IITM recognizes that achieving these sustainable development goals are essentially dependent on their ability to adapt plans with regard to climate mitigation and climate adaptation.

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Sustainability Development Reports

IIT for Villages

IIT for Villages (IViL) was started with the vision to leverage the unique and vast resource base in the Institute for a wider audience.

Sustainability Network

The Sustainability Network (S-Net) team at IIT Madras makes sure environmental sustainability is achieved and continuously pursued in the future within our campus and beyond.

Team Sahaay

Sahaay, as the name suggests, aims to develop technological products and provide technical solutions to assist specially-abled people in their daily lives.


IIT Madras is continuously striving to ensure that our campus provides each student an environment filled with harmony and peace.

Climate Action Report

We at IIT Madras have a strong commitment to find sustainable solutions to not only the developmental challenges the community on the campus faces but also the challenges that our nation faces. For this, we take a multi-pronged approach. First, we wish to lead by example, and implement innovative systems for preserving the rich bio-diversity, managing the precious water resources, and converting the so-called waste into value added products for recycling, generate and move toward utilizing renewable energy and take policy decisions which lead to responsible consumption.

Climate Action Report

Marching Towards Net Zero

"Net zero" refers to achieving a balance between the amount of greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere and the amount removed from it. This can be accomplished by reducing emissions and offsetting any remaining emissions through various measures such as carbon capture and storage, afforestation, or investing in renewable energy projects.

For a prestigious institution like the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, marching towards net zero involves several strategies as discussed in the report below.

Marching Towards Net Zero - Report