- The HRD Ministry introduced the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) in its first attempt to rank Indian education institutions on innovation achievements.
- ARIIA will rank educational institutions as per their innovation output based on major indicators and parameters used globally.
- The rankings will encourage every college to have an innovation cell.
- The new ranking will work parallel to the National Institutional Ranking Framework which ranks institutions mainly based on research capabilities.
- While research produces new knowledge, innovation puts that knowledge to use.
About Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements
- All recognised education institutions are eligible to participate.
- The institutions will be rank-ordered based on scores with maximum value of 100
- The ARIIA rankings are based on 5 main parameters with different weightages
- Budget expenses and revenue generated through innovation and entrepreneurship: 20%
- Advance centres and entrepreneurial support system: 10%
- Idea to entrepreneurship: 54%
- Development of innovation ecosystems: 10%
- Innovative solutions for improving governance: 6%
- In order to ensure transparency, ARIIA has provisions for third-party verification.
- India ranked 57th in the Global Innovation Index (GII) rankings, 2018 released by World Intellectual Property Organisation recently.
- In 2016, the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) set up a Task Force on Innovation to suggest measures to enhance the innovation eco-system and thus improve the country’s ranking in the Global Innovation Index (GII).
- Accordingly India has consistently been improving in GII rankings from 81 in 2015 to 57 in 2018 hold a top position in the central and south Asia region.
- While India improved to 57th position, China is placed at 17th in 2018 GII rankings.
- The GII ranking is published by WIPO in association with Cornell University and INSEAD.
Where did we perform?
As per the report following are India’s strengths
- India’s human capital (graduates in science & engineering)
- Growth rate of GDP per worker
- Exports of ICT services
- Productivity growth
- Creative goods exports
Where do we lack?
- Political stability & safety
- Ease of starting business
- Overall education
- Environmental performance
Steps to promote Innovation
- Uchchatar Aviskhar Yojana (UAY) (2015)
- Impacting Research, Innovation and Technology (IMPRINT) (2015)
- Skill India (2015),
- Start-up India (2016),
- Industry Relevant R&D (IRRD) (2016)
- The Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2016 reduces the patent application period from the prevailing 5-7 years to 18 months.
- Setting up of Task Force on Innovation by DIPP in 2016.
- India hosted Global Innovation Index Event in August, 2018 to our commitment to create strong innovation ecosystems