The Chair for Sustainable Development has been established in the University to develop and promote education for sustainable development in the country under the guidance of an eminent agricultural scientist Professor M. S. Swaminathan-an internationally acclaimed leader in agriculture and sustainable rural development. The main focusof the Chair is promotion of research and education in the field of Sustainabiity Science. The Chair is also involved in identification of new pathways of sustainable development on the basis of real experiences, as part of Action Research Projects, in different eco-systems of the country.