IIT Madras bags No. 1 spot on NIRF and Atal Innovation rankings for 2019

Apr 9 2019 10:48AM

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), on the occasion of its Diamond Jubilee Year, has bagged top honours in National Institutional Rankings Framework (NIRF) 2019 and the very first edition of Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA).

IIT Madras has been ranked as the Best Educational Institution in the country in the latest edition of National Institutional Rankings Framework (NIRF) 2019, which was released today on April 8, 2019 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.

IIT Madras also emerged as the Top innovative Institution in the country in the maiden edition of the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA), launched by the Innovation Cell of MHRD in 2018, bagging the Rank number 1 in Government Institutions category.

Speaking about these remarkable achievements, Prof Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Madras, said, "We are delighted that our efforts to constantly improve our course programmes, research, and industry collaboration, as well the creation of a world-class innovation ecosystem in India first-of-its-kind Research Park at IIT Madras, are being recognized. We will continue to strive to excel in all these spheres."

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) declared the India Rankings 2019 today, on April 8 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. As per the sources, the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind has declared the rankings. The NIRF India Ranking is done on the basis of teaching, learning and resources, research and professional practices, outreach and inclusivity, graduation outcomes and perception.

Categories for ranking:
Rankings were announced under nine categories like Overall, Universities, Colleges, Management, Pharmacy, Medical, Architecture, Engineering and Law.

About NIRF:
The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) was approved by the MHRD and launched by the Minister of Human Resource Development on September 29, 2015.

This framework outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country. The methodology draws from the overall recommendations broad understanding arrived at by a core committee set up by MHRD, to identify the broad parameters for ranking various universities and institutions.

The parameters broadly cover Teaching, Learning and Resources, Research and Professional Practices, Graduation Outcomes, Outreach and Inclusivity, and Perception.

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