IIT Delhi.(Agency file photo/Representative image)
IIT Delhi.(Agency file photo/Representative image)

ARIIA 2020 Rankings: IITs dominate Education ministry’s Innovation rankings

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore stands in the fourth place while the IIT Kharagpur stood fifth in the prestigious Institutes of National Importance and central universities category.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 01:17 PM IST

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras bagged the first place in the Education Ministry’s Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) 2020 released by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday. IIT Mumbai and IIT Delhi clinched the second and third place respectively.

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore stood at the fourth place, while IIT Kharagpur was at fifth in the prestigious Institutes of National Importance and central universities category.

The ranking, which aims to promote innovation among Indian educational institutions, assess colleges and varsities on criteria ranging from support for entrepreneurship development to innovative learning method, intellectual property generation, technology transfer and commercialisation among other aspects.

Among higher educational institutions exclusively for women, the top rank went to Avinashlingam Institute for Home Sciences and Higher Education in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu and second place was clinched by Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women, New Delhi.

In the Private or self-financed Colleges category, the top rank went to S R Engineering College in Warangal, Telangana while the second rank was bagged by G H Raisoni College of Engineering in Nagpur.

In the private or self-financed universities category, the winner was Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) in Odisha. S R M Institute of Science and Technology in Tamil Nadu stood in the second place, while the Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore stood at the third place.

In the government and government-aided universities category, the top rank was bagged by Mumbai’s Institute of Chemical and Technology while Chandigarh’s Punjab University stood in the second position. Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agriculture University stood at the third place.

Pune’s College of Engineering stood at top in the government or government-aided colleges category, while PES college of engineering in Karnataka got the second place. Coimbatore Institute of Technology was in the third place.

A total of 674 institutions took part in the rankings.

Naidu lauded the efforts and said innovation is the key defining feature of human progress. He said education institutions should reinvent to ensure that innovation thrives. The new National Education Policy (NEP) has a sharp focus on this aspect, he said. HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal was also present at the event.

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