With over 1800 patents, the University of Chandigarh takes an unrivaled lead in research and innovation

Since its establishment ten years ago, the University of Chandigarh has placed great emphasis on inculcating the spirit of research and innovation among its faculty and students. Consistent efforts over the years in this visionary direction have helped the university establish itself as india Number 1 intensive research university, a recognition of which the institution takes immense pride.

As a testament to its research prowess, students and professors at the University of Chandigarh have filed 1816 patents to date. Of these, no less than 832 patents have been issued, while more than 200 patents are in the early stage of examination. Apart from this, 120 patents from the university have been granted. The numbers are big, anyway a sees it, but what makes them special is the fact that almost all of these patents are relevant, practical and contribute in some way to the betterment of the citizens of this world.

In line with the University’s vision, more than 900 of these patents directly address one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations General Assembly, marking the University’s remarkable contribution of Chandigarh to ensure a secure and prosperous future for present and future generations of humanity, even as the rest of the SDGs are also fulfilled by other patents in one way or another.

No less than 180 patents relate to problems and solutions related to responsible consumption and production, followed by 166 patents relating to industry, innovation and infrastructure, while 161 patents relate to sustainable cities and communities. No less than 105 and 80 patents concern affordable and clean energy and life under water respectively, while other SDGs, including climate action (30), decent work and economic growth (29 ), good health and well-being (70), life on earth (80) and quality education (33) are also met.

It is not without reason that for three years, the University of Chandigarh ranks first among the private universities in the country for filing the maximum number of patents, while it ranks third for the number of patents published and granted. . According to the latest annual report on Intellectual Property in India published by the Office of the Comptroller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks, the government of IndiaChandigarh University was declared the leading autonomous institution to file the highest number of patents, beating all academic institutions including Indian Institutions of Technology (IIT) or even multinational corporations such as TCS, CSIR or BHEL by a significant margin.

Taking the lead in research, the University of Chandigarh earlier this year established the Kalpana Chawla Center for Research in Space Science & Technology (KCCRSST), the firstofhiskind in North India, with the aim of training students in space science and satellite development and meeting future challenges in the field of space research. This state of the art the space center would be the ground control station (GCS) for the University of Chandigarh Student Satellite (CUSAT), an in-house developed nano-satellite designed by students at the University of Chandigarh, and a geospatial center for research, in addition to other important projects.

CUSAT will be among 75 student-built satellites to be launched into space on the eve of the 75th Independence Day in 2022 by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. With CUSAT, the University of Chandigarh became the first university in North India design and develop its own satellite while after the launch of CUSAT, Punjab will become the first border state India to have its own satellite in space. Not only will CUSAT collect data related to border intrusion detection, agriculture, weather forecasting, natural disaster forecasting and assist in research and study of various issues in these fields, but the GCS will help develop satellite research facilities and launch satellites in as many as 57 countries. which have not developed satellite technology, in addition to monitoring over 380 satellites with over 810 transmitters in over 50 countries.

The University Campus is home to the IDC (Innovation and Entrepreneur Development Cell) and the TBI (Technology Business Incubator), which were set up by the government of India. The TBI established at the university is one of the top 10 technology business incubators in the country, which provides training for students and provides financial aid in addition to research, development and patent registration applications. The University has 20 laboratories in collaboration with industry, 30 advanced research centers, more than 60 research groups, where more than 800 researchers work on innovative research and innovation in various fields.

Another display of the rich research prowess is seen in Punjab’s first DGCA-approved drone training center, which was established at the University of Chandigarh in April this year, along with a center of excellence for unmanned aerial vehicles. While the training center will offer a host of drone and DGCA-certified drone training courses required to acquire the drone pilot certificate, the center of excellence will develop hydrogen-powered drones, surveillance drones, anti-drone technologies, in addition to conducting research on drone applications. in agriculture, disaster management, satellite testing, surveying, heavy payload drones, etc.

In addition, Chandigarh University has conducted extensive research in the fields of agriculture, climate change, IT, pharmacy, biotechnology, health, automation, empowerment of women, the environment, etc. The University of Chandigarh has set aside a special budget of Rs 12 crore for the promotion of Research & Innovation in the year 2022, so that economic problems do not become a brake for the budding scientists of tomorrow.

Not just research, but the entrepreneurial spirit as imbibed in students has resulted in a number of successful businesses spun off from the university. No less than 143 start-ups were born in the university’s laboratories, of which 14 – almost 10% – have an annual turnover of Rs 10 lakhs while no less than 9 start-ups have higher revenue Rs 20 lakhs.

While many deceased University of Chandigarh students are earning a lot, while doing their part for the society, many students are getting cash funding like Crores, while still a student, for their start-ups.

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