National workshop on "Environmental Impact Assessment: Issues, Challenges, and Policy Implications in India", HSS&M, June 9-10, 2012, IIT Bhubaneswar

Organizers: School of Humanities, Social Sciences & Management (HSS&M)

Venue: Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (IITBBS)
             Institute auditorium, Samantapuri,
             Samantapuri, Bhubaneswar-751013


HSS&M of IITBBS is organizing a Workshop on "Environmental Impact Assessment: Issues, Challenges, and Policy Implications in India” (EIA-2012) during June 9-10, 2012. We look forward to your participation and support in making this workshop a success.

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is an important policy tool for decision makers, regulators and  stakeholders to be aware of the possible environmental, social and economic costs of a proposed project and /or interventions. A proper EIA is also very essential for a sustainable and appropriate decision making process. However, researchers, planners, policy makers and those concerned with EIA remain less aware of the various issues, challenges, steps and processes involved in executing EIA. There is a genuine need for capacity building in EIA processes and steps to conduct transparent public consultations and to evaluate EIA reports, especially after the new EIA notification by Government of India. Thus there is a need to develop awareness among community based organizations, nongovernmental organizations, corporate organization, academicians and environmental managers to understand and review EIA reports as they are more or less technical in nature.

This workshop aims at developing proficiency in EIA among the researchers, policy makers and planners, corporate institutions, forest officials, non-government organizations, and environment managers. This workshop will have a core team of experts from various disciplines of premier institutions to share their expertise and experience on various aspects of EIA in India. The workshop will provide unique opportunity for all participants to improve their understanding of the EIA in great detail.

The workshop would be appropriate for professionals from government agencies (Central, State or municipal), universities, research organizations, private sector companies, NGOs and self-employed professionals.

The workshop aims to include the following broad themes on EIA and other related issues.

  • EIA : Basic Principles , Assessment Methods, Matrices,Network and System Diagrams, Trend Analysis
  • Project Appraisal Techniques, User valuations Approaches, and Predication of Impact, Impact Assessment Models
  • Environmental Management Plans, Environmental Impact Statements, Environmental Clearance Methods etc.
  • Guidelines for Green Industrial Environment
  • EIA Notifications and Relevant Acts and laws
  • Presentation of Case studies Pertaining to EIA.

Delegates may complete and return the registration form along with following registration fee per delegate:

  • Corporate and NGO Delegates: Rs 2000
  • Academic Delegates : Rs 1500
  • Student (required to produce Identity card): Rs. 1000
  • Late Registration fee after 20th May 2012: Extra Rs. 500

Demand Draft in favour of CEP, IITBhubaneswar, preferably drawn on Syndicate Bank of India, Bhubaneswar.

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Last date to apply: May 20, 2012

Contact details: 
School of HSS&M,
IIT Bhubaneswar
Samantapuri (Rearside of Hotel Swosti Plaza)
Bhubaneswar-751 013
Phone: +91 674 2306 220
Email: /


June 9, 2012 12:00AM - June 10, 2012 12:00AM