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Andhra University initiative to Launch IPR  as a mandatory skill development credit course in B.Tech

Skills in IPR creates huge career opportunities- Prof P Srinivasa Rao Principal AU Engg College (A)

Under the Scheme for Pedagogy and Research in Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) for Holistic Education and Academia(Popularly Known as SPRIHA Scheme)of DPIIT–Ministry of Commerce & Industry Government of India ,Andhra University was granted an IPR Chair along with 12 other premier Academic Institutions in the country to nurture the IPR culture in the University students and faculty. One of the mandates given to IPR Chair was to introduce and teach IPRcourse  in the undergraduate level.

After obtaining the approval from Andhra Pradesh State Council for Higher Education, Academic Council and Academic Senate introduction of IPR Course is formally launched today  by Prof P Srinivasa Rao Principal A U College of Engineering (Autonomous) for the B. Tech Computer Science & Engineering Students.

Prof K Nageswara Rao HOD Computer Science & Engineering Dept., welcomed the guests and students and Prof Hanumanthu Purushotham while welcoming the Chief guest Prof P Srinivasa Rao, Principal AUCE (A), the guest of honor Sh Rajneesh Vasanta CEO ANTAR, IoT stated that it is a historic day as for the first time an IPR course is introduced in the State University in the country at under graduate level as a mandatory skill development credit course.

He said that this innovative initiative of the university will contribute to produce quality human resources to meet the current Industry 4.0 requirement and is in line with the New Education Policy 2020. To start with, the IPR course is introduced in the B.Tech Computer Science& Engineering as most of the Patents globally filed are in the Computer Science and Engineering area..

Shri Rajneesh Vasanta,CEO ANTAR IoT in his address shared his practical experiences and explainedhow his business was saved from the copycats using their granted patents.He said the Andhra University students are lucky that they are being taught the very importance of IPRs in their B Tech course and it is the need of the hour.

While delivering the inaugural address Prof P Srinivasa Rao Principal AU College of Engg. has appreciated the vision of the University Vice Chancellor Prof PVGD Prasad Reddy for getting the IPR Chair granted from Ministry of Commerce & Industry Government of India and introducing the IPR course across all disciplines in the University in a phased manner.

He said skills in IPRs are essential in the knowledge economy as every innovative product and service is embraced with IPRs and acquiring adequate IPR skills can also provide huge career opportunities for the students in government and industry.

He said  that the Andhra University leadership is also creating huge state of the art incubation ecosystem to promote startup culture in the university and students should come forward to make use of the unique  incubation and mentoring support systems and should turnout as successful entrepreneurs rather than job seekers.Andhra University is in the forefront always in offering the courses required by the industry.

The inaugural meeting ended with thanks to the guests and students proposed by the class representative

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