IIT Guwahati has been ranked third in the category of ‘Residential University – AICTE’ in the third edition of annual ‘Swachh Campus Ranking 2019’ for higher educational institutions organised by Union Ministry of Human Resource and Development. The award ceremony was held on December 3 at AICTE Auditorium in New Delhi.
The institutes were evaluated on different parameters like cleanliness within the campus, garbage management in the campus, hostel and residential areas, frequency and the procedure of disposal, any technology used for solid and liquid waste disposal and management, water harvesting and storage, pipeline systems, vegetation coverage and greenery in campus, canteen hygiene, renewable energy use and solar panels installed on the campus, swachhta culture in campus, facilities for specially-abled citizens and swachhta activities taken up outside campus.
IIT director TG Sitharam congratulated everyone involved to make IIT Guwahati a clean and smart campus and leading to this recognition.
“I am very pleased by this recognition bestowed upon IIT Guwahati by the MHRD and we hope to lead by example that academic excellence can be achieved by a sustainable balance of the surroundings and by being sensitive to the environment. IIT Guwahati will make every effort to be a leader in hygiene, sustainable development practices and preserving the ecological balance beyond our boundaries,” said Sitharam.
Nearly 7,000 higher educational institutions participated in the third Swachhata Ranking, 2019, out of which 52 were awarded in clean and smart campus, one student one tree, Jal Shakti Abhiyan and Solar Urja Lamp categories.
A Swachhta Rankings team comprising of three external expert members had visited IIT Guwahati, one of the 36 shortlisted institutes among all the entries and inspected the campus on these stringent and diverse parameters.