IIT Roorkee moves up four places in Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements, adjudged #5 in ARIIA 2021



Roorkee : Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee has been ranked #5 in the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) by the Ministry of Education, Government of India. IIT Roorkee has improved four places from its last year’s rank.


Dr. Subhas Sarkar, Hon’ble Minister of State for Education, Government of India, announced the results today (29th December 2021). As many as 1,438 Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) (including all IITs, NITs, and IISc, among others) participated in the Third Edition of ARIIA Rankings as compared to 674 HEIs during last year.


Dr. Subhas Sarkar, Hon’ble Minister of State for Education, Government of India congratulated the top performers in various ARIIA ranking categories. He also emphasized that the Institutions should focus on the quality of innovations and research to achieve the Atmnirbhar Bharat in the true sense.


ARIIA endeavours to systematically rank education institutions and universities primarily on innovation-related indicators. Final ranks are given on the basis of performance of institutions on a series of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) activities, academic programmes related to I&E, available infrastructure, generation of innovative ideas, creation of startups, funding available, IP generation and commercialization, budgetary expenditure on I&E activities.


Prof Rajat Agrawal, Associate Dean of Innovation and Incubation, IIT Roorkee said: This improvement shows that IIT Roorkee is moving in the right direction for making the Institute an innovation savvy campus. He informed that 18 startups were established during the evaluation period. The filing of patents increased by 50% and four technologies were commercialized during the same period. The filing of IP by startups in the incubation facility of the institute also increased by 100%. These improvements in different aspects of I&E helped IIT Roorkee improve 4 positions in this years’ ranking.


Expressing his satisfaction over the significant improvement in the ranking, the Director of IIT Roorkee, Prof. Ajit Kumar Chaturvedi said, “I am delighted that IIT Roorkee has broken into the top five ranks of a ranking by Ministry of Education. We were waiting for this moment. I am happy that it has come in ARIAA ranking. Given the nature of these rankings, it shows that IIT Roorkee is offering a strong and conducive innovation platform for all of its stakeholders.”