SBS, CUJ organised IPR Awareness Programme under Kalam Program for IP Literacy and Awareness
Apr 28, 2022

Workshop on “Intellectual Property Rights Awareness Programme” was jointly organized by Department of MSCM and Department of HRM & OB in collaboration with ‘National Intellectual Property Awareness Mission (NIPAM) under Kalam Program for IP Literacy and Awareness (KAPILA). This program aimed to establish the prerequisite IP filing ecosystem thus creating a culture of systematically protecting new ideas, research, and innovation having national and global relevance. The workshop was conducted under able guidance and support of Prof. Sanjeev Jain, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Central University of Jammu. During the inaugural session of the workshop, Prof Devanand, I/C Vice Chancellor, Central University of Jammu flagged certain pertinent issues regarding the role of universities as a Centre of higher learning. He emphasized the need to integrate technology, knowledge and further develop intellect in the University systems such that the students should start focusing on self-employed ventures. He also stressed upon entrepreneurship as a predictable, relevant outcome of the Universities that benefits the society and the country at large. Speaking on the occasion Sh. Arpit Joshi, Resource Person of the day highlighted that it is necessary not only to invent for the self-sufficiency of the country, but also to patent the inventions. Patent inventions will lead India towards self-reliance, he said. India has a proud history of Nalanda and Takshila Universities so we already had the intellectual property inherited within our culture. India has to again lead the world as Vishwaguru in the field of patents. He informed the audience that initiative has been taken jointly by AICTE-MIC-Controller General of Patents, Design & Trademarks to create awareness among students/scholars/faculty members about the application process for patenting their invention and be aware of their rights. He further said that India needs to take a giant leap in the field of patents. Earlier Prof Jaya Bhasin welcomed the participants and the Guest speaker. She said that we have to be more aware of protecting intellectual property. Research students and scientists engaged in research and development must apply to preserve and safeguard their inventions. She informed that the present workshop is organised under the Intellectual Property Literacy Week to create awareness among stakeholders about the system and the importance of the process of applying for a patent/copyrights.

The awareness program sponsored by MoE was applauded by the students and faculty with more than 250 audience benefitting from the deliberation. The sessions were well received by participants followed by enthusiastic question and answer session. Programme was conducted under the supervision of Head, HRM & OB and Head, MSCM. Dr Neelika Arora and Dr Salil Seth coordinated the event.   Others involved in conduct of the event included  Ms. Anjali Pathania, Dr. Salil Seth, Dr Anju Thapa and Dr. Naresh Sharma. Dr Salil Seth conducted the proceedings  of the programme and Dr Neelika Arora  presented a formal vote of thanks.