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IIT Kanpur shines in NIRF Rankings 2023; tops in Innovation category

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IIT Kanpur shines in NIRF Rankings 2023; tops in Innovation category


Continuing its remarkable strides in global and national rankings, the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) has made an excellent mark in the recently announced National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2023 results.

In a groundbreaking feat, IITK has topped the “India Rankings 2023: Innovation” category, and is almost tied up for the third spot with IIT Bombay in the Engineering category, with a mere difference of 0.09 points. These remarkable achievements mark a momentous leap for the institute echoing its relentless efforts to promote research and development across sectors.

IIT Kanpur’s performance in the Innovation category, earlier referred as the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA), has been phenomenal, catapulting it to the top position from its previous rank of 4th. This significant advancement to the top spot bears testimony to the sprawling R&D ecosystem at IIT Kanpur with its unwavering focus on innovation and its ability to foster an ecosystem conducive to cutting-edge research and entrepreneurial endeavors. With record-breaking 109 IPRs filed in 2022 and 950 overall IPRs filed till date, along with 130 technologies being licensed to Industry partners, the Institute has a remarkable translational rate of 13.68%.

Expressing his delight on IIT Kanpur topping in the innovation category, Prof. Abhay Karandikar, Director IIT Kanpur, said, “This accomplishment is a testament to the remarkable growth of IIT Kanpur’s innovation ecosystem in recent years. Our Incubation Centre (Startup Incubation & Innovation Centre) has experienced rapid expansion, nurturing startups in some of the most cutting-edge technologies such as Cyber Security, Blockchain, Defence, AI/ML, CleanTech, GreenTech, AgriTech, and Fintech.”

The continued growth in the national rankings shows IIT Kanpur’s relentless commitment to providing holistic learning experience that combines academic rigor, research excellence, and an inclusive campus environment.


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