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Visakhapatnam: Awareness among faculty and students on IP creation, commercialization by conducting FDPs on IPR: VC AU

AU Organizes 5 Day FDP on IPRs

Andhra University Vice-Chancellor Professor PVGD Prasad Reddy said there was a need to create awareness among faculty and students about IP creation, protection and commercialization by conducting FDPs on IPR. He today launched the Faculty Development Program on IPR, which will be conducted for 5 days under the auspices of AU in collaboration with AICTE.

Speaking on the occasion, he said that there was a need to create awareness among faculty and students about the benefits of conducting FDPs on IPR, IP creation, protection and commercialization and there is a strong need to organize such awareness programs at school level.

He has also mentioned that filing patent applications and getting the IP rights from government will help getting better national and international university rankings, promote greater industry academia collaborations and commercializationof  IPs  created by universities though it is a huge challenge but  will generate wealth and employment opportunities if it is successful. He has also thanked AICTE to sanction 2 ATAL-FDPs to Andhra University to create IPR awareness particularly in the State of Andhra Pradesh.

DPIIT-IPR Chair Centre for Intellectual Property Rights along with the Institution’s innovation Council  Andhra University organizing 5 day Faculty Development Program (FDP) on IPR in Academy: Creation, Protection and Commercialization from 8-12 November 2021. The FDP was sponsored by AICTE Teaching And Learning Academy (ATAL), Ministry of Education Government of India

Prof Hanumanthu Purushotham the Coordinator of the FDP welcomed the dignitaries, resource personals, participants. He said about 15 eminent experts from industry, government and academia mainly from CSIR,DRDO,IIT,DBT,DST, DPIIT,MSME ,University of Hyderabad,Patent Attorneys, Patent Examiners, Senior Controllers from Indian Patent Offices, CII and AP State Council for Higher Education have been invited as resource personal to deliver lectures and to share their perspectives on IPR to the participants.

He said about 100 faculty members from different Universities from 19 States and Universities have registered for the FDP. In his welcome addresshe has highlighted that there is a strong need to create the awareness about IPRs among the faculty and students as IP plays an important role in building global competitiveness ,bringing prosperity and progress to the nation. He has also mentioned that some of the best universities in USA earns about Rs.800-Rs.1000 Crore from commercialization of their IP Assts and Indian Universities need to build huge capacities in IPRs to realize such goals.

Prof V. Krishna Mohan Registrar Andhra University in his opening address has emphasized the importance of teaching IPRs in academics particularly to create quality human resources who can meet the requirements of knowledge economy and can contribute to create more IP assets so that India get its right share and he hoped this type of FDPs shall build an IP ecosystem in the academia..

Prof K Ramamohana Rao the Vice Chairman of Andhra Pradesh State Council for Higher Education and who is the guest of honor appreciated various initiatives taken by Andhra University to promote IP culture in the Universityincluding organizing the FDP Program on IPRs, introductionof teaching IPR as a mandatory skill development credit course and bringing out a University IPR policy for the first time in the State.

He has also indicated that IPR Policy prepared by Andhra University would be a State IPR Policy Soon to promote IP as per New Education Policy 2020..He has also said that we need to convert  created new  knowledge in to patents rather than satisfying with publications.

During the first technical session of the FDP Dr W.M Dhumane Former Head of Office of Controller General of Patents,Designs and Trade Marks and the DPIIT-IPR Chair of Maharashtra National Law University, Sh Vivek Sing IP Attorney Sagacious IP and Shri Satish Kumar Asst Director Ministry of  MSME spoke about different types of IP , the process to secure the IP rights and various government schemes available to promote IPRs in the Country.

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