Jammu Tawi, November 18
Govt. College for Women, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu in collaboration with J&K State Science Technology and Innovation Council, DST, Jammu organized one day awareness workshop on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) on 18th of November, 2015. On this occasion Dr. Kiran Bakshi, Principal GCW, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu was the Chief Guest whereas Prof. Shaheen Altaf, Principal, Govt. College for Women, M.A.Road, Srinagar was the Guest of Honour and Dr. R.K.Raina, Former Chief Scientist & Chairman PME Division presently consultant to IIIM J&K, Dr. Ajay Gupta, Scientist IIIM, Prof. Kamal Kapoor, Department of Chemistry, University of Jammu, Dr. Parathasarathi Dass, Scientist IIIM, Jammu were the Resource persons to conduct the workshop.
Dr. Anupama Gupta, Convenor Workshop organizing committee welcomed the guests, participants, staff and students and threw light on Intellectual Property Rights and the need to aware students about patent rights, their infringement and punishment. Dr. Kiran Bakshi while addressing the audience stressed upon the need of knowing patent, copy rights, trade marks and infringement in a present scenario. The worthy Resource Person, Dr. R.K.Raina made a keynote address highlighting the importance of awaring one and all about Intellectual Property Rights.
He also added that intellectual theft has become a common thing now a days but it is harmful to copy and emulate the other’s hardwork without acknowledging the original sources. In order to promote originality it is important to made reference to the contributions made by the predecessors in the respective fields.
Dr. Ajay Gupta and Dr. R.K.Raina also elaborated the technicalities of Intellectual Property Rights in the first technical session whereas Prof. Kamal Kapoor and Dr. Parathasarathi Dass also enlighted the audience with their presentation in the 2nd technical session. Prof. Amitpal Kour, Organizing secretary read the report of the workshop. Participants also shared their views in the form of observations and the programme was coordinated by Prof. Neelam Thapa and Dr. Romika Sudan presented vote of thanks.