IIT-Bombay ranked 2nd amidst top 10 institutes of national importance.
According to the Atal Rankings of Institutions on Innovation Achievement 2020 (ARIIA), 3 Mumbai based institutes have secured top-class ranks, under the category of government-funded academic establishments. These results were announced by the Vice-President of India, via a virtual meeting and this announcement process was also attended by the Education Minister and the Minister of State for Education.
IIT Bombay has secured the 2nd position
IIT-Madras has ranked at the first spot among the list of top 10 institutes of national importance, central universities and centrally-funded technological institutes, followed by IIT-Bombay in the 2nd position. Mumbai's Institute of Chemical Technology ranked 1st in the section of government and government-aided universities and Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute ranked 5th in the same category.
On this ocassion, the Director of IIT-B also stated, "IIT Bombay places a great emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship and strives hard to ensure that the fruits of research get translated to products, benefitting the country."
ARIIA is an initiative by MHRD, which systematically ranks the top-notch higher educational institutions and universities in India. For such judgements, there are different set parameters pertaining to innovation and entrepreneurship development among students and the faculty members of the establishments. The parameters for judgement, includes budget, facilities, awareness, entrepreneurship, commercialisation, learning methods and governance. This year, 674 institutions had participated in this respectable ranking system.
Truly, this is another feather to Mumbai's cap when it comes to delivering the best of education and facilities for students. This ranking aims to further promote innovation among the Indian educational institutions and this is surely a moment of immense pride for Mumbai.