As the College is located in a bio-diversity hotspot area of Western Ghats, the teaching – learning experience of the teachers as well as the students are always in tune with the surrounding. The college take initiatives to address any socio-environment issues, if it arises, in the locality, and imparts awareness regarding the same to the community. From the moment of becoming a part of the institution, the students and the staff are moulded and trained to become eco-friendly individuals who will always step forward to react against any anti-environmental event happening in their near about area. Majority of the college activities – seminars, awareness classes, NSS/NCC extension activities, and project works undertaken by teachers/students for their professional/academic development, etc. – centre on environment related topics and issues, with the hope of building a community who will safeguard the bio-diversity of their highly bio-sensitive area.
Preserving the knowledge of tribal community and documentation of the traditional uses of medicinal plants are the useful needs of the hour. A kani tribal settlement is very near to the college premise, were there are a few tribal medical practitioners. The practice of traditional medicine, based only on the knowledge that has been passed orally from generation has to be documented. Our students’ were able to document some traditional knowledge of these people through the project works undertaken by them.
The college had always made its eco-friendly stand clear in ventures ranging from the protest against the water hogging trees like Maanjiyam and Acacia, the Vamanapuram river protection, conservation programmes of Agasthiyamala – the biosphere reserve of rare species, rain water harvesting, study and preserving of Rare and Endangered Medicinal plants, Butterfly and Bird watching, to the various Green initiatives towards an eco-friendly society – all of which exhibits the institutions’ commitment towards the environment, society and the world at large. This is best expressed in the way in which our students participated in the tree hugging event 'Ente Maram, Ente Jeevan' along with JNTBG&RI on the International Day of Forests. The event has set the Guinness World Record for maximum people hugging trees simultaneously, which speaks for itself the students’ fondness with their environment. Being the only higher education institution in the area the college takes it as its privilege and sense of duty to generate an environment- conscious generation that will strongly raise voice against the anti-environment elements of the society.