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Green Economy Course Facilitated by Ramasubramanian

“What if things turn out fine? What forms of structures, enterprises, economic imaginations are we pursuing today that will ensure that a transformed planet is sustained and never returns to the path of self-destruction. This is the Future Knowledge that I want to facilitate learning. I call it Future Knowledge.”

These courses aim to provide an orientation and framework for those interested in building green economy in the Indian context primarily and utilizing the tools, practices and knowledge that has emerged from across the world, but, primarily from Indian background. It aims to equip candidates with customized transitional plans to design and move towards a green economy building.




Designed as a Certificate Course for 10 lectures followed by a bootcamp. Offered as part of the Post-Graduate Degree.
The course provides an orientation and introduction to the Green Economy in the Indian context.  It borrows a lot from the works and existing models of traditional institutional knowledge and practices, the Gandhian Economist JC Kumarappa and also from currently prevalent diverse Indian organizational practices. Designed and offered as a stand-alone hybrid programme consisting of 8 online interactive sessions and an optional weeklong bootcamp.

This course was initially designed and offered  in the international township of Auroville The course was offered at the Bhoomi College…
Designed for Post-Graduate students and individual entrepreneurs. The course spread over 4 weeks is offered as a hybrid programme with weekend online classes and completing with a bootcamp of 4 days. Currently the programme is being offered in Madras School of Social Work (MSSW), Chennai. This course at MSSW is being offered to the students pursuing their Masters programme on Social Entrepreneurship. The focus is on nurturing their own green enterprise idea. 
A 10-day intensive in-person camp with one prior online class. The immersive bootcamp is meant to facilitate the transition of existing entrepreneurs into a green entrepreneurship. It brings together a cohort similar ‘’in transit’’ entrepreneurs and facilitates through exercises and interactive sessions.
Sustainability Transformation Challenge with Meenakshi - 45 Days to Transform into Sustainable Living

We all know the crisis of Climate Emergency and have daily update on the worsening scenario. Most of us wanting to make a change in our own lives first, are stuck at what is known as the ''beginners block'' with the first few steps being the hardest. This course aims to provide you with a step-by-step process to transform yourself from within, under the guidance of Smt. Meenakshi, and, with the support of a cohort of co-travellers / co-learners.
Critical Perspective on Green Economy:  This course is designed to explore Green Economy (GE) from a critical perspective. The course is structured as short classes thoughtfully put together drawing insights from a wide-ranging field, as well as synthesizing some of the complicated information for easy grasp without being a technical expert.  
This course is being offered to the students of under graduate programme at the Collage of Atlantic in Bar Harbour in the Fall 2023. 

In critically examining existing global economic models, we will use case studies from India that draw on the lens of Gandhian Economics and ways to remake society through green entrepreneurship. We will focus on ideas that bring ethics to the forefront of the enterprise creation process, drawing, especially, on ideas of J. C. Kumarappa. We will look closely at ways in past societies, cultural ethos guided enterprise and how there is a need to re-create…