Dr. Nandini Kumar

Grant Category: Fulbright-Nehru Environmental Leadership Program Fellow
Field of Specialization: Environmental Education
Name: Dr. Nandini Kumar
Official Address and Designation: Associate Professor
Department of Natural Resources
TERI University, 10 Institutional Area
Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 110 070
Telephone (O): 91-11-26122222
E-mail: nandinik@teri.res.in
Duration of Grant: Four months
Project Title: Use of System Dynamics to develop a Holistic Paradigm for Environmental Education and Integrate the Concept of Sustainable Development
Abstract of Project :
Understanding environmental problems requires enhancing the quality of prevailing decision-making processes. System Dynamics takes into account the dynamic interrelationships between the components and sub-components of the complex systems underlying environmental issues. It can thus provide a fit paradigm to deal with sustainable development, the overarching goal in the environmental arena. If this awareness of interdependence and pervasive influence of factors in environmental processes is communicated and demonstrated to students in higher education, they will be better decision-makers. I hope to develop the paradigm for environmental education that is holistic and that conveys the concept of sustainable development and continue research in the application of this promising tool.

Academic Background :
Ph.D. Atmospheric Chemistry Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra 1994
M.Sc. Environmental Chemistry Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra 1988
B.Sc. Chemistry, Zoology Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra 1986
Professional Background :
Associate Professor TERI University, New Delhi 2008–till date
Visiting Faculty TERI University, New Delhi 2003–2008
Consultant TERI, New Delhi 2001–2003
Senior Research Fellow Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra 1994–1996
Dr. Nandini Kumar