Director

Prof. Dr. ir. Jonathan A. Lal
B.Tech.; M.Sc.; PDEng.; Ph.D
















Secretary

Mr. Deepan Mazumder
Email: deepan.mazumder@shiats.edu.in
Phone: +91-532-2684402


















Science Policy Officer

Er. Varun Paul
Email: varun.paul@shiats.edu.in
Phone: +91-9795875869


















IP Development Officer

Mrs. Joohi Srivastava
Email: joohi.srivastava@shiats.edu.in
Phone: +91-9891387029


















Business Development Officer

Mr. Abhishek Kumar Chaudhary
Email: abhishek.chaudhary@shiats.edu.in
Phone: +91-9464416614




















Nodal Officer, Entrepreneurship Development Cell

Prof. (Dr.) Veeru Prakash
Email: veeru.prakash@shiats.edu.in
Phone: +91-9839952882



















Technical Assistant

Mr. Ramendra Soni
Email: ramendra.soni@shiats.edu.in
Phone: +91-7499339697

















Directorate of Innovation, Projects & Consultancy

SHUATS is a non-for-profit institution where creativity and innovations are encouraged among faculties and students. The valuable intangible intellectual property generated by the experienced and young minds needs to be protected and employed for the benefit of the nation and university as a whole. SHUATS is one of the most prestigious research institutes in agriculture based innovations, and the intellectual property (IP) so generated can be used to provide security, stimulation and incentives for sustained and enhanced output for countries having agriculture based economy like India. Moreover, in the context of ever shortening product lifecycles and product differentiation and a market driven by vagaries, it is becoming more and more essential to generate, secure and manage Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) effectively.

In addition to this, innovations can also be used for attaining financial sustainability by generating potential income through business development activities. Furthermore, in the Indian scenario, innovations based on research through university effort are on the rise however small. The directorate intends to capitalize on research-based innovations through start-ups, spin-offs, licensing among other means. Moreover, the directorate focuses on projects such as regulation of contract research, research projects for innovation development and SME related grants. The Directorate also regulates consultancy done through the university. This includes providing know-how, expertise and human resources to third parties.  

Aims and Objectives

  • Organizing workshops and training programmes for faculty, staff and students to sensitize them about various policies for science and technology, affairs related to protection of intellectual property generated out of their research and evolving new business potentials from that IP.
  • Focusing on regulations and requirements for projects/policies coming out of DBT, DST, ICAR, state and central government, international grants, etc. with a focus on SME-related grants, funding, subsidies, contract research and collaborations thereby creating a platform for rich and beneficial research.
  • Fostering IP Policy for the university covering several aspects like IP screening and filing procedure to be followed in the institute and other IP related aspects (prosecution, maintenance); biodiversity related issues; facilitating technology transfer and licensing system; developing incubation centers, formularizing the consultancies procedure to be followed in the university and development of potential business projects using the IP generated.
  • Docketing procedures assessing the working of the inventions filed by the university.
  • Developing policies on various aspects to effect the conducting of research in various fields and procurement of different grants. 
  • Developing mechanisms for procuring benefits from university’s existing IP.
  • Focusing on various grants at national and international level to carry out an effective research in various fields.
  • Focusing on increased collaborations with Industry for transferring technology, enter into licensing contracts for effective use of IP to create a favorable environment for industry and the Institute to collaborate for mutual benefit.
  • Developing standards and formats for Memorandum of Understanding/Memorandum of Association; establishing business proposals encompassing financial factors among others for entering into contracts with the industries.
  • Generating self-employability of the students graduating from the university in the direction of entrepreneurship by establishing Spin-off companies that are established around intellectual property derived or belonging to the university; establishing a standard deal between the university and the company in terms of providing exclusive or limited license, financial issues, providing infrastructure, equipment, know-how; conditions for termination of  contracts; royalties to the faculty on the net sales done or any upfront cash payment; re-investment of the royalties generated for infrastructure development, research and other university related matters.
  • Developing a platform for innovators outside the university to bring in their own intellectual property, starting and nurturing their business in university environment in the form of spin-in companies; establishing the contract details covering the use of university infrastructure, equipments with a fees charged; taxation; royalties to the faculty on the net sales done or any upfront cash payment; re-investment of the royalties generated for infrastructure development, research and other university related matters.
  • Seeking and entering into contract research agreements with various governmental department or industry for providing expert advices from various departments, schools, centers of excellence to undertake research for them using the university’s upgraded equipments, sound know-how as well as quantity of human resources.
  • Formularizing the consultancy procedures which can be provided by the quantitatively and qualitatively diverse know-how of the university.
  • Setting in motion companies, centered around agricultural, animal husbandry and dairy products, establishing the complete organizational structure; re-investment of the profits generated for infrastructure development, research and other university related matters.
  • Expansion of production unit for student training to pilot industrial scale so that products generated can be marketed to avoid wastage and thereby providing societal benefit by giving them fresh and contamination-free products.
  • Facilitating optimal utilization of university’s IP for societal welfare and benefit

The mission of IPC is to provide a rich and encouraging platform to the potential innovators, scientists, students, entrepreneurs and investors for providing a rich culture of IP and fostering the technology generated for societal benefits. This mission also includes providing such a platform also for capitalization of know-how, expertise and human resources in consultancy. In addition, the mission facilitates projects, contract research and grants around innovation development.   

