“Amity University Mumbai Student Selected as UN Millennium Fellow, Championing Sustainable Solutions”


An outstanding achievement has been made at Amity College Mumbai, where Ankit Mishra, a final year BCA student at Amity Institute of Information Technology, has been named the Millennium Scholar of the Class of 2023 under the prestigious United Nations Millennium Scholarship Program. In addition to this notable recognition, the Millennium Campus Network (MCN) also honored Mr. Ankit Mishra as an Emerging Technologist for this year.

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The Millennium Fellowship Program, administered by United Nations Academic Impact and Millennium Campus Network, went through an intensive application process for the Class of 2023, considering more than 44,000 applicants from more than 3,000 universities in 119 countries. Only a few, 260 universities worldwide (only 9% of applicants), have been selected to host a group of 4,000 Millennium Scholars in 2023. This fellowship spans one semester and aims to develop leadership skills while contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Participants go through a cycle of “Convene,” “Challenge,” and “Celebrate,” culminating in a certificate of recognition from the United Nations Academic Impact and Millennium Campus Network.

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Vice Chancellor of Amity University Mumbai, Prof. Dr. A W Santhosh Kumar, emphasized the importance of instilling sustainable development practices among students, which can significantly contribute to India’s ambitious net-zero targets for Greenhouse Gas emissions across Scope 1, Scope 2, and Scope 3. The university’s core values of empathy, humility, and inclusion serve as the foundation for nurturing students’ leadership skills and enabling them to provide sustainable solutions to social issues. 

Amity University Mumbai has a strong commitment to reporting its contributions to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and it has earned high rankings in THE Impact and QS Sustainability Rankings. Furthermore, the university has aligned its policies with the United Nations’ 17 SDGs, demonstrating its dedication to global sustainable development.

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