Guwahati: IIT Guwahati has been ranked #3 in the category of ‘Residential University – AICTE’ in the third edition of annual ‘Swachh Campus Ranking 2019’ for Higher Educational Institutions organised by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development. The award ceremony was held today, 3rd December 2019, at AICTE Auditorium, New Delhi.
Both public and private institutes across the country participated in the annual event where Hon’ble Minister of Human Resource and Development, Shri. Ramesh Prokhriyal “Nishank”, addressed the gathering via video call. Shri. R. Subrahmanyam, Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, presented the award to Prof. T. G. Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati, and Prof. Parameswar K. Iyer, Dean of Public Relations, Branding and Ranking, IIT Guwahati.
Speaking about the award, Prof. T. G. Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati, said, “l 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. I congratulate every person involved to make IIT Guwahati a clean and smart campus and leading to this recognition.”
The Institutes were evaluated on different parameters like swachhta within the campus, garbage management in the campus, hostel and residential areas, frequency & the procedure of disposal, any technology used for solid and liquid waste disposal & management, water harvesting and storage, pipeline systems, vegetation coverage & 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.
A Swachhta Rankings team comprising of 3 external expert members had visited IIT Guwahati, one of the 36 shortlisted institute among approximately 6900 entries, and inspected the campus on these stringent and diverse parameters.
A sapling of Guazuma tomentosa (commonly known as mutamba or guacimo) has been planted by Adamya Chetana and Supported by AICTE to increase green cover on the mother earth in recognition of the Institute’s performance.