Constitution of Directorate of IPC
Keeping the above objectives in mind, Directorate of Innovation, Projects and Consultancy (IPC) was established in year 2013. It comprises of the following members:-
  • Director
  • Secretary
  • Science Policy Officer
  • IP Development Officer
  • Business Development Officer
  • 50 Coordinators (IPC coordinators, schools coordinators and departmental coordinators)
  • Nodal Officer - Entrepreneurship Cell


This directorate is established with a mandate to facilitate the protection of intellectual property generated, commercialization of technology, facilitating the projects and grants, aiding the development of business potential of the IP generated, promoting incubations, entrepreneurship, promoting awareness, organizing sensitization programmes, developing linkages with likeminded organizations, industries and formulization of policies related to IP, science-based business ethics, contract research and consultancy projects.







The specific roles of the team members are:-

S. No. Members Roles
1. Director
  • Member Secretary of all the committees on technology valorisation and policy 
  • Advisory role on matters related to intellectual property rights, consultancy, business development etc…
  • Coordinating with Director Research and the Research Advisory Board.
  • Facilitate capacity building measures for the faculty members in submission of high quality research and consultancy projects to national and international funding agencies in India and aboard
  • Assessing the existing technology transfer interfaces at the university level
  • Facilitating the design of policies and programs to encourage the valorization services
  • Facilitating incubation of technology and its application at appropriate time
  • To liaison with funding and sponsoring agencies for long term national and international projects and cooperation
  • To support Director Research on policy matters related to research at the university 
2. Secretary
  • Filing, compiling, recording and reporting directorate matters and doing correspondence internally and externally in English and Hindi as needed.
  • Communicating with government, and other agencies.
  • Coordinating with the science policy officer, IP development officer and business development officer on matters related to directorate
  • Disseminating and receive information from other directorates as directed.
 
3. Science Policy Officer
  • Evaluation, Assessment and , Reporting to the Directorate IPC on all rules, regulations and requirements for projects/policies coming out of DBT, DST, ICAR, state and central government, international grants, etc. with a focus on SME-related grants, funding, subsidies, contract research, collaborations, etc.
  • Communication with relevant authorities of state and central government for directions on policy for relevant science themes and fields as well as EU and international policies potentially beneficial to SHUATS.
  • Dissemination of information to the school coordinators.
  • Preparation of strategies for research projects based on innovation.
  • Coordination of contract research from the university.
  • Developing policies of the directorate and university towards innovation for internal and external execution.
  • Promoting policies and preparing position papers from the university and summarizing policies from the government.
  • Assessing consultancy proposals, grants, possible funding opportunities and liaison with relevant stakeholders and government agencies.
4. IP Development Officer
  • Collecting research data from the coordinators of different schools with the focus on identifying potential intellectual property generated.
  • Developing IP Related procedure for the university
  • Consultation with the faculty members for identifying the patentability aspects of the invention
  • Assessing, evaluating, consulting and investigating IP development in liaison with IP lawyers
  • Assessing the Potential commercial valuation of the innovations for business development. 
  • Assessing the potentials of research innovations coming out of SHUATS and or through collaborations and consultancy, and prioritizing the potentials accordingly for the development of intellectual property.
  • Developing IP Policy in coordination with the science policy officer. 
  • Management of the IP.
  • Coordination of workshops and training programmes on IP development within the University for disseminating information about IP and raise awareness.
5. Business Development Officer
  • Assessing the business feasibility of potential IP from SHUATS
  • Evaluating market potential of the newly generated and existing IP
  • Developing business plan for the potential spin off company or business opportunity
  • Liaisoning with potential investors including venture capitalist, business angels and funding partners and negotiating on potential term sheets.
  • Working on the due diligence of potential business opportunities.
  • Preparing marketing strategies for university innovations.
  • Investigating potential business opportunities from consultancy projects and collaborations from the university and developing strategies accordingly.
6. 50 Coordinators (IPC coordinators, schools coordinators and departmental coordinators)
  • Coordination with the IPC staff for the flow of information related to policy, IP, potential business, projects and consultancy possibilities from respective schools and departments
  • Facilitating the flow of various innovations carried out on respective schools and departments
  • Maintaining smooth flow of information between the officers of IPC and other faculty members in their respective departments.
  • Promote and make aware of research innovation development and IP in the departments
  • Assist IPC staff in various projects related to their schools/departments
  • Encourage grant-writing in the departments based around research innovations
 
