KCT has a sprawling campus of 150 Acres. Four academic blocks and an administrative block constitute more than one-fourth of the campus area. Playgrounds for various sports enfold 23 acres. The magnificence of this green canopy is great with the infrastructure for academic excellence, general facilities and four signature buildings such as Ramanandha Adigalar Auditorium, Jyothi Nilayam, Gnana Sabai and Temple.


Reduce the per-capita carbon footprint of the campus by 40% in 2030.

To explore opportunities to reduce Emissions and improve Energy Efficiency across the Campus.

KCT has installed 250 kW Solar Power Station as a green energy initiative. Initially 50kW solar power station was installed on B-Block roof top (5000 Sq feet) and is operational since October 15th, 2016. Adding to it another 200 kW Solar Power station has been Installed on C and E blocks (20,000 Sq.feet) on 5th July 2018 and is in operation. The total Investment cost accounts to 1.5 Crore. The MNRE/TEDA grant of Rs.45 Lakhs is received by EEE department, KCT. The principal Investigator for the above project is Dr. C. Udhaya Shankar ASP / EEE/ KCT.

The inverter in solar power station uses the advanced SVPWM(Space Vector Pulse Width Modulation) technique with MLI(Multi level Inverter) based configuration, which produces harmonic free power generation meeting the IEEE standards requirements. It also incorporates SCADA(Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System) and IOT(Internet of Things) based online monitoring system which can monitor daily power generation data through online and Mobile APP.

The 250 KW Solar Power Station uses Poly crystalline based Photo Voltaic panels of 25,500 sq.ft. area installed with 763 panels (on B,C, E Blocks)with GRID connectivity which can produce 34,875 units per month on an average. Cost saving in electricity bill of Approx. Rs. 2,79,000/- per month.

This project will result in KCT EB bill savings of Rs. 35 Lakhs per annum with a payback period of 4 years.

Kumaraguru Institution – Coimbatore is leading the way in green initiatives, particularly with its buildings. With an outstanding score of 81 out of 90 points, the institution has now been awarded the PLATINUM accreditation by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), positioning it as one of the country’s largest and highest-rated green campuses in the country. It demonstrates the Institution’s dedication to a sustainable future by tackling environmental issues including resource depletion and climate change and placing a strong emphasis on stewardship and responsible resource management for both the present and the future generations.

The institution excelled in the CII-IGBC Green Campus Certification – Existing Buildings category. This certification is valid for five years. A milestone reached in hashtag Kumaraguru Institution’s Campus Sustainability Journey! The Main Campus of Kumaraguru Institutions, Coimbatore has been honored with the prestigious PLATINUM rating by the CII – Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) for its outstanding sustainability initiatives. Kudos and wishes to all the students, faculty and staff who are leading various campus sustainability initiatives with Kumaraguru Microcosm at their capacities across our campus.

Some of the remarkable features are

  • The KCT campus is equipped to treat one ton of landscape waste through vermicomposting bins and landscape composting.
  • The KCT campus is equipped with a biogas plant with the capacity to efficiently treat 750 kilograms of wet waste per day.
  • We have in-house renewable power generation with a total installed capacity of 250 kW to meet out the total energy demand.
  • We have Rainwater harvesting ponds to conserve ground water, and installed water meters for bore wells and landscapes.
  • Energy meter for all academic and other blocks and energy dashboard to monitor and conserve energy.
  • Automatic Control of illumination and irrigation units.
  • Encourage Sustainable transport inside the campus.
  • To conserve water aerators and waterless urinals are implemented.
  • Tobacco-free campus.

Become a water resilient campus by using various methods to harvest every drop of rainwater, recycle used water and optimize water usage on campus.

A 6” dia tube well is drilled for a depth of 100m – 125m, with casing pipe (both plain and perforated) erection.

A filter chamber of size 3.35m x 2m x 2m depth is constructed around the tube well with a brick outer wall. For roadside structures, a cover slab of 200mm thickness is placed with filter media.

The filter chamber is filled with random rubble soling for 1.25m height and 40mm metal for 0.5m height.

The perforated pipe is provided with an end cap on top and the filter bed is covered with green net and grill cover for open space structure to avoid the clogging of the filter bed.

The perimeter of the filter bed is provided with a brick border and the surrounding areas will be channelized for the rainwater to flow into the RWH structure.

To capture the excess run off water through roads and other paved areas during heavy rainfall, we have created two percolation ponds in the campus after studying the contour of our terrain and the natural drains.

On 2nd October 2019, our students volunteered in creating a new percolation pong in our campus which got filled up with good monsoon rains.

Below are the lost of independent RWH units that are established in the institution premises.

S.NoLocationMethod of RWH StructureSize of RWH StructureApproximate Capacity of RWH
1Main Road (Near KRAFT)Cover Slab Structure – Roadside6” Diameter drill to the Depth of 230 Ft20,000 Litres/ Hr
2MVB BlockRecharge Well with Tube Well6” Diameter drill to the Depth of 200 Ft20,000 Litres/ Hr

Girls HostelRecharge Well with Tube Well6” Diameter drill to the Depth of 200 Ft20,000 Litres/ Hr
3Behind the Jyothi NilayamRecharge Well with Tube Well6” Diameter drill to the Depth of 320 Ft25,000 Litres/ Hr
4Near Boys Hostel 2Recharge Well with Tube Well6” Diameter drill to the Depth of 200 Ft20,000 Litres/ Hr
5Percolation Pond – North
55’ * 40’ * 15’33,00,000 Litres
6Percolation Pond – Behind Boys Hostel
75’ Diameter * 30’ Depth

50m * 50m * 2m

50,00,000 Litres

Zero Waste Campus by 2024 by making sure all the waste generated in the campus is recycled and reused.


