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M a n a v Ra c h n a, I n d i a
I n t e r v i e w w i t h v ic e p r e s i d e n t D r . A m i t B h a l l a

Do       you       have         any         un i ver si t y     policies    r egar ding         s p i n - of f    or
i n t e l l ec t u a l p r o p e r t y r i g h t s ?

     -    Y e s , w e h a v e d i f f er e n t d e p a r t m e n t , w h i c h a r e r es p o n s i b l e f or
          i t . A d d i t i o n a l l y , w e h a v e R e s o u r c e a n d D e v e l o p m e n t c en t e r ,
          w h i c h h e l p s t u d e n t s a n d f ac u l t y m e m b e r s , w e a l s o d o i n g a
          lot     of     c o n f er e n c es ,         whic h    c an    enc our a ge       s t uden ts          and
          f ac u l t i e s a n d i n a d d i t i o n t o i t w e n o w h a v e M a n a v R ac h n a
          Inc ubat ion c ent er, which will s uppor t any innovat ive idea, not
          o n l y of o u r f ac u l t y a n d o u r s t u d e n t s , b u t of e n t i r e s oc i e t y .
          T his      incubat or             c ent er     wil l pr o vi d e l ab s up p ort , t e chn ic al
          e x p e r t i s e s u p p o r t as w e l l a s a c a d e m i c s u p p o r t .

     H o w m a n y s t u d e n t s or f ac u l t y m e m b e r s a l r e a d y i n v o l v e d i n
     s p i n - of f a c t i v i t i e s ?

     -    W e h a v e a c h i e v e d d i f f er e n t p r o j e c t s , c u r r e n t l y o u r s t u d e n t s
          wer e        involved             in   c ompetition,          whic h     was      o r g a n i s ed      by
          M i c r os of t , s t u d e n t s d e v e l o p e d t h e p r o j ec t , w h i c h w a s f u n d e d
          by      us      and        they        done      their    t ec hnic al     exp er tis e       in       our
          l a b o r a t o r i es . A l s o t h e f ac u l t y t e a m          was     involved         in t hat
          pr oject .         T h er e         als o      anot her       c ompetition         c urr ent ly         in
          a u t o m o b i l e s ec t o r , w e s p o n s o r i n g t h e s t u d e n t s ’ p r o j e c t .

     C a n a n y s t u d e n t c o m e t o y o u wi t h a n i d e a o r i n n o v a t i v e p r o d u c t
     a n d as k f o r t h e s u p p o r t ?

     -    T h er e i s a g r o u p of p r of e s s o r s , w h o r e s p o n s i b l e f or t h e
          ap p lic at i ons, st ud en ts as an i nd i vi d u al or as a gr o up c an
          a p p l y f or t h e s u p p o r t . I f t h e g r o u p o f p r of e s s or s w i l l s e e
          s om e i d e a i n t h e i r p r o j e c t , t h a n t h e y w i l l g i v e t h e m s e e d
          m o n e y a n d wi l l m o n i t o r t h e p r o c es s a n d p e r f or m a n c e of t h e
          t e a m . A n d i f t h e p r o j e c t i s g o o d , t h a n t h e y k e e p r ef u n d i n g i t .
         Ad di ti on al l y,        we       have        c onne ct ion         wit h      i nd ust r y,         whic h
         s u p p o r t o u r i n c u b a t i o n c e n t e r f i n a n c i a l l y , t ec h n i c a l l y a s w e l l
         as st udents c an us e t heir labs and r es ourc es.

    D o you have an y s upport f r om t he G over nment ?

    -    Y e s , G o v e r n m e n t h a s a l o t of p o l i c i es o n t h i s , a n d t h e y a r e
         ver y       suppor ting             f or     I nst it utions ,       t hey      even           f und     th e
         e s t a b l i s h m e n t of n e w l a b s , a s w e l l as s p ec i f i c p r o j e c t s . F o r
         us     p art icu l ar G over n men t g a ve                   a lot       of     f und,        and     even
         industr y is            ver y s up p ort i ve.          A c t u a l l y , i n d u s t r i es    give the
         pr oblem and we ar e t he inst it ut ion s, who s uppos e t o s olve
         that       pr oblem.              S tudents            and    f ac u l t i es     even         give      the
         c on s u l t a n c y t o t h e i n d u s t r y

    I n y o u r o p i n i o n , h o w d o y o u s e e t h e f u t u r e of u n i v e r s i t y s p i n -
    of f , p a r t i c u l a r l y i n I n d i a ?

