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Union Government introduces Atal ranking for institutions

Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has introduced Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARRIA) to systematically rank education 
Union Government introduces Atal ranking for institutions
institutions and universities primarily on innovation related indicators.

About the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARRIA):

  • ARRIA is named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
  • It measures some parameters which are India-specific considering the current scenario and status of higher education in India.
  • ARRIA parameters are primarily organised in five broad heads which are further elaborated into suitable sub-heads.
  • Each of the five main parameters has certain weightage assigned to it and the sub-heads also have appropriate weight distribution.
  • The institutions will be rank-ordered based on scores.
  • The overall score can take a maximum value of 100.

Five main focus parameters of ARRIA are:

  • Budget expenses and revenue generated through Innovation and entrepreneurship development (weightage: 20)
  • Facilitate access to advance centres and facilities and entrepreneurial support system (10)
  • Idea to entrepreneurship (54)
  • Development of innovation ecosystems supported through teaching & learning (10)
  • Best innovative solutions developed in-house for improving governance of institution (6)

Significance of ARRIA:

  • ARRIA will inspire Indian institutions to reorient their mind-set and build ecosystems to encourage high quality research, innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • It will focus on quality of innovations rather than quantity and measure the real impact created by these innovations nationally and internationally.
  • It will set tone and direction for institutions for future development for making them globally competitive and in forefront of innovation.

Question:

Q. What has the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) introduced to systematically rank education institutions and universities primarily on innovation related indicators?
a. Atal Ranking of Institutes on Innovation Achievements (ARRIA)
b. Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovative Achievements (ARRIA)
c. Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARRIA)
d. None of the above
Union Government introduces Atal ranking for institutions Union Government introduces Atal ranking for institutions Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on September 01, 2018 Rating: 5

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