26th January 2018, Visakhapatnam: The National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India and GITAM University (Deemed University) are jointly establishing a University Technology Transfer Centre (UTTC) in Visakhapatnam to fulfil the dream of Make in India and Skill India campaign.
As part of this NRDC Chairman Dr. Purushottam and GITAM Registrar Prof. M. Potharaju exchanged the MoU here on Thursday in the presence of GITAM Vice-Chancellor Prof. MSPrasada Rao, NRDC Visakhapatnam Officer-In-Charge Bijay Kumar Sahu, UGC Affairs Director Prof. Ch. Ramakrishna, GITAM School of International Business (GSIB) Joint Director Prof. KKNarayanan, GSIB IPR Cell Coordinator Dr. Radha Raghuramapatruni and others.
While signing on MoU NRDC Chairman Dr. Purushottam mentioned that NRDC has forged strong links with the scientific and industrial community in India and abroad and developed a wide network of research institutions, academia and industry. He said GITAM has got the best infrastructure and the incubation centre is one of the best in the country. He hoped that the GITAM- NRDC Technology Transfer centre would directly connect the GITAMITES to the Make in India and Skill India Campaign where the government is keen in nurturing the entrepreneurial activities. He congratulated the GITAM being one of best universities where huge number of patents had been filed and many students had established themselves in reputed entrepreneurial activities.
GITAM Vice-Chancellor Prof. M S Prasada Rao said that GITAM established IPR cell and nearly 14 patents were filed under the CELL and IPR Policy document was also prepared for the IPR use. He informed that around 500 active research scholars perusing their research work in science and technology areas in the University. He expressed that the current University Technology Transfer Cell would help GITAM in developing a framework for technology transfer and commercialization of the patents basing on research outcomes. He had presented that the students/alumni of GITAM had won laurels at many places for their start-up activities.
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GITAM Deemed University, Visakhapatnam.