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Govt to give deemed status to CSIR, says Sibal

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Kanpur, June 5 (UNI) The Government is considering to give deemed university status to the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), while a bill on Intellectual Property Rights (IPRS) will be introduced in the monsoon session of Parliament, Union Minister for Science and Technology Kapil Sibal said today.

The proposed IPRS bill will ensure that the universities become beneficiaries of the research that they do, Mr Sibal said while inaugurating a research centre set up here by Samtel Group in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur.

Universities are the platform which have never been used in the past for such research purposes, he said.

This is the first-of-its-kind prototype development unit set up through Industry, Academia and Government partnership, he added.

''Samtel Centre for Display Technologies marks the commencement of a very significant effort towards meaningful industry-academia- Government interaction and collaboration to meet the challenges of competing with the developed world in developing cutting edge emerging technologies for electronic displays,'' Samtel Group CMD Satish Kaura told newspersons.

Samtel Group has been at the forefront of innovating technologies and this initiative will not only help us in innovating display technologies along with its underlying science but also in developing Human Resources in display technologies, Mr Kaura said.

Commenting on the centre, IIT Kanpur Director Sanjay Govind Dhande said, ''The creation of the centre is testimony to the faith that Indian industry has on IIT Kanpur.'' Professor Dhande added that the centre is powered by graduate and undergraduate students and project scientists and engineers at IITK and Engineers from Samtel participate at various levels of activities.

The Samtel Group manufacturers wide range of display devices for entertainment like TV, avionics, medical and industrial applications and their components including CRT glass, electron guns, heaters, cathodes and deflection yokes.

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