A Walk Through Nature

“IIT Madras is the perfect place for nature enthusiasts. The institute area was originally part of Guindy National Park and the vegetation here is the tropical dry evergreen type, meaning, the rains are irregular and trees do not shed their foliage. This is also the rarest vegetation in the Indian sub-continent which explains the astonishing diversity in the plant and animal species on campus.”

Read on for an extensive list of the most common species found on campus, from the spotted deer to the infamous cotton-stainer bug.


…इंसान दो तरह से ज्ञान हासिल करता है, पहला व्यावहारिक और दूसरा सैद्धांतिक (अनुमानित) | या स्पष्ट शब्दों में “जान कर” अथवा “मान कर” | जानने और मानने में बहुत फर्क है और इन दोनों के बीच “समझ” का विशाल पहाड़ होता है…