About Patent Facilitation Cell
Pondicherry University has grown manifold since started in the year 1985. Presently Pondicherry University has 15 Schools, 39 Departments, 9 Centers. Pondicherry University offers Ph.D. programme in 51 disciplines, M.Tech. in 7 disciplines and postgraduate programme in 59 disciplines. There are about 6552 students on roll in the year 2015 with 371 faculty members. The academic research work of Pondicherry University faculties has been commendable with 3735 publications with cumulative h-index of 61. The booming research and innovative teaching culture of the university necessitates to proactively explore and bring to light the treasure of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) that can benefit the faculty and the University. In this direction, University has constituted an IPR Center and a Patent Facilitation Committee (PFC) under the Chairperson of the Vice Chancellor to enable and guide patent filing by the stakeholders of the University and to take necessary step to promote the IPR culture in campus. PFC has drafted the proposed IPR policy for the University and the same has been circulated among the faculty members, staff and scholars for seeking feedback and suggestions for finalization. In the awareness workshop on IPR held on 3rd Sept. 2016, a panel of expert have deliberated the draft IPR policy of Pondicherry University and refined it. The mandate of this Centre shall be to create IPR awareness, encourage filing of patent, facilitate the process of patent filing and maintenance of IPR and generate returns from IPR of Pondicherry University.