Cover Story: JGU ranked 2nd in All India Swachh Campus Ranking 2019
JGU has been awarded the 2nd rank in the ‘Swachh Campus Ranking 2019’ of all Higher Educational Institutions in India. It obtained this rank in the Residential Universities category. This is the third time in a row that JGU has featured at the top of these rankings. JGU was awarded the 1st and the 2nd position on the Swachh Campus Rankings in 2017 and 2018 respectively. The awards were given at a function by the Secretary, Higher Education Department, Mr. R. Subrahmanyam in New Delhi on 3 December 2019.
In all, 6,900 higher educational institutions applied for this award in 2019 out of which 140 were shortlisted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development for inspection, after a detailed scrutiny and a rigorous process. Based on marks obtained in the notified parameters such as overall campus upkeep, quality of essential services, greenery, waste disposal mechanisms, and extension work, JGU was awarded the same. The ranking exercise is part of the “Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan” initiative of the Government of India.