In account of creating awareness about Intellectual Property Rights amongst the police personnel DPIIT IPR Chair, Tezpur University has taken out a capacity building campaign at Police Training College Assam, Dergaon by organizing a national level daylong workshop entitled “Capacity building for Enforcement and Adjudication of IPR” on 25th March, 2022. The programme was cordially organized by the instituted DPIIT IPR Chair at Tezpur University in association with the Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM), New Delhi and Police Training College Assam, Dergaon. This daylong programme was organized as a part of the celebration of “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” where ninety-seven (97) police personnel from four Training schools of the state participated to enrich themselves with various shades of IPRs.
DPIIT IPR Chair, Tezpur University, Assam in collaboration with DPIIT IPR Chair Gujarat National Law University, Gujarat organized an online certificate course on prior art search and drafting of patent specifications. The 5-day long course is designed with a view to imparting essential knowledge about relevant patent laws, teaching how to search for prior art before filing a patent application, and giving practical training on how to effectively draft patent specifications. The course is open to participants from all fields. More than 35 students enrolled their names for the certificate course.
A brain storming session on “Prospects of protecting indigenous Ginger varieties of Assam using tools of IPR” was organized on 11 March, 2022 at Tezpur University under the aegis of DPIIT-IPR Chair to discuss various scopes for protecting regional bioresources from facing unfair competition in the market and find out ways to give visibility and authentication in the national and international market though tools of IPR. Farmer groups practicing Ginger cultivation in various parts of the state participated in the programme. The workshop had a total of 20 participants across the state.
In order to celebrate the 75 years of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, an initiative of the Government of India, a National Workshop entitled “Intellectual Property Rights & Technology Transfer and Their Role in Promotion of Innovations” was conducted on 4th March, 2022. Creation of awareness about the Intellectual property and related rights amongst the young innovators and researchers was the prime objective of this daylong programme. Along with the lectures of the IPR experts, an innovative idea competition was also organized to encourage the students. The second technical session of the programme was an Innovative Idea competition, where total 12 students and researchers from the Assam Kaziranga University, Tezpur University and neighboring Institutes have participated and presented their Innovations. The innovations were assessed on the basis of novelty, ingenuity in the innovation, scientific and technical achievements, Improvements over existing Innovation, patentability and their social applicability in the present scenario by the eminent experts, Prof. P. Deb, DPIIT IPR Chair Professor, Tezpur University and Dr. A. K. Srivasatva, Manager, NRDC, New Delhi.
On account of National Science Day and as part of the celebration of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, DPIIT IPR Chair at the Intellectual Property Right Cell, Tezpur University and Institution’s Innovation Cell of Nowgong College organized an “Entrepreneurship development Programme for Young Innovators” on 28th February 2022 at Nowgong College (Autonomous). After the inauguration of the main event, an exhibition on local entrepreneurship by students and local craftsmen was inaugurated. The stalls set up for the exhibition contained handlooms and handicrafts from nearby areas as well as entrepreneurial ventures by students at the college. The programme had more than 100 participants.
Department of Physics PDUAM, Eraligool in collaboration with DPIIT Chair, IPR Cell Tezpur University and Cell for IPR promotion and Management (CIPAM), Delhi has organized a one-day online workshop on Intellectual property Rights: Awareness and Celebration of Innovation on 12th of January, 2022 from 11:30 AM onwards on virtual platform (Zoom). There were more than 100 participants who have registered for the workshop from different parts of the Country.
The Internal Quality Assessment Cell (IQAC) of Khagarijan College along with Dept of Political Science, Khagarijan College, Nagaon, had organized a webinar on the ‘Importance of IP Management for Academic Institutions’ in collaboration with the Intellectual Property Rights Cell, Tezpur University through the Google Meet Platform, on 21st of September. This webinar was aimed at understanding IPR in context of Academic Institutions and the way this concept becomes an integral part of educational sphere and activity. The webinar had a total of more than 200 registrations which were divided between the online platform and the Youtube Live streaming.
