National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli (NITT) and Tamil Nadu National Law University (TNNLU),Tiruchirappalli agreed to build cooperation by signing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU signing took place at Director’s office at NITT on 16 August 2019. The MoU was signed by Prof.Mini Shaji Thomas, Director NITT, and Prof.
Kamala Sankaran, Vice-Chancellor, TNNLU.
The MoU is a form of mutual commitment in complimenting each other’s expertise to promote interdisciplinary research. The scope of this MoU is to exchange of ideas leading to update of curriculum, student and faculty exchanges, sharing of library resources and mutually
beneficial academic interactions. The faculty members of TNNLU have wide-ranging expertise in the drafting of agreements, Intellectual Property Rights, patent search and basic legal right for students etc. As a part of this MoU, it is agreed to provide expert lectures for an open elective course on Intellectual Property Rights, which is offered
to all UG branches of NITT. Further legal advice to the student start-ups and support for patentability evaluation process could be extended by TNNLU through this MoU. Also, joint national and international conferences and workshops could be organised in areas of mutual interest. The office of Research and Consultancy (R&C) took the
initiative for signing this MoU and the activities undertaken through this MoU will be monitored by a committee through the R&C office, which will meet time to time to bring out a fruitful collaboration.