Resource Recovery Park is an integrated solid waste management facility of Kumaraguru Institutions. In this facility, the waste generated in the campus is segregated and disposed responsibly through composting, upcycling, recycling, incineration and scientific land filling.

Through this initiative, we will also implement various policies to prevent and minimize generation of waste.


This facility will also be used by our faculty and students to work on projects related to technology in waste management and also for educating students and the public on solid waste management through various programs.

Key Aspects

Key aspects of the solid waste management process in our campus are

  • Collection of waste
  • Transportation of waste
  • Segregation of waste
  • Disposal of waste


  • Primary collection point:
    It is the elementary level of collecting the wastes from the individual units throughout the campus. This process is done once in every day throughout the campus.
  • Secondary collection point:
    All the trash collected in the primary collection points reach the secondary collection point. Multiple secondary collection points are located at different places across the campus. The wastes from here every day reach the segregation yard.

Transportation of waste

This stage involves loading and unloading the trash from the secondary collection point of the campus to the segregation yard. This transportation fleet involves tractor and battery operated vehicles.

Segregation of waste

The waste collected in the yard is identified and segregated. The solid wastes are categorised into:

  • Paper and Boards (Various Forms)
  • Plastic (Various Forms)
  • E Waste
  • Organic Waste
  • Glass
  • Wood
  • Metal
  • Sanitary Waste
  • Fabrics

Disposal of waste

The disposal of wastes involves identifying the material and processing it according to its potential. The methods of disposal of waste are categorized as follows:

  • Recycle – Any material such as paper, plastic, E-waste, Glass, metal that can be recovered, processed and converted into raw material for producing different products are sent to local recyclers.
  • Composting – All the organic matter that is recovered from the campus are composted at our compost yard using a very simple method of aerobic composting.
    Aerobic Composting requires Carbon, Nitrogen and Microbes. All the dry leaf litter in our campus is used as source of Carbon. All the vegetable waste are used as the source of Nitrogen and the dung from native cattle that we rear in our campus is used as the source of microbes in this composting process.
  • Incineration – The sanitary waste generated from our hostels and places across the campus is incinerated at the resource recovery park.
    This incinerator works through a four stage pollutant-filtration namely Fire Clay filter, Wet scrubber, Water Spray and Carbon Filter. This ensures that most of the particulate matter released from the incineration is filtered to ensure minimal air pollution.

Upcycling Studio

Upcycling is the purpose of repurposing or reusing something that you might have otherwise discarded. It can also involve renovating an item you currently use; transforming it into something beautiful that you can fall in love with again. This might be as simple as painting an old pine wardrobe a jazzy cobalt blue to match your new décor.

Upcycling can:

  • Save money: re-purposing something you already own saves a lot of costs.
  • Boost creativity: planning and executing upcycling projects is undoubtedly a creative outlet.
  • Achieve satisfaction: Doing something physical that engages a different part of your brain, can be incredibly therapeutic. And there’s nothing like the satisfaction of seeing your hard work being used and appreciated every day.

Commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Kumaraguru Institutions under the aegis of Kumaraguru Microcosm initiated the creation of Ahimsa Vanam, a tranquil forest garden, curated to exist as a multifunctional landscape to enhance urban resilience with a vision to create a space for introspection and inspiration that shall support rich biodiversity with 150 species of flora that includes flowering and fruit trees, shrubs, vines and medicinal herbs, which shall in turn invite a plenteous species of lesser flora and fauna.


Kumaraguru campus home to 4000+ Trees, 65+ species of birds and 40+ species of butterflies. We will double the biodiversity by 2024 to make it an abode of Urban Biodiversity.

Layers of Ahimsa Vanam

The green canopy at Ahimsa Vanam encompasses multi-layered vegetation creating a natural thriving forest ecosystem.

  • Canopy layer – Mature Large Trees
  • Low-tree layer – Dwarf Fruiting Trees
  • Shrub layer – Bushes such as currants and berries
  • Herbaceous layer – Perennial Herbs
  • Rhizosphere – Plants which have roots and tubers.
  • Ground cover layer – Plants that spread horizontally.
  • Vertical layer – Vines and Climbers
  • Aquatic Layer – A flowing water body to enhance biodiversity.
  • Design Collaboration by Auroville Botanical Garden, Auroville, Pondicherry.

Inhouse Campus Native Nursery

On June 5th, We initiated the Inhouse Campus Native Nursery. 70,000 tree seedlings are sprouting and growing fast in the nursery established by ARULAGAM at Kumaraguru Campus. Our aspiration is to raise 1,50,000 seedlings in the next one year. Mr S Bharadhidasan and members of ARULAGAM have been nurturing them with sincere efforts. Their passion is infectious.


Policy on Paper Usage

This policy sets forth a set of guidelines to reduce the number of papers that are being used by the students for Assignments, Mini-Projects and Final Year Projects. This is to reduce the 60% usage of paper as a commitment to curb the environmental damage.