About Indian Institute of Sustainability
The Indian Institute of Sustainability (IIS) was established in the year 2020 by Gujarat University (GU) to offer courses that would enable students to become professionals who would work towards a more environmentally sound and socially responsible society. Educational courses, training to upgrade skills, and research programs are offered in the fields of agriculture and forestry, environment and climate, sustainable finance and economy, etc.
Academic profile IIS, Ahmedabad is currently offering three main courses, namely, M.Sc., PG Diploma, and an MBA in Agripreneurship & Value Chain Management. The academic programs incorporate a combination of management aspects, public policy, and agribusiness that are taught by highly qualified faculty who are alumni of reputed educational institutions. The curriculum thus includes learning the best practices for using elements in nature, approaching the development of smart cities without affecting natural resources in a detrimental way, sustainable public policy, etc. Summer courses are offered, with possible future student exchange programs with foreign universities. Facilities are offered as well, to work on innovative and applied research programs that focus on the value chain, sustainability, and livelihood.
A unique opportunity at IIS is to get field exposure and support entrepreneurs for a new start-up and work with ongoing projects and new ventures as well. Seminars and guest lectures are scheduled through collaboration with other colleges, universities, and industry experts.
Campus facilities IIS is located at the Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Centre for Extension Research and Innovation on the eco-green campus of Gujarat University. Postgraduate students can avail of hostel accommodation, with separate ones for boys, girls, and international students. Other than the canteen facility available on the main GU campus, the hostels have their own canteen and mess facility. IIS students have access to the GU library that is one of the largest in the State, with a huge stock of subjectwise academic books, periodicals, journals, newspapers, magazines, manuscripts, theses, and e-resources as well. For sports, there is the well-known international level sports facility named the Sardar Patel Sports City (SPSC) that includes a swimming pool, facilities for athletics track and field events, shooting, etc. It even has its own hostel exclusively for sportspersons, with a gym, and training and recreational rooms.
Other infrastructure includes an amphitheatre, a university store, an educational multimedia research center, and a healthcare center with a dedicated COVID health care hospital. A special Park for Industrial Extension and Research (PIER) exclusively for research is also coming up on the GU campus.
Admission procedure Students keen to enrol for a course at IIS have to apply for admission through the online procedure by filling in the registration form and proceeding to apply and make the requisite payment online. For queries about the admission procedure and any clarifications about the courses, students can communicate via email or call directly.
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