7. Nodal Officer - Entrepreneurship Cell
  • Facilitating the development of incubation facilities in the university around agricultural-based products and innovations.
  • Encouraging start-ups in the university based around agricultural projects
  • Coordinate Experiential Learning Programs (ELPs) across the university
  • Correspond with the State Government regarding entrepreneurship skill development at the university
  • Organize and sensitize staff and students on entrepreneurship development and organize workshops around them
  • Write proposals to the State Government
  • Correspond and consult with the IPC resource person as mandated by the State Government
  • Develop activities and training on entrepreneurship among staff and students around agricultural-based innovations.

Coordinator IPC
S.No Name Designation/Department E-Mail Mobile
1. Dr. Sarita Khandka Assistant Professor, Dept.of Physics sarita.khandka@shiats.edu.in 9458960741


School Coordinators
Sunderesan School of Animal Husbandary & Dairying
S.No Name Designation/Department E-Mail Mobile
1. Dr. Ram Pal Singh Assistant Professor, Sundaresan School of Animal Husbandary & Dairying ram.singh@shiats.edu.in 9670041177


Faculty of Science
S.No Name Designation/Department E-Mail Mobile
1. Dr. Amit Chattree Head, Dept.of Chemistry amit.chattree@shiats.edu.in 9936448878

Details of Departmental Coordinators of Faculty of Science
S.No Name of the Department Name of Departmental Coordinators E-Mail Mobile
1. Department of Physics Dr. Sarita Khandka sarita.khandka@shiats.edu.in 9458960741
2. Department of Biological Science Dr. Suchit John suchit. John@shiats.edu .in 9415215276
3. Department of Chemistry Dr. Manisha Prasad manisha.prasad@shiats.edu.in 8687852921
4. Department of Mathematics & Statistics Dr.Shalini Masih    
5. Department of Forensic Science Mr. Vaibhav Saran vaibhav.saran@shiats.edu.in 9452629228



Joseph School of Business Studies
S.No Name Designation/Department E-Mail Mobile No.
1. Dr. Archana Chandra Associate Professor, JSBS archana.chandra@shiats.edu.in 9335152002

Details of Departmental Coordinators
S.No Name of the Department Name of Departmental Coordinators Email Mobile
1. Department of Marketing Dr. Richa Sinha richa.sinha@shiats.edu.in 9307072585
2. Department of Finance Dr. Shabana Mazhar shabana.mazhar@shiats.edu.in 9415616439
3. Department of Human Resource Dr. Pradhyuman Singh Lakhawat pradhyuman.slakhawat@shiats.edu.in 9889514451
4. Department of Commerce Dr.Archana Chandra   ref. school coordinator table



Christian School of Pharmacy
S.No Name Designation/Department E-Mail Mobile No.
1. Dr. Himanshu Pandey Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Science himanshu.pandey@shiats.edu.in 9452235001

Details of Departmental Coordinators
S.No Name of the Department Name of Departmental Coordinators Email  Mobile
1. Department of Health Science Dr. Pankaj Kuma Yadav yadav.pankaj@shiats.edu.in 9208474935



School of Forestry & Environment
S.No Name Designation/Department E-Mail Mobile No.
1. Dr. Harsh Bodh Paliwal Assistant Professor, Forestry & Environment harsh.paliwal@shiats.edu.in 9451416595

Details of Departmental Coordinators
S.No Name of the Department Name of Departmental Coordinators Email Mobile
1. Department of Environmental Science Dr. Ekta P. Mishra ektapathakmishra@shiats.edu.in  
2. Department of Silviculture & Tree Breeding Dr. Afaq M. Wani afaqtree@gmail.com 9441695040
3. Department of Agroforestry Dr. Samir Daniel Sameer.daniel@shiats.edu.in
samir.daniel80@gmail.com
9441399136



Shepherd School of Engineering & Technology
S.No Name Designation/Department E-Mail Mobile
1. Dr. Rajiv Paulus Assistant Professor, Shepherd School of Engineering & Technology   rajeev.pauluse@shiats.edu.in 9415262430

