EDII has been ranked Number 1 under Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) – 2021 in General (Non-Technical) Category. The ranking results were announced today by Dr. Subhash Sarkar, Minister of State for Education, Government of India.
Under the ARIIA, institutions are ranked on innovation-related globally acceptable indicators. These indicators include successful innovation and start-ups and funding innovation and start-ups; intellectual property, technology transfer and commercialisation; annual budget spent on promoting and supporting innovation and entrepreneurship activities; IPR activities, pre incubation and incubation infrastructure and courses on innovation; IPR and entrepreneurship development.
EDII has been ranked as number 1 in General (Non-Technical) Category. EDII is the only institute from Gujarat to be ranked as Number 1 across all seven categories. A total of 1430 institutions/ universities from across the country had participated in seven different categories for this ranking.
EDII Director General, Dr. Sunil Shukla said, “It is indeed a matter of pride for us. EDII is working in the promising domain of entrepreneurship and start-ups. These recognitions not just motivate us but establish how entrepreneurship is gaining prominence. EDII alumni are examples of how entrepreneurship can be studies and the discipline can be successfully adopted as a career. The Technology Business Centre (CrAdLE) at EDII is playing a lead role in incubating successful start-ups. I would say, we are highly motivated and look forward to more landmark achievements.”
Dr. Satya Ranjan Acharya, Professor and Director, Department of Entrepreneurship Education at EDII has been closely working with Institution’s Innovation Council, Ministry of Education, Government of India in the domain of entrepreneurship education.