Green Campus Policy

Lead the scene and keepitgreen!


The College is committed to set up an Environment Committee (department of
Environmental Science) that will evolve guidelines, measures and oversee implementation
of the various aspects of Green Initiatives.

Make Campus Pollution Free by Adopting to Zero Emission Strategies

  1. Use of bicycles is always expected from students and staff within the campus.
  2. All staff members and students are expected to park vehicles away from buildings
    and in designated parking areas only.
  3. Use of mass transport and car pool as an eco-friendly way is expected from all staff
    members of the College.
  4. Every year (once in each semester) College will observe No Vehicle Day in order to
    promote a message of environment protection.
  5. Promote use of organic fertilizer, compost and eco-friendly pesticides to maintain
    vegetation in the campus. 

Plastic Free Campus

  1. Make campus absolutely free from single use plastic especially water bottles and
    packaged food items and containers. We strongly discourage use of plastic items.
  2. No plastic Flex/ banners to be used for advertising/ publishing/ promotional
    material for  seminars/conferences/workshops/college fests and other programmes.
    Such notifications should be made only through digital media.
  3. In exceptional cases, cloth banners can be used or recyclable material.

Promotion of Eco Friendly Programs and Festivals

  1. As far as possible, do not distribute writing material, pens and other stationary for
    workshops, you may ask participants to carry them and reduce waste generation.
    We promote “Bring Your Own” culture.
  2. Use of the badges/labels should be discouraged OR It should be made from eco-
    friendly material. Also reuse of such a material for seminar/conference/college fests is encouraged to reduce waste generation.
  3. Demand fewer items and by that way generate fewer wastes for the programmes.
    Never ask for single use plastic containers and other non-degradable cover-ups
    especially for programmes or college fests.
  4. Encourage students to adopt green strategies for college fests.
  5. Ban on bouquet covered with plastic films, thermocol containers or any non-
    biodegradable material.
  6. Avoid use of chemical paints and colouring agents.
  7. Making rangoli using chemical colours is not allowed on any occasion. Instead,
    promote the use of petals of wild flowers for rangoli. 

Initiatives for wise use of resources

  1. Prepare an ‘Online Questionnaire Form’/ “Google Forms Feedback’ system to
    evaluate/seminar/conference/ any other programme, in terms of resource
  2. Reduce consumption of resources by using materials that have long service
    duration and therefore require less replacement. E.g. use of metal water bottles and
  3. Adopt ‘think before you print’ attitude for computer printing. Use permitted social
    media platforms to pass messages/notices. If printing is essential, use both sides of  the paper. Initiate steps to reduce the use of paper on campus for all purposes.
    Develop an e-filing system for all academic and administrative purposes. Its
    implementation will lead us to e-Governance.
  4. Do not encourage unnecessary printing of documents and other material. A system
    of paper auditing (Semester-wise or annual) for the Departments and Offices of the
    college can be put in place in order to reduce the use of printing paper.
  5. Design and modify existing structures to minimise use of electricity by providing
    proper ventilation and natural light during daytime. E.g. Avoid unnecessary use of
    window curtains for decorative purposes.
  6. Maximize use of LED bulbs and tube light. Use star rated appliances in laboratories
    and offices. Provide grid connected solar rooftop panels to ensure clean energy on
  7. Promote and use alternative sources of energy to serve as backup and fuel.
    Wherever possible wind and solar and biomass energy will be promoted.
  8. Alternative Sources of Energy to be developed with the help of Government subsidy.
    Since we are blessed with the Fergusson Hill, we can set up plants to generate wind
    energy and as we have a huge campus, we can set up solar panel enabled campus
    lights to begin with and explore the other uses later.

