IIM Kozhikode Sole IIM to Feature in ARIIA Rankings 2021

The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode was recognised as the 2nd most ‘Innovative’ Educational Institute among Institutes of National Importance, Central University & CFIs (Non-Technical) category, in India ARIIA Rankings 2021 released by Dr Subhas Sarkar, Minister of State, Ministry of Education in an online all-India event streamed from New Delhi, today. IIM Kozhikode is the only IIM to feature in the top rankings unveiled by Ministry of Education which ranked Institutes in India on ‘Innovation & Entrepreneurship’ across seven categories.

Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) is an initiative of Ministry of Education (MoE), Govt. of India to systematically rank all major higher educational institutions and universities in India on indicators related to “Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development” amongst students and faculties. The category ‘National Importance, Central University & CFIs (Non-Technical)’ under which IIMK was ranked 2nd was topped by IGNOU, Delhi. A total of 1438 institutions (including IITs, NITs, IISc, IIMs, etc.) participated in the current edition of ARIIA. This is the first edition of ARIIA, in which a separate category for Non-Technical institutions has been introduced. In the 2020 edition, the IIM Kozhikode was placed in the Rank Band A (Rank 11-25) under the category of ‘Institute of National Importance, Central Universities & CFTIs’.

Speaking on this stellar achievement Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director IIM Kozhikode, said “IIMK’s career-best fourth rank in NIRF and second rank in ARIIA makes our silver jubilee year all the more special. Innovation is the bedrock on which IIMK has dared to go beyond traditional boundaries and providing the right motivation and guidance to bolster the entrepreneurial spirit is fundamental to our Vision 2047 of Globalizing Indian Thought. The growth model of this century will be founded on innovation and not on consumption. India will lead the world in Innovation and initiatives such as ARIIA will encourage Institutes like IIMK to usher in the next era of innovators and change makers.”

The parameters for ARIIA ranking include Developing an Innovative and Entrepreneurial Mind-set, Courses on Innovation, Entrepreneurship & IPR, Infrastructure & Facilities to promote Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Successful Innovation and Start-ups Generated, Intellectual Property (IP), Generation & Commercialization and Annual Budget on Promoting and Supporting I&E Activities.

IIMK has its own business incubator and entrepreneurship development centre – IIMK LIVE, which was established in 2016 with the support of the Department of Science and Technology. The centre is envisioned to function as a business incubator with a purpose of creating a National Centre of Excellence that promotes innovation, new business venturing and entrepreneurship.

IIMK was also recently awarded the globally renowned EQUIS Accreditation by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). The institute’s Post Graduate and Executive Post Graduate Programmes made their global debut in the QS Global Rankings, which is believed to be the world’s most trusted rankings. The Executive Post Graduate Programme (EPGP) is ranked 16+ in Asia-Pacific in the QS Global Executive MBA Rankings 2021. As per the QS Masters in Management Rankings 2022, the Post Graduate Programme (PGP) is among the top ten programmes in Asia. IIMK was also placed in the four Palmes of Excellence Category in the Eduniversal Global Rankings 2021.


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