Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], March 10 (ANI/PRNewswire): With a mission to project India as the hub of research and innovation, Chandigarh University Gharuan is working to develop new technologies and products by filing patents in emerging areas. Chandigarh University has been ranked at the top with the highest number of 703 patents filed in a year. According to the recently released report for 2021-22 by the Office of Controller General of Patents, Designs, Trade Marks and Geographical Indications (CGPDTM), Government of India, Chandigarh University has maintained its position as the top research-intensive university of India. For the last three consecutive years, Chandigarh University Gharuan has been amongst the top three universities for filing highest number of patents in a year. The university has also ranked 3rd in India for filing most number of patents in the field of Information Technology (IT).
Contributing to about 1.05 per cent of the research in the country, Chandigarh University has shared the first position with Sanskriti University for filing the highest number of patents in 2021-22. During this year, a total of 66440 patent applications have been filed in India, exhibiting an increase of about 13.57 per cent as compared to the previous year. As per the statistics, the total filing of 23 IITs across the country is 597 patents whereas CU alone has filed 703 patents this year. Over the years, the students and faculty of Chandigarh University have filed a total of 2400 patents, out of which 1747 have been published. As of now, 72.79 per cent of the patents filed by CU have been published already.
As per the latest report published by the Office of Controller General of Patents, Designs, Trade Marks and Geographical Indications (CGPDTM), Chandigarh University has filed 139 patents in Computer Science Engineering - IT and 84 patents in Manufacturing. In 2021-22, the university filed 81 patents in the field of Medical and Healthcare, 72 patents in Mechanical & Mechatronics, and 50 in Agriculture. In the field of IT, the university has ranked 3rd in the country for filing most patents whereas TCS is in the first position is in this category.
The increasing trend in filing of applications for patents by Chandigarh University has been observed in 2021-22 as compared to previous years, which has eventually boosted Punjab's position in research at a national level. At present Punjab ranks 5th in patent filing among all the states in comparison to its prior ranks, i.e. 8th and 13th. According to World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), India's global position, both in innovations and publications, has been rising over the years. In 2022, India ranks at the 12th position globally for patent filing with an increase of 25 per cent in comparison to the last year.
Speaking about the achievement of the university, Chandigarh University Chancellor Satnam Singh Sandhu said, "Universities and Institutions of Higher Education play a major role in shaping young minds and encouraging them to contribute in the field of research and innovation, which impacts the economic prosperity and global position of a nation. With 703 out of the total 66440 patents filed in 2021-22 by universities across the country, Chandigarh University contributes to a major share of over 1 per cent research and innovation in the country. The university is working robustly on a mission to make India self-reliant and self-sufficient in terms of research and innovation in various fields such as science, technology, and medicine. The university aims to make India rank amongst the top five nations in patent filing at a global level."
Dr Sanjeet Singh, Dean Research, CU, said, "The University has allocated an annual budget of Rs 15 Crore for promoting enhanced research and innovation on the campus. Additionally, there are over 100 Core Research Groups (CRG) with more than 1500 students and faculty involved in the development of futuristic products and technologies." Satnam Singh Sandhu also stated that Chandigarh University has more than 30 R&D Centres and Centres of Excellence on the campus for providing practical training for enhanced learning and research.
Chandigarh University is a NAAC A+ Grade University and QS World Ranked University. This autonomous educational institution is approved by UGC and is located near Chandigarh in the state of Punjab. It is the youngest university in India and the only private university in Punjab to be honoured with A+ Grade by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council). CU offers more than 109 UG and PG programs in the field of engineering, management, pharmacy, law, architecture, journalism, animation, hotel management, commerce, and others. It has been awarded as The University with Best Placements by WCRC.
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