Swachh Campus Award 2018
Posted on February 25th, 2019 @ 02:11pm
RK University, a UGC and Government approved State Private University, with the main campus near Kasturbadham on Rajkot-Bhavnagar Highway has once again brought laurels to the city of Rajkot. In the recently concluded Swachh Campus Ranking 2018 by Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), RK University is ranked 4th across the nation out of total 7000 applicant institutes. RK University is the only institute from the state of Gujarat that has been awarded this honour. All residents of the state and the region rightfully feels proud of this accomplishment.
MHRD officials, with the help and assistance from UGC and AICTE, had conducted this survey across 7000 institutes which involved personal visits to the shortlisted campuses by an expert committee of 3 members from across the country. The expert committee had assessed the campuses based on various criteria such as plantations & trees on campus, overall green cover on campus, availability of alternate sources of energy such as solar power & biogas plant, regular application and usage of rain water harvesting techniques, clean water supply, maintenance of the campus, availability and cleanliness of toilets, latest technology usage in kitchens, waste management technology, sprinkler systems, dedicated staff for maintenance, environment and air quality on campus, extension activities for Swachhta (cleanliness) outside the campus in the external communities, etc.
This national award was presented in New Delhi at a glittering ceremony by honorable cabinet minister Shri Prakash Javadekar to Shri Denish Patel (Executive Vice President, RK University) in the presence of Minister of State Dr. Satyapal Singh, Secretary of Higher Education Shri R. Subramaniam, Secretary for Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, UGC Chairman Shri D. P. Singh, AICTE Chairman Shri Anil Sahasrabudhe and Senior Economic Advisor Shri Subba Rao.