Uttaranchal University receives ‘Sustainability Award – 2023’ from International Council for Circular Economy

Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by
Uttaranchal University

Our university is deeply committed to working on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through academic programs, research initiatives, innovative projects, support for startups and entrepreneurship, collaborative endeavors, social outreach extensions, community projects, and various other initiatives. The UN-SDGs represent a universal blueprint for a more equitable, prosperous, and sustainable future, encompassing a wide spectrum of global challenges from poverty to climate change. By aligning our efforts with the SDGs, we acknowledge our responsibility as an educational institution to contribute to the betterment of society and the planet. Secondly, our students, faculty, and researchers are enthusiastic about addressing real-world issues and creating solutions that can have a positive impact on the world. Collaborating on the SDGs provides a framework for us to channel our collective expertise and passion into tangible results. Furthermore, by actively engaging with the SDGs, we foster a culture of global citizenship, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship among our academic community. Ultimately, our commitment to the SDGs reflects our unwavering dedication to creating a more just, sustainable, and inclusive world for all.


The primary objective of our university in working with the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
is to contribute to a more sustainable, equitable, and prosperous future for our global community.

By actively engaging with each of the SDGs, we aim to:

Foster Awareness

Foster Awareness

Raise awareness among our academic community about the critical challenges that the world is facing and the role each of us can play in addressing them.

Research and Innovation

Research and Innovation

Conduct cutting-edge research and innovation that directly addresses the issues outlined in the SDGs, contributing to the development of sustainable solutions.



Integrate the SDGs into our academic programs, empowering students with the knowledge and skills necessary to tackle global challenges.



Collaborate with local and international organizations, governments, and businesses to leverage collective efforts in achieving the SDGs through participation by actively engaging in the formulation of policies and strategies.

Community Engagement

Community Connect

Actively involve our university community in outreach, volunteerism, and sustainable practices, making a difference at grassroots level.



Regularly assess and report our progress towards the SDGs, holding ourselves accountable for our contributions.

One of our core objectives is to align our university's mission with the broader global mission of the
SDGs, making a meaningful and lasting impact on the world's most burning issues.

Approvals, Accreditation, Memberships & Rankings

Green Practices @Uttaranchal University


SDG Goals for Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2024

Uttaranchal University has been wholeheartedly dedicated to making a meaningful impact on society, and this commitment is evident in our efforts towards the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings. Over the years, we have undertaken numerous initiatives aimed at addressing pressing global challenges, such as sustainability, social justice, and quality education. Our faculty and students actively engage in research, community outreach, community projects, and advocacy, demonstrating a deep commitment to positive change. We have fostered collaborations with local and international organizations, demonstrating our dedication to advancing the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. Our progress in this ranking would reflect not only our institution's dedication to education but also our unwavering determination to drive
real-world change and contribute to a better, more sustainable future for all.

SDG 2 (Zero Hunger)

(Zero Hunger)

Food insecurity is a major worldwide issue that the university is attempting to solve through its SDG-2 initiative, Zero Hunger. The goal is to enhance food distribution networks, advance sustainable agricultural methods, and increase public knowledge of the complex issues surrounding hunger through research, instruction, and community involvement. The University aims to contribute to a world in which no one goes to bed hungry by working towards SDG-2.

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SDG 3 (Good Health And Well-Being)

(Good Health And Well-Being)

The goal of the University's Good Health and Well-Being program for SDG-3 is to improve the general health of public and well-being both at an individual and community level. In order to promote illness prevention, access to high-quality healthcare, mental health awareness, and healthy lifestyles, is inclusive of research, education, and various outreach and community extension initiatives. The goal is to make the society healthier and more resilient.

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SDG 7 (Affordable And Clean Energy)

(Affordable And Clean Energy)

The University is committed to promote sustainable energy solutions through an initiative that is in line with SDG-7, Affordable and Clean Energy. The objective is to promote inexpensive and ecologically friendly energy sources, like renewable technology, and enhance energy access for marginalized communities through research, teaching, and innovation. The global energy transition for a future that is cleaner and globally acceptable is the ultimate goal of this program.

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SDG 17 (Partnerships For The Goals)

(Partnerships For The Goals)

The University's endeavor towards SDG-17, Partnerships for the Goals, is focused on cultivating cooperation and international alliances. The primary objective is to provide a framework that facilitates collaboration across academic, governmental, and corporate entities in order to effectively tackle urgent global issues. The effort aims to collaborate in order to attain the Sustainable Development Goals, thereby advancing a future that is both sustainable and inclusive for all.

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Campus View of UU

A few of the initiatives taken by
Uttaranchal University for Eco-Sustainability

Health Camps


Health Camps


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Health Camps

Donation for a
noble cause

Health Camps


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Health Camps

Blood Donation

Health Camps

Services and support
during Covid-19 Pandemic

Health Camps

Kapada (Vastra)

Health Camps

Green Field

Health Camps

Village & Field Visits

Health Camps

Meal Assistance

Health Camps

Sustainable Food
Procurement Practices

Health Camps

Connect with

Health Camps

Lab Access Program
for Local Farmers

Health Camps

Technology Sharing
with Local Farmers

Health Camps

Plant Stock

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International Collaborations & Tie-Ups

Meal Assistance Program

Uttaranchal University is committed to addressing the issue of hunger and ensuring the well-being of its students and staff. As part of our ongoing efforts, we provide various interventions to prevent and alleviate hunger. These interventions include the establishment of food banks and pantries on campus, which are easily accessible to all members of the university community.

University Meal Assistance Program

Beneficiary Speaks

Our beneficiaries under the University's Meal Assistance Program embody determination and resilience.
They've shown that with the right support, individuals can overcome adversity and excel in life.
Their stories inspire us, reminding us of the importance of a compassionate community
and the incredible potential within each university's community member.
We're privileged to stand by them.

As a staff member, I've witnessed the incredible impact of the university's meal assistance program. It's heartening to see how it fosters a sense of community and supports Staff members in their journey. This program is a testament to university's commitment to the community welfare and success, and I'm honored to be a part of it.

Ravindra Bisht
Administrative Staff

The university's meal assistance program has been a lifesaver for many students, including myself as a Staff member. It provides much-needed support by offering affordable and nutritious meals, ensuring that no member of the community goes hungry. This program not only eases financial burdens but also fosters a sense of community and well-being on campus.

Subhash Pundir
Administrative Staff

As a Staff member and beneficiary, I've seen the powerful support that it provides. It combines nourishing meals with secure lodging, easing burdens and promoting success. It exemplifies university's commitment to holistic student & staff well-being, making it an essential resource for university community.

Sumit Kumar Singh
Administrative Staff

Both as a Staff member and beneficiary, I've experienced the immense value of the university's meal assistance program. It exemplifies our commitment to university community welfare, providing not only sustenance but also a sense of belonging. This dual perspective underscores the program's vital role in fostering a nurturing and inclusive campus environment.

Kamla Joshi
Administrative Staff

Happenings at Uttaranchal University

Act Responsible, Think Sustainable

Uttaranchal University
Supports the United Nations ActNow Campaign

Act for Our Common Future

Embrace the possible. That’s the call of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, a blueprint for a better world. We don’t have to wait for the future we want—we can create it right now. Everyone can join the global movement for change.

ActNow is the United Nations campaign to inspire people to act for the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Goals can improve life for all of us. Cleaner air. Safer cities. Equality. Better jobs. These issues matter to everyone. But progress is too slow. We have to act, urgently, to accelerate changes that add up to better lives on a healthier planet.

What happens when millions of people act together for our common future? A lot. Join the campaign to learn more— and do more.

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