Banaras Hindu University and Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi, have joined hands to facilitate IPR filing on collaborative research in Science, Technology, and Humanities. The two institutions have inked a Memorandum of Understanding for the purpose. BHU Registrar Prof. Arun Kumar Singh and Dean, (Research and Development), IIT (BHU) Varanasi, Prof. Vikash Kumar Dubey recently signed the five-year MoU. The MoU will encourage researchers from both institutes to come together and explore intellectual properties of joint research and development. It will also give a fillip to IPR and patent covering multi-disciplinary/ trans-disciplinary research. BHU has a very strong ecosystem for studies and research in Social Sciences, Humanities, and Sciences. IIT (BHU) Varanasi has been doing exemplary work in the area of Science and Technology. The coming together of the two leading institutions will open and offer multiple avenues for researchers who are keen to explore new products and IPR. As per the MoU, the two institutions will file joint Intellectual Property Rights/Patent applications. This understanding will also facilitate the researchers to share the complexities and difficulties of getting IPR or patents. Vice-Chancellor Prof. Sudhir Kumar Jain has been laying great focus on BHU getting into collaborations with other institutions in order to create new opportunities for students and faculty members and working towards cutting-edge research.  Director, IIT (BHU) Varanasi, Prof. Pramod Kumar Jain added, “It is a new era of collaboration of mutual interest between both Institutes”. The MoU between Banaras Hindu University & IIT (BHU) – Varanasi is a result of this commitment to the overall development of both institutions.

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