IIT Madras, Bombay and Delhi have emerged as the top three institutes of national importance in the ‘Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) 2020’. The rankings were released on 18 August 2020. The Institute of Chemical Technology, Maharashtra; Panjab University, Chandigarh; and Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Haryana bagged the top three slots in the government and government-aided universities category. Seven IITs figure among the top 10 institutes. Around 674 institutions had participated in the ARIIA Rankings this year compared with 496 Institutions last year.
  1. The rankings were released by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu in the presence of Ramesh Pokhriyal, Union minister for education and Sanjay Dhotre, junior minister of education.
  2. The ARIIA was instituted in 2019 by the ministry of education to rank educational institutions and universities primarily on innovation related indicators. 
  3. The six parameters include programmes and activities on IPR, innovation, start-up and entrepreneurship, pre incubation and incubation infrastructure, annual budget spent on promoting and supporting innovation and entrepreneurship activities, courses on innovation, IPR and entrepreneurship development, intellectual property, technology transfer and commercialisation and successful start-ups and funding innovation and start-ups.
Institute of National Importance, Central Universities & CFTIs
  1. Rank 1: IIT-Madras
  2. Rank 2: IIT-Bombay
  3. Rank 3: IIT-Delhi
  4. Rank 4: IISc, Karnataka
  5. Rank 5: IIT-Kharagpur
  6. Rank 6: IIT-Kanpur
  7. Rank 7: IIT-Mandi
  8. Rank 8: NIT-Calicut
  9. Rank 9: IIT-Roorkee
  10. Rank 10: University of Hyderabad
In government and government-aided universities, the rank-holders were
  1. Rank 1: Institute of Chemical Technology
  2. Rank 2: Panjab University
  3. Rank 3: Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University
  4. Rank 4: Anand Agricultural University
  5. Rank 5: Periyar University
  6. Rank 6: Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology
  7. Rank 7: Graduate School of Engineering and Technology, Gujarat Technological University
Govt. and Govt. Aided College/Institutes
  1. Rank 1: College of Engineering Pune
  2. Rank 2: PES College of Engineering
  3. Rank 3: Coimbatore Institute of Technology
  4. Rank 4: Shri Guru Gobind Singhji Institute of Engineering and Technology
  5. Rank 5: PSGR Krishnammal College of Women
  6. Rank 6: Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute
Private or Self-Financed Universities
  1. Rank 1: Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Khordha
  2. Rank 2: SRM Institute of Science and Technology
  3. Rank 3: Vellore Institute of Technology
  4. Rank 4: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
  5. Rank 5: Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology
Private or Self-Financed College/Institutes
  1. Rank 1: S R Engineering College
  2. Rank 2: G H Raisoni College of Engineering, Nagpur
  3. Rank 2: Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology
  4. Rank 3: Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology
  5. Rank 4: Sri Krishna College of Technology
  6. Rank 5: CMR College of Engineering & Technology