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India’s first ever Smart Campus Cloud Network (SCCN) launched in MIT

MIT-WPU would deploy Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data Analytics (BDA) through a cloud-based dashboard for real time monitoring of campus utility production and consumption patterns.

pune Updated: Jun 06, 2017 13:01 IST
Ananya Barua
Union minister for Human Resource and Development, Government of India Mr. Prakash Javadekar inaugurated the Smart Campus Cloud Network on the occassion of World Enviorment day at MIT on Monday.
Union minister for Human Resource and Development, Government of India Mr. Prakash Javadekar inaugurated the Smart Campus Cloud Network on the occassion of World Enviorment day at MIT on Monday.(HT PHOTO)

India’s first ever Smart Campus Cloud Network (SCCN) was launched on the World Environment Day at the Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT) World Peace University Campus. The project was in association with the TERRE Policy centre. Union HRD Minister, Prakash Javadekar inaugurated the project which will be contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), while focusing on efficient management of resources.

The initiative titled, “From Carbon Footprint to Campus HandPrints”, will create awareness along with new practical educational patterns for students to understand and embrace a sustainable lifestyle, through energy and water conservation, waste management, air pollution management and sustainable transport.

Rajendra Shende, Chairman TERRE Policy Centre and Former Chairman UNEP said, “ MIT-WPU would deploy Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data Analytics (BDA) through a cloud-based dashboard for real time monitoring of campus utility production and consumption patterns. This is our pilot project and results from it can percolate down into the creation of a smart city.”

“Although the system of dashboard has been there before, it is for the first time that all the data from across the 800 universities will be on one platform, all at the same time. This will create a sense of competition amongst campuses to make themselves more sustainable, and enhance environmental development,” said Harit Soni, the Director of Ecolibrium Energy, who was responsible for the initiation of the dashboard.