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The Shift to Green Economy

The Shift to Green Economy
Why action is needed? " A job which is not green is not decent ". Climate change is one of the defining challenges of our time which is a cross-cutting development issue that affects every aspect of sustainable development. The effects of climate change worsen the existing economic, political and humanitarian struggles and affect human development....
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EARTH OVERSHOOT DAY

EARTH OVERSHOOT DAY
29th July 2019   The concept of Earth Overshoot Day was first coined by Andrew Simms, from the UK think tank – New Economics Foundation, in association with Global Footprint Network, which is an international Research Organisation working towards putting an end to the ecological overshoot by making ecological limits central to decision making....
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The Kaas Plateau

The Kaas Plateau
Located in the Satara district of Maharashtra, Kaas Plateau (locally known as Kaas Patthar) is a hotspot for biodiversity in the Sahyadri sub-cluster of the Western Ghats. TERRE Policy Centre was instrumental in supporting Government of India in getting UNESCO's World Natural Heritage Site status for The Plateau of Kaas in the year 2012. Since then...
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Strong Partnership for Smart Campuses

Strong Partnership for Smart Campuses
All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), a statutory body of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with TERRE Policy Centre, not-for-profit organization working on environmental and sustainable challenges. The partnership is to work closely on the synergies of ' Clean and Sm...
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AI has arrived in the Campus

AI has arrived in the Campus
A game changer in learning   As most of the students know, admission into the college that they prefer is always hard and arduous. And it is even harder to settle in the campus as a fresher. Everyone in the campus is stranger for the fresher. Remember the first few days when you entered the campus? You wanted to know where the administrative b...
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Time is running out - Chairman's message

Time is running out - Chairman's message
Time is running out for United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are now embraced globally by all the countries. Launched in the beginning of 2016, they are to be achieved by 2030. We have 12 years from now to accomplish that task. Fortunately, we have with us a treasure of lessons learnt while implementing Millennium Development ...
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UGC, AICTE and UNESCO together

UGC, AICTE and UNESCO together
15 Vice Chancellors, 15 Deans/Directors and 10 Professors from leading institutes of Southern India participated in the roundtable consultation organized by TERRE Policy Centre and SRM University on 18th May 2019 at SRM University. A one-day consultative meeting in SRMIST campus, Chennai was organized to discuss the objectives, process of implement...
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A++ Ranked SRM University

A++ Ranked SRM University
SRM University (SRM Institute of Science and Technology) has moved to establish SRM College of Agricultural Sciences with the mission to; Contribute to the initiatives on "Doubling the farmer's income" and "Sustainable Development Goals". Promote agroecological and climate-smart principles to support the adaptation of agricultural and allied activi...
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Beautiful can also be Smart

Beautiful can also be Smart
SRM provides knowledge and support for teaching, conducting research and capacity building on the principles and practices for climate-smart, sustainable agriculture to produce healthy food with higher-factor productivity and livelihood security; Agroecology - This offers multiple benefits, including for increasing food security and resilience, boo...
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Poster winners of World Water Day 2019

Poster winners of World Water Day 2019
A global poster competition under Smart Campus Cloud Network was announced on Earth Day 2019 based on the theme of World Water Day After the worldwide participation, we are happy to present to you the final top 3 Posters : 1.Greta Hakobyan – State College of Fine Arts, Armenia 2.Phuntsho Dolma – College of Science and Technology, Bhutan 3.Nane Nur ...
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Clean and Smart Campus Award

Clean and Smart Campus Award
AICTE in association with TERRE Policy Centre and International Institute of Waste Management have announced 'Clean and Smart Campus' Award for the educational institutes that is based on the Environment and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The objective of the award is to raise awareness of the students, faculty and institution towards the en...
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Campus story

Campus story
Building Campus Sustainability through energy analytics Educational campuses are generally seen as the altar for teaching, learning and dissemination of knowledge. However, in recent times campuses have also started to move in the direction of addressing sustainability issues in terms of curriculum, research and operational aspects. With the advent...
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SIIB Director, Dr. Asmita Chitnis

SIIB Director, Dr. Asmita Chitnis
As per the mandate given by the Ministry of Human Resource Development and the University Grants Commission (UGC), SCCN is poised to facilitate dialogue and sharing of ideas amongst students and faculty of various campuses in the country so as to share and implement the best practices in order to make the educational campuses smart. The committee h...
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History repeats: Through Digital Routes

History repeats: Through Digital Routes
Luis de Castro - a new Vasco da Gama When Luís Afonso de Castro met me in Geneva, at International Trade Union's cafeteria and requested a copy of my powerpoint presentation that I had just delivered in World Summit on Information Society, I thought it is just one of those mundane requests from the young enthusiast.   This one turned out to be...
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CampusTime

CampusTime
Transforming communication for empowering millions of youth "Belief is the magic key that unlocks everything" - Orrin Woodward At CampusTime, we started up with one belief of transforming communication at Campuses and empowering millions of Students. Honestly, this belief has kept us going and we have achieved some incredible milestones as a young ...
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DigiLocker – How can Educational Institutions leverage it?

DigiLocker – How can Educational Institutions leverage it?
An enthralling article by Amit Ranjan, 'Nandan Nilekani of PM Narendra Modi' To avail any government service today, you need to visit the corresponding government office and provi de few documents – your proof of identification, proof of address and other supporting documents. Imagine a future where you do not have to visit a government office to a...
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Education, the Priority !

Education, the Priority !
​ Education must boost Opportunities for One and for All The world has moved on to perceive 'Education' not just as a 'Human right' but as a biggest driver for 'Development'. Education in the recent years has become 'voice' for timid and the voiceless. Perhaps, it has now become a strong bridge between social and economical strata not only in an in...
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Energy Consumers become Prosumers

Energy Consumers become Prosumers
How far we have reached? Traditionally, from the inception of commercially availed electricity, we have been utilizing electricity form the grid. The electricity has always flowed one way to our doorstep from some remotely situated gigantic power station. But from the past decade and a half, the business model of the whole energy industry is being ...
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