A day long workshop was organised by the Tezpur University Intellectual Property Rights Cell in collaboration with the Central Library, Tezpur University on 10 May, 2017 for the students and researchers in the University. The workshop was themed on Information Access and Analysis in the Innovation and Research Value Chain. The main aim behind organising such a workshop, in addition to the annual Patent Search and Analysis workshop, was to give a hands-on exposure to the diverse information sources/databases that may be accessed in various subjects of interest in Science, Technology, Humanities and Languages etc. Shri N.V. Sathyanarayana, who is one of pioneers and experts working in the field of information access and technologies, and Shri. Sambhunath Sahoo, Information Scientist in Central Library, Tezpur University deliberated upon various topics. The topics of discussion ranged from the Art of Searching: Non-Patent Literature which covered broadly the issue of conducting targeted search of databases for contextual information with special emphasis on approaches, strategies and methods, to Access of E-Resources at Tezpur University. 37 participants from within and outside the university participated in the same.
With the theme “Innovation – Improving Lives”, Tezpur University Intellectual Property Rights Cell celebrated the World Intellectual Property Day, on 26 April, 2017. The celebrations included a half day programme comprising of the IP Day Quiz, Best Innovative Idea Competition and Slogan writing competition relevant to Intellectual Property Rights. The event was organised in the Council Hall of Tezpur University with a gathering of students, research scholars and faculty members from various departments. This year 23 groups, consisting of 46 students participated in the quiz competition which lasted for 4 long hours. Other events also witnesses encouraging participation. IP Day talk was delivered by an eminent scientist in the field of Chemistry, Prof Niranjan Karak, who is also a Professor in the Advanced Polymer and Nanomaterial Laboratory Center for Polymer Science and Technology, Department of Chemical Sciences & Head, SAIC, Tezpur University. Keeping track with theme of this year’s IP Day celebration, Prof Karak presented the developments and innovations that has been taking place in the world of Material and Material sciences. 57 students and faculty members participated in the event.