IIIT Bangalore Receives 'Green University Award 2023'
Institution's sustainability efforts acknowledged on the global stage
International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Bangalore has been bestowed with 'Green University Award 2023.' The award was presented during the 7th NYC Green School Conference held in New York on 15 September 2023 and was received by Udaya Hegde, a governing body member and alumni of IIIT Bangalore, representing the entire community.
Institute's commitment to cultivating a green and sustainable campus environment shone brightly amid the vibrant atmosphere of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly. The institution's proactive measures to combat '3W' pollutions - weather, water and waste and its advocacy for eco-conscious practices have set a remarkable standard for educational institutions worldwide.
"Our sustainability initiatives extend beyond the campus, as we encourage our student community to participate in green initiatives, including tree planting campaigns, environmental conservation marathons and donating used apparel and footwear to those in need," stated Prof Debabrata Das, Director, IIIT Bangalore, said.
"In addition to our environmental initiatives, IIIT Bangalore has embraced digital technologies to reduce paper usage and actively promotes academic book swapping among students, contributing to a sustainable academic ecosystem," said Jagadish Patil, Chief Administration Officer, IIIT Bangalore.
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