Careers360 Connect|Nov 9, 2023
Chandigarh University becomes the highest patent filing Indian university in 2021-22
In 2021-22, Chandigarh University shared the first place with Sanskriti University for filing the most patents nearly 1.05 percent of the country's research.
NEW DELHI: Chandigarh University, Gharuan, has ranked at the top with the highest number of 703 patents filed in a year. The university has been amongst the top three universities for filing the highest number of patents for the last three consecutive years. The university has also ranked third in India for filing the most number of patents in the field of Information Technology (IT).
According to the recently released report for 2021-22 by the office of Controller General of Patents, Designs, Trademarks and Geographical Indications (CGPDTM), Government of India, Chandigarh University has maintained its position as the top research-intensive university in India.
In 2021-22, Chandigarh University shared the first place with Sanskriti University for filing the most patents, accounting for about 1.05 percent of the country's research. A total of 66,440 patent applications have been filed in India, exhibiting an increase of about 13.57 percent 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 2,400 patents, out of which 1,747 have been published. As of now, 72.79 percent of the patents filed by CU have been published already," reads an official statement.
Speaking about the achievements of the university, Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chancellor, Chandigarh University, 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."
"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," he added.
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