IIT-Madras Again Tops Atal Rankings For Innovation, Odisha’s KIIT Adjudged Best Private University


New Delhi: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, has topped the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) 2020 in ‘Publicly Funded Institution’ category, for the second consecutive year.

The IIITs in Bombay and Delhi have secured the second and third spots respectively.

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) in Bhubaneswar has been adjudged the best institute under the ‘Private or Self-Financed Universities’ category. It was ranked second the previous year.

The ranking was announced on Tuesday by Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu.

“Mere confidence will not suffice. We need to be self-reliant. For self-reliance, we need innovation. Greater emphasis is given to promote a knowledgeable society. The culture of innovation and entrepreneurship among students will make them out-of-the-box thinkers. They will be job creators and not job thinkers,” he said while addressing a virtual ceremony.

For the first time, ARIIA 2020 is having a special prize category for higher educational institutions exclusively for women. The other five categories are — centrally-funded institutions, state-funded universities, state-funded autonomous institutions, private/deemed universities and private institutions.


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