In the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements, of the Innovation Cell, Ministry of Education, Government of India, IIT Mandi has made a debut. On August 18th, 2020, the rankings were announced by the Honourable Vice President Shri. M. Venkaiah Naidu.
Indian Institute of Technology Mandi has been ranked #7 in the ‘Centrally Funded Institutions’ category of ARIIA 2020. It is the only institute from the second generation of IITs to be featured in ARIIA 2020.
The results were announced by Hon’ble Vice President of India, in a virtual event in the presence of Shri. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Hon’ble Union Minister of Education and Shri. Sanjay Dhotre, Hon’ble Minister of State, Ministry of Education, Government of India.
Prof. Ajit Kumar Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Mandi, while speaking regarding the ranking of the institute said, “We are ecstatic that our efforts in improving the curriculum through practicum based learning and focus on the entrepreneurial ecosystem is yielding results. IIT Mandi Catalyst, the first Technology Business Incubator in Himachal Pradesh, has helped over 75 startups since 2017 and is changing both the industry profile and entrepreneurial mindset. We aim to incubate technology-based start-ups focused on economic and/or social impacts. Our aim is to build a start-up and collaborative research ecosystem by working with academic and industry leaders. The ARIIA 2020 has given us the reassurance that IIT Mandi is going in the right direction.”