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December 3, 2019

India's 48 Universities and Higher Education Institutions awarded at the Swachhata (Cleanliness) Ranking Awards function in New Delhi today.

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Photo: The Secretary, Department of Higher Education, R. Subrahmanyam, addressing at the Swachh Campus Ranking Awards 2019 of Higher Educational Institutions, in New Delhi on December 03, 2019.

New Delhi, December 3, 2019 — Union Human Resource Development Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, addressed the 3rd Swachhata (Cleanliness) Ranking Award Function through video conferencing in New Delhi today. The 3rd Swachhata Ranking Award process was undertaken by the Ministry of Human Resource Development as a part of the Swachh Bharat Mission of Government of India to promote environmental hygiene in the Higher Education System and beyond. Based on the reports of UGC and AICTE, the HRD Ministry has recommended 48 Universities and Institutions for awards in various categories. The Secretary, Department of Higher Education, R. Subrahmanyam, awarded the selected Universities/ Institutions in AICTE Auditorium, New Delhi.

The Minister said that Swachhata, as a Mission is essential for our living environment, body, and soul. A clean environment will result in a pure mind and elevate the thoughts of our students and teachers towards lofty ideas for the more significant benefit of society. He said that the principle of cleanliness is next to Godliness, and it should govern our day-to-day life. He added that the higher education system is the best mechanism towards achieving success in Swacchh Bharat Mission through the powerful and influential base of 3 crore plus students and teachers in the country.

He further said that the ranking system evaluates various parameters of hygiene like student-toilet ratio, hostel hygiene, hostel kitchen hygiene, availability of water, water conservation measures, campus greenery, and administrative responsibility for cleanliness. The Ministry has formulated the system to generate peer pressure amongst educational institutions to improve their level of campus hygiene and also take up off-campus hygiene activity in nearby villages/surrounding areas.

The Minister expressed his happiness in informing that over the last three years, the response from institutions to the Swachhata Ranking process has been steadily growing. In 2017, 3200 institutions participated; in 2018, it was 6100 institutions, and now in 2019, a total of 6900 institutions participated in the ranking exercise. Therefore, the need for and awareness of maintaining Swachh Campuses and also voluntarily taking up village hygiene activity is now spreading across the Indian Higher Education system with active enthusiasm.

He appreciated the Ministry’s effort to develop clean and green college campuses that would create a healthy study environment for students, thereby stimulating their minds towards higher learning. The Ministry recognizes that it is essential to create an ambiance for learning for the youth of our country who will play a significant role in the economic and social development of our great nation.

Mr. Pokhriyal congratulated the winners in various categories of awards like Residential Universities, Non-residential Universities, Technical Universities, Residential Colleges, and Government Universities.

Following are the Award Winners in the Government Residential Universities Category:

Name of the University — Position

  1. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala — Ist
  2. Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar — 2nd
  3. National Law University, Delhi — 3rd
  4. Dr. B.R.Ambedkar University, Etcherla, Andhra Pradesh — 4th
  5. Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli — 5th

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