Devaswom Board College, Thalayolaparambu strives to establish and uphold an ecologically conscious and sustainable campus. The institution’s efforts and guiding principles for achieving the goal of a green and eco-friendly campus are described in the Green Campus Policy.

All major clubs and departments helmed by the IQAC are continuously taking efforts to implement Green Campus Policy inside and outside the campus. Green campus initiatives aim to create environmentally sustainable educational spaces that prioritize ecological responsibility. These initiatives encompass a range of efforts, from energy conservation to waste reduction, towards fostering a greener campus environment.

Statement of Policy

The purpose of this policy is to reduce the environmental impact of campus operations, promote sustainable practices, and create an atmosphere of environmental consciousness among the campus community. Certain areas were prioritized under this initiative to create awareness among staff and students to promote the quality of environmental responsibility.


  • To organize and participate in events that promote sustainability, such as tree-planting activities, eco-friendly competitions, and awareness campaigns.
  • To promote eco-friendly practices in organizing campus events, emphasizing waste reduction, recycling, and the use of sustainable materials.
  • To collaborate with local communities, institutions and organizations to support regional environmental initiatives.
  • Encourage event organizers to consider the environmental impact of their activities.
  • Establish a dedicated committee responsible for overseeing and implementing green campus initiatives and include representation from students, faculty, staff, and relevant stakeholders.
  • To initiate conservation of natural resources including biodiversity.
  • To implementing a comprehensive energy management system to optimize the usage of alternative energy sources, such as solar panels and biogas, while also integrating energy-efficient equipment.
  • To adopt sustainable waste management practices


  • Conduct of awareness campaigns about sustainability issues for promoting eco-friendly attitudes among the campus community.
  • Develop and maintain green spaces that enhance biodiversity and provide recreational areas for the campus community.
  • Implement landscaping practices that prioritize native plants
  • Tree-planting initiatives to enhance the aesthetic appeal of the campus and also to contribute to carbon sequestration and air purification.
  • Organic farming initiatives to foster sustainable agricultural practices.
  • Hands on training to students on composting techniques to manage organic waste and create nutrient-rich soil for campus landscaping and gardens.
  • Green audit is routinely conducted to assess and monitor the ecological performance of the campus, identifying areas for improvement.
  • Celebration of eco-friendly events and activities and environmental workshops to engage the campus community in sustainability efforts.
  • Encourage participation from the student body in green campus activities by setting up different eco-clubs and projects pertaining to biodiversity conservation in order to impress on them a sense of environmental responsibility with an eye on the future.
  • Installation of solar panels, sensor lights, energy efficient equipment in labs, LED tubes and bulbs in order to reduce electricity consumption and to lower carbon emissions.
  • Initiatives to conserve water like rain water harvesting units and minimising water usage
  • Recycling programs are established to minimize waste, encouraging students and staff to recycle paper, plastics, and other materials.
  • Maintaining Fern house, Herbal garden, Star garden, Butterfly garden, ‘Shantisthall’, Fruit garden and ‘Pachathuruthu’


The campus sustainability committee frequently monitors activities organized and done by departments, clubs and other forums like NCC and NSS. Feedback and suggestions are collected from the campus community aiming to continuously enhance greenery and sustainability initiatives across campus.