JNTU VC calls for public-pvt partnership in research work

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Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, Sep 27 (UNI) Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) Vice-Chancellor Allam Apparao today called upon engineering colleges to lay more stress on promoting private-public partnership in giving a fillip to research work.

Inaugurating a two-day national workshop on ''VLSI design software'' under the aegis of the Department of ECE JNTU College of Engineering here, he said most of the institutions depended on the government for funding of their research projects instead of seeking collaboration from various agencies.

''Many agencies are ready to fund the engineering colleges, provided they come out with patentable and workable ideas and innovative works,'' he remarked.

ECE Head of Department S Srinivasa Kumar, in his report, said the VLSI (Very Large Scale Integration) was the latest technology that integrated millions and trillions of transistors in one chip which had several advantages such as space compaction and power saving.

He said the software 'tanner acquired from the Integrated Microsystem, Bangalore, at a cost of Rs nine lakh, would be of great help to the faculty and students in developing new integrated chips.

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