The EAST (Environmental Advisory for Sustainable Trust) was founded by Dr. G. Paramasivan on 29th December 2010. The EAST is an internationally renowned, self - governing institution, multidisciplinary center for advanced research and training in the Social Sciences, widely recognized as a center of excellence in India known for its cutting-edge research in socio-economic development, exhaustive training programmes and public policy concern.
It is a registered Trust (Reg. No. 1544/10) under the Indian Trust Act, 1882 with NGO Unique Registration ID 'TN/2017/0120483'. The EAST is in Palayamkottai, the Oxford of South India. It is easily accessible by Road and Train and 40 kms for Air from Thoothukudi Airport.