The Institute Technology Management Unit (ITMU) was established in 2008 under ICAR plan scheme entitled “Intellectual Property Management and Transfer/Commercialization of Agricultural Technology Scheme (Up-scaling of existing component i.e. Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) under ICAR Headquarters Scheme on Management and Information Services)” funded by ICAR.
ITMU acts as a facilitating and supporting unit to identify the emerging technologies and to manage the IP portfolios of the institute. The unit scrutinizes and process the cases brought before it for filing of patent applications. ITMU also address the issues under IP regime and technology transfer as governed by the Institute Technology Management Committee (ITMC) following ICAR policy guidelines.