Welcome to the Center for Sustainability Nexus

Welcome to the Center for Sustainability Nexus, where innovation meets sustainability to create a brighter future for all. Our center is a hub of research, education, and collaboration, dedicated to advancing sustainable practices and addressing global challenges.

At the Center for Sustainability Nexus, we believe that by fostering connections between academia, industry, and communities, we can drive meaningful change towards a more sustainable world. Our interdisciplinary approach brings together experts from various fields to explore innovative solutions that balance environmental, social, and economic needs.

Join us on this journey as we work towards a more sustainable future, where people and the planet thrive together. Explore our website to learn more about our initiatives, research projects, and how you can get involved and also about the 17 SDGs goals.





Vision

To be a hub for innovation and collaboration, accelerating the university's journey towards a sustainable future.

Mission

  • Educate and Empower: Equip students with the knowledge, skills, and critical thinking to become sustainability leaders.
  • Connect and Collaborate: Foster partnerships across campus disciplines and with external stakeholders to develop impactful solutions.
  • Drive Positive Change: Champion sustainability initiatives on campus and inspire action in the wider community.
  • Ranking mission

Adaptability

  • Address a range of sustainability challenges relevant to the university and its region.
  • Partner with diverse departments and student groups.
  • Highlight its role in education, research, and community engagement.

CSN Objectives



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Promote interdisciplinary collaboration

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Advance research and innovation

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Educate future sustainability leaders

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Champion sustainability practices on campus

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Engage the community

CSN Work Areas



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Workshops and seminars
Facilitating research projects
Supporting student ventures
Exploring new technologies
Developing best practices
Energy and resource efficiency
Partnerships
Public Education

Our Team




Dr. Jaymala Kumawat
 
Faculty of Pharmacy

Dr. Jaymala Kumawat
Member

Dr. Ashwini Sonawane
 
Faculty of Commerce & Management

Dr. Ashwini Sonawane
Member

Prof. Apurva Bhilare
 
Faculty of Law

Prof. Apurva Bhilare
Member

Prof. Bhavna Mahajan
 
Faculty of Pharmacy

Prof. Bhavna Mahajan
Member

Dr. Neerja Aswale
 
Faculty of Commerce & Management

Dr. Neerja Aswale
Member

Prof. Kavita Kumavat
 
Faculty of S & T

Prof. Kavita Kumavat
Member

Prof. Yogita Patil
 
Faculty of S & T

Prof. Yogita Patil
Member

Prof. Akash Alegaonkar
 
Faculty of Art & Design

Prof. Akash Alegaonkar
Member

Prof. Shekhar Paigude
 
Faculty of Media & Communication

Prof. Shekhar Paigude
Member

 
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Prof. Aditi Jain
Member

Dr. Harpreet Kaur
 
Faculty of Law

Dr. Harpreet Kaur
Member

Prof. Divya Somakumar
 
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Prof. Divya Somakumar
Member

Prof. Anand Pratap
 
Faculty of Art & Design

Prof. Anand Pratap
Member

Prof. Debasmita Sen
 
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Prof. Debasmita Sen
Member

Prof. Yogita Shinde
 
Faculty of Pharmacy

Prof. Yogita Shinde
Member

Prof. Suhas Chavan
 
Faculty of S & T

Prof. Suhas Chavan
Member


Eating Disorder Awareness Week celebration


The Department of Psychology organized a two-day “Eating Disorder Awareness” event to celebrate Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Through various activities, discussions, and campaigns, we promoted understanding and compassion for individuals struggling with eating disorders while promoting body positivity and mental well-being. Throughout the event, attendees had the opportunity to engage in various informative sessions and activities.


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Mother's Day Celebration at Vishwakarma University in Collaboration with Sahyadri Hospitals Pune


On May 8th and 9th, 2024, Vishwakarma University, in collaboration with Sahyadri Hospitals Pune, celebrated Mother's Day with a series of health-focused activities. The event featured comprehensive women's health checkups, breast cancer awareness sessions, and screenings conducted by experienced doctors from Sahyadri Hospitals. Additionally, workshops on stress management skills and discussions on ideal diet compositions were held to benefit women from all walks of life. Both the female and male staff members of Vishwakarma University actively participated in making this event a success, highlighting the community's commitment to promoting health and well-being.


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VU Legal Aid Clinic


The Faculty of Law was established under the Faculty of Law in 2018 as a center for legal research and education. The department runs PhD, LLM, LLB and BBA- LLB programs. In line with Article 39A of the Constitution of India, which advocates for equal access to justice for all, regardless of their vulnerability based on factors like religion, race, caste, economic status, and place of birth, Vishwakarma University established the VU Legal Aid Clinic on October 26, 2021. The clinic welcomes students from the Faculty of Law and other academic disciplines to volunteer and engage in legal aid initiatives. This unique opportunity enables students to connect with diverse segments of society, gain insights into their specific legal challenges, and formulate legal remedies. The Legal Aid Clinic also conducts interdisciplinary research projects addressing socio-legal issues. It collaborates with nonprofit organizations and community-based groups to identify the distinct legal needs of marginalized populations. Additionally, the clinic collaborates with the judiciary and government agencies to enhance access to a broader range of cases and also partners with technology companies to develop digital solutions for legal issues.


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Online photo competition on World Environment Day


An online photo competition was organized by the Center of Excellence for Energy and Sustainability in celebration of World Environment Day 2024. The theme of the competition was "Land Restoration, Drought Resilience, & Combat Desertification." The activity received appreciation from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).


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THE IMPACT RANKING 2024 Results


Vishwakarma University in Pune, India, has been featured in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings for 2024. The university is ranked among the top 401-600 globally for Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG 6), and for Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions (SDG 16). Additionally, it is ranked among the top 301-400 globally for Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure (SDG 9). These rankings reflect the university's contributions and commitment to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


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WURI Ranking 2024 Results


Vishwakarma University in Pune, India, has achieved notable rankings in the 2024 World University Rankings for Innovation (WURI). It is ranked 1st among Indian universities and 11th globally in the Social Responsibility category. Additionally, it stands 4th among Indian universities and 45th globally in the Entrepreneurial Spirit category, making it the youngest Indian university in these top rankings. Overall, Vishwakarma University is ranked 6th among Indian universities and 147th globally in the Global Top 300 Universities.


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Contact Us


Dr. Jaymala Kumawat
Dr. Ashwini Sonawane

Email: director.csn@vupune.ac.in

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