    -    It    is     happening             ar ound        the     Glove        and       I     guess         Indian
         un i versi ti es als o mo vi n g t ow ar ds it.                     A n d I n d i a h a v e a l o t of
         p o t e n t i a l , I s t r o n g l y b e l i e v e t h a t t h e s o l u t i o n f or e v e r y t h i n g
         i s e d u c a t i o n . W e a r e p r e p a r i n g s t u d e n t s f or t h e i n d u s t r y , s o
         if industr y and inst it ut ions will wor k hand in hand, t han w e
         w i l l b e a b l e t o ac h i e v e m u c h m o r e .

I n t e r v i e w w i t h D o c t o r D r V ik e b a n a , e x e c u t i v e d i r e c t o r

C a n y o u t e l l a b o u t t h e p o l i c i e s of M a n a v R ac h n a r e g a r d i n g s p i n -
of f , i n t e l l ec t u a l p r o p e r t y s u p p o r t ?

    -    T h e p o l i c y of          M a n a v R ac h n a i s t o p r o m o t e a n d s u p p o r t
         r es e a r c h , t o p r o m o t e t h i n k i n g i n i n n o v a t i v e m a n n e r a n d g e t
         i n n o v a t i v e i d e as a n d t h e n t r y t o m a k e f r o m t h e m p r o d u c t .
         W h e n e v e n p e o p l e c o m i n g w i t h n e w i d e as t h e b e s t t h i n g , a t
         l e a s t i n I n d i a , i s t o g e t p a t e n t s . Q u i t e a f e w of o u r f a c u l t i es
         acquir ed           pat ents,          part icularly          in      ar ea       of      aut omobile,
         m ec h a n i c a l s a n d p o l y m e r s . A n d o u r u n i v e r s i t y p l a y i n g a m a i n
    r ole in it, by support ing and pr om ot ing people who c an thing
    in     an      in n o vat i ve       manner            and       ins ur e       t hat      t heir      ideas
    t r a n s f er r e d i n t o a p r o d u c t s .

H o w of t e n s t u d e n t s c o m e w i t h n e w i d e a s o r t e c h n o l o g i e s ?

-   A l l of o u r s t u d e n t s d o i n g t h e i r f i n a l p r o j e c t s an d s o m e o f
    them doing s o well, t hat they even c ompet e in int er nation al
    c om p e t i t i o n s .   We        do      pr ovi d e       suf f icient        gr ound         f or     our
    stu d ents t o th i n k in an i nn o vat i ve w ay.

H ow do you s upport bus iness ideas?

-   W h at e v e r h e l p i s r e q u i r e d t o t h e s t u d e n t s or f ac u l t i es t o
    c ar r y o u t t h e r e s e a r c h w e p r o v i d e t h e m a l l t h e s u p p o r t , s u c h
    a s f i n a n c i a l s u p p o r t , t r a v e l l i n g , g u i d a n c e , c o n f e r e n c es on
    in t ern at i on al an d l oc al l e vel .

H ow you r i ncu b at or c ent er h el ps t o st u d en ts?

-   T h e i n t e r es t a r e a s of o u r i n c u b a t i o n c e n t e r a r e I n f or m a t i o n a l
    T ec h n o l o g y , a u t o m o b i l e a n d e n e r g y . S o w e a r e t r y i n g t o
    pr ovi d e t h em al l t h e r eq u ir ed su p p ort : i n n ovat i on s up p ort ,
    i n f r as t r u c t u r e s u p p o r t , f i n a n c i a l s u p p o r t a n d l o g i s t i c s u p p o r t .

W h at i s t h e p r oc e s s of s p i n - of f i n y o u r u n i v e r s i t y ?

-   W e ar e w o r k i n g i n F a r i d a b a d , w h i c h a n i n d u s t r i a l c e n t e r , s o
    many         of     our      s tudents          have        c o n t ac t s     wit h      an      indust r y
    a s s oc i a t i o n , s o t h e y d o s u p p o r t u s v e r y l i b e r a l l y , m a n y o f o u r
    students pr oject ar e s pons or ed by leading c ompanies like
    T A T A c on s u l t a n c y , s o o n c e s t u d e n t s g o t t h i s l i f e p r o j e c t ,
    which        is    appr oved           by     leading         c o m p a n i es       and       F aridabad
    a s s oc i a t i o n t h a n t h e y h a v e a r e a l f e e l h o w i n d u s t r y w o r k s ,
    t h i s i s e x t r e m e l y i m p o r t a n t f or i n c u b a t i o n .         T h e n i t r e q u i r es
    a l o t of l o g i s t i c s a n d f i n a n c i n g .

H o w i m p o r t a n t i s t h e n e t w o r k s f or s p i n - of f ?
  -   I t i s i m p o r t a n t , f or e x a m p l e , T A T A p r o v i d i n g t r a i n i n g f o r o u r
      students ,          a    lot    of    ot her      leading      c o m p a n i es    s upport      our
      s t u d e n t s , wh i c h r e a l l y h e l p t h e m t o u n d e r s t a n d h o w t h e
      i n d u s t r y o p e r a t es .

