Criterion 7 - Curricular Aspects

Key Indicator - 7.1 Curriculum Design and Development


Measures initiated by the institution for the promotion of gender equity during the year:

  • MLR Institute of Technology since its inception believes that community development will only happen if it is not a gender bias society. In this context, seed of respecting other genders is sowed in the young minds of MLRIT students from the day they join the institution through curriculum, workshops, seminars, webinars etc. To promote gender equality, the institute has appointed women faculty members to the tune of 40% of all the key administrative and academic roles of the campus. Safety and security of female staff/students is a primary concern of the institution.

    1.Women security has been appointed in the campus and hostels.
    2.CCTV cameras and continues monitoring across the campus
    3. The institute has established sexual prevention committee and women protection cell towards the benefit of students and staff. Contacts of these cells are displayed in the campus and also in website for the better assessment of the needs.
    4. Institute ensures that Female faculty members travel along with students in all the buses to monitor discipline and other related issues.
    5. For any health issue, primary health center provides necessary support and in case of any serious issue institute will take the student / staff to a nearby hospital.
    6. The Government of Telangana has started a SHE team who are available 24X7 to act on any crime related issue to female staff/students and the institute creates awareness on every year.
    7. Apart from this student /staff are also made aware of Hawkeye, a SOS mobile app for alerting police in case of any emergency.
    8. The institute has appointed a part–time counsellor to help them to overcome their emotional imbalances and apart from this the faculties regularly counsel them to ensure that the students become mentally and physically strong to face this competitive world.
    9. Scholarships are provided to encourage the girl student education and the institute provides maximum facilities possible for the lady faculties towards pursuing their higher education and to continue their research activities.
    10. Gender sensitization is incorporated into the curriculum to overcome the gender barrio mind-set and apart from this all the days related to gender are celebrated in the campus every year.
    11. Self-defence course has been taught to girl students to boost up their confidence levels.
    12. Institute ensures maximum participation from the female students in all the co-curricular activities.
    13. The institute has common rooms for both boys and girls with the following facilities:
    Beds, and mattresses Chairs
    Recreational facilities Notice boards
    Locker facility
    14. The faculty in-charges monitor them and ensures their proper maintenance in the campus.
    15. Day-care center in the institution is established towards focusing on the major concern of staff, who cannot leave behind their kids at houses.
    16. For a better health of lady staff, institute has started providing one Banana and boiled egg weekly once from 2020 -21 academic year.


The Institution has facilities for alternate sources of energy and energy conservation measures
1. Solar energy
2. Biogas plant
3. Wheeling to the Grid
4. Sensor-based energy conservation
5. Use of LED bulbs/ power efficient equipment
6. Wind mill or any other clean green energy


Describe the facilities in the Institution for the management of the following types of degradable and non-degradable waste (within 500 words)
1. Solid waste management
2. Liquid waste management
3. Biomedical waste management
4. e-Waste management
5. Waste recycling system
6. Hazardous chemicals and radioactive waste management

  • MLR Institute of Technology (MLRIT) has developed a complete mechanism for solid, liquid, E- waste and Waste Recycling management. The college facilitates several techniques in managing the degradable and non-degradable waste. The primary focus is to reduce, reuse and recycle the waste.

    Adequate number of trash cans and dust bins are placed all over the campus. The collected waste management is done in a systematic way with the help of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), on a daily basis. Waste collected like metals, glass, cardboards, newspapers and stationary are systematically segregated and are sold to authorized vendors for the purpose of recycling. Further the Institution follows digitization of office procedures through electronic means via WhatsApp group, Email and Google classrooms thus, reducing paper-based waste and carbon dioxide emissions. Students are encouraged continuously to use waste papers and newspapers in creative practices during various extracurricular activities.

    By recycling electronic components, the institute has recovered valuable materials that can be used to make new products. E-waste collection bins are placed throughout campus to collect E-waste from all departments. The collected material is disposed for recycling through authorized vendors. E-waste generated from various departments which cannot be reused or recycled is being disposed of centrally through certified eco-friendly vendors.

