HRD invites institutions to participate in Swachhata Rankings of Higher Education Institutions contest

Educational institutions are invited by the Ministry of Human Resources and Development to participate in the ‘Swachhata Rankings of Higher Education Institutions‘ contest. The participants will be judged on the basis of hygienic and ecologic factors and the best campus will be awarded. Parameters of hygiene have been modified this year to encompass certain additional features, that are essential in a dynamic environment wherein cleanliness standards are witnessing new benchmarks. 


On-campus and off-campus hygiene parameters will be taken into consideration for the current year ranking format.


All institutions in the higher education system would be expected to participate in the rankings exercise and the Centrally Funded Educational Institutions receiving grants, would need to necessarily participate in this activity.


How to apply


In order to apply, candidates can fill a form at


Details about the application


Institutions can apply online between July 1, 2019, to July 31, 2019.


Best institutions in various categories will be selected on the basis of submissions and subsequent inspections of the campuses. Human Resource Development will present awards to the best institutions at a function in New Delhi around October 2, 2019.


Please visit or for further details and process of application.


All submissions would need to be true and factual.


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This is an important activity which gives greater visibility to your institution in terms of an essential aspect of campus life.




To portray the status of higher education in the country, the Ministry of Human Resource Development has endeavoured to conduct an annual web-based All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) since 2010-11. The survey covers all the Institutions in the country engaged in imparting of higher education. Data is being collected on several parameters such as teachers, student enrolment, programmes, examination results, education finance, infrastructure. Indicators of educational development such as Institution Density, Gross Enrolment Ratio, Pupil-teacher ratio, Gender Parity Index, Per Student Expenditure will also be calculated from the data collected through AISHE. These are useful in making informed policy decisions and research for the development of the education sector.


Courtesy: India Today


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