The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras has again bagged the first position in ATAL AIIRA 2020 rankings of Institutions; KIIT Odisha emerged as a winner amongst Private Universities
New Delhi: The ATAL Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievement or ARIIA 2020 has been released on August 18, 2020, Tuesday. This year too, The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT Madras) has been ranked as a winner in the rankings. While in the category of private institutions, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Odisha (KIIT Odisha) has topped.
In the region-wise Private or Self-Financed Universities category, Vivekananda Global University Rajasthan emerged as a winner for its tremendous contribution in programs and activities on Startups and Promoting Entrepreneurship Development. The Varsity also got praised for introducing courses on Innovation and new technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Digital Marketing.
S R Engineering College Telangana bagged the first position in private colleges. Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai is regarded as the best state-funded University. Whereas, College of Engineering, Pune has topped in the category of Autonomous Institutes.
The uniqueness of this year's rankings is that a special category of Higher Educational Institutes for Women only has been included.
Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women has emerged as a winner in this category
Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) is an initiative of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India to systematically rank all major higher educational institutions and universities in India on indicators related to “Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development” amongst students and faculties.
The Rankings judge an institution based on parameters like- budget and funding support, infrastructure and facilities, awareness, promotions, and support for idea generation and innovation, promotion and support for entrepreneurship development, innovative learning methods and courses, intellectual property generation, technology transfer and commercialization and innovation in the governance of the institution.
A total of 674 institutions took part in the rankings.
Vice President Shri M Venkaiha Naidu praised the works and said innovation is the key defining feature of human progress. He said education institutions should reinvent to ensure that innovation thrives.