New Delhi: One of the leading centres of research in the country, Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences in Solan, Himachal Pradesh, has reached the milestone of filing 101 patents. With this, the university has got the distinction of being one of the top highest generator of patents in the country.
Intellectual Property India, Officer of the Controller General of Patents, Designs, Trademarks and Geographical Indications, Government of India had listed Shoolini University as the 6th top Indian applicant of patents from all Indian universities and institutes in its annual report for 2015-16.
Commenting on the occasion, Prof P K Khosla, Vice Chancellor, Shoolini University, said, “It is a matter of pride to announce that Shoolini University has become the highest generator of patents in the region, which has been made possible because of hard work put in by the faculty and students.” Incidentally, the patent cell of the university had also been awarded jointly by HP-SCSTE (Himachal Pradesh, State Council for Science, Technology and Environment) and DST (Department of Science and Technology, GOI) in 2016 under the leadership of Prof Kamal Dev, the US trained Biotechnologist. This cell will work in close collaboration with HP patent information Centre (HPPIC) housed in the State Council for Science, Technology, and Environment, HP”, informed Prof Khosla.
Major areas where Shoolini University has made impact in IPR
Biological sciences: Multidrug resistance and improved antibiotic composition, lactose intolerance, diagnostics, therapeutics, Bioremediation, water purification, drug delivery, Novel enzymes/proteins and process of production, Wine, Beverages and food, anticancer, Antenna miniaturization and nanocomposites etc.