Bengaluru: Global software major Wipro here on Saturday gave Earthian Awards for 2017 to schools and colleges educating students on sustainability.
The seventh edition of the annual awards for colleges and schools working on sustainability education received over 1,200 submissions from across the country of which 11 schools and eight colleges were winners, the company said in a statement.
The participating schools had to showcase their understanding of biodiversity, sustainability and water conservation through written essays and various activities.
Wipro Chairman Azim Premji presented the awards to the winning institutions at a ceremony at the company’s campus in the city.
The awards programme aims at fostering sustainability thinking among students.
City Montessori School from Lucknow, Government Higher Secondary School from Doimukh, Arunachal Pradesh, Government High School from Khudmudi, Chattisgarh, and Holy Angels School from Thiruvananthapuram were some of the winning schools.
CEPT University from Ahmedabad, College of Engineering from Pune, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode, Kerala, National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi and Sastra University from Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu were among the colleges that won the awards.
Since it was started in 2011, the awards programme has engaged with over 55,000 institutes and 130,000 students from the country, the software major said.