Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh has been awarded as the Second Most Clean Campus in India
for the year 2017 by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The institute is sponsored by
GMR Varalakshmi Foundation (GMRVF), the corporate social responsibility arm of GMR Group. Mr.
Laxmanmurthy, COO, GMRVF received the award on behalf of GMR Institute of Technology at a
function in Pune.
Over 1000 technical institutions from India participated in the AICTE’s initiative to promote Swachh Bharat
Mission in academic organisations. Based on the data submitted by participating colleges, 190 colleges
were shortlisted for physical inspection. The aim was to recognise institutions that are active in keeping
their campus clean all the time. GMRIT won the award for undertaking various Clean Campus initiatives
such as Solid Waste Management; Water Conservation, Energy Conservation and Electronic Waste
Management. In order to commemorate this achievement, AICTE also planted a tree for each awardee in
their headquarters in New Delhi.
On receiving this prestigious award, Dr. Prasad, Principal, GMR Institute of Technology, Rajam said,
“GMR Group is committed to focus on holistic development of students and communities across
the country. The prestigious award of second cleanest campus in India from AICTE has reinforced
GMR Group’s vision to provide ‘Clean and Green Campus’ for students, professors and office
staff. GMRVF will continue to provide vocational training to under-served youth in the country and
nurture the sense of responsibility and entrepreneurship.”
GMR Institute of Technology was established n 1997 by GMR Group in Rajam village of Srikakulam
district of Andhra Pradesh. Close to 8000 students have passed out from the college till date.
At present, GMRIT runs eight under graduate as well as eight post-graduate programs. The institute has
over 3,500 students. GMRIT continues to earn good ranking among engineering colleges in the country. It
is among the top 65 engineering colleges in the country and top five private engineering colleges in
The schools run by GMR Varalakshmi Foundation have shown exceptional performance both in
academics as well as extra-curricular activities. GMRVF partnered with around 350 Government Schools
towards improving the quality of education, reaching out to over 38,000 students across India.
GMRVF provides an opportunity for under-privileged meritorious children to access quality education in
reputed schools through ‘Gifted Children Scheme’ and supported 175 children through this.
About GMR Varalakshmi Foundation
GMR Varalakshmi Foundation (GMRVF) is the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of the GMR Group.
Its objectives are to develop social infrastructure and enhance the quality of life of communities around
the locations that has the Group’s presence. This non-profit (Section 8) company has its own professional
staff selected from top academic and social work institutions, is governed by a Board chaired by Group
Chairman, GMR Group.
About GMR Infrastructure Limited
GMR Group is a leading global infrastructure conglomerate with interests in Airport, Energy,
Transportation and Urban Infrastructure. The group has fifteen power generation projects of which ten are
operational and five are under development and construction stages. Besides, it has seven operating
road assets and a double rail track line between Mughalsarai-New Bhaupur (Kanpur) of Eastern
Dedicated Freight Corridor is under development.
GMR Group developed and operates India's busiest Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi and
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Hyderabad. It has recently won the concession to develop and
operate Goa’s Greenfield Airport at Mopa. GMR Infrastructure in partnership with Megawide Construction
Corporation is developing Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) in Philippines. The Group is also
developing two Special Investment Regions at Krishnagiri and Kakinada and India's largest Smart Airport
City near Hyderabad International Airport.
GMR Group, through its Corporate Social Responsibility arm, GMR Varalakshmi Foundation, carries out
community-based development initiatives at 29 locations in India and Nepal in the areas of education;
health, hygiene and sanitation; empowerment and livelihoods; and community development.