Centre for Clean Environment (CCE)

Centre for Clean Environment (CCE) at Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) was established and formally inaugurated on 30th April 2024 with the intention to associate with Global Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations. CCE focuses on finding innovative technologies and sustainable solutions for the environmental issues from local to global scale. The centre address environmental concerns by collaborating with government, industry, non-government organizations and leading academic partners through national and international research networks. Our thrust area of research and consultancy revolves around water & wastewater treatment & management, solid waste management, waste to wealth, emerging contaminants, novel methods for environmental remediation, multidisciplinary approach towards environmental monitoring, bioremediation of organic pollutants in soil and water, environmental systems design, computations & modelling, heavy metal removal, air pollution & climate change, environmental forensic analysis, health risks & environmental impact assessment, environmental awareness, and other relevant areas of environmental concerns. The centre has several ongoing consultancy and research projects both at regional, national, and international level. The centre targets to use transdisciplinary approach in solving the environmental issues. Environmental Analytical Lab is the integral part of the centre which has the facilities for the environmental monitoring and assessment.

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  • To become a leading global centre in the field of clean environment towards achieving pollution abatement, remediation, waste to wealth and sustainable growth.


  • To develop an applied and effective solutions towards clean environment and human health.
  • To initiate technology transfer towards sustainable development.
  • To collaborate with government agencies, industries, NGOs, leading national and international researchers through transdisciplinary research.
  • To organize capacity building programmes for sustainable environment through training, education and workforce development.
  • To provide scientific information on effectiveness of various clean environment initiatives and programmes to policy makers.


The Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) was established with the aim of providing quality higher education on par with international standards and is recognized as one of the leading universities in India. VIT has always been a research–oriented and innovation driven university. In order to align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), VIT established centre for clean environment and was formally inaugurated on 30 th April 2024.

  • • Number of Publications = 26
  • • Number of Book Chapters = 2



1. Stereomicroscope
2. UV-Vis Spectrophotometer
3. Hydrothermal Rector
4. Algal Chamber
5. pH Meter
6. Potable Water Analyzer
7. Muffle Furnace
8. Hot Air Oven
9. Sonicator
10. Hydrothermal Reactor
11. Analytical Balance
12. Magnetic Stirrer
13. Centrifuge
14. Double Distillation Unit
15. Zeiss Primostar 3 Upright Microscope
16. Laminar Airflow Chamber
17. COD Digestor
18. High Vacuum Oven
19. Deep Freezer
20. Fine Particulate Sampler

Inauguration of CCE

  • Inauguration of 'Centre for Clean Environment' by H.E.Mr.Chris Hodges, U.S.Consul General, Chennai on 30th April 2024

Our activities at a Glance

  • Workshop on Analysing microplastics using FT-IR imaging microscope, 3rd November 2023.
  • National workshop on scientific presentation and methodology, 3rd to 9th October 2023.
  • Workshop on GC & GC-MS Concepts and its Applications in Environmental Sciences, 18th August, 2023.

1. Dr. Tamas Panda received ACS publication Best oral presentation award in the international conference on Contemporary Ideas, Innovations & Initiatives in Chemical Sciences CI3CS-2023 organised by Presidency University, Kolkata.

Research Collaborations

  • The University of Newcastle, Australia
  • Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • University of Warwic
  • Concordia University.
  • IIT Kharagpur

Dr.S. Shantha Kumar


Centre for Clean Environment

G16, Ground Floor
Pearl Research Park Block
VIT, Vellore-632014