ITMU : CIFE-Institute Technology Management Unit

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About ITMU

Fostering creativity and innovation in R&D institutions has become absolutely essential in the present era. Institute Technology Management Unit at ICAR-CIFE is constituted with a primary objective of strengthening an innovation climate in the University, and provide an enabling platform for scientists and student scholars to manage their innovations and IP portfolio. ITMU organises regular programs to create awareness among students and scientists on IPR and its management in the globalised era. It also conducts industry meets and participates in exhibitions and roadshows to create opportunities to commercialise ICAR-CIFE technologies.

Specific objectives of ITMU

  • To promote creativity and innovations in ICAR-CIFE.
  • To strengthen the institutional mechanism to Protect/ Manage Innovations/ Intellectual Properties (IPs) generated within the ICAR-CIFE.
  • To augment capacity building in IPRs and technology transfer/commercialization dimensions in ICAR-CIFE.


  • Dr. B. B. Nayak, Principal Scientist & HOD, FRHPHM Division, Chairperson
    (Overall coordination, fund utilization, reporting)
  • Dr. V. K. Tiwari, Principal Scientist, Member
    (Consultancy & technology commercialisation)
  • Dr. Arpita Sharma, Principal Scientist, FEES Division, Member
    (Technology evaluation & Patenting)
  • Dr. Ananthan, P.S. Senior Scientist, FEES Division, Member
    (Technology visibility & Outreach)

Contact ITMU
Dr. B. B. Nayak, Chairperson, ITMU
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Cell Number: 9869253483

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