ARIIA 2020 

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The Vice President of India Shri M Venkaiah Naidu has announced the Atal Ranking of Institutions of Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) 2020. 


  • This year, a special category for higher educational institutions for women has been introduced to encourage women and bringing gender parity in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship, top place for which was secured by Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women under this category. 
  • This year, ARIIA announcement included classification of the institutes into two broad categories and six sub categories.  
  • 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 S R Engineering College, Warangal under Private or Self-Financed Colleges were declared on top positions respectively. 

What is ARIIA? 

  • Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) is an initiative of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) (now Ministry of Education) 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 for consideration 
  • 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 & Commercialisation. 
  • Innovation in Governance of the Institution. 


  • ARIIA ranking will certainly inspire Indian institutions to reorient their mind-set and build ecosystems to encourage high quality research, innovation and entrepreneurship. 
  • More than quantity, ARIIA will focus on quality of innovations and will try to measure the real impact created by these innovations nationally and internationally. 
  • Moreover, ARIIA will set tone and direction for institutions for future development for making them globally competitive and in forefront of innovation. 
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