Conservation and Documentation of Campus Biodiversity

  1. New/additional constructions in the campus must protect and enhance campus
    biodiversity. Also, grow xerophytes to reduce water usage and enrich the green
  2. Develop and maintain maximum possible land to fill with greenery and parts of
    buildings for hanging gardens on campus.
  3. Plantation of native species, medicinal plants is encouraged wherever possible.
  4. Maintain a Botanical Garden by introducing and enhancing rare species of plants in
    the botanical garden.
  5. Small projects with reference to native species, their habitat and interactions with
    other components of the ecological cycle (birds and other small animals) can be
    given to the students and such reports would serve as an authentic document on
    how we maintain and enhance campus biodiversity.
  6. Create a wetland/small pond with water to protect native wilderness.
  7. Display permanent posters/photos of birds highlighting campus biodiversity in the
    garden to sensitize everyone.
  8. Develop a nature interpretation center using available biodiversity resources. Create
    a wetland/small pond with water to protect native wilderness.
  9. Create rock garden / butterfly garden in a campus by planting flowering and nectar
    producing plants.
  10. Prepare a list, special features and small documentaries of native flora and fauna
    and put it on the college website.
  11. Tagging of plants with local and scientific names. Also, add scanning QR code to get
    detailed information of plant species.
  12. Define a space in the garden as a green classroom/ nature classroom to conduct
    interactive sessions in open space to understand the importance of the
    environment and get a real sense o f nature.
  13. Take steps to curb the erosion of soil from the Hill, via playground and campus.

Implementation of Waste Management Practices

  1. Provide colour-coded bins for waste segregation.
  2. Prepare policy and MoU with authorized agencies (MPCB approved) for E- waste and
    biomedical waste. Collaborate with electronics waste (e-waste) recycling agencies.
    Formalise the activity in the form of MoU and give them e-waste either monthly,
    once in a few months or yearly.
  3. Collaborate with agencies for safe disposal of Laboratory waste generated
    particularly for all life Science departments.
  4. Installation of biogas plants to manage waste generated from canteen and hostel
    mess can be initiated and funding can be obtained through CSR funding.
  5. Promote and implement Zero Emission and Carbon Neutral Campus Policy. Do not
    burn any organic wastes at any time. Organic waste from canteens, mess and leaves
    of plants from campus can be managed by various eco-friendly methods like
    composting, vermicomposting, biogas etc.
  6. Avoid purchase of single use disposable items strictly.
  7. Carry out recycling of the biodegradable wastes in the campus as much as possible.
  8. Segregation of cooked food waste and raw food waste from the canteens and tiffins
    of staff members to be processed separately in compost pits and units to
    manufacture bio-enzymes. These can be excellent as sources of income for the
    campus if effectively managed.
  9. Students from the Life Sciences can be roped in these projects spearheaded by
    interested teachers and staff members to mentor these activities.
  10. Strict ban on burning of fallen tree leaves. The campus garden waste or green waste
    can be the easiest to turn into compost or fuel pellets. It can be a viable source of
    income due to the huge size of the campus and its rich flora that gives out this
    waste all through the year.
  11. The units can not only generate all the manure required for the college garden
    areas, but also can be sold to staff members and students at reasonable rates to
    nurture their gardens at home.

Environmental Audit

  1. Calculate the carrying capacity and other important tests by using scientific methods
    for campus.
  2. Ecological footprint of the campus can be monitored with the help of questionnaire/
    available standard formats.
  3. Carry out Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and frequently monitor the
    changes with reference to physical and biological parameters whenever new
    additions/features are added to the infrastructure.
  4. Post construction evaluation should be carried out by staff and students. Prepare a
    report and document it.
  5. Green audits and ecological audits to be a regular feature for the College. Document
    the report and put it on the college website. Regular seasonal field surveys to be
    conducted to track species trade-offs and to train students.
  6. Carry out energy, water audits, and identify areas, which need more water, prepare
    a report and implement the observations.

Water Resource Management

  1. Make provision to harvest rainwater. Use of paved paths instead of concrete to
    allow water percolation.
  2. Proper use of water will be carried out. Practices that save water will be promoted
    on campus.
  3. Installation of greywater treatment units and reuse of treated water for gardening

Awareness Programmes

  1. Conduct training programmes for staff and students on importance of green
    building, environmental sustenance and maintenance of campus with regard to all
    environmental parameters.
  2. Issue clear and easy to follow guidelines to staff members in the form of dos and
    don’ts. Prepare posters and display the environment policy of the college.
  3. Conduct special training programs for non-teaching and cleaning workers to develop skills of handling and segregation of waste on campus.

Sustainable Campus

  1. Prepare “Campus Sustainability Policy, which will enable all stakeholders to understand the importance of environmental sustenance for the present and future generations.
  2. The students can propose designs that can be approved by the Environment Committee that can approve aspects of the designs from different students’ suggestions and get them implemented by the students in a group. This wil cut the cost of the professional architect designers. Regular maintenance of the landscaped areas can be done in a similar fashion.
  3. Prepare videos, documentaries and online teaching guides to maintain and enhance green initiatives taken by our college and set examples for others. 
The Principal reserves the right to make necessary amendments in the Policy as and when required.