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 MHRD releases "Swachhta" rankings 2017,
 Javadekar scores a Brownie point

By Rajiv Shukla
NEW DELHI :
Devoid of a clear vision, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) earned some Brownie points on September 14 here by hosting ‘SWACHHTA’ Ranking 2017 programme where HRD minister Prakash Javadekar distributed award for cleanliness.

In all 25 institutions in categories like "Universities", "Technical Institutions", "Colleges and "Government institutions" were selected and awarded on the occasion. Paradoxically the institutions getting top positions on the Swachhta index had found no place in the India Rankings 2017 the results of which were declared on April 3 this year nor do they figure high in the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) list.

Toeing the Prime Minister's line Javadekar said that the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is an important campaign of the Government of India and that the students were ambassadors of cleanliness. He said to make Higher Educational Institutions a smart campus, we should focus on cleanliness as well as waste management.

According to a PIB press note the institutions were judged on the basis of a number of parameters of cleanliness like student/toilet ratio, kitchen hygiene, availability of running water, modernity of toilet & kitchen equipment, green cover, garbage disposal in hostels and academic buildings, disposal techniques, water supply systems and also a certain weightage was given to whether the institutions has adopted any neighbouring locality or village to spread awareness & activities in Swachhta.

About 3500 Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) responded to the online invitation, submitting all their details as per format. The top 174 institutions were shortlisted as per criteria and officials from UGC and AICTE inspected the premises of all 174 institutions. Finally, the top 25 institutions were selected and awarded, the press note added.

Those present at the award function included K.K Sharma Secretary, Department of Higher Education, V.L.V.S.S. Subba Rao, Economic Advisor MHRD, Anil D. Sahasrabudhe , Chairman AICTE, V.S. Chauhan , officiating Chairman UGC and Dr. Manpreet Singh Manna, Director AICTE.

List of Institutions awarded on Swachhata Rankings

Institution

Place

State

Universities

 

 

1.

O. P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat

Sonipat

Haryana

2.

MANIPAL UNIVERSITY, JAIPUR

Jaipur

R'sthan

3.

Chitkara University, Kalu Jhanda (Barotiwala), Solan

Solan

HP

4.

K.L.E. Academy of Higher Education and Research, Belgaum

Belgaum

K'nataka

5.

Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra

Agra

UP

 Colleges

 

 

1.

Kongu Arts and Science College

Erode

TN

2.

Vidya Pratishthans Arts, Commerce & Science College, M.I.D.C.Baramati, Pune  413100

Pune

M'rashtra

3.

RAMAKRISHNA MISSION VIVEKANANDA COLLEGE

Chennai

TN

4.

Vivekanandha College of Arts & Science (W)

Tiruchengode

TN

5.

S N R Sons College

Coimbatore

TN

6.

K.G. College of Arts and Science

Coimbatore

TN

Technical Institutions

 

 

1.

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore

Coimbatore

TN

2.

Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation,Guntur

Guntur

AP

3.

Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai

Chennai

TN

4.

Vivekanandha College of Engineering for Women

Tiruchengode

TN

5.

R.M.D Engineering College

Chennai

TN

6.

R.M.K Engineering College

Chennai

TN

7.

ABES INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, GHAZIABAD

Ghaziabad

UP

Government Institutions

 

1.

G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology,

Pantnagar

UK

2.

Madurai Kamraj University,

Madurai

TN

3.

Alagappa University, Alagappa Nagar,

Karaikudi

TN

4.

National Institute of Technology,

Hamirpur

HP

5.

Indian Institute of Technology,

Guwahati

Assam

6.

Govt Post-graduate College for Girls, Sector-11

Chandigarh

UT

7.

Punjab University

Chandigarh

Punjab

 

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