The Center for Research in Global Change and Sustainability welcomes enquiries from graduate and doctoral students, researchers as well as teachers from India and overseas for visits (short term to sabbatical), internships, volunteering, student projects and collaborative research opportunities. Members of CRGCS are happy to discuss with potential candidates the details of such visits.  



St. Albert’s College, Mahatma Gandhi University, where CRGCS is based, conducts three year undergraduate degree (B. Sc) programs in Aquaculture as well as Industrial Fish and Fisheries AND a two year Master’s program (M. Sc) in Applied Fisheries & Aquaculture. Students from these programs have the option of working with researchers at CRGCS for carrying out their undergraduate and graduate dissertations.
Opportunities are also available in the group for undertaking PhD degree in Zoology affiliated to the Mahatma Gandhi University Enquiries may be addressed to Benno Pereira (bennopereira@gmail.com)


The CRGCS welcomes students pursuing Master’s degree programs in Zoology, Environmental Biology, Fisheries, Aquaculture, Aquatic Biology and related degrees within and outside India to carry out their dissertation with a member of the group. Interested students may contact individual staff members at least three months in advance. Enquiries for internships (minimum of 1 month and a maximum of 6 months) are also welcome from graduate and post graduate students of any branch of Life Science, as well as economics and sociology. Further details can be had from Dr. Benno Pereira - bennopereira@gmail.com;  +91(0)9447220233 or Rajeev Raghavan (rajeevraq@hotmail.com)


CRGCS welcomes enquiries from dynamic and highly motivated researchers to associate with the center in the capacity of an Adjunct Fellow. Applicants should have studied for a Master’s Degree or beyond in any area of Environmental Sciences/ Sociology/Economics/Law and interested in undertaking interdisciplinary research in conservation and sustainable development. Interested candidates may contact Rajeev Raghavan (rajeevraq@hotmail.com) or Shijo Joseph (shijonrsa@gmail.com) for further details. The center is particularly interested in candidates with interest in environmental law, large mammal ecology, marine biology and ecological economics.


Applications are invited for the post of a Project Associate at the Center for Research in Global Change and Sustainability (CRGCS) to work on projects related to natural resources conservation. Prospective candidates should possess Master’s Degree (or higher degrees) in any branch of Life Science and willing to work outdoors. Preferences will be given to candidates with knowledge in remote sensing and GIS. An updated CV which includes name and address (including email) of two referees should be submitted to Shijo Joseph, Group Leader, Remote Sensing and GIS Division at shijonrsa@gmail.com on or before 20th January 2010. Application will be reviewed on 22nd January and the decision of the reviewing committee will be communicated within the next couple of days. Remuneration varies from Rs. 6000 – 12000 depends on the qualification and experience. Please do not send the hardcopy of the application.

Volunteering and internship opportunities exist for two on-going projects. Interested candidates may contact Benno Pereira bennopereira@gmail.com OR Rajeev Raghavan rajeevraq@hotmail.com.

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