To keep up with the ever changing scope and demands of the world, the University is always developing innovative methods for operational and student enhancement. One of the main operational aspects of the University is the commitment to the environment and being eco- friendly. Energy is conserved through the well laid out plans of the building infrastructure which allows for natural light and ventilation. In addition, the University has two renewable sources of energy: 1. The Rural Management Department has a cowshed which uses biogas for its operations and 2. Solar heaters used in the Mess for preheating water. The campus takes dedicated measures to minimize the carbon foot prints to zero, by Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling its consumption. For example, Paper is recycled to make handmade paper for folders, envelopes, files, notebooks, photo frames, etc. Collected waste is used create manure and compost as fertilizers for plants and crops.
To purify the environment, the University conducts Yajna <span”>every morning. To further cleanse the atmosphere, the University maintains a lush green environment with special medicinal and herbal plants. Students are also encouraged to plant and take care of trees as a commitment to restoring the environment.
Over the years the University has created innovative methods that have had a positive impact on the students. One such event is the Gyan Deeksha Ceremony where every student participates at the commencement of each semester. Students are welcomed with a Gayatri mantra duppatta and a tulsi sapling, respectively representing that they must aspire for refined intellect and purity in life. In addition, the existing students and teachers welcome new members in a familial way by celebrating “Unnayan”, a yearly cultural event. This event promotes a ragging-free environment.
To create a personal positive impact on each student at the University, classes on Life Management by the Chancellor Dr. Pranav Pandya are conducted. Attending these classes have shown that students build their character with competence by igniting their inner potential. Yagopathy, Scientific Spirituality courses, Spiritual Study Circles, Meditation, Daily Yoga, Deep Yajna etc have all promoted a sense of deep connection with the divine among students.
Students are also motivated to represent their creative writings skills through the University news bulletin – Sanskriti Sanchar. The bulletin publishes the current endeavours both at Shantikunj and University level. It covers interviews from experts of the University, Shantikunj and also those visiting from various segments of society such as spiritual leaders, industry executives and managers, social workers, etc. Sanskriti Sanchar also shares the testimonies of student and staff members especially focusing on their commitment to volunteer their time for this larger cause.