University Industry Linkage Programme (ULIP)


1. University-Industry Cooperative Research University and industry can cooperate and undertake research together on improving the product quality, production process, service quality, new product development, etc. for the company based on agreements between them. In such arrangements the research is performed by professionals from both the University and the industry.

2. Industry-Sponsored Research Projects In this type of technology transfer channel, industry problems are brought to the University with research fund so that the university faculty and students undertake research to solve the problems. The research deliverables and goals are set in the agreement.

3. Consultancy Services Agreement between University and Industry The university and industry can enter into agreements on consultancy services to be provided by the university to the industry at different phases of new technology acquisition and utilization by the industry. The consultancy service can be during design, construction (manufacturing), testing, operation and maintenance, etc.

4. Industrial Internship University students are required to work in an industry as part of their requirement for graduation in some programs. During this time the students get the opportunity to see real industry problems and come back to their university with the problems as their graduation project work. These research projects can lead to solutions for the industrial problems. The students can also suggest new ideas on processes and product quality improvement during their stay in the industry. Industrial internship can be both during undergraduate and postgraduate study programs. Students join companies working on their research areas and can suggest significant improvement in the process, product and/or service of their host company.Continuous assessment and improvement of the effectiveness of the industrial internship and the expansion of the program to all other relevant programs is the direction.

5. Faculty Personal Contacts The industry can invite faculty members working in the area of their interest for occasional discussions, lectures or regular consultations. The faculty can also serve the company as regular consultant for the company in their area of expertise area. GNDU works towards formalizing such interactions in order to support the faculty better.

6. Publications New findings of research and new ideas are usually published on professional journals, conference proceedings and other mediums. Knowledge-based industries closely follow such literature for new ideas and technologies as input to their product and service improvement.