During 2011-12, about  1000 faculty members have gone through a 2-day workshop, where they learnt about the basics of patenting in engineering or in pharmacy. The objective was that the faculty members should be able to spot a patent-able idea and advise their students, the college and the industry about desirability of applying for a patent and about the ethical practices in each case.

 GTU proposes to establish its own IPR cell as soon as it is able to get the necessary support.

During this academic year, the University has begun workshops for students  on Prior Art Search.