Nagaland University achieved a significant milestone on 22 May 2024 as it acquired a patent in its name for the first time in the institution’s journey towards innovation and research excellence.

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Prof. Ambrish Singh handing over a copy of certificate of grant of patent to Prof. Jagadish K Patnaik.

The copy of the certificate of patent granted to Nagaland University was handed over by the inventor Prof. Ambrish Singh, Department of Chemistry, NU to the university’s Vice-Chancellor Prof. Jagadish K Patnaik on 22 May in the office of the vice-chancellor, stated a press release issued by PRO, Nagaland University.

The university, under the leadership of Vice-Chancellor Prof. Jagadish K Patnaik, has made remarkable strides in the field of intellectual property, with an impressive total of around 45 patents already published and 2 patents granted for its faculty in the last year alone, it stated.

“The importance of securing patents for Nagaland University cannot be overstated. Patents not only recognize the originality and ingenuity of the university’s research endeavors but also serve as a testament to its commitment to contributing valuable insights to various fields of study,” the press release said.

By obtaining patents, it said that Nagaland University not only protects its intellectual property but also paves the way for potential commercialization of its research findings, leading to societal impact and economic growth.

It further said that Prof. Jagadish K. Patnaik’s visionary leadership has played a pivotal role in fostering a culture of innovation and research at Nagaland University, thus laying the foundation for the significant increase in patent grants.

“Through his guidance, the university has embraced collaboration, inter disciplinary research, and strategic partnerships, all of which have contributed to its success in securing patents and establishing its presence in the academic and research community,” it added.

“Looking ahead, the continuous acquisition of patents will further solidify Nagaland University’s position as a hub for cutting-edge research and innovation. These patents not only enhance the university’s reputation but also attract funding opportunities, partnerships, and top talent, thereby fueling its growth and expanding its impact on society,” the release also said.

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