  W h at i s i n y o u r o p i n i o n t h e f u t u r e of u n i v e r s i t y s p i n - of f ?

  -   F or t u n a t e l y , w e h a v e g o t s u c h a g o v e r n m e n t b o d i es , w h i c h
      ar e      ver y      gener ous         f or       the   suc h     ar eas,         like     s cienc e,
      in n o vat i on g r an ts, sch ol ars h ip , G over n men t al wa ys pr ovi d e
      l i b e r a l g r a n t s f or s t u d e n t s      a n d f o r f ac u l t i es t o d o s o m e
      m e a n i n g f u l r e s e a r c h . T h e G o v e r n m e n t of I n d i a i s r e c o g n i s i n g
      the need t o pr ompt and support r es earc hes, s o I t hink t hat
      good         pr ojects         h avi n g      a    good     f ut ur e.    E ven          this   d ays
      U n i v e r s i t i es   ar e        enc our aged         to     s pons or         pr ojects      by
      G o v e r n m e n t a g e n c i es .




Source: Manav Rachna University http://ccde.mriu.edu.in/distance-education/about-mrei.php
M a n a v R ac h n a I n t e r n a t i o n a l U n i v e r s i t y ( M R I U ) , a d e e m e d - t o - b e
u n i v e r s i t y , i s a w o r t h y s u c c es s o r of C a r e e r I n s t i t u t e o f T ec h n o l o g y
& M a n a g e m e n t ( C I T M ) , w h i c h w as es t a b l i s h e d i n 1 9 9 7 . M a n a v
R ac h n a h a v e g r o w n t o b e c o m e o n e of t h e b es t e d u c a t i o n e n t i t i e s
in t he c ountr y and                   have built         a r e p u t a t i o n f or    exc el l enc e in
p r of e s s i o n a l e d u c a t i o n a n d r e s e a r c h .
The       f oc u s      at      M anav      R ac h n a       is    on    all    r ound       p er s o n a l i t y
d e v e l o p m e n t t o e n a b l e t h e p a s s - o u t s t o f ac e a n y g l o b a l c h a l l e n g e .
R eput ed          emp l o yer s        and      ac a d e m i c    e xp er ts     ar e     involved          in
d e v e l o p m e n t of c o m p e t e n c y b as e d c u r r i c u l a a i m e d a t p r o b l e m
s ol v i n g c a p a b i l i t i es .




Fac ult ies




Source: Manav Rachna faculties http://info.mriu.edu.in/faculties/

Infr astr uct ur e
Source: Manav Rachna Infrastructure http://info.mriu.edu.in/infrastructure/
Internat ional C ollabor at ions
 Source: Manav Rachna Infrastructure http://info.mriu.edu.in/infrastructure/
C o l l a b o r a t i o n s h as b e e n m a d e i n t e r m s of s h ar i n g e x p e r t i s e o n
curr icula,        t eac hing        p ed ag og y,       st udent        pr ojects,        r es e a r c h     &
d e v e l o p m e n t , f ac u l t y & s t u d e n t e xc h a n g e , e x p e r t l e c t u r es , t w i n i n g
pr ogr ammes etc .

Internat ional C ollabor at ions
Source: Manav Rachna Collaborations http://info.mriu.edu.in/about-us/collaborations/




R e s e a r c h A c t iv i t i e s
M R I U h a s u n d e r t a k e n a l a r g e n o . of r e s e a r c h p r o j ec t s . I n a d d i t i o n ,
t h e U n i v e r s i t y e n c o u r a g e s f ac u l t y m e m b e r s t o p u b l i s h a r t i c l e s i n
various          jour nals.          It   als o    holds        various         c o n f e r e n c es     and
s y m p o s i u m s f r o m t i m e t o t i m e t o e n a b l e t h e f ac u l t y m e m b e r s a n d
s t u d e n t s t o s h o w c as e t h e i r i n t e l l e c t u a l a c u m e n a n d k n o w l e d g e .
M R I U f ac u l t y o n r o l l s a t p r e s e n t , i n l as t 5 y e a r s , h a v e p u b l i s h e d
187      r es earc h        papers        in   int er national        jour nals,       103      r es e a r c h
papers in national jour nals, 102 r es earc h papers in int ernat ional
c on f e r e n c es a n d 2 5 1 p a p e r s i n n a t i o n a l c o n f er e n c e s , t o t a l b e i n g
6 4 3 r es e a r c h p u b l i c a t i o n s . I n a d d i t i o n , f ac u l t y of t h e u n i v e r s i t y
h as p u b l i s h e d 2 6 b o o k s i n 2 0 0 9 , 2 0 1 0 a n d 2 0 1 1 o n l y . T h e n u m b e r
of p a t e n t s f i l e d af t e r c o n f er m e n t of d e e m e d t o b e u n i v e r s i t y s t a t u s
i s 1 4 o u t of w h i c h 5 h a v e b e e n g r a n t e d .


