ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2021

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2021, over 25,000 young leaders on 2,000+ campuses across 153 nations applied to join the Class of 2021. 136 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 2,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2021 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT JYOTISMAN RATH, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai Indian Oil Odisha Campus | Bhubaneswar, India | Advancing SDG 13 & UNAI 9

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" It is our mouth that gives voice to our thoughts. Likewise, it is a good platform that gives wings to our plans. And when the platform is excellent, it even helps us achieve a solid impact. The Millennium Fellowship, I believe, is one such platform that enables you to create magic. Today, we are very much dependent on the Internet but hardly realize its negative impact on our climate. It’s high time that we work towards the sustainable society of our dreams and this project can possibly be a strong step towards that. What fuels me to have an aim for my goals is the fact that the world is standing at an important juncture and even small actions of ours can impact millions worldwide. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Cyber For Climate

This may sound really shocking, but it’s true! The Internet that you are using right now, the social media that you check daily, the digital meetings that you attend – all make our lives easy, but they also have a negative impact on our climate and environment. Very less attention is given to the fact that the Internet also consumes electricity from coal or conventional sources during its operation, leading to CO2 and GHG emissions at the global level. And not hundreds or thousands, the Internet runs at the scale of millions and thus even a single email counts.

Our project 'Cyber For Climate' aims at measuring the climatic impact of the cyber world and creating awareness amongst the netizens of today. We look to bring innovations that reduce the energy consumption associated with the cyber-infrastructure and create a behavioural change in the society for the cause of climate. We target to potentially impact a large number of lives through this initiative with things like green computing, eco-friendly web designing and digital solutions that are sustainable.

About the Millennium Fellow

Jyotisman Rath has only one thing – he aims to solve the grand challenges of the society in whatever little way possible. Pursuing his studies in Chemical Engineering from his hometown Bhubaneswar, a city in eastern part of India, he happens to be intensely passionate about Science and Technology and believes a lot can happen through the right use of these. Though mostly a silent guy, he can talk hours on climate, sustainability, digital technologies or on his special love i.e. batteries. If not at his laptop, you will find him clicking photos, writing poems or singing to his joy.