About Translational Research & Professional Leadership Centre [TPLC]

The Translational research and Professional Leadership centre (TPLC) was formed in 2014 realizing the need for sharing knowledge between research institutions and government departments/industry for facilitating the transfer of research results specifically for the benefit of the society. In parallel, it has become clear that research institutions need to play a more active role in their relationship with industry in order to maximize the use of the research results. It has been recognized that the involvement of government departments/industry in the discussions and mentoring of research institutions can help to orient research and education activities towards the needs of society, bring expertise to support knowledge transfer activities, and signal willingness to introduce innovation-oriented approaches in all activities. The professionals working on such knowledge transfer must possess a wide range of skills in order to carry out their tasks effectively. They should also prove themselves to be responsible engineers with a strong social commitment coupled with ethical values. There is also a need for existing resources to be made more accessible. This can be partially achieved through co-ordination.

TPLC aims in promoting Translational Research through interdisciplinary teams. This is facilitated by means of M.Tech in Translational Engineering which is quite different from conventional M.Tech Programmes. The center takes up activities which are socially relevant and also for promoting transformational leadership. The M.Tech Programme caters to the interests of all different disciplines in which the students are present. Students have to undergo mandatory requirements of social service and responsible engineering. Education which inculcates social responsibility and wise leadership is the need of the hour. This demands an education system which sensitizes individuals to local issues, and enables them to think beyond borders of individual disciplines, castes, departments etc.