About RUSA-Centre for Advanced Sensor Technology
The economic globalization has been ruling Indian markets from 2000 onwards. Undoubtedly, this has created ample opportunities for our products to reach the global village; yet, in comparison to the quantum of import of technology and business development, our indigenous concepts and products have enjoyed miserably low rate of market acceptance, apart from very few exemplary exceptions. Further, there has been multiple fold growth in the number of cream level employment seekers in foreign MNCs located in India.
Consequently, we are losing the diverse talents that are available with the outgoing feedstock of technical institutions and Universities, numbered in tens of thousands, in our country. As a result, the education sectors, on which, the country has highest economic thrust after the defense sector, has very marginal to offer back to the economic development of the country.
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, through its on-campus Departments as well as Departments running in sub-centers of the University has always nurtured a holistic and congenial atmosphere for sustained escalation in frontier level research and development in sectors of technical and economic significance. For example, the Department of Physics of the University has established state-of-the art platform for cutting edge research in materials science with quality research outcome the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology has well established track record in human-machine interface, the Department of Zoology has set up a unique infrastructure for research in DNA barcoding technology and established a ‘ Paul Hebert Centre for Barcoding Technology and Biodiversity Studies’ , the University Department of Chemical Technology has a long record of quality research in pharmaceuticals and food processing, the Department of Botany has come up with innovative research in tissue culture which is truly encouraging for agricultural applications. Likewise, spectrum of technical and science colleges have come up with quite a lot of ideas/ prototype implementations that bear significant scientific and technological value.
Proper guidance, channelized efforts and a centralized tool in formulation of a well architectured roadmap, at this point, is now required to mitigate the gap between ‘paper’ and ‘product’.
Efforts in this direction is not only required for this University but for all academia across the state. The RUSA Center has the core aim to work dedicatedly at this junction.
Looking at the potential and long pedigree of research and development in the area of sensors by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, the State Directorate of RUSA has sanctioned to incept a dedicated R & D facility in the University domain with thrust on sensor technology that will cater the vital necessity to identify a potential idea, right at the beginning phase and expedite the process of getting it patentable and/or commercially feasible in due course through proper grooming as per the demand of industry and commercial market.
Through its frame of constitution, on one hand, the Center shall establish state-of- the art inter disciplinary and market - faceted research facilities to allow students and faculties work on their ideas in a congenial environment and on the other hand, through university IPR cell will put the efforts in required track towards - successful property right generation, technology transfer, mass production of prototypes through development partners and incubate entrepreneurship abilities.
Impartation of regular training and provision of state-of-the-art R & D facilities towards methodical development of entrepreneurship skill, at various strategic levels and strengths will ever remain as one mainstay of the Centre activities. Dedicated panels will be set up to - identify potential ideas, time to time monitoring and guidance to shape the ideas to be commercially viable ideas / products.
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