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.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT VEDANT KRISHNA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies | Mumbai, India | Advancing SDG 13 & UNAI 9
" The Millennium Fellowship will inspire me to learn from equally motivated individuals across the world to address the challenges they see in their communities. It gives me a space to create unique solutions to social issues we all face today. India is expected to become the world’s most populated country by 2027 with the largest number of young population. It is important that I motivate the youth to work towards issues they are most passionate about to create a more sustainable future. My learnings from this fellowship will empower me to work on innovative social change models in the coming years. "
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
Vedant Krishna is a final year student pursuing his liberal arts degree from NMIMS, Mumbai. He has proactively been leading and supporting multiple social change projects since he was 14 years old. From founding a community library to working on menstrual health, he likes to engage through intersectional interventions by engaging in innovative ways. Vedant has worked with Teach for India to mentor a group of low income students to provide them with quality education. He is committed towards enabling students to become empathetic leaders within their communities.
He is passionate to build his professional skill at the inter junction of Economics, Entrepreneurship and social change.