Srinagar: Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) Awantipora bagged the 21st position among the centrally funded technical institutes in the Centre’s Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) 2021.
The ARIIA rankings, an initiative of the Union education ministry, is to promote innovation, assess technical universities and colleges on parameters ranging from support for entrepreneurship development to innovative learning methods, intellectual property generation, technology transfer, and commercialization among other aspects.
Vice Chancellor of IUST Prof. Shakil A. Romshoo said it comes as a major achievement for the University.
“IUST’s focus on promoting scientific innovation, entrepreneurship and research has helped the university to achieve this commendable feat among 1438 Indian institutions which participated in the ARIIA 2021 ranking,” Dr Romshoo said.
He congratulated the entire faculty for the achievement and expressed his gratitude towards the UT administration for their continued support towards infrastructure development in the University.
Despite double the number of institutes participating in the ARIIA-2021 as compared to second edition of ARIIA (2020), IUST has significantly improved its ranking and has been listed at 8th rank in the band “PERFORMER”.