(ATAL Ranking of Institutions on Innovation
For India to emerge as a global innovation hub, the
youth of our country, especially in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) need
to play a crucial role to create a sustainable innovation ecosystem. Hence,
ideally all HEIs should have a comprehensive and functional mechanism to
convert research into innovations. This ecosystem will encourage, inspire and
nurture young students by exposing them to new ideas and processes resulting in
innovative activities in their formative years.
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.
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.