Augmenting Quality and Relevance of Higher Agricultural Education through Enhanced Learning Outcome and Entrepreneurship Development 

  • Dr M.B.Chetti, Honorable Vice Chancellor, UASD and the team leader of NAHEP-IDP, addressing the participant

As a leading Agriculture University, UAS, Dharwad has a capacity to move research results into practice which  not only accelerates the beneficial aspects of research, but  it also has a major positive impact on agriculture economy by way of reaching the research results quickly to the farmers’ fields. Therefore to sensitize the technology developers and aspirants of start-up entrepreneurs a webinar was arranged on Commercialization of UASD technologies and IPR on13th July, 2020. The essence of hosting this  webinar was introduced by Dr P.L.Patil, Director of Research and convener  of the webinar. Dr M.B.Chetti, Honorable Vice Chancellor, UASD and the team leader of NAHEP-IDP, addressed the participants expressing his anguish over many of the technologies not reaching the farming community unlike the effective lab to land programmes. He emphasized the  urgent need  for implementation of effective system for commercialization of economically feasible technologies and hence the need to sensitize the UAS staff through this webinar. Dr P.U Krishnaraj  and Dr Ashalata facilitated the effective conduct of the webinar.  Dr.Sanjeev Saxena, ADG (IPTM & PME), ICAR, New Delhi delivered a lecture on Protecting IPR technologies and their commercialization in academic institutions. Dr.S.D.Shivakumar, Director, ABD, TNAU, Coimbatore shed light on the guidelines for commercialization of technologies and TNAU-experience. Dr.H.C.Prasanna, Nodal Officer, ITMU, IIHR Hesaraghatta, Bangalore spoke about commercialization of technologies-IIHR experience. Commercialization of technologies-University Industry Interface was addressed at length by Dr.Sharan Angadi, Panel Expert GRSV Consulting Services and R&D Adviser Ankur Seeds, Bangalore.

Dr S.S.Udikeri and Dr Suma Mogali, IPR cell of the university were the co- conveners. The webinar was attended by 136 participants online and 35 offline with active deliberations. Dr Suma Mogali proposed vote of thanks.