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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.

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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.

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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 Aakash (ether), Jal (water), Vaayu (air), Agni (fire), and Prithvi (earth), and together assert EMC's commitment to holistic solutions in environmental management.

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How We Work


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.

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  • Dr prasad modak

    Dr. Prasad Modak

    Prasad is an Alumni of IIT Bombay and holds Doctor of Environmental Engg from Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok. Dr Modak was Professor at Centre for Environmental Science and Engg at IIT Bombay between 1984-1995. Currently, he is back again with his Alma matter as Professor (Adjunct) at Centre for Technology Alternatives in Rural Areas. Dr Modak runs a strategic consulting company –Environmental Management Centre LLP – that focuses on sustainability. He is also Director of Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation a Section 8 not for Profit Company with a mandate to impart education and training in the arena of environmental management & sustainability.Dr Modak was Chief Sustainability Officer at IL&FS Ltd and the first Dean of IL&FS Academy for Applied Development as a Consultant.

  • kiran modak

    Kiran Modak

    Kiran is an alumnus of the J.J.School of Art in Mumbai where she pursued fine arts. She is one of the pillars of EMC having supported Dr.Modak through all his endeavors right from the inception of EMC to where it is today. Kiran supports the work of EMC in her capacity of Partner and the initiatives undertaken at Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation as Trustee. She currently manages her own small business of hand-made pottery under the name of Kyra Potteries

  • devika modak

    Devika Modak

    Devika is currently a digital strategy director at Purple Strategies, based in Alexandria, Virginia. She has a background in advertising and management consulting with a focus on process improvement, corporate social responsibility and brand development.Devika has worked on strategy & operations engagements and campaigns over the course of her career at Ogilvy & Mather, JWT, International Finance Corporation, Deloitte Consulting, and Navigant Consulting. Her cross functional background in strategic development with a foundation in sustainability practices and brand management have allowed her to explore multiple industries and thus provide holistic corporate solutions which take several factors and scenarios into consideration.

  • pranav modak

    Pranav Modak

    Pranav has a Masters in Engineering (Major in Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering) from the Washington University in St.Louis, USA. He currently works in the field of renewable energy specifically Solar. He is a Solar Energy Systems Engineer and Procurement Lead at a rapidly emerging start up ‘’StraightUp Solar” in St.Louis. His expertise lies in providing incisive analysis of systems for improving business operations and decisions. His work involves improving data driven systems for increasing efficiency of business operations. His keen interest and skill in working with data enables him to refine tools used to determine economic feasibility of projects. He is a key developer of the company CRM software in addition to creating effective processes in CAD.

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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. 


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We’re 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).

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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.