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Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) 2020

Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) 2020

Context:

The Vice-President of India has announced Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) 2020. 

The 2020 ranking:

  • For the first time, ARIIA 2020 has a special prize category for women.
  • The ARIIA announcement included classification of the institutes into two broad categories and six subcategories.
    • Among these, IIT Madras bagged the top position under the category of Institutes of National Importance, Central Universities, and Centrally Funded Technical Institutes.
  • Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai got the top position under Government and Government Aided Universities; College of Engineering, Pune under Government and Government Aided Colleges; Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar under Private or Self-Financed Universities and SR Engineering College, Warangal under Private or Self-Financed Colleges were declared on top positions respectively.

About ARIIA:

  • ARIIA is an initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).
  • It is implemented by AICTE and Ministry’s Innovation Cell, Government of India.
  • Objective: To systematically rank all major higher educational institutions and universities in India on indicators related to “Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development” amongst students and faculties.

Major Indicators:

  • Budget & Funding Support.
  • Infrastructure & Facilities.
  • Awareness, Promotions & support for Idea Generation & Innovation.
  • Promotion & Support for Entrepreneurship Development.
  • Innovative Learning Methods & Courses.
  • Intellectual Property Generation, Technology Transfer & Commercialization.
  • Innovation in Governance of the Institution.

Significance: 

  • It inspires Indian institutions to reorient their mindset and build ecosystems to encourage high-quality research, innovation, and entrepreneurship. 
  • ARIIA focuses on the quality of innovations and will try to measure the real impact created by these innovations nationally and internationally. 
  • ARIIA also sets tone and direction for institutions for future development for making them globally competitive and at the forefront of innovation.

Source: Indian Express