Published: 08th April 2019
NIRF Rankings 2019: IIT Madras sweeps top honours, No 1 on Atal Rankings on Innovation 2019
IIT Madras emerges as the No.1 institute in India in Overall Category and No.1 in Engineering for the fourth consecutive year; It was also ranked No. 1 in Atal Innovation Rankings
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 on April 8, 2019 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.
In overall category, IIT Madras was ranked No 1 this year, bettering last year’s position of no: 2. For the fourth consecutive year, the Institute was declared as the No.1 Institution in the country in Engineering Institutions category in the same Rankings.
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 no: 1 in Government Institutions category.
ARIIA endeavours to systematically rank education institutions and universities primarily on innovation related indicators. It aims to inspire Indian institutions to reorient their mind-set and build ecosystems to encourage high quality research, innovation and entrepreneurship. More than quantity, ARIIA focuses on quality of innovations and endeavours to measure the real impact created by these innovations nationally and internationally.
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’s first-of-its-kind Research Park at IIT Madras, are being recognized. We will continue to strive to excel in all these spheres.”
The results for both NIRF 2019 and ARIIA 2019 were announced at a function held today (8th April 2019) in Vigyan Bhawan at New Delhi where the top ranked institutions in various categories were bestowed awards by Hon’ble President of India Ram Nath Kovind. Prof A K Mishra, Dean (Academic Research), IIT Madras, received the awards on behalf of IIT Madras.
Over the years, IIT Madras has consistently worked and made noteworthy improvements in various sub-parameters of NIRF Rankings such as Student-Faculty ratio and Quality of faculty, number of patents, number and quality of research publications, Sponsored Research & Industrial Consultancy, Students placements and higher education, and so on. In fact, these are aligned to the IIT Madras Strategic Plan (https://www.iitm.ac.in/sites/