Bhubaneswar, Aug 18 (LocalWire) The Bhubaneswar based KIIT Deemed to be University has been ranked No. 1 among self-financing institutions of the country in the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA), 2020.
The ranking report for 2020 was announced by vice president M. Venkaiah Naidu in the presence of several dignitaries at a ceremony in New Delhi on Tuesday.
ARIIA is an initiative of the Ministry of Education of the central government to systematically rank all major higher educational institutions and universities in India on indicators related to “Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development ” amongst students and faculties.
KIIT, which was ranked 2nd in the 2019 ARIIA Rankings, improved its rank this year to bag the top spot.
Recognized as an ‘Institution of Eminence’ by the central government, KIIT has achieved the top place in this prestigious rankings due to its innovation and entrepreneurship centers, advanced laboratories, centers of excellence, collaborations with industries and international institutions.
Known for its student-friendly culture, it lays high emphasis on involving students in research, development and innovation activities.
“I congratulate KIIT on this achievement. It is the story of our growth in the realm of research and innovation. I thank Hon’ble Minister of HRD, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank ji for recognising our efforts”, said Prof. Achyuta Samanta, Founder of KIIT-DU and Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha.