IIT Kanpur joins hands with ASEAN Economic ForumIIT Kanpur

Virendra Singh Rawat

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Lucknow Cantonment Board to serve as knowledge partner to achieve a waste-free and carbon-neutral campus.

The pact aims to create a scalable model in line with India’s vision of achieving net zero emissions by 2070.

The MoU was recently signed by Col Mayank Sundriyal, Commander Works Engineer (CWE), Lucknow and Prof Tarun Gupta, Dean of Research and Development, IIT Kanpur.

IIT Kanpur will support research projects, seminars, and educational initiatives while also adopting eco-friendly practices, cutting carbon emissions, and pursuing renewable energy options.

Prof S Ganesh, IIT Kanpur Director, said, “The partnership marks another step towards pursuing net-zero goals and carbon neutrality, which is not merely a conscientious choice but a strategic necessity.”

“The collaboration between IIT Kanpur and Lucknow Cantonment Board supports global efforts to fight climate change, aligning our growth trajectory with the dedication to create a stable, sustainable future,” Prof Gupta noted.

“The MoU reflects the progressive vision of the Lucknow Cantonment Board, showcasing its commitment to adopting innovative solutions for sustainable future. Collaborating with IIT Kanpur and leveraging its academic expertise will pave the way for transformative initiatives,” Col Sundriyal said.

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