IDENTIFYING A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO ENCOURAGE ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AND ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE IN INDIAN HIGHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONSPAPIYA DEB AND M. N. WELLING
Over the past decade, the Higher Education sector in Western Europe and USA has taken a more accountable move towards managing environmental performance improvement. Aspects of education, research and outreach activities are not well addressed in the present Indian scenario. Higher Educational institutes in India require a systematic approach towards achieving environmental sustainability. The paper identifies the best-suited model for Environmental Management System in Indian Higher Educational institutions. It establishes a systematic approach influencing environmental stability by encouraging them to move towards sustainability. The characteristics of the current approaches as well as problems and obstacles faced are identified, as also implications and suggestions offered for improvements.
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