Details of Departmental Coordinators
S.No Name of the Department Name of Departmental Coordinators Email Mobile 
1. Department of Civil Engineering Dr. Shakti Suryavanshi   sakti.suryavanshi@shiats.edu.in 9452076951
2. Department of Electrical Engineering Dr. Sarika Kalra sarita.karla@shiats.edu.in 7607201441
3. Department of Computer Science & IT Dr.Raghav Yadav ragav.yadav@shiats.edu.in 9415264968
4. Department of Mechanical Engineering Dr.Prabhat Sinha prabhat.sinha@shiats.edu.in 9456407395
5. Department of Electronic& Comm. Engineering Dr.Anil Kumar anil.kumar@shiats.edu.in 9441705980



Jacob School of Biotechnology and Bioengineering
S.No Name Designation/Department E-Mail Mobile No.
1. Dr. Rajiv Kant Associate Professor, Animal Biotechnology, Cell Culture rajiv.kant@shiats.edu.in 9794598300

Details of Departmental Coordinators
S.No Name of the Department Name of Departmental Coordinators Email Mobile 
1. Department of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Er. Saurav B Saha  saurav.saha@shiats.edu.in 7607318760
2. Department of Molecular and Cellular Engineering Er. Sudhanshu M Prasad sudhanshu.mprasad@shiats.edu.in 7052358269
3. Department of Micro Biology and Fermentation Technology Dr. Ankit Singla ankit.singla@shiats.edu.in 8764149067
4. Department of Biochemistry and Biochemical Engineering Er. Akhilesh Bind akhilesh.bind@shiats.edu.in 7607510089



Ethelind School of Home Science
S.No Name Designation/Department E-Mail Mobile no.
1. Mrs. Sanghamitra Mohapatra Assistant Professor, Home Science Extension &Communication Management sanghamitra.mohapatra@shiats.edu.in 9450407192

Details of Departmental Coordinators
S.No Name of the Department Name of Departmental Coordinators Email Mobile 
1. Department of Food and Nutrition Dr. Ritu Prakash Dubey ritupdubey2009@rediffmail.com 7897874444
2. Department of Home Science Dr. Razia Parvez   9452413605



Warner School of Food and Dairy Technology
S.No Name Designation/Department E-Mail Mobile no.
1. Dr. Avinash Singh Associate Professor, Warner School of Food and Dairy Technology/ Dairy Superintendent avinash.singh@shiats.edu.in 9441460756

Details of Departmental Coordinators
S.No Name of the Department Name of Departmental Coordinators Email Mobile 
1. Department of Dairy Technology Dr. Sahja Nand Thakur sahja.thakur@shiats.edu.in 9839041441
2. Department of Food Technology Er. Shanta Peter shanta.peter@shiats.edu.in 9793072090



Allahabad School of Agriculture
S.No Name Designation/Department E-Mail Mobile No.
1. Dr. Abhilasha A.Lal Assistant Professor, Plant Pathalogy abhilasha.david@shiats.edu.in 9451322845

Details of Departmental Coordinators
S.No Name of the Department Name of Departmental Coordinators Email  Mobile
1. Department of Agronomy Dr.Joy Dawson joy.dawson@shiats.edu.in 9414105098
2. Department of Horticulture Ms.Urfi Fatmi urfi.fatmi@shiats.edu.in 8765267779
3. Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding Dr.(Mrs.) Roopa Lavanya gera.lavanya@shiats.edu.in 9451848904
4. Department of Plant Pathology Dr.Sunil Zacharia sunil.zacharia@shiats.edu.in  
5. Department of Entomology Dr.Anoorag R.Tayde Anurag.tayde@shiats.edu.in 9580298466
6. Department of Agricultural Economics and Agri-business Management Mr.Nitin Barker    
7. Department of Agricultural Extension and Communication Dr.Arun A.David
Dr.Dipak Kr. Bose
arunadavid@shiats.edu.in
drboseallahabad@tahoo.com
9415264413
8. Department of Soil Science Dr. Abhilasha A.Lal   Ref. School coordinator table



Vaugh School of Agricultural Engg. & Tech. (VSAET)  
S.No Name Designation/Department E-Mail Mobile No.
1. Er. Deepak Lal Head, Dept. of Remote Sensing & GIS deepakl@shiats.edu.in 8172999940

Details of Departmental Coordinators
S.No Name of the Department Name of Departmental Coordinators Email Mobile 
1. (Dept. of Soil, Water, Land Engg. & Management) Dr. Arpan Sherring Arpan.sherring@shiats.edu.in 9414166709
2. (Dept. of Farm Machinery & Power Engg.) Dr. Prashant D'Souza pmdsouza@shiats.edu.in 9441951778
3. (Dept. of Food Process Engineering) Er. Atul Anand Mishra atul.mishra@shiats.edu.in 9415186364