Environment is everybody's business. It has been observed that many individuals, who have the benefit of education and are actively engaged in their professions, often have strong desire to educate themselves on environmental matters. They also want to play a significant role in environmental management of their neighbourhood.
Sometimes, due to misinformation or availability of excessive information on a subject, these individuals despite their enlightened background, are not in a position to appreciate significant environmental issues. They are also sometimes misled by adverse propaganda. Owing to these reasons, the Appreciation Course on Environment (ACE) has been developed by the University in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India, as a non-credit awareness course.
The objectives of this course are to:
- Disseminate information on national and international environmental issues.
- Create environmental consciousness among professionals, academicians and other members of society who can play an active part in opinion making within the society so that corrective environmental action could be encouraged; and
- Facilitate development of environmental leadership among individuals who may organise/ participate in environment upgradation programmes.