Sri Muthukumaran Medical College




SMMCHRI has embraced environmental sustainability as its core value, by transcending from mere awareness of environmental issues to signifying a distinct dedication to nurture biodiversity and advocate eco-conscious behaviours among its stakeholders that permeate in every aspect of campus life.


  • To create and maintain habitats that support a diverse range of indigenous plants and animal species, thereby enhancing ecological resilience and cultivating biodiversity.
  • To minimize the environmental impact and optimize resource use by promoting eco-conscious energy and water conservation practices, waste reduction, and sustainable transportation.
  • To educate and raise awareness among the students, faculty, staff, and broader communities about the importance of sustainability and biodiversity conservation.
  • To integrate sustainability principles into the institutional policies, operations, and decision-making processes.

The Practice:

1.Cultivating Biodiversity:

“Nestled in the Canopy: A Haven for Campus Birds

Amidst the bustling, the college campus fosters a sanctuary for the avian friends. With eco-consciousness, bird shelters nestled among the branches are created to provide safe havens for our feathered companions to soar freely, adding melody and beauty to the campus.

Plastic-Free Promise: Pledge for a Greener Tomorrow!

Embarking on a journey towards a plastic-free environment, the institution strives to eliminate single-use plastics and embrace sustainable alternatives throughout the campus.

“Rooting for Renewal: Growing a Greener Campus, Tree by Tree!

Fostering a transcendent journey of planting indigenous trees across the campus, realizing that each sapling represents a promise for a brighter, greener future, where lush canopies provide shade, oxygen, and habitat for local wildlife.

  1. Resource Conservation:

“Unlock Sustainable Commuting: Pedal or Glide on Campus!

By embracing eco-friendly transportation, from the timeless charm of bicycles to the modern efficiency of battery-powered vehicles, the institution invites everyone to choose a cleaner, greener way to navigate the campus.

Alternative sources of energy

By installing solar panels and biogas plant, water conservation through rain water harvesting, efficient recycling of treated sewage water for greenery, maintaining water bodies in and around the campus, the institution reduces its environmental footprint and optimize resource utilization.

  1. Education and Awareness:

Through formal education, outreach programs, and experiential learning opportunities, the institution strives to instil values of environmental stewardship and empower individuals to adopt sustainable lifestyles and practices.

  1. Institutional Responsibility:

 Through stringent implementation of energy, water conservation and green campus policies, and conduct of Energy, Environment and Green audit, the institution demonstrates its dedication to social and environmental responsibility, thereby enhancing its reputation and credibility towards environmental stewardship.



Biodiversity Cultivation: Increase in species richness, abundance, and diversity within campus ecosystem.

Environmental Impact Reduction: Reduction in energy and water consumption, waste generation, and greenhouse gas emissions after implementation of sustainability initiatives.

Community Engagement and Awareness: Increased participation in sustainability-related events, workshops, and outreach programs reflects growing awareness and engagement among students, faculty, staff, and the broader community.

Institutional Policies and Practices: Documentation of policy changes, investments in green infrastructure, and adoption of sustainable procurement practices provide tangible evidence of institutional commitment.

Recognitions: External appreciations and certifications acknowledge the institution’s attainments in fostering sustainability.