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Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA)-2021

Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA)-2021
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Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA)-2021

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.

Major Indicators for consideration:

Assessment of innovation and startup ecosystem in HEIs will be based on Seven parameters with certain weightages allocated as below.

  • Budget, Expenses to Support & Revenue Generated   (20 Marks).

  • Infrastructures & Facilities to Support Innovations and Start-ups   (10 Marks).

  • Awareness Activities for Promoting Idea Generation and Innovation   (20 Marks).

  • Promotion and Supporting EntrepreneurshipDevelopment   (20 Marks).

  • Intellectual Property (IP) Generation, Technology Transfer and Commercialization (14 Marks).

  • Innovative Learning Methods & Courses   (10 Marks).

  • Innovations in Governance of the Institution   (6 Marks).

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 .

Salient Features of ARIIA/Framework:

The methodology designed to calculate ARIIA metrics considers all major parameters/ indicators used globally to rank education institutions for innovation output. Additionally, ARIIA also measures some parameters which are India specific considering the current scenario and status of higher education in India.

The ARIIA parameters are primarily organized in major broad parameters with 7 indicators which are mentioned earlier. Each broad head has an overall weight assigned to it. Within each head, the various sub-heads also have an appropriate weight distribution.

To ensure transparency in ranking system, an attempt is also made to identify the relevant data needed to suitably measure the performance score under each sub-head. Emphasis here is on identifying data that the institution can easily provide or is easy to obtain from third party sources and easily verifiable, wherever verification is needed. The overall score is computed based on the weights allotted to each head.

The overall score can take a maximum value of 100. The institutions will be rank-ordered based on their scores.

Eligibility Criteria of ARIIA:

All recognized Higher Educational Institutions of India are eligible to participate in the ARIIA ranking.

ARIIA 2021 classify participating institutions into under two major categories; Technical and Non-technical.

The technical category has following 5 sub-categories;

1. CFTIs, Central University, & Institute of National Importance

2. State University & Deemed University (Govt. & Govt. Aided)

3. Govt. College/Institution (Govt. & Govt. Aided)

4. University & Deemed University (Self-Finance/Private)

5. Private College/Institute (Self-Finance/Private)

The newly introduced non-technical category classify HEIs into two sub-categories;

1. CFIs/Central University/Institute of National Importance (Non-Technical)

2. General (Non-Technical)

ARIIA 2021 Rankings: Following are the Institutions ranked on Innovation Achievements for the year 2021.

Top 10 CFTIs, Central University, & Institute of National Importance

Rank#1: Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Rank#2: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Rank#3: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Rank#4: Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Rank#5: Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Rank#6: Indian Institute of Science

Rank#7: Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad

Rank#8: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Rank#9: National Institute of Technology Calicut

Rank#10: Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology

Top 10 State University & Deemed University (Govt. & Govt. Aided)

Rank#1: Panjab University

Rank#2: Delhi Technological University

Rank#3: Netaji Subhas University of Technology

Rank#4: Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University

Rank#5: Avinashilingam Institute For Home Science And Higher Education For Women

Rank#6: Institute of Chemical Technology

Rank#7: Gujarat Technological University

Rank#8: Savitribai Phule Pune University

Rank#9: Gujarat University

Rank#10: Periyar University

Top 5 Govt. College/Institution (Govt. & Govt. Aided)

Rank#1: College of Engineering Pune

Rank#2: PSG College of Technology

Rank#3: L. D. College of Engineering

Rank#4: Thiagarajar College of Engineering

Rank#5: Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute

Top 10 University & Deemed University (Self-Finance/Private)

Rank#1: Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Khordha

Rank#2: Chitkara University

Rank#3: Lovely Professional University

Rank#4: S.R.M. Institute of Science And Technology

Rank#5: Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University

Rank#6: Kalasalingam Academy of Research And Education

Rank#7: Chandigarh University

Rank#8: Vellore Institute of Technology

Rank#9: Amity University

Rank#10: Symbiosis International

Top 5 Private College/Institute (Self-Finance/Private)

Rank#1: G H Raisoni College of Engineering

Rank#2: R.M.K. Engineering College

Rank#3: KIET Group of Institutions

Rank#4: Sri Krishna College of Engineering And Technology

Rank#5: Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology

Top 2 CFIs/Central University/Institute of National Importance (Non-Technical)

Rank#1: Indira Gandhi National Open University

Rank#2: Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode

Top 5 General (Non-Technical)

Rank#1: Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India

Rank#2: Sree Narayana College

Rank#3: Mahatma Gandhi University

Rank#4: PSG College of Arts And Science

Rank#5: Holy Cross College, Tiruchirappalli

For more information on ranking procedure, Parameters, Committee and other details please follow the “ARIIA” button below.


The buzzword across the globe for the 21st century is ‘Innovation’. In the simplest term, Innovation could be defined as converting ideas into new or improved products, processes and services. Undoubtedly, Innovation is about taking inventions to marketplace by translating scientific knowledge into products, services and offerings for economic growth and social development. Even, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India has declared decade 2010-20 as the ‘Decade of Innovation’, to unleash the creative potential of every Indian. India has already been improving on global stage in terms of Innovation ranking from 86th place, 5 years ago, to 57th place this year.

Disclaimer: All the above data is gathered from the ARIIA (, all the logos and titles are belongs to ARIIA, EngMorph does not own any part of the data published in this page and EngMorph is not responsible for the correctness of the information presented. For more information, visit the ARIIA website.

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