Chitkara University Himachal Pradesh Ranked 7th in ‘SWACHH CAMPUS’ Ranking – 2019 of Higher Educational Institutions

In an endeavor to make the PM’s vision a reality and living up to its unmatched reputation of excellence, Chitkara University Himachal Pradesh has once again been ranked among top-ten ‘Swachh’ (the cleanest) universities of the country.

Chitkara University Himachal Pradesh has earned the 7th position among ‘Cleanest Higher Education Institutions in the Country’, in the prestigious ‘SWACHH CAMPUS’ Ranking 2019 of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Pro-Chancellor, Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh was honoured and presented the ‘Appreciation Certificate’ by Shri R Subrahmanyam, Secretary, Dept. of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India; in the esteemed presence of Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Union Minister for Human Resource Development; Professor D.P Singh, Chairman UGC; Dr Abhay Jere, Chief Innovation Officer (CIO), Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India; and senior officials of the Ministry, at AICTE Auditorium in New Delhi, on December 3, 2019. Dr. Varinder Kanwar, Vice-Chancellor, Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh; was also present on the occasion.

Expressing her happiness over the prestigious ranking gained by the university, Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Pro-Chancellor, Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh; congratulated the students and staff. She said, “It is an honour to be counted among the cleanest Higher Education Institutions in the Country – indeed, a testimony of Chitkara University’s unflagging spirit of patriotism. We are committed to help build a ‘Swasth Bharat’ with the help of ‘Swachh Bharat’, to transform the Nation and make the PM’s vision a reality.”

She added, “Building values is the only sustainable way for us to care for the environment and keep our surroundings clean. Chitkara University instills these core values right from the beginning, encouraging students to practice the habit of cleanliness right from the start, in their formative years, and make it a part of their personality. Cleanliness should be from inside and outside, only then will health automatically reside on both sides.” Chitkara University constantly encourages its students to come up with eco friendly and sustainable solutions – from energy efficiency to recycling, in an endeavor to make our country clean and reduce carbon footprint.

‘SWACHH CAMPUS’ Ranking, an exercise to rank Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) on the basis of cleanliness and hygiene, considered parameters, including, student/toilet ratio, kitchen hygiene, availability of running water, modernity of toilet & kitchen equipment, campus green cover, garbage disposal in hostels and academic buildings, disposal techniques, water supply systems and also a certain weightage to whether the institutions has adopted any neighbouring locality or village to spread awareness & activities in Swachhta. This year submission of details sought from HEIs, over 7000 institutions applied, only a select few institutions were shortlisted based on cut-off. AICTE & UGC inspected all the institutions. Best institutions were selected in 8 categories, including Universities (Residential & Non-Residential), Colleges (Residential & Non-Residential), Technical Institutions (Universities – Residential), Technical Colleges (Residential & Non-Residential) and Government Universities.

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