Noida 3rd October 2018: On Monday, Swachh Campus rankings have been declared under various categories by Prakash Javadekar, Union Human Resource Development Minister. The top position has been snatched by Maharashi Dayanand University of Haryana that has become the cleanest government university as announced by the HRD Ministry. The second position has been taken by Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar.
The third ranking has been grabbed by Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences or ILBS in the national capita. The fourth and fifth positions were respectively given to Algappa University in Karaikudi and the Acharya Nagarjuna University in Guntur.
Coming to the residential campuses of private universities, the top position has been taken by Symbiosis International University in Pune and is followed by OP Jindal Global University in Sonipat, KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research in Belagavi and Manipal University in Jaipur.
Talking about the non-residential campuses of private universities, the ranking of ITM University in Raipur is number one. The second rank has been given to Northcap University in Gurugram and the third position has been grabbed by Dr CV Raman University in Bilaspur.
As far as the ranking of the technical institutions is concerned, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in Coimbatore attains number one position and is followed by IIT Guwahati, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University in Bhubhaneshwar and the Indian Institute of Information Technology in New Delhi.
On the flip side, there are various universities and colleges of other states that could not make up to the list of Swacch Campus Rankings. Trichy might be the cleanest city of the state but except NIT no other universities and colleges have find their place in the list. Many of the colleges felt that the selection procedure needs to be amended.
There was a saying from the minority institution principal that the ranking looks biased towards the technical institutions on certain factors and thus it has become hard for arts and science colleges to grab any position in the list.
The principal further added that the colleges and universities that have more greenery and proper sewage facility with solar plants etc possess high weightage in the list. She quoted, “It is next to impossible for the colleges like ours that are widespread on the space of 20 to 25 acres and that too in the middle of the city.”
The Principal from another arts and science college stated that they do not want to engage their faculty in various processes of Swachh campus ranking and also that it was not a mandate to participate in it.