Sustainable development resonates with the Nitte University’s vision of “building a humane society through excellence in education and health care”. Social action has been a cornerstone of NitteDU’s educational philosophy, and it is deeply engaged in sustainable development. The University has established facilities for socially relevant action and has built a capacity to identify and respond to societal needs. The constituent colleges of the University have developed programs that effectively integrate sustainable development related concepts and activities into the teaching-learning experiences.
Sustainability Development Goals Reports
Sustainability Development Goals Reports 2021
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The major initiatives of the University to support sustainable development include:
- Establishing and operating a network of 21 rural health centres around a nodal tertiary level hospital that serves the needs of the communities around the University
- Integrating sustainability and social action related themes into formal and informal education for its students
- Emphasis on student led social responsibility activities and volunteering
- Disaster response preparedness
- Committing to an environment friendly development of the campus
The extensive involvement of the University in sustainable social development activities have had a visible impact on the communities as well as in the educational experience of its students.
- Nearly 2.5 Lakh people benefit each year from the free health care services accessed through the network of health centres and health camps.
- Over the last five years, 92 Lakh has been contributed by the University and its employees as relief to victims of disasters. In addition to this, about 120 man-hours of emergency relief assistance, travel and boarding costs of relief teams and medical supplies has been borne by the University.
- The University’s reputation for social action has been recognized by trust displayed by Philanthropists who have contributed approximately Rs. 11 crores for creating patient facilities.
The constituent colleges have been able to provide invaluable, transformative experiences through the extension activities to students that has shaped their values and social empathy.