20 Aug 2020 19:06 IST

ARIIA ranking puts WeSchool in the top 50 educational institutes

An initiative of Ministry of Education; ranking used innovation and entrepreneurship as key metrics

SP Mandali’s Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research (WeSchool) has been included in the top 50 educational institutes across India in the private or self-financed institutes category in the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) 2020.

It was virtually announced in the presence of . Venkaiah Naidu, Vice-President of India; Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Minister of Education; Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre, Minister of State for Education; Amit Khare, Secretary (Higher Education); Prof Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE; Dr BVR Mohan Reddy, Chairman, ARIIA Evaluation Committee; Dr Abhay Jere, Chief Innovation Officer, Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell.

Nurturing new ideas

ARIIA is an initiative of Ministry of Education (MoE), Goverment of India, to systematically rank all major higher educational institutions and universities based on indicators related to ‘Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development’ amongst students and faculties.

Acknowledging the recent accomplishment, Prof Dr. Uday Salunkhe, Group Director, WeSchool, said, “WeSchool’s position in ARIIA 2020 reflects the efforts of the institution in the direction of achieving the Global Innovation Index and Global Entrepreneurship Index. It has always been in the forefront for grooming first generation entrepreneurs, and socially centred professionals in various sectors. With technology opening doors to global markets, we are offering opportunities for our students to procure internship virtually with organisations overseas and participate in national and international level competitions and research.”

Why WeSchool?

Recently, WeSchool’s team ‘Transformers’ won at the fourth edition of Smart India Hackathon 2020 at the nodal centre in Chandigarh. They were competing with other teams for innovative solutions in the area of gamification for health data collection. WeSchool students were also selected in the top 20 of the mega online challenge ‘Samadhan,’ launched by MHRD Innovation Cell and AICTE. The student-participants in this challenge designed, simulated and developed scalable measures for government agencies, health services, hospitals and other services as quick solutions in the light of Covid-19.