NIIT University wins TERI Water Sustainability Award under Domestic Water Users Category


The not-for-profit NIIT University (NU) bagged first Water Sustainability Award 2021-2022. The award, which has been instituted by TERI in association with UNDP, to initiate a dialogue to encourage Sustainable Development of Water, was presented on the occasion of the World Water Day.

Maj Gen AK Singh, Chief Operations Officer and Dean (Student Affairs), and Gurwinder Singh, Head Facility & Project, NIIT University received the award on behalf of the University. 

The TERI-IWA Water Sustainability Awards actively encourage adopting Sustainable Development Goal on Water by lowering water footprint across diverse stakeholders by using a “water-neutral” approach.

The Awards recognise excellence in all types of new water-related ideas, approaches, processes, products, services, technologies, and other types of innovations that can directly address the SDGs.

NIIT University has been presented with a Water Sustainability Awards 2021 under Domestic Water Users category. 

Vijay K. Thadani, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, NIIT Limited, and one of the founders of NIIT University, said, “This is a proud moment for us and we thank TERI and UNDP for this recognition. NIIT University has been built around nature, and since its inception we have been creating sustainable models keeping the environment in mind, both in our water usage and other green activities that we have initiated at the campus. As a higher education institution, NU has not only been solely focused on academic training, but also on instilling a sense of sustainable living amongst our students. This award is a huge recognition of our efforts that we have been taking in this direction.”