Sarvani Chirla


Bachelor of Technology, Environmental Engineering with a Minor in Sustainability and Environmental Management • Delhi Technological University


Resolute in centering her career around her passion for environmental protection and conservation, Sarvani pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering and graduated at the top of her class in 2023. Sarvani’s interest in environmentally conscious practices was significantly fostered by being raised in Singapore, one of the world’s most sustainable cities, along with the Indian values of ‘do not waste’ and ‘use wisely’ ingrained in her upbringing. Embracing a sustainable, vegan lifestyle with a minimal carbon footprint, she aspired to inspire systemic change beyond individual actions. This sparked her deep interest in topics such as net zero, sustainability management, environmental policy and governance, and sustainable business practices. The Sustainability and Environmental Management minor she took up during her Bachelor’s degree offered a taste of what she wanted to learn more about during her postgraduate studies, which attracted her to the MScSM Program.

Through various internships, Sarvani delved deeper into the sustainability space. She gained in-depth knowledge on topics like CSR, EPR, LCA, and overall waste management. Beyond academic pursuits, she engaged in several extracurricular voluntary activities. She started a social media platform to raise awareness about environmental issues and promote eco-friendly practices. This endeavor resulted in opportunities to conduct sessions on sustainability (audience ranging from 30 to 4000+ people) and was also interviewed on a Singaporean news channel Mediacorp Suria, expanding her impact. Sarvani also volunteered at Svadhyaya Youth Organization as a Project Coordinator. One of her most cherished projects was being the lead for the Peer Mentorship Program. This program comprised a three-month sustainability course curated to help applicants lead a more sustainable lifestyle, which directly impacted more than 300 individuals to date. The feedback for the program was gratifying and highlighted major lifestyle changes, emphasizing reduced plastic use, plant-based diets, and mindful consumption.

Through these experiences, Sarvani realized her goal of playing a significant role in catalyzing the transition to a zero-carbon economic model. She envisions integrating climate change measures into strategizing, planning, and helping businesses establish sustainable practices.