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Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA)

News:Union Human Resource Development Minister has launched the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) 2020.

Facts:

About ARIIA:

  • Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) is an initiative of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.
  • It aims to systematically rank all major educational institutions and universities on indicators related to promotion of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development amongst their students and faculties.

Major Indicators for ranking are:

  • 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 of ranking:

  • It will in setting up the direction for Higher Education institutions(HEIs) towards streamlining and establishing a strong startup ecosystem in campus and region.
  • It is also aimed at uplifting India’s Position in the Global Innovation Index from 52nd to top 30 in a time period of 5 Years.
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