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 ASMITA KUMBHAR, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies | Mumbai, India | Advancing SDG 13 & UNAI 9

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" The Millennium Fellowship provides young change makers the perfect platform to create a positive social impact. To be part of an initiative as far-reaching and influential as this is not only a privilege but also a responsibility to uphold the quality and impact of the work done by the United Nations' SDGs. Being a Fellow also enables us to connect with other impressive teams, projects and platforms to learn from them in order to improve our own approaches and ideas. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Students for Sustainable Living

Under the title ‘Students for Sustainable Living’, the Millennium Fellows of NMIMS, Mumbai aim to create awareness about sustainability and sustainable practices. The project focuses on 3 of the 17 SDGs, namely 11, 12 and 13, which are Sustainable Cities and Communities, Responsible Production and Consumption and Climate Action respectively. We want to engage our fellow students in this initiative by organizing beach clean-ups, conducting webinars and workshops with experts in the field, and other activities. Through our independent student newsletter and the university website, we aim to raise awareness and encourage students to carry this initiative into their own homes and immediate surroundings. These webinars and articles will guide them through the process of switching to sustainable products in daily life, and how this can be done in an easy and cost effective manner.

About the Millennium Fellow

Asmita Kumbhar, born and raised in Pune, India, is currently a final year student at the Jyoti Dalal School of Liberal Arts, NMIMS University, Mumbai. Specializing in English literature, she has carved herself a niche at the intersection of Greek Mythology and feminist literature. Asmita has always been compassionate and driven, and these qualities in turn have helped her thrive in positions of responsibility. She has been an active volunteer for various projects that create social change. Asmita wants, more than anything, to create a positive impact in the world and contribute to the fulfillment of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, hopefully leaving behind a legacy to be proud of.