Green Campus Initiative

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In India, Technical Education Institutions are often the size of small municipalities. Worldwide, the higher education (HE) sector has expanded phenomenally; for example, since the 1960s, the United Kingdom (UK) HE system has expanded six fold to > 2.4 million students. This is true in the case of India also. As a consequence, the overall production of waste is very large and presents significant challenges as the associated legislative, economic and environmental pressures can be difficult to control and manage. Hence, AICTE, under its Swachh Bharat initiative has entrusted International Institute of Waste Management (IIWM) to evaluate the institutions under its purview and support in making it compliant with respect to waste management within its campuses.

  • To help technical institutions understand sustainable development from both international and national context and benchmark itself in the context of its green rating
  • To aid institutions in pursuit of sustainability, to implement the Green Campus guidelines through various activities with an inclusive strategy and contribute towards betterment of society by aligning itself with the countries schemes like Swachh Bharat
  • To facilitate greening initiatives by institutions w.r.t identified environmental parameters like waste management, water conservation, waste water management, energy efficiency (carbon footprint), resource efficiency, and green belt development