Haryana’s Maharshi Dayanand University has been ranked the cleanest government university by the HRD Ministry followed by Guru Nanak Dev University in neighboring Punjab’s Amritsar. Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar announced the “Swachh Campus rankings” under different categories on Monday.
Despite having over 28 government-run universities in the state, none of them marked their presence in the top five positions in “Swachh Campus Ranking 2018”, released by the Union Ministry for Human Resource Development (MHRD) on Monday, at New Delhi. As per the list, no state-run university from the Karnataka scored a position in the top five ranks.
Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, established in 1976 as a residential University with the objective of promoting inter-disciplinary higher education and research with special emphasis on studies of environmental, ecological and life sciences, is making rapid progress to emerge as a leading educational institution of the nation.
The University aspires to be a leading ‘transformative learning community’ recognized worldwide for excellence in teaching, research and service and as a catalyst for intellectual, social, cultural and economic development.
Living up to its inimitable reputation of excellence, MCM DAV College for Women has earned 1st rank in the national Swachh Campus Ranking 2018 of College (Residential) category.
In an award presentation ceremony held today at New Delhi, Sh. Prakash Javdekar, Union Minister of Human Resource Development and Dr.Satya Pal Singh, Minister of State for Human Resource Development felicitated the top ranking Swachh educational institutions of India. MCM Principal Dr.Nisha Bhargava received the award on behalf of the college.
The award comes as a recognition of MCM’s commitment to the cause of ‘Swachhata’ which is reflected in the slew of initiatives undertaken by it inside the campus as well as at the community level.
The efforts by the college, aimed at accelerating the pace of realisation of objectives of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, include Biogas Plant, vermicomposting, composting, plantation drives, solar power generation, rainwater harvesting, real-time air quality monitoring system, generating awareness about waste segregation, installation of blue and green dustbins within the campus, cleaning of campus and surroundings by NSS volunteers, sensitisation programmes on sanitation, hygiene and cleanliness in adopted village Badheri, participation in Swachhata Pakhwada and Swachh Bharat Summer Internship and so on.
Principal Dr.Nisha Bhargava informed that the Swachhata objectives of MCM, which are in sync with the objectives of Swachh Bharat Mission, include promotion of modern and scientific waste management, generation of awareness among various stakeholders regarding the importance of cleanliness and hygiene, and affecting behavioral change regarding sanitation practices.
She further said that guided by the philosophy that growth of individuals, institutions, and community does not happen in isolation but in harmony, MCM endeavors to work towards sustainable development and growth of all strata of the society.
The Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) in the national capital has been ranked third among the government institutions followed by the Algappa University in Karaikudi and the Acharya Nagarjuna University in Guntur.
Among the residential campuses of private universities, Pune’s Symbiosis International University has been ranked at the top followed by OP Jindal Global University in Sonipat, KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research in Belagavi and Manipal University in Jaipur.
Raipur’s ITM University has been ranked at the top among non-residential campuses of private universities. The Northcap University in Gurugram and Dr. CV Raman University in Bilaspur have been ranked second and third respectively in the category.
Among the technical institutions, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in Coimbatore bagged the top rank, followed by IIT Guwahati, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University in Bhubhaneshwar and the Indian Institute of Information Technology in New Delhi.