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Atal ranking ARIIA 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: IIT-Madras best institute in the country

Atal rankings ARIIA 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: For the first time ARIIA 2020 will have special prize category for women only higher educational institutions.

By: Education Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 18, 2020 8:01:25 pm
ARIIA 2020 LIVE: Venkaiah Naidu will announce the Atal Rankings today. File Photo

Atal rankings ARIIA 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: The Atal Rankings of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) 2020 has been released today. In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ranking is announced virtually. IIT-Madras has emerged as the best institute under the institute of national importance category.

For the first time, ARIIA 2020 has a special prize category for women only higher educational institutions, the official notification mentioned. The other five categories are — centrally funded institutions, state-funded universities, state-funded autonomous institutions, private/deemed universities, private institutions.

The major indicators for ARIIA were budget, expenses to support and revenue generated (20 marks), infrastructures and facilities to support innovations and start-ups (10 marks), awareness activities for promoting idea generation and innovation (20 marks), promotion and supporting entrepreneurship development (20 marks), intellectual property (IP) generation, technology transfer and commercialisation (14 marks), innovative learning methods and courses (10 marks), and innovations in governance of the institution (6 marks).

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17:11 (IST)18 Aug 2020
IIT-Mandi first among young IITs to get a rank

Indian Institute of Technology Mandi has made a debut in the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements Prof. Ajit Kumar Chaturvedi, Director, IIT-Mandi, said, “We are ecstatic that our efforts in improving the curriculum through practicum based learning and focus on the entrepreneurial ecosystem is yielding results. IIT Mandi Catalyst, the first Technology Business Incubator in Himachal Pradesh, has helped over 75 startups since 2017 and is changing both the industry profile and entrepreneurial mindset. We aim to incubate technology-based start-ups focused on economic and/or social impacts. Our aim is to build a start-up and collaborative research ecosystem by working with academic and industry leaders. The ARIIA 2020 has given us the reassurance that IIT Mandi is going in the right direction”.

16:03 (IST)18 Aug 2020
University of Hyderabad in top 10

Prof. Appa Rao Podile, Vice-Chancellor, UoH said, “I am happy that UoH is the only Central University to be ranked in the Top Ten of ARIIA ranking 2020. This will inspire us to encourage high-quality research, innovation and entrepreneurship. More than quantity, we will focus on the quality of innovations and will try to measure the real impact created by these innovations nationally and internationally This will also set the tone and direction for UoH for the future development of the university to be globally competitive and be in the forefront of innovation”, he added.

14:17 (IST)18 Aug 2020
Government and government-aided universities

Rank 1: Institute of Chemical Technology
Rank 2: Panjab University
Rank 3: Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University
Rank 4: Anand Agricultural University
Rank 5: Periyar University
Rank 6: Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology
Rank 7: Graduate School of Engineering and Technology, Gujarat Technological University

13:53 (IST)18 Aug 2020
Rise in number of institutes

The Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) was launched last year by the Innovation Cell of Ministry of Education (formerly Ministry of Human Resource Development). Around 674 Institutions have participated in the ARIIA Rankings this year compared with 496 Institutions last year.

13:14 (IST)18 Aug 2020
Institute of National Importance, Central Universities & CFTIs

In the Institute of National Importance, Central Universities and Centrally Funded Technical Institutes category, these were the top rankers -

Rank 1: IIT-Madras
Rank 2: IIT-Bombay
Rank 3: IIT-Delhi
Rank 4: IISc, Karnataka
Rank 5: IIT-Kharagpur
Rank 6: IIT-Kanpur
Rank 7: IIT-Mandi
Rank 8: NIT-Calicut
Rank 9: IIT-Roorkee
Rank 10: University of Hyderabad

13:11 (IST)18 Aug 2020
How was ARIIA calculated?

Paratmeters on which ARIIA was based -

Programs and Activities on IPR, Innovation, Start-up and Entrepreneurship (7.5)
Pre Incubation & Incubation Infrastructure & Facilities to Support I&E (7.5)
Annual Budget Spent on Promoting and Supporting I&E Activities (13)
Courses on Innovation, IPR and Entrepreneurship Development (5)
Intellectual Property (IP), Technology Transfer and Commercialization (32)
Successful Innovation and Start-ups & Funding Innovation & start-ups (35)

12:34 (IST)18 Aug 2020
Best institutes in self-finance category

In Self-finance institutes, SR Engineering College, Telangana got the top rank in ARIIA ranking 2020. It was followed by GH Raisoni College of Engineering and Sri Krishna College of Engineering and technology - both these institutes jointly held rank 2.