    Sewage treatment plant of the capacity of 125 KLD has been installed in the campus during the academic year 2016-17 and it was purchased from ‘Needs Resources’, an ISO certified company in Hyderabad. The liquid wastes generated in the campus include Sewage, Laboratory, Laundry, hostel and canteen effluent waste. It consists of all process units which help to minimize chemical and biological load of domestic sewage and can be reused for gardening purpose. The above waste is treated through Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) and waste water is treated through sedimentation in the campus. The Sewage water from the entire campus is received through underground pipe lines. The treated water is used for flushing and gardening purpose. STP is used regularly and maintained properly. Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) is well maintained. The STP consists of all process units which help to minimize the chemical and biological load of domestic sewage and can be reused for gardening and irrigation purpose. Eco-friendly floor cleaners are used and the waste water is checked on a monthly basis.

    In the campus, whatever paper waste produced is converted into paper shredding and this is being used for various art related activities, making vases, wall panels, wall decorating items etc. Plastic shredding machines and plastic pellets are being used for various recycled plastic usage activities like cushion benches etc.

    Plastic waste and household waste are a major source of pollution. In our day to day life, plastics become more unpreventable. It generates around 0.2 to 0.3 million tons of waste every day. In this regard, the institution is efficiently able to manage degradable and non-degradable in the campus.


Water conservation facilities available in the Institution:
1. Rain water harvesting
2. Borewell /Open well recharge
3. Construction of tanks and bunds
4. Waste water recycling
5. Maintenance of water bodies and distribution system in the campus


Green campus initiatives include.
Describe the Green campus initiative of the institution including Restricted entry of automobiles, Use of Bicycles/ Battery powered vehicles , Pedestrian Friendly pathways , Ban on use of Plastic, landscaping with trees and plants etc in 500 words

  • MLR Institute of Technology is committed to protect ecology and environment and promote sustainable ecosystem, and will use its resources in a way that does not compromise the college's and global community's ability to satisfy their needs in the future. The institute has the goal to protect the environment through the implementation of Green Campus Policy in the campus and nearby villages. The intention of this Policy is to keep the campus pollution-free and also create an ecology that promotes a comfortable learning environment for the students and a better environment for the nearby villagers.

    1. Most of the faculty and students of the institution use the transport provided by the management.
    2. A small section of students uses public transport.
    3. Faculty are encouraged to do vehicle pooling to reduce the vehicular usage and pollution.
    4. Vehicles are parked away from the academic buildings to reduce the sound and air pollution.
    5. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to use bicycles for mobility within the campus.
    6. Battery-powered vehicles are used for in- house transport.
    7. Different types of dustbins are provided on campus to collect and the plastic for careful and eco- friendly disposal.
    8. Institute strives to make the campus plastic-free by banning use of plastics and replacing the same with alternative items like cloth bags, paper bags, jute bags etc.
    9. Regular announcements are made to reduce the use of plastics.
    10. Pedestrian friendly pathways have been constructed for smooth commuting of students, faculty and other staff members of the institute.
    11. These pathways are maintained on regular basis for keeping them free of mud, dust and any other vegetational growth.
    12. The entire campus is well maintained with a rich collection of trees and plants that make the environment carbon dioxide free.
    13. Landscaping with trees is designed on either sides of the pathway to provide shade for the pedestrians while walking, add greenery and to control pollution inside the campus. The campus is enriched with greenery which includes landscapes with grass, bushes, trees and ornamental trees by maintaining biodiversity.
    14. The landscaping is made brilliantly to bring aesthetic sense and ambience to the campus.
    15. Institution has organized outreach activities on green practices for the benefit of society.
    16. Sign boards are stationed at respective places for easy access of the pathway for the pedestrians.
    17. Posters/Signage’s on awareness on energy conservation and water conservation are made available in all relevant locations.
    18. Signage’s on awareness on preserving greenery in the campus are made available in all relevant locations.
    19. Campus has Sprinkler Irrigation system for better water infiltration in soil and also to avoid water losses.
    20. Institute conducts green audit annually to enhance green practices.
    21. Institute conducts energy audit annually to improve energy conservation.
    22. Institute conducts environmental audit annually to enhance environmental friendly practices for managing liquid waste, solid waste, E-waste etc. and thereby creating and maintaining clean and green environment.


