GUWAHATI, April 26 - In order to throw light on intellectual property rights and scientific research publications, the Intellectual Property Cell (IPC) of Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) organised a workshop on Research Publications and Intellectual Property Rights at the university’s Tepesia campus off the city today, said a press release here.
The workshop was organised in association with Patent Information Centre (PIC) and Assam Science Technology and Environment Council (ASTEC), Government of Assam.
At least 140 research scholars, students and faculty members from Gauhati University, Royal Global University and Assam Don Bosco University attended the programme.
Addressing the gathering, Dr Arup Kumar Misra, Director ASTEC said, “Innovation doesn’t mean re-inviting the wheels, but using the wheels for best purposes and change. If we want to take India out of abject poverty, social and economic problems and financial crisis, then we need innovations in different spheres.”
Fr Stephen Mavely, Vice Chancellor of ADBU highlighted that research with social relevance is important to bring about change in society.
As part of the workshop, sessions on a range of topics such as research and innovations, publication of research articles, research funding, patent filing and copyright, tools for plagiarism checking, among other topics were conducted. A competition on Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights was also conducted.
The other dignitaries present on the occasion included Prof JN Vishwakarma, Director, School of Life Sciences; Dr Vikramjit Kakati, Associate Professor, School of Technology and faculty members of ADBU.