​​Science Communicators' Forum

Project: Assessment of Risk & Vulnerability to the Environmental Hazards & Disasters and the Disaster Perception of the People of Sunderban

Sundarban, the largest mangrove delta epitomizes the global dilemma of the conflicts between environment and development. Even after taking various initiatives in the field of disaster management, due to lack of synchronization between the government and non-government organizations, experts and analysts, and the victims, effective results are not visible. CCLR has undertaken an in-depth study to assess the risk and vulnerability and the disaster perception of the people of Sundarban in the perspective of environmental disasters; to understand the linkages between the risk and vulnerability of the people and the real situation/status/sufferings of the victims and to address some specific measures helpful for the disaster management in this area.

In the above background the project “Assessment of Risk & Vulnerability to the Environmental Hazards & Disasters and the Disaster Perception of the People of Sunderban” was sanctioned by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi, in December 2012. The project continued upto 2014-2015. The final Report was submitted to ICSSR, New Delhi in March, 2015.

In-house seminars

Topics of In-house seminars conducted by CCLR up to 2016:

  1. Water Footprint by Shri P. K. Sengupta,
  2. First step to Cosmic Exploration by Shri Kaustuv Chowdhuri,
  3. Global Warming by Prof. Subhasis Mukhopadhyay,
  4. Living on the Edge: Sundarban an Overview by Dr. Bansari Guha,
  5. Evolution of Dinosaur by Shri Rajib Mukherjee,
  6. The Fundamentals of Optics by Shri Ramemdralal Mukherjee,
  7. Innovative Approach of Learning by Doing by Shri Saikat Ganguly.

The Center for Creative Learning & Research (CCLR), a research unit of SCF, has been set up with the approval of the General Body of SCF in 2010, with the following broad aims and objectives:

  1. ​To undertake fundamental research on innovative learning method in the domain of natural as well as social science education,
  2. To pursue research on syllabi, curriculum and pedagogic approach, both at school and at college level,
  3. To develop innovative scientific experiments and resource materials beneficial both for the students and teachers,
  4. To publish books, journals, magazines etc., and
  5. To organize seminars, lectures etc, for dissemination of the knowledge of various pertinent questions relating to the natural as well as social sciences and to create premises for exchange of views.