India’s first climate school launched by Anant National University


Anant National University has launched the Anant School for Climate Action, a unique and one-of-a-kind school in India. The school, which was launched in mid-July, will begin with two fundamental training courses under the aegis of the Anant school for climate action.

The courses are – the 4-year Bachelor of Technology program specializing in climate change and the 1-year Anant Fellowship for Climate Action. By pursuing these groundbreaking programs, students will specialize in climate technologies and become part of the $23 trillion global climate economy.

The school will be the first of its kind to academically train students in climate studies, climate impact and the implementation of measures to facilitate climate change adaptation and mitigation.


Grouped under the Anant School for Climate Action, the Bachelor of Technology in Climate Change Program is designed to equip students with the skills to use engineering rigor and tools to create technological solutions to climate change.

Enrolled students will have access to a state-of-the-art climate laboratory at the Ahmedabad campus, running climate simulations and various devices for meteorological measurements, solar radiation and photovoltaic systems.

The lab will also house equipment for testing renewable energy sources, and more. The market-oriented curriculum prepares students for positions in all sectors, as all businesses must mitigate the impacts of climate change.

It also prepares students for roles requiring climate modeling and analysis, positions in government agencies, and independent laboratories conducting climate research.

Admissions for the Bachelor of Technology program have already started and the admission deadline is August 15, 2022.

The The one-year fellowship program gives Anant Climate Action Scholars the opportunity to work with climate pioneers around the world.

Based on a mentor-mentee framework, the program is designed to help fellows develop the skills needed to lead large-scale solutions to mitigate climate change.

Upon completion of the course, fellows will be prepared to take on leadership positions in the multi-sectoral $3 trillion climate change field, and will also be invited to remain members of the Anant Fellowship for Climate Action community.


Speaking at the launch of the Anant School for Climate Action, Dr Anunaya Chaubey, Provost, National University of Anantsaid: “Climate change is not a theoretical concept, it is a reality that people all over the world are seeing and especially in an ecologically sensitive area like India.”

“With Three million renewable energy jobs in India and $2.5 trillion in opportunities in climate-resilient infrastructure in India by 2030there is a gaping lack of technically skilled and qualified people for these jobs,” Chaubey said.

“Our education system does not cover climate change and climate action topics or courses at any level. Recognizing the need for specialized climate studies and programs is the need of the hour,” the provost added.

“Our school will focus on new studies, research, technologies, training and innovative programs in this fast-growing and absolutely essential climate action industry,” added Chaubey.


Dr Miniya Chatterji, Founding Director, Anant School for Climate Action, and CEO of Sustain Labs Parissaid: “Measuring, predicting, mitigating and adapting to climate change requires an influx of new technologies as well as people skilled in the use of existing and new technologies.”

“The goal of the Anant School for Climate Action is to equip students with the latest knowledge to mitigate and adapt to climate change. The Honors Bachelor of Technology in Climate Technologies provides students with specialized training so that they are absorbed by the industry as world-class professionals in the field,” she added.

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