The human resource development (HRD) ministry, in its first edition of 'Swachhta Ranking', has recognised the Haryana-based O P Jindal Global University (JGU) as the cleanest higher educational institution, the varsity said in a statement.
A total of 3,500 institutions applied for the first edition of 'Swachta Rankings', introduced by the HRD ministry.
Total 174 were shortlisted and following an inspection, the top 25 were selected for awards.
JGU said that it was the only university in Haryana that was selected by the ministry for a field inspection and a three-member team had visited the campus and interacted on issues including overall campus upkeep, quality of essential services, greenery and waste disposal mechanisms.
The award was presented by HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar to JGU vice-chancellor C Raj Kumar.
Kumar expressed happiness over being recognised by the government as the cleanest university in the country and said this was a significant testimony to JGU's dedication and persistence in creating a world-class campus.
"For JGU, this has meant providing a physical environment that is socially and environmentally sustainable, inspires creativity, promotes collaboration and innovation, encourages a sense of inclusivity, and is a thriving home to a diverse community," he said.