One of the oldest engineering colleges in Bangalore, BMS College of Engineering (BMSCE), is already treading on the green path. “The 15-acre campus is equipped with rainwater harvesting, which helps the college meet its water requirements in the summer,” says principal K Mallikharjuna Babu. “During summer, the borewells in our campus invariably go dry. All the water that we have conserved is channelled into an old well. That is where we get our water from,” explains Babu. The college will also replace all the lights in the campus with energy-efficient LED lamps in a phased manner. In an effort to be green compliant, BMSCE will install solar panels atop all new buildings on campus. “The solar initiative may take a year or two to be implemented. However, we plan to go ahead with LED lamps in the next six months.” The NSS unit of BMSCE recently organised a walkathon to promote awareness on the importance of waste segregation and management. Around 300 student volunteers, faculty members and management staff participated in the walkathon.