ARIIA 2020: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-Madras) has topped the Atal Rankings of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) 2020 under the ‘best centrally funded institution’ category. Last year too, the institute emerged as the top innovative institution in the country. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay and Delhi have secured the second and third spots respectively.
The ranking was announced today by the Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu in the top 10 institutes in ‘Public funded’ and 5 institutes in ‘Private and self-finance’ categories. Addressing the virtual ceremony, Naidu stressed on self-reliance and innovation.
“Mere confidence will not suffice. We need to be self-reliant. For self-reliance, we need innovation. Greater emphasis is given to promote a knowledgeable 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. He has also congratulated the successful institutes.
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For the first time, ARIIA 2020 is having a special prize category for women only higher educational institutions. The other five categories are — centrally funded institutions, state-funded universities, state-funded autonomous institutions, private/deemed universities, private institutions.
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