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KIIT University Bags Top Spot in ARIIA Ranking

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) Deemed to be University has been ranked first spot among self-financing institutions of the country in the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA), 2020 by Ministry of Education, Government of India. Last year, KIIT was ranked second in the list.

SRM Institute, Chennai and Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore have bagged the second and third rank respectively. 

The ranking report for 2020 was announced by Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu, in the presence of Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Union Minister of Education, Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre, Minister of State for Education and Prof. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE.

ARIIA is an initiative of Ministry of Education (earlier Human Resource Development), Government of India which systematically rank all major higher educational institutions and universities in India on indicators related to “Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development” amongst students and faculties.

“I congratulate KIIT on this achievement. We have moved to the first position this year from second place last year. 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.

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