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Andhra University Appoints Dr. Hanumanthu Purushotham, an Eminent Scientist as IPR Chair

Dr. H. Purushotham, IPR Chair Professor of Andhra University, through a communication informed Andhra University that he was nominated by the AICTE Committee on IPRs.

Chairman AICTE nominated Dr. Hanumanthu Purushotham, DPIIT-IPR Chair Professor of Andhra University, Visakhapatnam as an Expert Member of the Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) Course Committee to develop course content on Intellectual Property Rights for the benefit of faculty and students of Higher Education in our Country.

The Innovation Cell of Ministry of Education and AICTE Govt. of India aims to create awareness regarding the need for IP filing, mechanisms and methodologies in IP filing in India and abroad especially amongst students, staff and faculty of our higher education institutions and proposes to introduce a credit course in all higher education technical institutes under the Kalam Program for IP Literacy and Awareness (KAPILA).The Expert Committee has 8 members from various institutions of repute like IIT Delhi, Andhra University, JNU,IIM Ahmadabad, IIT Kharagpur, i-Hub Ahmadabad ,Ministry of Education and AICTE and is Chaired by Prof. PVM Rao of IIT Delhi. The Vice-Chancellor Prof. P.V.G.D.Prasad Reddy and Registrar Prof. V.Krishna Mohan expressed their view that his nomination on the Committee on IPR by AICTE would benefit the University is the quick launching of the program for the benefit of students and faculty on the sensitization of IPR filing process leading to acquisition of patents.

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