ARIIA-2020 | UPSC

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ARIIA-2020 | UPSC

      HEADLINES:

Vice President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu virtually announces ARIIA-2020 (Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements) in presence of Union Education Minister and MoS for Education Ministry

      WHY IN NEWS:

Vice President asks researchers to come up with innovations to solve farmers’ problems

MINISTRY? :-Ministry of Human Resource Development
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3: Education

      LEARNING: 

For PRELIMS no need to go through the ranking . Look into indicators and features . They are important .

For MAINS if you can remember the toppers name well you can quote ARIIA in your answers .

      ISSUE: 

Need to end exploitation of farmers by middlemen: Vice President

ATAL RANKING OF INSTITUTIONS ON INNOVATION ACHIEVEMENTS 2020 ( ARIIA )

BACKGROUND

  • The buzzword across the globe for the 21st century is ‘Innovation’.

Innovation could be defined as converting ideas into new or improved products, processes and services.

  • Hon’ble Prime Minister of India has declared decade 2010-20 as the ‘Decade of Innovation’, to unleash the creative potential of every Indian.

India has already been improving in Innovation ranking from 86th place, 5 years ago, to 57th place this year.

  • For India to emerge as a global innovation hub higher education institutions (HEIs) need to play a crucial role to create a sustainable innovation ecosystem.
  • Hence, ideally all HEIs should have a comprehensive and functional mechanism to convert research into innovations.
  • This ecosystem will encourage, inspire and nurture young students by exposing them to new ideas.

INAUGRATION

  • The Vice-President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu today virtually announced Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) 2020.
  • He said the AICTE, ICAR, NIRD and agriculture universities should work in unison to bring new innovations and technologies to farmers.

Participation of institutes in ARIIA ranking was observed by 30-35% in comparison to last year.

RANKINGS

  • This year, ARIIA announcement included classification of the institutes into two broad categories and six sub categories.
  • IIT Madras bagged the top position under the category of Institutes of National Importance, Central Universities.

ARIIA-2020 | UPSC

ABOUT ARIIA 2020 

  • Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) is an initiative of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India .

ARIIA systematically ranks all major higher educational institutions and universities in India.

  • The calculation is based on indicators related to “Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development” amongst students and faculties.

OBJECTIVES

Setting direction for HEIs towards streamlining and establishing a strong startup ecosystem in campus and region.

  • Measuring Innovation & Startup ecosystem based on Input, Process, Output and Outcome based parameters.
  • Focusing on both quantity and more on quality aspects of Startup Eco-System available at Institute.
  • Also measure the impact created by these innovations and Startups from Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) in society and market.

Aiming at uplifting India’s Position in the Global Innovation Index from 52th to top 30 in a time period of 5 Years.

  • ARIIA ranking will certainly inspire Indian institutions to reorient their mind-set.
  • It will build ecosystems to encourage high quality research, innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • ARIIA will set tone and direction for institutions for future development.
  • Thus making them globally competitive and in forefront of innovation.

MAJOR INDICATORS

  1. Budget & Funding Support.(20 Marks)
  2. Infrastructure & Facilities.(10 Marks)
  3. Awareness, Promotions & support for Idea Generation & Innovation.(20 Marks)
  4. Promotion& Support for Entrepreneurship Development.(20 Marks)
  5. Innovative Learning Methods & Courses.(14 Marks)
  6. Intellectual PropertyGeneration, Technology Transfer & Commercialization.(10 Marks)
  7. Innovation in Governance of the Institution.(06 Marks)

ARIIA-2020 Parameters

ARIIA-2020 | Parameters

SALIENT FEATURES OF ARIIA

  • ARIIA metrics considers all major parameters used globally to rank education institutions.

ARIIA also measures some parameters which are India specific in nature.

  • The parameters are primarily organized in major broad parameters with 7 indicators .
  • Each broad head has an overall weight assigned to it.
  • Within each head, the various sub-heads also have an appropriate weight distribution.
  • Scores is computed based on the weights allotted to each head.
  • Overall score can take a maximum value of 100 .

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA OF ARIIA

  • All recognized Higher Educational Institutions of India are eligible to participate in the ARIIA ranking.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • This year, a special category for higher educational institutions for women has been introduced to encourage women and bringing gender parity.
  • In the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship, top place for which was secured by Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science .

Innovation is the key to turn knowledge into products, services and offerings for economic growth and social development.

SUGGESTED READING : https://www.ariia.gov.in/ 
     SOURCES:THE HINDU & PIB | ARIIA-2020 | UPSC

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