VIT has secured first rank among private institutions in the country in the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA 2019) awarded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.
VIT Chancellor G Viswanathan received the award from President Ram Nath Kovind during the award ceremony and release of National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in New Delhi, Monday.
In the NIRF ranking, in engineering institutions category VIT secured 18th rank and in the university ranking category, VIT bagged 19th rank among all universities in India, a VIT press release said.
In order to promote innovations in Higher Education Institutions (HEI), MHRD, GoI came out with ARIIA. The process of getting data from institutions, considering them and finalising the institutions took several months and finally the ranks were declared by President Ram Nath Kovind. The rank was declared in two categories, one is Government funded institutions and other is private funded institutions. The President also released the ranking of universities and colleges in the country under NIRF.
This is the fourth edition of NIRF and VIT continues to be the first among the private players in engineering education for the fourth consecutive year, the release said.