Saturday, October 7, 2017

Manipal Institute of Technology Wins Accolades at AICTE’s Most Clean Campus Awards

Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal University won accolades at the first “Most Clean Campus Award 2017” instituted for Engineering Institutions by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). MIT bagged the third place for the Most Clean Campus in India and the first for Most Clean Campus in South Western Region.    The awards were given away by Dr. Anil. D. Sahasrabudhe, Chairman of AICTE at a function held on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanthi in the College of Engineering, Pune. Dr. B. H. V. Pai, Joint Director and Mr. H. S. Bhat, Executive Manager received the awards on behalf of MIT. AICTE has also planted a tree for each of the awardees at its Head Quarters in New Delhi.

Reacting to the achievement, Dr G.K. Prabhu, Director MIT, also the Pro Vice Chancellor of Manipal University said he was happy that the institute won laurels in the inaugural year of the competition. “We’ll strive to do better the next time,” he said and added, “It is a good initiative started by the AICTE, as it will encourage campuses across the country to be spick and span all the time. 

AICTE, under Swachh Bharath Mission, had invited nominations from about ten thousand institutions across the country to participate in the Clean Campus Award 2017 contest in September 2017. Data on infrastructure, cleanliness, green initiatives, water conservation initiatives, solid and liquid waste management, e-waste management, environment consciousness and development programmes, contributions to the society, student and workforce safety, hygiene and other parameters were submitted. Institutions from 20 states took part and following evaluation the reports were examined by a Jury appointed by the AICTE to select the award winners.

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