Centre for Media Studies (CMS) is a premier research and advocacy
organization working in the area of communication and development.
CMS through its research endeavors has also been identifying knowledge
gaps and missing links in effective implementation of strategies
for environmental conservation and communication. In recognition
of its pioneering work in the area of media awareness, environment,
CMS has been made an “ENVIS CENTRE” in the country by
the Ministry of Environment & Forests specifically in the context
of the electronic media. The Centre was set-up with the objective
to provide information to decision-makers, policy-planners, scientists,
research community, students, etc. all over the country.
CMS ENVIS Centre publishes a quarterly Newsletter on Environmental
Communication and Electronic Media with the aim to network NGOs
and professionals involved in environment and development communication.
Towards achieving the goal of sustainable development, CMS has also
been recognized as a CMS SDNP Node on Environment and Media by the
Minsitry of Environment Forests. This film festival “VATAVARAN”
is another of CMS's initiatives in promoting sustainable development
endeavors through media.