Cleanest Government Institution: O. P. Jindal University Topped

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List of Cleanest Government Institution by HRD Ministry

Recently HRD Ministry ranked IIT Guwahati as 5th Cleanest Institution among 174 shortlisted colleges for the first ‘swachhta‘ ranking of higher educational institutes under Government Institution. And O.P Jindal University has been ranked the 1st cleanest University in the country. Whereas, In the rankings released by HRD minister Prakash Javadekar, Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU) has secured second place. Followed by Punjab University added more beauty to the City Beautiful as a city college (Post Graduate Govt College for Girls – Sector 11, Chandigarh, GCG) and Panjab University considered in the top seven position. Finally, the top 25 institutions were selected and awards were given under categories like Universities, Technical Institutions, Colleges and Government institutions. Furthermore, the list of Institution is given below.

Save water & electricity, promote cleanliness and manage waste for Smart Campus – Shri Prakash Javadekar

These awards were distributed at a ceremony based on ‘SWACHHTA’ Ranking 2017 of Higher Educational Institutions was held in New Delhi on 14 September 2017.

List of Higher Educational Institutions awarded on Swachhata Rankings

List of Selected University 

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University City State
1. O. P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat Sonipat Haryana
3. Chitkara University, Kalu Jhanda (Barotiwala), Solan Solan HP
4. K.L.E. Academy of Higher Education and Research, Belgaum Belgaum Karnataka
5. Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra Agra UP


List of Selected Technical Institutions

Technical institutions  City State
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


List of Selected Government Institutions

Government institutions  City State
1. G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar UK
2. MaduraKamarajaj 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


List of Selected Colleges

Colleges City State
1. Kongu Arts and Science College Erode TN
2. Vidya Pratishthans Arts, Commerce & Science College, M.I.D.C.Baramati, Pune  413100 Pune Maharashtra
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

Source: GG/AK/RK/‘SWACHHTA’ Ranking – 2017

Basis of Swachhata Rankings: Cleanest Government Institution

An invitation was floated by Ministry and about 3500 Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) submitted an online application along with all the required details as per format. After that as per criteria, 174 institutions were shortlisted. Whereas officials from UGC and AICTE inspected these of all 174 campuses.

Parameters of Selection

The Parameters for a clean campus were formulated & on the basis of cleanliness and hygiene were inspected. The criteria are described below:

  1. Student/toilet ratio,
  2. Kitchen Hygienic Status,
  3. Availability of running water & water supply systems.
  4. The modernity of toilet & kitchen equipment,
  5. campus green cover,
  6. garbage disposal in hostels and academic buildings
  7. disposal techniques, and also a certain weightage to whether the institutions
  8. Weightage were also given on “spreading awareness & activities about Swachhta in any neighboring locality or village.