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1. Institute Technology Management Committee (ITMC)


S.No Name
1 Dr. S.P. Datta Director Chairman
2 Dr. Tapan Adhikari, HOD (ESS) Member
3 Dr. N.K. Lenka, HOD (SP) Member
4 Dr. S.R. Mohanty, HOD (SBD) Member
5 Dr. S.K.Behera, HOD (SC&F) Member
6 Dr. R.H. Wanjari, Pr. Scientist & I/c, LTFE Member
7 Dr. R. Elanchezhian. Pr. Scientist. I/c, PME Member
8 Member Secretary, IRC Member
9 Dr. Niranjan Mishra, Pr. Scientist & I/c, ITMU, NIHSAD Outside Member
10 Dr. Sanjay Srivastava, Pr. Scientist & I/c, ITMU Member Secretary


  1. To promote creativity and innovations in the institute;
  2. To strengthen the institutional mechanism to protect/manage innovations/intellectual properties (IPs) generated within the institute;
  3. To understand and attempt as necessary a vigil on infringement, improper exploitation and abuse of the intellectual assets belonging to ICAR-IISS, Bhopal;
  4. To augment capacity building in IPRs and technology transfer/commercialization dimensions;
  5. To manage new knowledge as per principles in ICAR’s new and implemented guidelines/policies.

2. Institute Technology Management Unit (ITMU)

S.No Name
1 Dr. Sanjay Srivastava, Pr. Scientist Incharge
2 Dr. R.H. Wanjari, Pr. Scientist & I/c, LTFE Member
3 Dr. Pramod Jha, Pr. Scientist Member
4 Dr. K. Bharati, Pr. Scientist Member
5 Dr. M.V. Coumar, Sr. Scientist Member
6 Dr. N.K. Sinha, Sr. Scientist Member
7 Dr. J.K. Thakur Member
8 Dr. Rahul Mishra, Scientist Member
9 Mr. Sanjay Kumar Parihar, TA Member
10 Mr. Dheeraj Kumar, YP-I Member

3. Publications

ICAR Intellectual Property and Technology Management (IP&TM) Pub


ICAR-IISS –ITMU publications

4. IPR filed


S.No Name of Technology Application No. Date of filing
1 Device and method for measurement of soil health parameters and fertilizer recommendation 2522/DEL/2015 14/08/2015
2 Microbial consortia for accelerated decomposition of organic waste, and method of decomposition TEMP/E-1/18509/2022-DEL 23/03/2022
3 Non contact sensing of water potential in a matrix 202311021215 24/03/2023
4 Bacterial exopolysaccharide based bioformulation and uses thereof 202311034460 17/05/2023


S.No Invention Application No./Registration No. Date of filing Grant
1 SQI CAL Diary No. 16900/2020-CO/SW 28/10/2020 SW-14175/2021 dated 12/02/21

5. IPR in process


  • Technique for alleviating UV radiation stress in plants using carotenoid metabolites of bacterium Methylobacter
  • Technique to enhance nodulation and productivity of pigeon pea crop using nitrogen fixing
  •  bradyrhizobia bacteria (Rhizo1) and uses thereof”
  •  Technique to enhance crop production using consortia of phosphorus solubilising and nitrogen
  •  fixing bacteria (PSB1) for uses thereof”


  •  Methodology for regional scale soil health assessment
  •  Web-based Precision Fertilizer Recommendation System (PFRS)
  •  Mobile-based PFRS system
  •  Soil Health Card Software


  •  Institute Logo
  •  “Kechuamrit”

6. Technologies commercialized

Mridaparikshak Mini Lab

The institute has developed Mridaparikshak mini lab. Mridaparikshak is a digital, mobile, quantitative, rapid, affordable and easy to operate mini laboratory, for the estimation of 15 soil health parameters, fertilizer recommendations and generation of soil health cards. It gives quantitative results of the soil health parameters that can be disseminated on real time basis to the farmers’ mobile through Short Message Service (SMS). The result include, in addition to soil test parameters, the advisory on nutrient recommendations, specific to crop and soil. The results can also be stored in memory and the output can be saved in external storage devise. Subsequently, a soil health card can be generated which can be sent to farmers either electronically or by post in the form of hard print.


7. Licensing of refill

S.No Firms Address Period
1 NextGen Agro Plot No. 27, Ramdeo Regency, Cosmopolitan Society, Somalwada, Nagpur, MH-440025 email:, Mo.- +91-7745044703 3 Year (11 July 2022 to 10 July 2025)
2 Digital Rural India Mission Pvt. Ltd. Plot no. A-70, M/s Plastic surge Ind., MIDC, Amravati, Mahrastra-444605, India email: Mo.- +91-9588423070 3 Year (09 December 2022 to 08 December 2025)
3 W S Telematics Pvt. Ltd. A-214, Okhla Industrial Area, Phase-1, New Delhi - 110020, India email: Mo.- +91-9958302277 3 Year (09 December 2022 to 08 December 2025)

8. Royalties earned so far

Total royalty earned for since 2016-2023 (Rs. 4.12 crore) (Rupees four crores twelve lakhs only).

9. Programmes/Events organized

  • “Awareness programme among the farmers for protecting their rights in areas of farm innovations, breeding and protection of varieties” on 17 May, 2022 at KVK Raisen (MP)

  • ITMU, ICAR-IISS, Bhopal organized World Intellectual Property 2023 Theme “Women and IP: Accelerating Innovation and Creativity” on 26 April, 2023.
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