Vidyavanam Project

The Department of Zoology in association with the Social forestry wing of the Kerala Forests and Wildlife department launched a “Vidyavanam” project in the College for the benefit of students. The programme was inaugurated by the Municipal Chairman, Mr. Zakir Hussain, in the presence of the DFO, Ernakulam, Ward Councellor and Principal in-charge of Mar Thoma College, Perumbavoor on July 1, 2021. The project was initiated with the aim of promoting environmental sustainability and creating a green campus by planting trees and vegetation. The project combines the principles of the Miyawaki afforestation technique with the concept of creating green spaces in educational institutions.








The primary objectives of the ‘Vidyavanam’ Project were as follows:

  • Introduce students to the natural environment and to develop a deeper connection with nature.
  • Educate and raise awareness about the importance of trees and plants in mitigating climate change, improving air quality, and supporting biodiversity.
  • Enhance the understanding of the concept of environmental sustainability and ecological conservation.
  • The initiative helped in increasing the green cover of the campus.
  • Create a sustainable habitat for birds, insects, and other wildlife within the campus.
  • Encourage the active participation of students in nature care and maintenance.
  • The project also aimed at transforming traditional educational approaches by integrating nature-based learning.

The Vidyavanam Project instilled a sense of responsibility and environmental stewardship among students and it successfully promoted greenery, environmental awareness, and community engagement. Fifty seven students actively participated in conservation initiatives, advocated for sustainable practices, and demonstrated a commitment in the preservation of the environment.