Sinlung /
05 March 2014

First green campus college in Notheast India

In a first for the North East region, a city-based College was adjudged as having an eco-friendly 'green campus', officials said.

St Anthony's College, one of the leading colleges in the state, affiliated to the North Eastern Hill University here, received the distinction of being the only campus to have passed the ambient air quality testing conducted by the Meghalaya State Pollution ControlBoard, MPSCB chairman M Allya told PTI.

The findings revealed that the presence of Sulphur Dioxide and Nitrogen Dioxide in the college premises was near negligible with their content (in microgram/cubic meters) well below the permissible limits, senior scientist at the board, B Nongbri, said.

The 80 year-old college founded by the Don Bosco Society was recently re-accredited "A" by NAAC with 3.6 out of 4 cumulative grade points, is the only colleges out 63 colleges affiliated to NEHU to have conducted the test.

Having also been recognised by the UGC as a College with Potential for Excellence, it was also identified as an Institutional Bio-Tech hub by the Centre's Department of Biotechnology.

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