When we were studying there, sometimes the glow sign used to malfunction and read "Dedicated to the Vice of the Nation" causing us much ribald merriment. However, I have now come to think that not only my alma mater but all technological institutes in this country are indeed dedicated to the vice of the nation which is the promotion of consumerist capitalism!! Actually the nation itself is not a homogeneous entity. As we know these days it is very much contested with multiple definitions of nation and nationalism resulting in continuous conflict of murderous proportions. Generally, the downtrodden majority do not even have a conception of nation and are too caught up in making two ends meet. The elite take advantage of this to distort the agenda of development of this country and nowhere is it more visible than in the irrelevance of our technological institutes. I have visited many institutes for conferences but nowhere have I found decentralised energy and water management implemented.
Ideally any technological institute in this country needs to implement the following on its campus to present itself as a model in decentralised energy and water management -