A National Level Webinar on the topic “Need of Intellectual Property Rights for sustainable development” was organized on 2nd August, 2021 by LOKD College, Dhekiajuli, Assam in collaboration with the DPIIT IPR Chair, Intellectual Property Right Cell, Tezpur University through the Google Meet Platform. The Resource Person, Prof. P. Deb, delivered lecture on this emergent contemporary topic. He elaborated almost all the horizon of Intellectual Property in the contemporary world for a sustainable societal development. The participants of the program were mostly Faculty members, who are expected to become the ambassador of IP knowledge for disseminating among their students and fellow colleagues.
The Dept. of Commerce and Dept. of Economics, C.K.B. College jointly organised a National Webinar in collaboration with Intellectual Property Rights Cell, Tezpur University & IQAC, C.K.B. College, Teok on “INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IN CONTEMPORARY WORLD” on 5th July, 2021. The Resource Person for the webinar was Dr. Juri Borbora Saikia, Research Assistant, IPR Cell, Tezpur University. The webinar was specially targeted to the students, scholars, academicians and others. The aim was to impart knowledge about intellectual property rights (IPR) and what role do they play in the contemporary world. 37 participants from within and outside the university participated in the same.
On 5th July 2021, a state level webinar was organized by IQAC, Mangaldai College in collaboration with the DPIIT IPR Chair, Intellectual Property Right Cell, Tezpur University through the Google Meet Platform. The topic of the webinar was ‘Intellectual Property Rights in the context of sustainable development’. The main aim of this webinar was to sensitize the students, faculties, academicians and scholars about IPRs, especially patent and copyrights and to guide in respect of patenting their inventions. The Resource Person, Prof. Pritam Deb, gives a detailed account of the issues related to IPR, such as industrial property related and copyright related aspects including patents, designs, trademarks and GIs. He highlighted on the need of IP protection by saying that it is important for new and exciting inventions to strengthen the economy, rewards for someone's work's etc. The resource person also highlighted on the debate of IPR in Covid-19 treatment regarding inventions of vaccines like Covishield by Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute of India. In his view IP rights are generally for the benefit of the larger society but there is a debate regarding parenting and its applicability for elite and poor sections of society. 56 participants from within and outside the university participated in the same.
‘I have an Innovation... How do I Protect it in the market???’, on this note, Department of Political Science & IQAC Dhakuakhana College in collaboration with the DPIIT IPR Chair, Intellectual Property Right Cell, Tezpur University, organized a National Level Webinar on a a contemporary issue, ‘Intellectual Property As A Strategic Tool For Regional Development’. ‘Why is IP important to us?’ on this note the Key Note Speaker of the Webinar, Prof. Pritam Deb, DPIIT Chair Professor, IPR Cell, Tezpur University, highlighted how in today’s globally competitive environment, Intellectual Property (IP) has placed itself on a pedestal in the context of economic growth and is becoming increasingly important. It is also tinted how the increasing significance of intangible assets in the global economy is forcing business organizations to actively manage their IPR as a key driver for building and sustaining their competitive advantage and achieving superior performance and development. Citing many instances from local to global, the Speaker also focused on how Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) can become the fuel that powers the engine of prosperity, fostering invention and innovation not only in Assam but also in the entire North Eastern region. 156 participants from within and outside the university participated in the same.
Human endeavor to struggle and survive unfavorable situations makes our race superior and stronger. Thus, Intellectual Property Day-2021 was organized amidst the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic to celebrate the spirit of innovation for survival of human beings on 26th April, 2021. This time the entire programme was organized on online mode. Even with limitations, the Cell organized the IP Day lectures, IP Quiz and Innovative Idea competition with a good number of participants from Tezpur University and nearby institutions. The IP Day lectures were delivered by two eminent experts of the field Dr. A. K. Garg, Senior Director, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Govt. of India and Shri Sanjay Bhattacharya, Deputy Controller of Patent and Design, Indian Patent Office, Kolkata, whose lectures on the event had inspired the participants of the program. The theme of this year’s celebration was IP & SMEs: Taking your ideas to market. This year entire discussion was oriented on the critical role of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the economy and how they can use intellectual property (IP) rights to build stronger, more competitive and resilient businesses. 50 participants from within and outside the university participated in the same.