Restricted Entry of Vehicles

The East Point Group of Institutions promotes the use of college transport, bicycles, electric vehicles, etc. among students and staff members to reduce pollution. To minimize pollution, the entry of automobiles inside the campus is restricted. A specific parking area is allotted for students and staff near the main entrance gate of the college. To restrict public, staff, and student vehicle entry to the Academic and Administrative blocks, necessary measures are taken. Electric vehicles are used by the administrative personnel inside the campus. Visitors' vehicles are recorded in a register at the college entrance to keep track of outside vehicles of all visitors.

Pedestrian-Friendly Pathways

The institute has ample paved pathways that are designed to be pedestrian-friendly, ensuring smooth movement for students, staff, and other visitors. The housekeeping staff maintains the pathways well, and they have proper concrete boundaries on either side, which ensures the safety of all stakeholders.

Ban on Plastic

The use of plastic is strictly prohibited on the premises of the institute. This includes single-use plastic items such as bottles, bags, covers, straws, and spoons. To raise awareness among students and staff, display boards have been put in place. The institute promotes the use of paper cups and bags as alternatives to plastic. In the canteen and hostel areas, measures have been taken to reduce the use of plastic. Various activities have been organized to spread awareness about the ban on plastic, and special programs have been held in a plastic-free environment. Adequate dustbins have been placed in suitable locations and Swachh Bharath slogans have been displayed.

Landscaping with Trees and Plants

The institute has practiced plantation activity all around the campus to make the campus a green campus. The institute encourages tree plantation and seed plantation on World Environment Day which in turn reduces the carbon dioxide in the environment. To increase green covering within the campus plantation programs have been taken up by the institute. Swachh Bharath slogans are displayed, and other initiative measures are adopted.

Herbal Gardening inside the EPCP Campus

East Point College of Pharmacy was established in the year 2004 to impart quality Pharmacy Education. As part of the institutional excellence, a Medicinal Garden was established to keep abreast of the rapid developments in the knowledge and utilization of medicinal plants. There is an increasing acceptance of herbal drugs over the past few decades for herbal drugs all over the world due to their efficacy and safety. The universal role of plants in the treatment of disease is exemplified by their employment in all the major systems of medicine.

Department of Pharmacognosy at East Point College of Pharmacy, Bengaluru, has a Medicinal plant garden composed of about 30 medicinal plants. The herbal garden not only serves as a good demonstration garden for student training but also for purposes of researching medicinal plants and educating the use of local medicinal and aromatic plants to the pharmacy professionals. The selection of plants in a medicinal garden is based on their historical uses in traditional medicine as well as scientific evidence supporting their medicinal properties. The overlook of the garden gives an impression of a permanent arrangement. Various types of herbs and trees having planted in demarcated area. All the plants present in the medicinal garden are protected from weeds. Proper water supply, sufficient sun light is maintained. Area: 1850 Square feet

List of Medicinal Plants

S.NO. Name of plant Botanical Name Family
1 Hibiscus Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Malvaceae
2 Fiery costus Chamaecostus cuspidatus Costaceae
3 Indian madder Rubia cordifolia Rubiaceae
4 Custard apple Annona reticulata Annonaceae
5 Ashoka Saraca indica Fabaceae
6 Greater burdock Arctium lappa Asteraceae
7 Noni Morinda citrifolia Rubiaceae
8 Justicia Justicia gendarussa Acanthaceae
9 Night blooming jasmine Cestrum nocturnum Solanaceae
10 Brahmi Centella asiatica Umbelliferae
11 Citrus Citrus limon Rutaceae
12 Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis Lamiaceae
13 Gale of the wind Phyllanthus niruri Phyllanthaceae
14 Curry leaf Murraya Koenigii Rutaceae
15 Tylophora Tylophora indica Asclepiadaceae
16 Holy Basil Ocimum tenuiflorum Lamiaceae
17 Bone setter Cissus quadrangularis Vitaceae
18 Periwinkle Vinca Apocynaceae
19 Butterfly pea Clitoria ternatea Fabaceae
20 Long pepper Piper longum Piperaceae
21 Vasaka Justicia adhatoda Acanthaceae
22 Tincture Hemigraphis alternata Acanthaceae
23 Lemongrass Cymbopogon Poaceae
24 Allspice Pimenta Myrtaceae
25 Thai basil (Tulsi) Ocimum basilicum Lamiaceae
26 Aloe Aloe barbadensis miller Liliaceae
27 Cinnamon Cinnamomum cassia Lauraceae
28 Nutmeg Myristica fragrans Myristicaceae
29 Ranapala Kalanchoe pinnata Crassulaceae
30 Doddapatre Coleus amboinicus Lamiaceae

Carbon Neutrality

The stability between the emitting carbon and absorbing carbon from the atmosphere in carbon sinks is known as carbon neutrality. Removing carbon dioxide from the environment and then storing it is called carbon sequestration. Carbon sinks are any systems that absorb more carbon than they emit. The soil, trees, and oceans are important natural carbon sinks. To accomplish zero carbon emissions, the emission of greenhouse gases has to be balanced by carbon sequestration. In general, the carbon present in the air can be absorbed by trees and stored it in plant matter, woods, and soil, thereby playing a major role in the global carbon cycle by soaking up lots of carbon dioxide that would present in the atmosphere. A mature tree may take in 23 kg of carbon dioxide per annum. To date, there are no artificial carbon sinks that can remove carbon from the atmosphere on the required scale to minimize global warming. In this regard, the institute has taken several measures to reduce the carbon footprint within the campus. The institute has 242 trees within the campus which absorbs 5268.929 kg of carbon dioxide per annum. Further institute encourages to make use of renewable energy sources, adopting smart technologies, sustainable water management, single use a plastic ban to reduce the carbon dioxide within the campus.

Numbers of trees planted in last 5 years:

The college also regularly plants new trees to increase the green cover within the campus. Below are the details of the trees planted in the last 5 years by college:

Year No. of trees planted Numbers of trees survived Details of tree species
2017-2018 112 82 Cassod tree Siamese cassia
2018-2019 118 35 Fishtail palm Caryota Mitis
2019-2020 78 57 Coral Jasmine Nyctanthus Arbortristis
2020-2021 415 292 Fishtail palm Caryota Mitis
2021-2022 178 137 Coral Jasmine Nyctanthus Arbortristis
2022-2023 385 242 Fishtail palm Caryota Mitis

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