Environmental Management Centre LLP (EMC) was established in 1996. Dr. Prasad Modak founded EMC when he left Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay in 1995 where he was faculty at the Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering (CESE) from 1984.
We’ve come a long way; 20 + years.
EMC has grown from a handful of team members to a larger group of professionals working for the three entities of EMC LLP, Ekonnect and PMA.
Our services are strategic, knowledge driven and supported through research and training. All assignments benefit from our expertise in harmonizing economic, environmental and social considerations into business logic, development plans and policy frameworks.
Over the past decades, we have conceived, developed and executed a number of national, regional and international assignments that have set several "firsts".
Many have stimulated action leading to policy reforms, sustainable investments and long term capacity building.
We value both concept and implementation. Sustainability is the focus.
At the time when EMC was founded, sustainability was far from the "buzz" word it is today. EMC's mission to practice sustainability could thus be viewed as proactive, visionary and influencing environmental consultancy.
Mainstreaming sustainability is recognized for the advantage it brings and not just an expression of ethos. The "advantage factor" includes environmental and social dimensions as well as economic gains. These include savings, increase in brand value and ability to leverage. Sustainability based strategies are risk averse and high on opportunities for value addition.
EMC believes that these advantages are not the purview of a select few but are in fact available and rightly should be, to 'all' concerned. This is precisely the mission of EMC.
EMC Logo elements
The EMC logo is based on the Panchamahaboota, the five elements of the cosmic order that are central to Indian Philosophy. The Vedic symbols seen in harmonic arrangement on the auspicious banana leaf represent the Akash (ether), Jal (water), Vayu (air), Agni (fire), and Prtihvi (earth), and together assert EMC's commitment to holistic solutions in environmental management.
We deliver solutions through three entities.
EMC is the 'core'. EMC undertakes path-breaking and innovative assignments. There is never a templated approach.
Ekonnect is the 'surround'. Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation (Ekonnect) was established in 2012 as a Section 8 company.
Prasad Modak & Associates (PMA) is the 'future'. PMA always took up assignments that were ahead of the time in consulting.
Dr. Prasad Modak founded EMC when he left Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay in 1995 where he was faculty at the Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering (CESE) from 1984. He has worked with almost all key UN, multi-lateral and bi-lateral development institutions in the world.
Dr.Modak's work on environmental management over the past three decades has influenced environmental policies, investments and practices on a global basis. His extensive consultations and involvement in the Asian region in particular has led to building implementation capacities of key environmental institutions. This work has been duly recognized and appreciated in various fora and his advice is sought for strategic inputs and independent assessments.
We’re are the first to admit that we don’t know everything.
At times, we bring in professionals from outside the team, who contribute to the project. They become our associates. We have a number of associates among our network who have worked with us on several project over the years.
We continue to build this network with new members who apply to work with us as associates. We welcome such an association and encourage applicants to go through our selection process.
Currently we are building a team of associates with multifarious expertise on a global basis focusing on frontier areas such as Environmental Data Analytics, Modelling and Visualization of Big Data. These areas result in high end consulting projects that are undertaken under the banner of Prasad Modak & Associates (PMA).
Internship often forms a key component of higher education. In the present scenario it is difficult for students and young professionals to get quality internships. The situation is even more difficult when it comes to internship in the environmental arena.
Many students who are capable and of high caliber, do not get the opportunity to work at Companies/Institutions where they can contribute as well as learn. Their potential essentially remains untapped due to lack of facilitation and mentoring. Presently there are no organized mechanisms of connecting Universities and Companies/Institutions in the country. Our internship program has been designed to address this critical gap.
EMC has been operating the internship program for the last decade and more. Over 90 interns have completed their internships with us. We take in interns from premier institutes in India and the world like Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Centre of Environment Planning & Technology (CEPT), Symbiosis Pune, TERI University as well as Purdue University, U.S.
The projects taken up during the internship match the existing projects so that Interns are exposed to live projects to enrich their learning experience. Topics cover areas such as Ecohousing, Environmental Management Systems, Eco- design, GIS applications, Carbon Footprinting, Climate Change, and the like.
In most cases, interns have undertaken full time projects at their universities/institutions following the foundation work carried out at EMC. In some cases, the outputs have been accepted and published in international conferences. Our interns are now placed at well established companies and remain in contact with us.
Every company witnesses their team strength fluctuate over the years.
We do too.
While there are some team members who have been with us since inception, there are others who have had to move on within a few months or years.
We cherish our relationship with them and acknowledge their support as a working member of our team. Precisely why we do our best to stay connected with our‘Alumni’.
Most are also a part of our associates’ network.