

Speakers at the Event

  • Sri Venu Narayan

    Director- Wipro Earthian- Environment, Centre for contemporary studies
    Venu Narayan has degrees in Engineering from the University of Madras and Management from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. After a few years in the business sector he left to teach in a Krishnamurti School in 1989 and subsequently helped start, with a group of educators, a small alternative school outside Bangalore (

    His teaching interests in the University are in Education and the Philosophy of Education. He co-coordinates a research unit in the University called the Mind and Society Initiative. The Mind and Society Initiative has three key areas of focus - original research and technology development; communication and outreach; pedagogy. It provides space for a variety of expertise, from core science and engineering skills to the knowledge of politics and economics. The initiative deliberately blurs the boundaries between public engagement, basic research and pedagogy.


  • Sri Ashish Kothari

    He is a founder-member of Kalpavriksh, an environmental research and action group which began working on environment and development issues in 1979. He remains active with Kalpavriksh's Conservation and Livelihoods program. Ashish has been Co-Chair of the IUCN Inter-commission Strategic Direction on Governance, Equity, and Livelihoods in Relation to Protected Areas (TILCEPA) (1999-2008), and in the same period a member of the Steering Committees of the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), and IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic, and Social Policy (CEESP). He has served on the Board of Directors of Greenpeace International, and currently chairs Greenpeace India's Board. He has also been on the steering group of the CBD Alliance. Ashish has served on the Indian Government's Environmental Appraisal Committee on River Valley Projects, and Expert Committees to formulate India's Biological Diversity Act and National Wildlife Action Plan. He coordinated India's National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan process. Ashish has been active with a number of people's movements, including Narmada Bachao Andolan (Save Narmada Movement) and Beej Bachao Andolan (Save the Seeds Movement). He is the author or editor of over 30 books, and over 250 articles.

    Area of work
    Ashish Kothari is dedicated to the cause of environment, wildlife protection and conservation of biodiversity.

Business Sustainability

  • Sri P. S. Narayan

    P. S. Narayan is the General Manager and Head — Sustainability Practice at Wipro Ltd. The practice is at the center of driving Wipro's charter for ecological sustainability. While Wipro has always pioneered ecologically positive actions, it has recently launched a formal ecological program that encompasses multiple dimensions — internal operations, community outreach and business investments. Narayan has more than seventeen years of multi- disciplinary experience in consumer marketing, consulting and business development in enterprise IT, designing and implementing enterprise IT programs and business process transformation. Prior to the current role, Narayan was the global head of Information Systems for Wipro's IT business. Narayan has spent nearly fifteen years of his career with Wipro and around three years in the FMCG sector with Asian Paints. Narayan has a deep passion and interest in ecology, especially driven by the belief that ecological sustainability and business sustainability are closely interconnected. He has been closely involved right from inception in Wipro's sustainability charter which is based on the underlying philosophy that large organizations must take the lead in the battle against and ecological degradation and climate change.

Urban Development

  • Sri Ashwin Mahesh

    Ashwin Mahesh is an Indian politician, social astronomer, former NASA scientist and a leader of Lok Satta Party. He was earlier the Karnataka State party president and member of the National Steering Committee of the Loksatta Party, and is now a member of the national leadership of the party. He is also a founder member of Bangalore Political Action Committee (BPAC). Ashwin Mahesh was awarded the Ashoka Fellowship in 2009.

    Personal life -Ashwin Mahesh did his schooling at Army High School, Bengaluru and Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School (1986),Chennai and then studied Physics at St Joseph's College of Arts and Science (1989). Later, he did his MBA fromPondicherry University (1991), M.S. in Astronomy from Vanderbilt University (1993) and PhD in Atmospheric Science/Climate Science/Geophysics from the University of Washington (1999). He returned to Bangalore in 2004. He married Sapana Rawat and has two daughters, Aditi and Mahiti.

    Career -Ashwin Mahesh was a research faculty at NASA Science and Technology Centre in USA. He discovered a star, known as 'the companion to LkHα 234'. He spent a decade as an atmospheric scientist studying clouds and snow in Antarctica, and also working on satellite-based detection technologies. After returning from US, Ashwin became a researcher at IIM, Bangalore & at the CiSTUP in IISc. He was also an adjunct faculty member at International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore and Urban Research Strategist at the Office of Urban Affairs for the Karnataka government. In 1998, he co-found India Together, an online magazine that covers public affairs, policy and development in India. He co-founded & was the CEO of Mapunity, a start-up company in Bangalore, that develops technology to tackle social problems and development challenges in India. Ashwin become a driving force behind numerous urban development projects in Bangalore including traffic management solutions, cleaning up and preservation of lakes. He was also part of the Agenda for Bengaluru Infrastructure and Development Task Force (ABIDe).

    Political career- Ashwin Mahesh was associated with the anti-corruption initiative, Corruption Saaku, since its inception, and later played an active role in India Against Corruption(IAC)'s demand for the Jan Lokpal Bill in Karnataka.He was listed in the The Smart List 2012: 50 people who will change the world by Wired UK.e was awarded the Ashoka Fellowship for Social Development. Ashwin ran his first political campaign in 2012 for the upper house of the Karnataka assembly, which he finished fourth. He had started many initiatives calledMissed Call Campaign to raise awareness and increase the number of registered voters before the MLC elections. Had enrolled more than 15,000 voters, but ended up with only 4,349 votes in the Bangalore graduates' constituency elections. Bangalore Mirror newspaper noted, if every one of the voters Mr Mahesh enrolled for voting had turned up to cast their ballot on election day, he would have won by a thumping majority'. In 2013, Karnataka Legislative Assembly elections, Ashwin Mahesh contested from the Bommanahalli constituency, garnered 11,915 votes and finished third. The Bangalore Political Action Committee (BPAC), an initiative which was launched by the business community of the IT capital of the nation, endorsed Ashwin in the Bommanahalli constituency. He secured 6.75 per cent of the total votes polled, beating even the Janata Dal(JDS) and Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP) candidates.