Notes on the “distribution of awards for Swachhata Activities” at New Delhi on 03.12.2019
                                                                                         Date: 12.12.2019

Swachh Campus” Ranking 2019

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is a clean India mission formulated by the Indian Government and it creates great initiative among the citizens of whole India making themselves aware of the importance of cleanliness. This mission aims to ensure sanitary facilities for all households and to eliminate open defecation in rural area apart from teaching the citizens to dispose of the waste mindfully to ensure hygienic and Green environment.
Unnat Bharat Abhiyan is an ancillary initiative triggered by the Ministry of Human Resource Development involving all HEIs to address the issues of local communities through appropriate technology.

The objectives of UBA are:
1.            Building institutional capacity in Institutes of higher education in research and training relevant to the needs of rural India.
2.            Provide Rural India with professional resource support from Institutes of Higher Education especially those which have acquired academic excellence in the field of science E&T and management.

Swachhata Ranking award has been presented by the Ministry of Human Resource Development every year as a part of Swachh Bharat Mission to promote environment hygiene in the Higher Education institutes by involving powerful and influential base of Students and Teachers in the country and the awards are distributed based on the evaluation report of the Expert team nominated by the UGC and AICTE after evaluating required parameters. 
SRM Institute of Science and Technology has participated in the “Swachh Campus” Ranking 2019, with reference to the call given by the Ministry of Human Resource Development and the ranking was decided on the following factors.
1.            Toilets adequacy and Maintenance
2.            Garbage clearance systems
3.            Hostel Kitchen hygiene and sophistication of equipment
4.            Water purity, Storage, Distribution facility
5.            Campus greenery and Rain water Harvesting
6.            Use of solar Systems.
7.            Village or neighborhood adoption for hygiene.  
                      The expert committee nominated by AICTE has visited our campus on 07.09.2019 and evaluated all the above factors with reference to the required parameters.
Few salient features of the available facilities in our campus.
v  We are maintaining a toilet Student ratio of 1: 2.3, which is the Highest among the participating Institutes.
v  We have installed Solar System to Generate 1 MV Power.
v  We have facilities like automated lighting system, solar Cooking System, Biogas Plant, Rain Water Harvesting Pits etc.
v  We have a good Solid Waste Management system and the compost generated is used for Plants / Trees to make the Campus more greenery.
v  Our Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) with latest technologies (M.B.B.R- Moving Bed Bio film Reactor) helps us to treat the sewage water rapidly, which is used in our dual plumbing system for Toilet cleaning.
Based on the report of the expert committee, SRM Institute of Science and Technology has been ranked No.1 under the category of AICTE – Residential Universities by Ministry of Human Resource Development.
Clean and Smart Campus award – 2019
Clean and smart campus award is awarded by AICTE with an aim to engage all stakeholders particularly the student community to implement the technological interventions for cleanliness, sustainability and environment in the rural sector. The smart campus would ensure smart citizens, those who are “future-ready” for the smarter India. AICTE has formulated the awards under different categories and SRM Institute of Science and Technology comes under the category of “University / Deemed to be Universities running technical courses approved by AICTE. It is an activity undertaken by AICTE to boost the morale among the students to take forward the Swachhata activities to a greater height.

The factors considered for the award are:
v  Cleanliness in and around the campus and waste minimization.
v  Water conservation and management including Waste water management and rouse rain water harvesting etc.
v  Environment friendly activities adopted and practiced by the campus.
v Greenery within the campus to provide pollution free air and carbon sink.
The team nominated by AICTE visited our campus and evaluated all required parameters of the above mentioned factors.
Based on their recommendation, the AICTE awarded 3rd Place for Clean and smart campus-2019.
One Student One Tree award 2019
AICTE under the guidance of Ministry of Human Resource Development has launched a drive to plant Tree Saplings involving Students / Faculties of all Higher Education Institutes across India under a plan “One Students One Tree”.
The guidelines for this drive are as follows:
v  Students and Faculties from the Institutes to Plant a tree.
v  The name of the person who planted the Tree to be put up.
v  Institutions to Maintain details of Tree Planted by Students / Facilities
The students / Faculties / Staff of Institute of Science and Technology have taken active role in the drive and planted lot of trees in the campus, roadside, tank bunds and also in the UBA adopted villages to improve the Sustainability and greenery with the team work of maintenance and Agriculture departments.
SRM Institute of Science and Technology has been awarded 1st Place under “One Students One Tree”


The ceremony for distributing all the above three awards was held at New Delhi on 03.12.2019, in which our Registrar and Dean IQAC participated and the Registrar received the awards from the Hon’ble Minister of HRD .The event added few more feathers on the cap of SRMIST.
All this happened due to the magnanimous support extended by the Management, unstinting support of the Faculties/ non-teaching staff and the consistent and sincere efforts taken by all the Maintenance teams and horticulture Wing of the Campus.
Let all of us work together with the same spirit and tempo to achieve more rewards in future also.

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