By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 6 Nov: Quantum University, Roorkee, has recently filed 11 patents as the result of a thriving culture of research and development at its campus. Both students and faculty have always responded very well to the various incentives provided under a comprehensive research policy to promote research and patents. As Artificial Intelligence, cybersecurity, etc., gain increasing application, the maximum number of patents have been filed by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Department of Electronics and Communication. The faculty, as well as the students of these departments, showed great readiness to embrace the forthcoming changes in their domains. It may be worth mentioning here that Quantum University is among the first Universities in the country, including the IITs, to offer futuristic BTech (Hons) programs, in collaboration with the industry, in Cyber Security, AI & ML and IoT, among others. The patents were filed in a wide range of fields such as Data Security Methods, Intelligence Multimedia Selection System, Wireless Security Systems, and much more. All research and patent filing activity at the University is guided, supported and monitored by the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Cell. It adopts a number of measures to assist the paper writing and research activity, right up to the filing of patents. It arranges workshops both for faculty and students on research methodology, helps in arranging guides and co-guides, monitors the progress of research scholars, assists them with patent filing procedures and continuously makes them aware of the financial potential of their innovative ideas. Ajay Goyal, Chancellor, Quantum University, congratulated students and faculty members for their achievements. Dr Chandani Sharma who represents the patent titled “System and method for face recognition” said that Quantum University has signed MoUs with leading industries for enhancing consultancy and research activities. Close tie-ups with the industry leaders help the researcher in gaining the required exposure and expertise. Moreover, the university provides incentives for outstanding research articles, projects and patents and promote research culture through all means. Emphasising the need for research, Prof Vivek Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, added, “The Education sector always requires constant updating and modification, which is only possible through vibrant research. Only research can help in developing new insights and making the education sector more vibrant and scientific.” The university has filed 23 patents in the past one year.