Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has been ranked 2nd in Swachh Campus Ranking 2019 of Higher Educational Institutions in the Non-Residential University Category. The award was received by Prof. Nageshwar Rao, Vice-Chancellor of IGNOU from Shri R. Subrahmanyam, Secretary, Higher Education. Prof. Satyakam, Pro-VC IGNOU was also present at the dais along with VC to receive the award.
The rankings were announced at the Swachhta Ranking Award Ceremony held today in New Delhi. Chairman UGC, Shri D.P.Singh and Chairman AICTE, Shri Anil Sahasrabudhe were also present along with other officials during the event.
The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal addressed the participants through video-conference and stressed on the need to save water and urged every student to pledge to save at-least one-liter of water daily.
On being awarded the 2nd prize in the Swachh Campus Ranking 21019, Prof. Nageshwar Rao, VC IGNOU complimented the IGNOU employees including faculty members, and administrative staff for maintaining high standards of hygiene and cleanliness in the campus. He said we should also work towards conserving water and energy.
This year 6900 Institutions had applied in different categories. The institutions were shortlisted based on cut-off after inspection by AICTE & UGC. Best 52 institutions were selected.
The different categories included; Universities (Residential & Non-Residential), Colleges (Residential & Non-Residential), Technical Institutions (Universities – Residential), Technical Colleges (Residential & Non-Residential). This year new categories; One-Student One Tree, Solar Powered Lamp, and Jal Shakti Abhiyan (water conservation) were also introduced.