Thirty institutions from Telangana figured in the ministry of education’s Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) 2020 that were released on Tuesday. While the University of Hyderabad (UoH) secured 10th rank in the institution of national importance category, SR Engineering College (now SR University) in Warangal secured the top spot in private or self-financed institutes category.
The ARIIA is an initiative to rank all major higher educational institutions on indicators related to innovation and entrepreneurship development amongst students and faculties. The UoH was the only central university in the list of top 10 institutes of national importance and ranked first among the central universities.
“More than quantity, we will focus on the quality of innovations and will try to measure the real impact created by these innovations nationally and internationally. This will also set the tone and direction for UoH for future development of the university to be globally competitive and be in the forefront of innovation,” said Prof Appa Rao Podile, vice-chancellor, UoH. The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras secured the top spot in the institute of national importance category.
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The ranking assessed colleges on parameters such as entrepreneurship development, intellectual property generation, technology transfer, innovative learning method, and commercialization. “When we started NEST (Nest for Entrepreneurship in Science & Technology) seven years ago to ignite innovative and creative mindsets of students, we didn’t foresee this multiplier effect. We strongly believe that the deep interaction between theory and practice of entrepreneurship creates unique synergies among students,” said Suman Neredla, head, NEST at SR University.
Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad and National Institute of Technology, Warangal figured in band A (rank between 11th and 25th) in the institution of national importance category. Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad’s (J-Hub), International Institute of Information Technology, Gokaraju Rangaraju Institute of Engineering & Technology and Malla Reddy College of Engineering and Technology (Autonomous), Malla Reddy Engineering College for Women and Vallurupalli Nageswara Rao Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology figured in band A (rank between 6th and 25th) in different categories.
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