Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) is an initiative of Ministry of Education (MoE), 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. The first edition was launched in 2019.
Salient Features of ARIIA
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 further elaborated into suitable sub-heads. 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.
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 & Commercialization.
Innovation in Governance of the Institution.
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.
Eligibility Criteria of ARIIA
All recognized Higher Educational Institutions of India are eligible to participate in the ARIIA ranking.
The ARIIA 2021 saw the registration of a total of 3551 HEIs and the participation of 1438 institutions (including all IITs, NITs, IISc, etc.). This 3rd edition of ARIIA has introduced a special framework for non-technical institutions that further strengthen the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem in Indian higher education institutions.
ARIIA 2021 classified participating institutions into under two major categories; Technical and Non-technical.
The technical category has following 5 sub-categories;
CFTIs, Central University, & Institute of National Importance
State University & Deemed University (Govt. & Govt. Aided)
Govt. College/Institution (Govt. & Govt. Aided)
University & Deemed University (Self-Finance/Private)
Private College/Institute (Self-Finance/Private)
The newly introduced non-technical category classify HEIs into two sub-categories;
CFIs/Central University/Institute of National Importance (Non-Technical)