The Manipal University has for the second consecutive year bagged the Golden Peacock Environment Management Award.

A press release issued by Manipal University said the University’s green initiative ranked 78th among the 178 universities in the UI Green Metric World Universities’ Ranking 2011.

The Golden Peacock awards jury, under the chairmanship of the former Chief Justice of India and Member of the UN Human Rights commission Justice P. N. Bhagwathi, conferred the accolade on the University.

A team led by the Director, Quality and Compliance, P.L.N.G. Rao received the award on behalf of the University along with Director, General Services and Purchase, Badri Narayanan, and Environment Executive Derrick Ian Joshua. M. Veerappa Moily, Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, gave away the awards.

Dr. Rao said, “This achievement is testimony to the eco-consciousness of the University and a recognition of the success achieved in managing environmental concerns.”

The award was distributed at the 15th World Congress on Environment Management in New Delhi.“Our commitment to ecological sustainability is evident from the awards we are winning and with each passing year we are improving on energy and water conservation and waste recycling,” Dr. Rao said in the press release.

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