On August 18, 2020, Vice-President of India, Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu, e-released the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) 2020 from New Delhi. He was the chief of the virtual ceremony while Union Minister of Education, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and Minister of State (MoS) for Education Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre were the Guest of Honour.
- Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras topped the category of Institute of National Importance while Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), Khordha (Odisha) topped the category of Private or Self-Financed Universities.
- The rankings were announced in six categories viz. Centrally Funded Institutions, State funded universities, State-funded autonomous institutions, Private/Deemed Universities, Private Institutions, and Women (only higher educational institutions). For the first time, ARIIA 2020 had a special prize category for women only higher educational institutions.
- The rankings are premised on 9 parameters– Budget, Facilities, Awareness, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Commercialization, Learning Methods, Governance, and Angel and Venture Capital Funding/Investor Linkage.
Following tables show the top ranker’s under all categories:
|Higher Educational Institutions Exclusively for Women (only from govt and govt aided category)|
|1||Avinashilingam Institute For Home Science And Higher Education For Women||Tamil Nadu|
|2||Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University For Women||Delhi|
|Institute of National Importance, Central Universities & CFTIS|
|1||Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras||Chennai, Tamil Nadu|
|2||IIT Bombay||Mumbai, Maharashtra|
|3||IIT Delhi||New Delhi|
|Govt and Govt aided Universities|
|1||Institute of Chemical Technology||Maharashtra|
|3||Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University||Haryana|
|Govt and Govt aided College/Institutes|
|1||College of Engineering Pune||Maharashtra|
|2||People’s Education Society (PES) College of Engineering||Mandya, Karnataka|
|3||Coimbatore Institute of Technology||Tamil Nadu|
|Private or Self-Financed Universities|
|1||Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), Khordha||Odisha|
|2||Sri Ramaswamy Memorial (SRM) Institute of Science and Technology||Tamil Nadu|
|3||Vellore Institute of Technology||Tamil Nadu|
|Private or Self-Financed College/Institutes|
|1||SR Engineering College (SREC)||Telangana|
|2||GH Raisoni College of Engineering (GHRCE) , Nagpur||Maharashtra|
|2||Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology (SKCET)||Tamil Nadu|
|3||Nitte Meenakshi Institute Of Technology||Karnataka|
What is ARIIA?
It is an initiative of the Ministry of Education and implemented by the Ministry’s Innovation Cell and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to systematically rank higher education institutions (HEIs) and universities in India on indicators related to Innovation, Startup and Entrepreneurship Development amongst students and faculty.
- It should be noted that India has moved up from 81st position in 2015 to 52nd position in 2019 in Global Innovation Index (GII) ranking.
Other Participants: Secretary (Higher Education), Amit Khare, Chairman, AICTE, Prof. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, ARIIA Evaluation Committee, Dr. BVR Mohan Reddy, and Chief Innovation Officer, Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell, Dr. Abhay Jere were also present during the occasion through online medium.
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