School of Environmental Sciences

Mahatma Gandhi University-Kottayam




HIGHRANGE ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH CENTRE (HERC)


Outreach Centre of the School

Under the school the University has established an outreach centre named Highrange Environmental Research Centre (HERC), at Nedumkandam, Idukki District, Kerala with an aim to extend its activities beyond the university campus, first of its kind in the university.

The centre has taken up various projects pertaining to the resource conservation and environmental problems of Western Ghats.

The school also coordinates a Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Ecotourism under the distance education stream of the University at this centre.

The Centre is also used for the conduct of research in tribal ecology, biodiversity, pollution, landslides and soil erosion of Western Ghats.





Thoughts of the Page

"Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge."

– Thomas Edison

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought- June 17