Virtual Coffee: Plastic free campus

Business incubation and entrepreneurship development initiatives of St. Teresa’s College

Tue, Jun 25 2024
Europe/Berlin: 9:00 - 9:45am
Asia/Amman: 10:00 - 10:45am
Asia/Kolkata: 12:30 - 1:15pm
Asia/Kuala_Lumpur: 3:00 - 3:45pm

Virtual Coffee: Dr. Nirmala Padmanabhan

We are excited to welcome Dr. Nirmala Padmanabhan for our next Virtual Coffee ☕, where she will be discussing "Plastic free campus: Business incubation and entrepreneurship development initiatives of St. Teresa’s College" 🌿🏫

What will you gain from this Virtual Coffee? 
You will get insights into how the Society of Teresians for Environment Protection (STEP), a charitable organization formed by students and faculty of St. Teresa’s College Ernakulam, is promoting the first principle of waste management: reduction in the usage of plastic carry bags/rexine bags through the popularization of eco-friendly alternatives, thereby becoming a plastic-free campus. Dr. Nirmala Padmanabhan will discuss the success, benefits, and challenges of the organization, as well as its future direction. 📈🚀

Who is Dr. Nirmala Padmanabhan? 
Dr. Nirmala Padmanabhan is the Dean of Extension and Incubation at St. Teresa’s College in Ernakulam, Kerala. For more than 25 years, she served as the Head of the Department and an Associate Professor in the Post Graduate Department and Research Centre in Economics at St. Teresa’s College. She has been actively involved in various initiatives related to environmental protection and social entrepreneurship.

Here are some highlights from her impressive bio:🌟

  • Coordinator of STEP (Society of Teresians for Environment Protection): Dr. Nirmala oversees the social entrepreneurship unit at St. Teresa’s College, focusing on environmental initiatives.
  • Nodal Officer for Unnat Bharat Abhiyan: She plays a key role in this rural development program, connecting academic institutions with local communities.