In 2000, MUWCI’s campus had just one solitary mango tree. Today, with the efforts of staff, faculty, and students who have planted over 10,000 trees, the campus is cloaked in greenery and is home to diverse flora and fauna in its 175-acres.
MUWCI is located on a biodiversity reserve and conservation park in the Sahyadri Hills, overlooking the Mulshi and Kolvan valleys. In 2006, we launched the Van Vihar Biodiversity Park & Reserve, officially protecting the ecosystems on campus. The biodiversity park covers approximately one-third of our campus and includes walking trails through reforested habitats, medicinal plant gardens, and landscaped green areas.
The Van Vihar Biodiversity Park & Reserve serves as a focus for reforestation and soil conservation efforts in the area. Tree planting campaigns, watershed restoration projects, and fire risk mitigation restore our ecosystems and provide employment opportunities for local residents. The Conservation Reserve represents the majority of our campus area and is bordered by a Sacred Grove, Maharashtra Forest Land, agricultural fields, and a new residential development.