Bhartesh Singh Thakur Tribune News Service Chandigarh, December 17
Universitas Indonesia (UI) GreenMetric Rankings 2017, an international ranking which measures how green is campus, has placed the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management (IIITM), Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, at rank 1. Its world rank is 164. Among Indian institiutions, it is followed by the Manipal Academy of Higher Education at 221st rank and Mangalore University at 231st position.A total of 619 universities across the world in the country were of IIITM, Manipal Academy of Higher Education and Mangalore University.This year, the National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur, HP, whose world rank is 318th, is at 8th rank in India, while Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana, which is placed at 541st rank globally, is at 14th rank at national level. Panjab University, Chandigarh, has been ranked 21 in the country while its world ranking is at 593rd. In 2016, 516 universities participated and the PU was at 486th position while nationally it was at 19th rank.
Setting and green spaces contribute 15 per cent while about 21 per cent marks are given on energy-efficient appliances usage, renewable energy usage policy, total electricity use, energy conservation programme, green building, climate change adaptation and mitigation programme and greenhouse gas emission reductions policy. About 18 per cent marks are for waste treatment and recycling. As many as 18 per cent marks are for transportation policy to limit the number of motor vehicles on the campus and use of campus bus and bicycle, and also the pedestrian policy, which encourages students and staff to walk around the campus and avoid using private vehicles. Quantum of water usage has 10 per cent marks. Education criteria which has 18 per cent marks, is based on the thought that the university has an important role in creating the new generation concern with sustainability issues. Here, number of courses, publications, events, funds available related to environment and sustainability are evaluated.
Source : PU at 21st position in UI GreenMetric Rankings