Quality audits on environment and energy are regularly undertaken by the institution

1. Green audit / Environmental audit
2. Energy audit
3.Clean and green campus recognitions/awards
4. Beyond the campus environmental promotion and sustainability activities


The Institution has Differently-abled (Divyangjan) friendly, barrier free environment

1. Ramps/lifts for easy access to classrooms
2. Divyangjan friendly washrooms
3. Signage including tactile path, lights, display boards and signposts
4. Assistive technology and facilities for Divyangjan accessible website, screen-reading software, mechanized equipment
5. Provision for enquiry and information: Human assistance, reader, scribe, soft copies of reading material, screen reading

  • MLR Institute of Technology provides barrier-free environment where people with disabilities can move about safely and freely and use the facilities within the campus. The environment supports the independent functioning of individuals so that they can participate without assistance in everyday activities within the campus. The institute has a policy that extends special care and maintain hassle free environment for all the differently abled persons.

    - Provision for lifts is available in all blocks of the campus to facilitate them to reach higher floors easily and safely.
    - Ramps are available in all the blocks of campus wherever it is necessary for easy access to classrooms, other college infrastructure and for comfortable movement.

    -Rest rooms/ washrooms are provided with special provisions for catering the needs of differently abled.
    - Signage including lights, display boards and sign posts are available in the campus for the benefit of differently abled persons.
    - The institute has the provision for enquiry and information for differently abled like human assistance, reader, scribe and screen reading etc.
    - Open source software tools (Screen Reader) are made available for easy learning. The institute has Non- Visual Desktop Access (NVDA) screen reading software facility at Digital Library of Central Library and Computer Labs as assistive technology for persons with disabilities.
    - Battery operated vehicles are made available for easy mobility of physically challenged students, faculty and staff.
    - Wheel chairs are made available in the campus wherever they are essential.

    Guidelines for Scribe:
    Preamble: Physically handicapped candidate writing the Semester End Examination can take assistance from another person who is normally called as Amanuensis. While appointing an Amanuensis the following guidelines are to be followed strictly.

    1. An Amanuensis can be appointed to the candidate who is blind or disabled from writing the examination with his/her own hand.
    2.A candidate seeking the assistance of an Amanuensis shall submit an application to the Principal through CoE, with the following documents.
    (i) Medical Certificate from Medical Officer of a Government District or higher-grade hospital or a registered Medical Practitioner showing the inability of the candidate to write the examination with his/her own hand, which shall be attested by the CoE & Principal.
    (ii) No relation Certificate - An undertaking by the student and the Amanuensis showing that there is no relation between them.
    (iii) Self attested copies of testimonials of Amanuensis.
    (iv) One A4 size paper hand written matter which is written by the Amanuensis.
    3. An Amanuensis appointed must be of lower grade education than the candidate and should not be studying in the same field (Engineering/Architecture/Business Administration).
    4. The CoE shall arrange a suitable room for the candidate and the amanuensis and appoint a room invigilator for the candidate who shall be changed daily.


Describe the Institutional efforts/initiatives in providing an inclusive environment i.e., tolerance and harmony towards cultural, regional, linguistic, communal socioeconomic and such other diversities

  • MLR Institute of Technology (MLRIT) holds a great responsibility in providing an inclusive environment where harmony and tolerance are strictly maintained among the students, enrolled from all over India. So, MLRIT has taken initiatives in organizing activities towards cultural, regional, linguistic, communal, socio-economic and other diversities.

    Activities that promote cultural diversity:

    To create awareness about the rich cultural heritage of India and promote cultural cohesion in the campus, MLRIT organizes the following activities/programs every year through IQAC with the help of CAME Club:
    1. “Indianism-Cultural Cohesion and the Inclusiveness” – A Guest Talk by Art of Living Personnel.
    2. Traditional Day - Interdepartmental Ethnic Wear Dress Competition.
    3. Celebration of Cultural Fest & Annual Day – Activities: Folk & Classical Dances, Classical Instrumental & Vocal Voice Competitions.
    These activities promote unity in diversity among the young generation.
    Activities that promote regional diversity:

    To create awareness about the regional festivals, practices, and customs among the students, MLRIT conducts the activities in the campus on the eve of the following auspicious days.

