Nauni varsity in top 25 in Atal Innovation rankings
No other government university has found a place in the list from the state
Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry(UHF), Nauni, has become the highest-ranked government university in the state as per the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovations and Achievements (ARIIA) released by the Union Ministry of Education on Tuesday. The university has been placed in the ‘Band A’ (rank 6 to 25) under the government and government-aided universities category in the country. No other government university has found a place in the list from the state.
The Ministry of Education, Govt. of India has initiated ‘Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA)’ to systematically rank education institutions and universities primarily on innovation-related indicators. The first ranking was released by ARIIA in the year 2019. ARIIA considers all major indicators which are commonly used globally to rank most innovative education institutions/ universities in the world. This year the rankings were done in five major categories and a 6th subcategory.
ARIIA primarily focuses on six main parameters: Programs and Activities on IPR, Innovation, Start-up and Entrepreneurship; Pre Incubation & Incubation Infrastructure & Facilities to Support I&E, Annual Budget Spent on Promoting and Supporting I&E Activities; Courses on Innovation, IPR and Entrepreneurship Development; Intellectual Property (IP), Technology Transfer and Commercialization; Successful Innovation and Start-ups & Funding Innovation & start-ups.
“It is a proud moment for the university for being ranked in the top 25 (Band A) government universities in the country. The university has taken several initiatives in improving skills and developing entrepreneurship of the students, and enabling startups in the agri-horti sector. The university has also been successful in the transfer of technology to the entrepreneurs of the state”, said Dr Parvinder Kaushal, Vice-Chancellor of the university.
Crediting the university students, faculty and staff, Dr Kaushal said that the high ARIIA ranking in the Band A for the university is highly encouraging and motivating, and the university will look to build on this success and make progress in all the parameters to improve the rankings in the future.