Innovation and Development Projects Review Committee (IDPRC)

The JIPMER Research Division initiated an additional intramural funding opportunity as innovation and development projects (IDP) in the year 2019 to encourage faculty member to enable and nurture technological and product developmental capabilities concerning healthcare system and modern teaching methods. Furthermore, IDP is not a usual research grant and is primarily supports innovative products and technologies addressing unmet needs.

Its members are as follows:

Sl. No. Designation Position
1. Dr. Rakesh Aggarwal , Director, JIPMER Chairperson
2. Dr. D.M. Thappa Dean (Research), JIPMER Vice- Chairperson
3. Dr. Arun  Alexander, Professor, Dept. of ENT Member
4. Dr. S.Dinesh Kumar, Additional  Professor Dept. of Plastic Surgery Member
5. Dr. Narayanan P, Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics Member
6. Dr. Medha Rajappa, Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry Member
7. Dr. Nishad Plakkal, Additional Professor and Associate Dean, Dept. of Neonatology Member Secretary


JIPMER has so far filed nine patent applications at Indian Patent Office, Chennai, till 2019  and all  the applications got published in the Indian Patent Office official journal. The patent applications were filed through the former consultant, Q intellect Knowledge Solutions, Chennai.  Presently the firm Altacit Global, Chennai has been deployed as consultant for filing patent applications and to follow up the processes therein for grant of patent.