    4. “Regionalism - The importance of Sustaining Distinctness”- A Collage competition.
    5. Celebration of Floral Bathukamma – Making & Playing of Bathukamma.
    6. Celebration of Crop Festival, “Pongal” – Rangoli & ‘Fly a Kite’ Competitions.
    7. Celebration of Diwali Festival – Create Lanterns with paper, beads and other materials (activity).
    These activities are organized through IQAC with the help of CAME club.

    Activities that promote communal diversity:

    To create awareness about the diverse communities living in India, and promote social cohesion, harmony, peace, mutual respect and tolerance towards all the communities, MLRIT holds activities in the campus through IQAC with the help of CAME club on the eve of the following communal festivals.
    8. “Communal Harmony- The Need of the Hour”– A Debate Competition.
    9. “Non-Violence and Compassion in Action” – A Talk by Mata Amritaandamai Ashram Personnel.
    10. Celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi Festival - Make an Eco-friendly Ganesh Idol (activity).
    11 Celebration of Christmas – Singing and Musical Performances by students.
    12. Celebration of Milad un-Nabi- Essay Writing Competition on date, history, importance and significance of the festival.
    These activities help to promote harmony among students.

    Activities that promote linguistic, socio-economic and other diversities:

    MLRIT organizes activities towards the promotion of linguistic, socio-economic and other diversities through IQAC with the help of CAME club and Club Literati.

    13. “Indian Fabric of integration- Inclusiveness through Socio-economic Dimensions” - A Talk by Jain Association Personnel.
    14. Telugu Bhasha Dinotsavam – poetry & script competitions - to recognize and promote multilingualism in the campus.
    15. “Friendship: Something to Remember” – to promote friendly bond among students.
    The positive relationships forged among students through the above activities/programs promote a sense of responsibility, a sense of togetherness, social cohesion, and in turn harmony and tolerance.


Sensitization of students and employees of the Institution to the constitutional obligations: values, rights, duties and responsibilities of citizens

Describe the various activities in the Institution for inculcating values for being responsible citizens as reflected in the Constitution of India within 500 words.

  • MLR Institute of Technology organizes various activities for sensitization of students and employees for inculcating values, rights, duties, and responsibilities for being responsible citizens of India and these values are highly necessary to build a healthy society.

    The institution stands ahead to encourage students to be aware of their national identities and symbols, along with their basic responsibilities and rights. In this regard, the institution is continuously working to improve the student community so that they can become better citizens of the country. In this passion, the institute, in addition to providing technical and business education, promotes a sense of belongingness among students through a variety of practices and initiatives. To demonstrate our 'Unity in Difference,' student groups (NSS and CAME Club) arrange numerous programs at national festivals where students come across different students and learn how to live with each other in harmony.

    Every year on September 24th, the institution commemorates National Service Day to educate and inspire students to participate in community service and civic obligations. Students and faculty members collaborate on a plantation drive through which students and faculty are educated about the importance of saving environment and also initiate a program of cleanliness and healthy livelihood. To raise awareness among citizens, the institution conducts awareness programs for students and staff on sexual harassment, the Indian constitution and its functions, and voter awareness initiatives.

    On voter’s day, the institution hosts initiative to encourage, facilitate, and maximize voter registration, particularly among new voters. MLR Institute of Technology also hosts blood donation drives on campus to satisfy critical needs for patients undergoing life-saving treatments where many people are benefited.

    National days, such as the birth and death anniversaries of iconic personalities, are commemorated by the institution to honour their sacrifices for freedom and the country. These days are filled with speeches, essay writing, elocutions, and quizzes. So in MLR Institute of Technology, we have such a platform to remember the great personalities and inspire the true spirit of service, empathy, and nationality.

    The institution curriculum is framed with mandatory courses like Professional Ethics and Human Values, Gender Sensitization, Constitution of India, as a small step to inculcate constitutional obligations among students. These courses will be helpful to facilitate the development of a holistic perspective among students towards life, profession, and happiness.

    So with these various activities, the institution inculcates values in students to become responsible citizens as reflected in the Constitution of India.


The Institution has a prescribed code of conduct for students, teachers, administrators and other staff and conducts periodic programmes in this regard.

1. The institutional Code of Conduct principles are displayed on the website
2. There is a committee to monitor adherence to the institutional Code of Conduct principle
3. Institution organizes professional ethics programmes for students, teachers, administrators and other staff
4. Annual awareness programmes on Code of Conduct are organized