12:03 (IST)18 Aug 2020
Education institutes should be Atal in their aim to be world-class: Naidu

Learn from best in the world and aim to be better than the best. I am happy to see the participation of institutes has increased in the second year. The higher education institutes should be Atal (steadfast) in their aim to be world-class, said Naidu.

12:03 (IST)18 Aug 2020
Education institutes should be Atal in their aim to be world-class: Naidu

Learn from best in the world and aim to be better than the best. I am happy to see the participation of institutes has increased in the second year. The higher education institutes should be Atal (steadfast) in their aim to be world-class, said Naidu.

12:00 (IST)18 Aug 2020
Innovation must become the heartbeat for education: Naidu

Innovation must become the heartbeat for education. I congratulate all institutes who have achieved top ranks. I would not only like to cingratulate the heds but all the youngsters and people working in them. Other institutes which could not rank up should double their effort and focus more attention on innovation, said Naidu.

11:55 (IST)18 Aug 2020
Researchers should out focus on agriculture: Naidu

Farmers of country are agitated. They are ready to put hardowrk. Despite the adversity of coronavirus, the production of agriculture has gone up. Hats off to the farmers. They are the backbone of our country. The researchers, innovators coming up should put focus on agriculture, said Naidu.

11:51 (IST)18 Aug 2020
For self-reliance, we need innovation: Naidu

Mere confidence will not suffice. We need to be self-reliant. For self-reliance, we need innovation. Greater emphasis is given to promote a knowledge society. The culture of innovation and entrepreneurship among students will make them out-of-the-box thinkers. They will be job creators and not job thinkers, said Naidu.

11:48 (IST)18 Aug 2020
ARIIA rightly named after Atal Bihari Vajpayee

ARIIA is a major step to recognise the excellence in creating condusive envrionment. It is named after the great son of the country - late Atal Bihari Vajpayee. It was rightly named after him. ARIIA gives recognition to the institutes who are teaching in classrooms and teaching in classrooms.

11:45 (IST)18 Aug 2020
We must once again be the global hub for education: Naidu

India was known as Vishwaguru. Now, we must once again be the global hub for education. We need to tab the youth of India. They must be given guidance and freedom to explore new frontiner. There is a hidden talent in them and we need to recognise it, nurture it and promote it. Our education institutes must re-invent themselves to focus on innovation, said the vice-president.

11:43 (IST)18 Aug 2020
IIT-Madras ranked the best institute in India

Under the ARIIA ranking 2020, just like last year the IIT-Madras was ranked the best in the Institute of National importance index. IIT-Madras was also ranked as best institute under NIRF ranking. A total of 10 ranks were announced. The IIT-Madras was followed by IIT-Bombay and IIT-Delhi. At rank 4 and 5 were IISc and IIT-Kharagpur, respectively.

11:40 (IST)18 Aug 2020
Avinashlingam Institute of Home Science and Higher education best women only institute

Avinashlingam Institute of Home Science and Higher education for women - ranks 1 followed by Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical Education for Women, Delhi. This was the first time owmen only institutes were ranking in ARIIA rankings. This year, only two institutes were ranked under the category.

11:34 (IST)18 Aug 2020
ARIIA 2020 foundation stone for new India

Innovation and hence the ARIIA will be the foundation stone for the New India which will be self-reliant. The rankings aim to acknowledge the efforts of institutes which are coming up with new innovations and bridging the gap between industry and innovation, said Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal

11:32 (IST)18 Aug 2020
ARIIA 2020 to have 6 rankings

ARIIA 2020 will have six categories -

1) Centrally Funded Institutions
2) State funded universities
3) State funded autonomous institutions
4) Private/Deemed Universities
5) Private Institutions,
and the first-ever category
6) women only higher educational institutions

11:30 (IST)18 Aug 2020
Online launch of ARIIA 2020

11:27 (IST)18 Aug 2020
HRD Minister has not just changed name but vision: Pokhriyal

Announcing that the nod has been given to change the name of Ministry of Human Resource Development has been approved and will be effective from today, the now Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said that it is not just the name but also the mission and vission of the ministry which has changed. The HRD Ministry will now be Ministry of Education.

IIT Madras has secured the top rank in the overall list in the NIRF ranking 2020

ARIIA Ranking 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: Last year, IIT-Madras was emerged as the ‘Top innovative Institution’ in the country. The ranking was announced in the top 10 institutes in ‘Public funded’ and 5 institutes in ‘Private and self-finance’ categories.

ARIIA is an initiative of the Ministry of HRD, implemented by AICTE and Ministry’s Innovation Cell, Government of India to systematically rank higher education institutions and universities in India on indicators related to Innovation, Startup and Entrepreneurship Development amongst students and faculty.