ARIIA 2021 Ranking Results: Seven Institutes from Maharashtra secure positions in Top 10 in 5 categories

                                           Mumbai, 29 December 2021


Union Minister of State for Education, Dr. Subhas Sarkar virtually announced the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) 2021, today. Seven institutions, including College of Engineering Pune, IIT Bombay and Savitribai Phule Pune University from Maharashtra have secured ‘Top 10’ positions under various categories. A total of 1,438 Institutes and Universities from across the country particpated this year.

The seven Institutions from Maharashtra in the Top 10 positions in various categories are as follows:

I        CFTIs/Central University/Institute of National Importance (Technical)

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (2nd Rank)

II       State University & Deemed University (Govt. & Govt. Aided) (Technical)

  1. Institute of Chemical Technology (Rank 6)
  2. Savitribai Phule Pune University (Rank 8)

III      Govt. College/Institution (Govt. & Govt. Aided) (Technical)

  1. College of Engineering Pune ((1st Rank)
  2. Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (Rank 5)

IV      University & Deemed University (Self-Finance/Private) (Technical)

Symbiosis International (Rank 10)

V       Private College/Institute (Self-Finance/Private) (Technical)

G H Raisoni College of Engineering (1st Rank)

On this occasion, Dr. Sarkar said that ARIIA ranking will certainly inspire Indian institutions to reorient their mind-set and build ecosystems to encourage high quality research, innovation and entrepreneurship in their campuses.

Giving emphasis on promoting innovation to achieve a $5 trillion economy by year 2025, Dr Sarkar said that more than quantity, the institute should focus on quality of innovations & research. This will help us achieve the Atmanirbhar Bharat in true sense.

Prof. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE, Shri Rakesh Ranjan, Additional Secretary (Technical Education), Dr. Abhay Jere, Chief Innovation Officer, Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell and Dr Mohit Gambhir, Innovation Director, Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell were also present during the release of ARIIA ranking.

Detailed results of ARIIA 2021 are available at


Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) is an initiative of Ministry of Education (MoE), Govt. of India to systematically rank all major higher educational institutions in India on indicators related to Innovation, Start-up and Entrepreneurship Development” amongst students and faculties. ARIIA critically evaluate institutions on parameters like patent filing and granted, number of registered students and faculty start-ups, fund generation by incubated start-ups, specialised infrastructure created by institutions to promote innovation and entrepreneurship, etc.

ARIIA-2021 ranking is announced in various categories: Centrally funded technical institutions (eg IITs, NITs, etc), State Universities, State Standalone Technical colleges, Private Universities, Private Standalone Technical Colleges, Non-Technical Government and Private Universities And Institutions.

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