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EMPRI was earlier setup as Environmental Training Institute (ETI) in 1996 under DANIDA assistance and has already earned a name as a premier training institute in India with ISO 9000 certification and a pioneering institute for imparting training and providing consultancy on environmental issues. EMPRI is a restructured form of ETI, established in 2002 as an autonomous body under the Department of Forest, Ecology & Environment of Government of Karnataka. The institute draws its strength from a team of professionals with solid work experience and extensive training in their area of specialization. A network of experts from academia, consultancy firms and industries expands on the institute's capacity. Partners of EMPRI include Centre for infrastructure, Sustainable Transport and Urban Planning (CiSTUP), Institute of Simplified Hydroponics and German Technical Cooperation (GTZ).

Our Vision

An environment that ensures quality of life, well-being and dignity for people, flora and fauna.


EMPRI has two state-of-art equipped classrooms with a seating capacity of 50 and 20 respectively. Our library contains more than 2,000 books dedicated to environment management. For analysis of air, water and soil samples we use laboratory facilities of KSPCB, CPCB and NITK, Suratkal, Mangalore.

Our clients

  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)

  • Bangalore Mahanagara Palike

  • Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC)

  • Coffee Board, Karnataka

  • Department of Forest, Ecology & Environment, Government of Karnataka

  • Ex Corporation, Japan

  • German Technical Cooperation (GTZ)

  • Karnataka Biodiversity Board

  • Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA)

  • Watershed Department Directorate, Uttaranchal

  • World Bank

At home at EMPRI's

The inauguration of our new building in 2008 made a long dream come true. Faithful to our commitment, we have designed it to maintain and keep the environmental impact as low as possible. Walls and ceilings are built with low-energy bricks made up of soil and fly ash, bound together by only a little cement. Floors are made of locally quarried stone to save on transportation over long distances. We harvest rainwater collected on the roof and treat wastewater in a decentralized treatment system on site.

We have named our new building "Hasiru Bhavana", the equivalent to 'green building' in our local language. We will be happy to show you around!

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