IIT-Madras is patent king

According to the HRD ministry IIT-Madras has filed 248 patent applications

Published: 18th September 2016 09:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th September 2016 09:45 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) has filed applications for, and secured, the most number of patents among the country’s premier educational institutes.

According to the HRD ministry, IIT-Madras has filed 248 patent applications, of which 13 have been approved, indicating a robust research ecosystem on its campus.

Having been awarded 10 patents of a total of 205 applications, IIT-Bombay comes close second, followed by IIT-Delhi with 100. In all, 453 patent applications have been filed by 16 IITs.

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