College - NGO Partnership Initiative (CNPI) is a mutually benefitting research-cum – extension project of TIES, involving students and faculty of affiliated colleges in India. CNPI is basically a student capacity building programme, equipping them to meet the challenges and to evolve a socially and environmentally responsible society. The aim of the programme is to inculcate research culture among students and faculty of affiliated colleges to empower colleges to take up social and environmental issues and to develop the right scientific temper and outlook..
St. Thomas College, Kozhencherry and TIES signed the MoU for CNPI and as part of the programme Green Audit session was inaugurated. A training was given to the students with respect to the green audit programme. The training covered waste audit, water audit, energy and biodiversity audits and students were trained on how to conduct the survey, data collection methods, and when to conduct the survey . Training was led by Dr. Punnen Kurian, Nelson P Abraham and Abraham Samuel K. The session was attended by 18 students ( as it was pandemic period minimum students were allowed) and 4 teachers from different streams. Covid protocol was strictly followed throughout the training programme.