Chandigarh University has been ranked as the leading standalone university by Office Controller General of Patent Design and Trademarks, Government of India, as it filed the highest number of patents (700), within just 7 years of its inception.
Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chancellor of Chandigarh University asserted, “Higher education institutions or universities have a major role to play in the field of research, which contributes towards the economic prosperity of any nation.”
He added, “We at Chandigarh University through our intensive R&D initiatives are trying to convert Make in India dream turn into a reality so that our country no longer has to be dependent on other nations like USA, Japan for the transfer of technology.”
Statistical Reports on Patents filed by Chandigarh university
As per reports, the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Chandigarh University filed the highest number of patents as of 176 followed by 59 patents by Electronics and Communication Engineering department. The Computer Science department ranked third with 44 filing patents.
Data presented by Office Controller General of Patent Design and Trademarks for 2018-2019, Chandigarh University filed 336 patents, standing tall as the leading university in India.
According to RS Bawa, Pro-Chancellor, Chandigarh University, the Biotechnology and Pharmacy departments have also filed 25 patents in Health and Medical Science for the greater good of the society.
As the Core Research Groups started making robust attempts, the number of patents filed increased from 336 to over 700 in 2019.
Chandigarh University: High-tech infrastructure adding to Research Opportunity
The Chandigarh University campus is home to 30 ultra-modern labs structured by Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, SAP Labs, IBM, Honda, Hyundai, Volvo-Eicher, Virtusa, IHG Academy, The Taj Academy, Piramal Foundation to add to the many.
With an annual budget of INR 6.5 Cr devoted to the Core Research Group for developing futuristic products and technologies, students get hands-on experience with newer technologies under the guidance of industry experts.
Dr Sanjeet Singh, Dean Research, Chandigarh University, said, “The economic status of a nation depends upon the efforts by the respective countries in the field of research and innovation.
Developed nations such as the US, Japan and Germany are amongst the top nations which have a major share in global innovation index, whereas countries like India lag behind and are dependent on such countries for new-age technologies”.