Awareness Programme on ‘IPR for Inventions and Creations’
Jointly Organized by PIC-Kerala/ KSCSTE & KendriyaVidyalaya, Pattom, Trivandrum
on 19th November, 2011
Venue: Resource Room KendriyaVidyalaya, Pattom
Programme Schedule 19-11-2011
Dr. Achuthsankar S. Nair
Dr. Achuthsankar S. Nair heads the State Inter University Centre of Excellence in Bioinformatics, University of Kerala. He had his BTech (Electrical Engineering) from College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram and MTech (Electrical Engineering) from IIT Bombay. He also holds an M.Phil in Computer Speech and Language Processing from the Dept of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK and PhD from University of Kerala.
Since 1987, he has taught in various Engineering Colleges, Universities and Institutes both within India and abroad. During 2001 – 2004 he served as Director of Centre for Development of Imaging Technology, C-DIT, an autonomous techno-creative centre of Govt. of Kerala. In 2006 he was a Visiting Professor in University of Korea, Seoul.
He has authored 10 popular-science books on IT in Malayalam, including one on the internet in 1996 and one on Free software in 2002. His current research interests include use of digital signal processing (DSP) in bio-sequence analysis. He has a modest number of research publications in International & Indian Journals. One of his contributions on electro-mechanical model for the Transistor is cited in the classic text book: Hughes’s Electrical Technology (7th Edition) published by Orient Longman, UK.
He has widely traveled and given talks in hundreds of venues including Universities, a very large number of colleges in Keralam, University of Madras, Indore University, Bharathi Dasan University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, National University of Juridical Sciences, Culcutta and the Madras Music Academy.
He is recipient of Young Scientist Award of Govt. of Kerala (1991), Cambridge Barclay Scholarship (1991), ISTE National Award for Young Engineering Teachers (1994). He is a member of Computer Society of India, IEEE, Indian Society for Technical Education, and International Society for Computational Biology. He is currently a member of the Executive Committee of State Higher Education Council of Govt. of Kerala
Shri. V.P. Balagangadharan is the Brahmaprakash Scientist in VSSC. He is the link between the centre and ANTRIX Corporation, Bangalore.
In his capacity, Shri. V P Balagangadharan is responsible for all intellectual property related matters of the centre. He has facilitated more than 60 patents and about a dozen copyright and a few designs.
ShriBalagangadharan has undergone many training programmes in IPR, has taken the DL-01 course on IPR by World Intellectual Property Organisation, has given many invited lectures (nearly 50) on IPR and conducted classes for many IPR awareness programmes. He has also conducted Induction programs on IPR to students. He has facilitated filing of 40 patents and 20 technology transfers to industry. He is also a member of the ISRO level standing Committee on IPR.
He was born in 1950 in Payyanur. Postgraduated in Chemistry and Joined VSSC in 1972. He possess 27 years of expertise in analytical chemistry at VSSC. He is an Expert in material characterization and published 30 papers in international journals and seminars.
Apart from his professional expertise, he is well known for his science communication through articles, lectures, radio and TV. He is a member, fellow and office bearer of many professional bodies.
He has been closely associated with KSCSTE. He is a member of IPR Advisory Committee, member of State Level IPR Standing Committee and chairs similar IPR related Committee.