Pioneering Solutions for a Sustainable Future

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Plaksha University's integrated research ecosystem reflects its commitment to solving grand challenges arising from the food-water-energy nexus.


The food, water, and energy nexus concept refers to the interconnected relationship between food production, water availability, and energy resources. It recognizes that these three elements are inextricably linked and mutually dependent on each other. However, rapid urbanization, rising population, and a multitude of other factors are putting pressure on the nexus.  

Plaksha University, an innovative educational institution that envisions redefining technology education and research in India and the world, recognizes the critical importance of this nexus. To this front, a thriving research ecosystem has been established to focus on addressing the grand challenges arising from this relationship. 
The Indorama Ventures Center for Clean Energy has been established to enable scalable, sustainable, and affordable energy solutions. Going beyond theoretical research, the center's vision is to develop industry-relevant professionals and entrepreneurs capable of making a real impact in society. Driven by a commitment to solving grand challenges, the center seeks to ensure India's self-reliance in energy while maintaining grid security, power supply quality, and reliability.

On the other hand, Plaksha’s Center for Sustainable Agriculture envisions transforming India's agricultural sector by enhancing food security, improving agricultural sustainability, and reducing operational costs. Through precision farming, optimal management of land and water resources, and the implementation of advanced technologies, this center aims to improve crop yield, introduce new genotypes, and ensure higher- quality produce. This is done by harnessing the power of big data and providing actionable information to farmers for timely intervention. Additionally, the research center aims to empower farmers and stakeholders with informed decisions for a more sustainable and efficient agriculture sector.

Water scarcity is a critical issue with far-reaching implications for food, health, and the energy sectors. Plaksha's Center for Water Security recognizes the interconnectedness of water with these sectors and aims to ensure sustainable access to clean water for all activities in India. Through interdisciplinary research and collaboration with other centers, the focus lies on groundwater, domestic, and industrial wastewater projects. Emphasizing the circular water economy and achieving net-zero water, the center utilizes the campus as a testbed for real-time monitoring of water quality and treatment processes. Additionally, the center conducts educational, outreach, and awareness initiatives to address water security challenges.

Plaksha is committed to transforming research initiatives into tangible solutions that make a positive difference in society.

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