Kumaraguru College of Technology (KCT) Saravanampatti
More than 4,000 trees across 150 acres
T he green story of KCT started in November 2009, as part of its Green Campus programme.
Today, the college is home to 4,200 trees across 44 species.
Neem, Peltophorum, Amla, Polyalthia (Ashoka), Rain Tree (Thoongu vagai), Mayflower (Delonix), Baadami , Cassia (Thagarai), Vagai, Teak, Mahilam, Rosewood, Royal palm, Simarouba, Spathodia, Poovarasu, Jamun, Cassia fistula, Mayiladi, Nagalingam, Vengai, Ficus, Senbhagam, Tamarind, Mango, Coconut, Sapota, Guava and Jackfruit.
The Nature Club of KCT has a Plant Growth Monitoring Committee (PGMC).
The committee monitors the growth of the saplings. Recycled waste water from the institute is used to water the plants.
An inspired lot
Says T. Sathish Kumar (IV Civil Engineering), KCT's Nature Club Secretary:
“I came from a dry village to KCT, and when the Nature Club started a green campus drive, I was very enthusiastic. Students felt privileged to be a part of Nature Club activities and the move to create a green campus. Now, I plan to green my village and its surroundings.
A rainwater harvesting and storage tank was established in November 2009.
The college initiated a plastic-free campus programme on September 27, 2011.
The institution set up a composting pit for organic waste in August 2010.