Manav Rac hna Innov at ion and Inc ubat ion C ent er (MR IIC)
M R I I C i s a n ec o s ys t e m t h a t e n c o u r a g e s r e s e a r c h a n d i n n o v a t i o n
aligned wit h higher educ ation t o build a s elf                                   or g a n i z e d o p e n
c om m u n i t y s p a c e . I t i s r es e a r c h b a s e d l e a r n i n g s y s t e m , w h i c h f i l l s
the     gap       bet ween           t r adit ional       lear ning         and r eal           time industr ial
d e m a n d . I t i s a b e g i n n i n g of n e w e r a i n f i e l d of h i g h e r e d u c a t i o n
s ys t e m . I t p r o v i d e s w o r l d ’ s l a r g es t t e c h n o l o g y p l a t f or m , s i m p l i f i es
t h e t ec h n o l o g y e x p e r i e n c e f or s t u d e n t s , r es e a r c h e r s a n d h o b b y i s t s
w i t h a p o r t f o l i o t h a t s p a n s g e n e r a l s c i e n c e , e n g i n e e r i n g , b i o t ec h ,
applied          scienc e,           managem ent                 scienc e,         des ign          and       media.
M R I I C a i m s t o p r o v i d e a p l a t f or m t o p a s s i o n a t e l e a r n e r s w i l l i n g t o
s h ar e o n e ’ s k n o w l e d g e a n d w a n t t o d e v e l o p i n d u s t r y o r i e n t e d s k i l l .
M R I I C a l s o p r o v i d e s t ec h n i c a l & f i n a n c i a l s u p p o r t .             T he lear ner s
have         a c c es s    to    numer ous             benef its         including            R& D,      r ef e r e n c e
mat er ial,         tr aining        and       pr i vi l eg ed      inf ormat ion           abou t     f ut ur e     job
opport unities,             events         and c ompet it ion. T hey                        get   a chanc e t o
c on n ec t w i t h l i k e - m i n d e d p e o p l e a n d g a i n r e a l - w o r l d e x p e r i e n c e .
M i c r os of t I n d i a h as e n t e r e d i n t o c o l l a b o r a t i o n f or i t s c u t t i n g e d g e
t ec h n o l o g i e s l i k e W i n P h o n e 7 a n d A z u r e . M i c r o s of t I n d i a h a s a l s o
a g r e e d t o c o l l a b o r a t e w i t h M a n a v R ac h n a I n t e r n a t i o n a l U n i v e r s i t y
t h r o u g h M i c r o s of t S t u d e n t s t o B u s i n e s s ( S 2 B ) i n i t i a t i v e . M R I I C i s
in     the     p r o c es s     of    c ollabor at ing              wit h INT E L           C or p or at ion       als o.
I t i s h o p e d t h a t v a r i o u s i n i t i a t i v e s u n d e r t a k e n t h e a e g i s of M R I I C
will    go      a    long       way       in     c ontribut ing          t ow ar d      our       exc el l enc e      in
educ at ion.


Industry Academia Int erf ace
M a n a v R ac h n a I n t er n a t i o n a l U n i v e r s i t y h a s a s t r o n g l e g a c y i n
developing                meaningf ul            i n t e r f ac e     wi t h     In d ustr y,        T rade         and
C ommerc e.            C or p o r a t e        R es o u r c e       C ent er      of    the       Un i vers it y      is
act i vel y en g ag ed i n est ab l ish in g an d s tr en g th en i n g l in kag es wit h
t h e e m p l o y e r s i n t e r m s of t r a i n i n g a n d p l a c e m e n t of s t u d e n t s ,
t r a i n i n g of f ac u l t y , j o i n t R & D a n d s p o n s o r e d p r o j e c t s , d e v e l o p i n g
c om p e t e n c y b as e d c u r r i c u l a , e x p e r t l ec t u r e s a n d f e e d b a c k o n t h e
p e r f or m a n c e of a l u m n i e t c .
T h e b i g g es t i n d u s t r y l i n k s a r e : T A T A C o n s u l t a n c y S e r v i c e s ( T C S ) ,
Mar ut i        S u zu ki        Lt d,         I n f os ys       T ec h n o l o g i e s ,      M i c r os of t ,     US
T ec h n o l o g y a n d a l o t of o t h e r .

				
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