Education has no boundaries. Transcending the boundaries of international borders JU has established collaborations on strategic services with various universities all over the world. JU has a collaboration programs with:
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Faculty exchange and Human Resource Development in Coastal Zone Management
Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
Faculty Exchange and Research on Web based distance education
Bolzano University, Italy
Brunei University, UK
Faculty Exchange & Research
Shastri Indo Canadian Foundation
Faculty & Student Exchange, Research
International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy
IIPC (Industry-Institute Partnership Cell)
The fundamental and applied research projects unless made usable and viable to the industry would not make much sense. To collaborate the growing needs of an ever-expanding industrial circuit and researches conducted in the contours of the laboratory, Industry-Institute Partnership Cell was set up. The Cell bridges the gap between academic research and industry requirements, it streamlines both of them for successful cohabitation and symbiosis. Jadavpur University is one of the foremost Indian Universities that has tried to accomplish this. Established in January 1996, IIPC presently is functioning extremely well and its need is expanding fast.
PPAC (Patent Promotion and Archival Cell)
The awareness about the protection of rights among the academic and research community except for few higher grade institutions and national organizations is not very encouraging. The need for patent promotion and archival cells (PPAC) in academic, research and technical institutions has therefore been felt highly essential and urgent. The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) with statutory responsibilities of coordinated and integrated development of technical education has already taken steps for creation and support of such Cells for global and technological requirements.
In the view of this the Patent Promotion and Archival Cells has been constituted to attain the objectives as follows:
(i) Development of adequate human resources as intellectual property personnel e.g. patent lawyer or patent attorney or legal patent professionals as well as the creation of facilities in respect of networking and search of patents for their rights.
(ii) Timely and proper filing of patent applications of innovation, research and technology output.
(iii) Maintenance and timely restructuring of the proposed patent promotion and archival cell for affairs relating to technology transfer, management, patent formulation, awareness and related aspects of rights and so as to encourage industrial activity/growth further etc.
(iv) Identification of important areas requiring attention in respect of legislation for the grant of legal right for intellectual patents. The huge technical expertise and available knowledge of the institutions may be exploited.
(v) Development of creative programmes and courses linked with industry-institution for joint promotional activity and awareness for the cell.
(vi) Enhancement of linkage of the PPAC with Industry Institute Partnership Cells (IIPC) or Mobility of Industrial Personnel (MIP) already available and established in the universities/institutions.
(vii) Motivating the institutions/departments to bring IIPC and PPAC together to work jointly to prepare, and maintain an updated database on the research and technology output for use of future generations and for exploitation of the infrastructure for the researcher even after retirement of the researchers and finally to project its right by filing of patents.
(a) To find out human resources for patent cell or filing of patent as future attorney or patent professional from within
institutions/university departments of commerce, industrial management, law and english, literature along with science, engineering and technology.
(b) Regular arrangement of comprehensive and orientation training of such professionals to keep abreast of knowledge in the aforesaid activities to cover the patent laws, their promotion or protection, transfer of technology, application of the innovations and timely liaison with the related organizations including the industries.
(ix) To active researcher to take up such findings which have either not been completed fully or documented due to retirement or superannuation of the senior researcher of the same institutions, but have national or international importance.
(x) To prepare a database of all the research findings institution wise and faculty wise which may ultimately be taken up the archival cell for filing of patents for possible cases.
To fulfil the above objectives the Patent Promotion and Archival Cell of Jadavpur University has organised the following activities:
A number of Patent Awareness programme & also Workshop on Intellectual Property Matters for acquainting Faculty Members, Research Scholars and Students with different aspects of this important branch of law, which has assumed considerable significance in the present-day IPR scenario, particularly in the light of TRIP obligations.
Patent Promotion and Archival Cell has published Patent Promotion awareness booklet in four regional languages and in Hindi - our national language. This is for the first time in India that such an unique publication of this kind done by any University.
This year Patent Cell has filed five applications and got provisional approval and few others are under process.