Institutional distinctiveness

PROMOTING SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH CAMPUS INITIATIVES
  • Sustainable Campus Initiatives :
    • Environment-friendly and sustainable modes of construction practices are adopted.
    • Spread over an area of 27 hectares, the campus does not disturb the terrain profile. It includes a botanical garden with rich flora and fauna.
    • Striving for a pollution-free campus, we have restricted entry of public and student vehicles into the campus. Parking is provided outside the campus. This also ensures a noise-free campus for effective learning.
    • Several lush green areas provide a soothing environment for the students.
    • Students are undertaking organic cultivation of seasonal vegetables and fruits to cater to the needs of mess and hostels.
    • Taking advantage of the wide variety of flowers in the campus, beekeeping is also adopted by students and staff members.
    • Sapling distribution in association with Environment Day.
  • Energy Management initiatives :
    • Usage of solar panels of 200 kW capacity.
    • LED bulbs, Inverter ACs, BLDC fans, etc. are promoted to reduce the carbon footprint.
    • We undergo energy audits to better monitor electricity consumption.
  • Waste Management
    • Crushed concrete cubes from Civil Engineering labs are re-used for construction activities.
    • Plastic flux banners, plastic glasses, and carry bags are banned inside the campus.
    • Organic waste converted into bio-fuels in hostels through two biogas plants having total capacities of 250kg/day.
    • Sewage Treatment Plants (STP), having a capacity of 100m3 per day, is operating in men's hostel and the treated water is used for recycled applications.
  • Water Management
    • A wide network of ponds, tanks, and bunds cater to the needs of the institution.
    • Emphasize is given for conserving water by recycling wastewater from STP and is used for gardening and cricket pitch wetting.
  • Student Initiatives
    • E-Waste collection
    • Plastic-free initiatives - Cloth bags, Paper seed pens distribution to the general public in Kothamangalam municipality
    • Plogging – a drive to promote health and waste collection simultaneously
    • Waterbody cleaning – cleaning the nearby river Kuruvithode
    • ‘Punarjani' - Public Cleaning activities – Cleaning and beautifying public places like nearby school campuses, hospitals, bus stands, parks etc.
    • ‘Sparsham' initiative - Donating medical equipment like wheelchairs, stretchers etc.
    • Campus Cleaning Drives on special occasions like Gandhi Jayanthi, Independence Day etc.
    • ‘Visha Rahitha Vishu' - initiative to provide pesticide-free vegetables and fruits.
    • Street plays bringing awareness about Climate Issues, Social stigmas, Gender Equity etc.
    • Solar powered battery chargers, e-Karts to the public.
    • Blood donation camps conducted yearly to support the Ernakulam District Blood Bank in association with IMA.
  • A helping hand during Kerala Floods (2018, 2019)
    • Provided technical support - ensuring the safety of buildings, first-hand evaluation of flooded automobiles, re-installation of electrical systems, and maintenance of computer facilities in various offices.
    • Mobilized basic amenities like food and clothing to the affected public in various parts of Kerala like Wayanad, Nilambur, Malappuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Kuttampuzha, Adimali, Valiyelchal, Manikandanchal.
    • Started a massive relief camp in the campus with the support of local government and people.
    • Faculties contributed a portion of their salary to the CMDRF and ensured contribution to the state-wide flood relief works.
    • Ockhi cyclone - Disaster relief camps were set up in association with the disaster management team in Ernakulam for helping the flood victims and providing them with food and dress.
  • Covid Awareness Initiatives
    • In a situation when many misunderstandings are being spread about the covid vaccine, orientation sessions were arranged for the volunteers and teachers, handled by Govt. medical college doctors.
    • Guiding students regarding the precautions they must take to remain safe during the pandemic days, the College organized online Yoga sessions, and safe hygiene measures were explained in detail.