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Krea University Faculty Receive Prestigious Ramnath Goenka Award For Environment Journalism in 2022

by Prittle Prattle Team

Chennai, January 6, 2022: Prof Aniket Aga (Associate Professor of Anthropology & Environmental Studies) and Prof Chitrangada Choudhury (Associate Professor of Practice in Environmental Studies & Public Policy) from Krea University have won the Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism in the ‘Environment, Science and Technology category. The Awards aim to celebrate excellence, courage and commitment, showcasing outstanding contributions every year, paying tribute to Print, Digital and Broadcast journalists who maintain the highest standards of their profession.

Prof Aga and Prof Choudhury had published two articles on illegal herbicide-tolerant GM cotton seeds and associated lethal chemical inputs like glyphosate which are sweeping through biodiversity-rich Adivasi farms of Odisha’s Eastern Ghats. Their two articles titled, ‘Sowing the seeds of climate crisis in Odisha’ and ‘Cotton has now become a headache’, along with a broader climate change series, were published by the People’s Archive of Rural India (PARI).

Prof Aniket Aga’s interests span science and technology studies, democratic politics, and agrarian studies, and works on questions of environmental justice, food democracy and sustainable agriculture. His first book ‘Genetically Modified Democracy’ examining the ongoing controversy over genetically modified (GM) food crops in India is recently out from Yale University Press and will be published in South Asia in early 2022 by Orient Blackswan. He works closely with students from disadvantaged groups, including Dalit, Bahujan and Adivasi students as well as students from rural backgrounds.

Prof Chitrangada Choudhury is a multimedia journalist and researcher. Her reportage on the environment, social justice and rural, in particular indigenous communities, has been cited for multiple awards including the Sanskriti Award (2008), the Press Council of India’s National Award for Investigative Reporting (2015), and the Lorenzo Natali Journalism Prize twice (2010 & 2018). She is a Founding member of The People’s Archive of Rural India, an Editorial Board member of Article 14, and a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for World Environment History, University of Sussex.

About Krea University

Krea University, with a pioneering approach of Interwoven Learning, is located in Sri City, 55 kms. North of Chennai. Instituted by a team of global academicians, business leaders and scholars with a vision for the 21st Century and beyond, Krea is an effort to re-imagine the education system, aiming to enable students to become agile, ethical and purposeful leaders in this fast-changing world. Krea University currently houses two Schools and provides strategic oversight to globally acclaimed Research Centers. The School of Interwoven Arts and Sciences currently offers 3-year BA (Honours) & B.Sc. (Honours) degrees, with an option to do an additional year i.e. fourth year of Advanced Studies. The IFMR Graduate School of Business offers PhD, MBA and customised Management Development Programmes.

Krea University was established by a group of worldwide academics, industrialists, and intellectuals who have a vision for the twenty-first century and beyond. Our programs promote creativity, critical thinking, communication, reflection, cross-disciplinary approaches, real-world implementation, and the capacity to confront unsolved challenges through a unique Interwoven Learning paradigm. Students at Krea University are mentored by some of the brightest academic brains chosen from premier institutions across the world, a mix of cutting-edge young researchers and highly seasoned specialists. Krea University will develop a new generation of flexible, resilient leaders by teaching them critical thinking skills as well as the ethical foundation required to drive ahead.
The Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR) was founded in 1970 as a non-profit organization to give research-based inputs to enterprises and the government in the fields of finance and economics. The IFMR Society was the first of its sort in Asia, sponsored by the former ICICI Ltd, the House of Kothari’s, and other large industrial companies.
The purpose of Krea University is to assist mankind in preparing for an uncertain environment.
This is accomplished via rigorous and multidisciplinary research and teaching that constantly feeds the design of Interwoven Learning.

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