To patent their innovative projects
Under the intellectual property rights
Ministry has already opened web portals
DINDIGUL: The Ministry of Science and Technology would extend all technical assistance and guidance for engineering students to patent their innovative projects under the intellectual property rights.
The Ministry has already opened web portals for this purpose, according to Sujit Banerjee, Director, Ministry of Science and Technology, New Delhi.
He was talking to media persons after inaugurating ‘Project Expo’ 08,’ a projects contest-cum-exhibition at P.S.N.A. College of Engineering and Technology here on Friday. It would provide all necessary information to the students. All steps and procedures were given in the portal. The Ministry has also been encouraging business plan projects among college students to bring out hidden talents and innovative ideas to the light and to meet industrial needs.
Stating that the projects displayed at the expo were extremely innovative, Mr. Banerjee said that some of the projects were commercially viable, socially relevant and very useful to people. These projects must be patented and protected through intellectual property rights, he added.
“Students can submit the projects to the bank for financial assistance. “We have been conducting similar project contests in 25 colleges throughout the country. Funds for the project, organising events and for prizes will be given to the colleges by the Ministry. Besides, the Ministry has also encouraged entrepreneurship development project and special training programmes.”
Moreover, students must invent various applications of technologies and develop industry friendly projects that would make them job providers instead of job seekers.
Principal K. Thyagarjah said the college had also developed a cost-effective bio-diesel formulations that could consume less water and generate less waste and sent it for patenting.