Criterion 3- Research, Innovations and Extension

3.3 Innovation Ecosystem:

3.3.1 Institution has created an ecosystem for innovations, Indian Knowledge System (IKS),including awareness about IPR, establishment of IPR cell, Incubation centre and other initiatives for the creation and transfer of knowledge/technology and the outcomes of the same are evident.

Response: University is dedicated to teaching, research and imparting knowledge to the public as responsible institution. These activities certainly enhaces the skills required for professional development of the individuals and the reputation of University. University Patent and Intellectual Property Right (IPR) Policy applies to all employees, students, regular or contractual faculty members of the University. Every member of the academic community, student, non- teaching and teaching staff, must be made aware of licensed innovation both to secure their own Intellectual Property Right(IPR) and to respect the rights of others. IPR policy of University is intended to encourages healthy atmosphere for research and development. IPR policy is proposed to introduce, regulate, and organize issues related to intellectual property within the University. This policy is proposed to explain the responsibilities of the University and its employees and to establish system for Ethical conduct.

As per direction and guidelines of UGC, New Delhi, University has constituted the task force for implementation of Indian Knowledge System(IKS) in programmes. University has implemented various initiatives to integrate Indian knowledge systems into its academic programs. These initiatives include the introduction of courses dedicated to Indian philosophy, Indian literature, Indian Arts, Indian Music, and Ethics and Culture. In addition to above, the University has established several research centers specially Bharat Muni research center that focus on studying and preserving indigenous knowledge systems. Collaborations with traditional practitioners, scholars, and experts have been initiated to ensure authenticity and depth in the integration process. In the domain of Indian Knowledge Systems, Prof Dr. Chaitanya P Agrawal, contributed as IKS scholar. He has published a book series on Indian Knowledge System, one of them is “The Sacred Secrets of Bharat”, as the first volume in the series Indian Knowledge Systems. The second volume is being published in April 24 itself. This comprehensive first volume encompasses IKS themes including Glories of Sanatan Dharma, Divine Energies, Valuable Vaidic Inventions, Science of Divya Mandir, Ancient Indian Universities, Great Hindu Kings. He also owes more than a dozen related national and international patents. Other faculty members of the university are awarded several national and international patents. Patent and IPR awareness program was also organized by Department of Computer Science and Applications. Within the framework of the Indian Knowledge System, This insightful work delves into the lesser-known facets of Swami Vivekananda’s communication methods rooted in Indian traditions. In the context of the Indian Knowledge System, Shri Girish Upadhyay Adjunct Professor has written a book on “Communication: Concept and Process, Swami Vivekananda” under “Indian Traditions of Communication: Series-6” in coordination with the Publication Department of the University. In which rare aspects of Swami Vivekananda’s Indian communication system have been included. Under “Indian Traditions of Communication: Series-4″ of the Publications Department of the University, Shri Ajay Bokil has written a book on the subject “Communication: Concept and Process, Maharishi Aurobindo”. In which Maharishi Aurobindo’s research and communication principles and various dimensions of Indian culture have been included. Under the “Indian Traditions of Communication: Series-5” of the Publications Department of the University, Dr. Archana Dwivedi has written a book on the subject “Communication: Concept and Process, Maharishi Panini”. In which elements of communication, origin of language, script, forms of language, principles of pronunciation, and Panini’s works, have been covered.

3.3.2 Total number of awards received for research/innovations by institution/teachers/research scholars/students during the last five years.

Response: 25