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Atal Rankings of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) 2020:

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Atal Rankings of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) 2020:


The Atal Rankings of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) 2020 has been released.

What is it?

Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) is an initiative of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) (Now, it is the Ministry of Education), Govt. of India to systematically rank all major higher educational institutions and universities in India.

ARIIA ranking will primarily focus on 6 main parameters:

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

Rank Categorisation- Two Broad Categories:

  1. Publicly Funded Institutions:

Sub Categories:

  1. Institute of National Importance, Central Universities and Centrally Funded Technical Institutes.
  2. State University & Deemed Universities (Government & Government. Aided)
  • Government and Government/Aided College/Institutes.
  1. Private or Self- Financed Institutions:

Sub categories:

  1. Private or Self- Financed Universities.
  2. Private or Self- Financed College/Institutes.

For the first time, ARIIA 2020 has a special prize category for women only higher educational institutions.

  • This will be the 6th sub- category.

Top Performing of various institutions:

  1. IIT Madras under the category of Institutes of National Importance, Central Universities, and Centrally Funded Technical Institutes;
  2. Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai got the top position under Government and Government Aided Universities;
  3. College of Engineering, Pune under Government and Government Aided Colleges;
  4. Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar under Private or Self-Financed Universities.
  5. S R Engineering College, Warangal under Private or Self-Financed Colleges.
  6. Avinashilingam Institute For Home Science And Higher Education For Women, Tamil Nadu got the first rank in Higher Educational Institutions Exclusively for Women.


Prelims Link:

  1. ARIIA was launched by?
  2. Ranking parameters.
  3. Categories 
  4. Best performers in various categories.

Sources: pib.