AICTE Releases Environment Policy 2020 Focus On the natural environment, develop sustainable solutions, innovations, and startups, promote rural technologies, and control energy consumption in order. The long term goals for educational institutes as per the policy includes educating students and employees on environmental concerns and sustainability; to evolve Research and Development programs that could turn an institute into a carbon-negative institute; to include environmental concerns in planning and decision making; to encourage collaborations among institutes etc.
All AICTE approved institutes have to include the Environmental Policy in their institutional policies and strategies. Institutes will also mention all activities and initiatives undertaken under the policy in their Annual Report and publish the same on their website. AICTE Model Curriculum will include subjects that enhance Environment Management and Conservation awareness and knowledge. Students Induction Programs will also include awareness activities on Environment including visits to nearby villages.
AICTE Releases Environment Policy 2020: Some of the approved courses include engineering in Environment, marine, water technologies, carbon engineering, etc. Institutes are also required to include AICTE Activity points in the Model Curriculum. Some of the activities in the point system include preparing and implementing plans to create local job opportunities, improving education quality in the village, preparing actionable DPR for Doubling the village income, etc. Universal Human Values are also to be included as a credit course in the third or fourth year. Several Environmental Awards will also be given to institutes in various categories.