Ashoka University: Leading Liberal Arts and Sciences University

Other links:

Other links:

Department of Environmental Studies

Today, more than ever, our well-being and that of our fellow creatures depends on how we think and act upon the biophysical world we share. Fundamental changes in the earth‚Äôs climate and oceans threaten basic survival.  Rivers, forests and grasslands are shrinking.  Cities are collapsing into chaos.  Meanwhile millions of people still lack adequate food, water, energy and shelter.  Environmental Studies provides the concepts, methods, and modes of analysis to understand and address this range of critical issues.  By offering rigorous training that combines classroom teaching with field research, and by bringing together the humanities, social and natural sciences, Environmental Studies equips students with the intellectual and practical resources for achieving social and ecological justice.


Faculty at Environmental Studies

The department‚Äôs faculty members work on a variety of subjects‚ÄĒfrom wildlife conservation to sustainable food systems, urban planning to air pollution, collective action and environmental movements. They approach problems from a range of disciplinary perspectives‚ÄĒbiology and ecology, cultural geography and history, sociology and anthropology. Their research draws on experimental methods, quantitative modelling, geographical information systems, field-based observation, ethnographic and archival methods. Much of this work is cross-disciplinary and collaborative. It speaks to wider scholarly and public debates, both Indian and global, about environmental issues and policies. Cutting-edge, empirically rich, and theoretically rigorous inquiry and teaching is the hallmark of Environmental Studies at Ashoka.




Contact Us

For any queries regarding Environmental Studies programmes, please contact: -

Mukul Sharma

Head of the Department

Rajendra Tewari

Office Manager

Anjali Dalmia

Student Representative

Study at Ashoka

Study at Ashoka