Friday, June 2, 2017

MIT’s step ahead to monitor ecological foot prints


PUNE: MIT World Peace University Campus is set to start Smart Campus Cloud Network (SCCN) project in its Kothrud campus. TERRE Policy Centre for management of resource efficiency will run this project to contribute to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar to inaugurate this project on World Environment Day (June 5th)

Elaborating this project Prof. Dr. Vishwanath Karad, Founder-Executive President, MIT Group of Institutions and President, World Peace University, said, “This  unique and bold  initiative, called ‘ From Carbon Footprint to Campus HandPrints’, will not only create awareness about Energy Conservation, Water Management ,  Waste Management , Air pollution and Sustainable Transport, but would set a new educational pattern of ‘learning by doing.The actions would not be just by the University administration but also by the active participation of the students and faculty. It is expected that such transformative education will  permeate across the society. It will also help in building virtual collaborative network of campuses to trigger a spirit of innovation amongst students.

The SCCN will encourage and enhance co-operation of faculty, students, private sector for gainful employment and encourage sustainable entrepreneurship and participation, Dr. Karad added.

Rajendra Shende, Chairman TERRE Policy Centre and Former Chairman UNEP said that  through our catalytic project of Smart Campus Cloud Network (SCCN), MIT-WPU would deploy Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data Analytics (BDA) through a cloud-based dashboard for real time monitoring of campus utility production and consumption patterns. The cloud platform will enable connectivity to other campuses in India and worldwide to compare and generate positive competition to better the resource efficiency. The network would provide information on real time monitoring data about its energy consumption with capability of advanced analytics. 

Dr Milind Pande, Project Director MITSOT, said that being a Digital India Initiative this smart initiative will generate enormous interest amongst students as they readily embrace new technologies.


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