IPR Awareness Program at RIET, Phagwara

Jalandhar 28 February (Jaswinder Azad)- Keeping in line the demand of industry interactions for students and educators, an Awareness workshop on Intellectual Property Rights was organized by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi at  Ramgarhia Institute of Engg. & Technology, Phagwara running under the able guidance of Chairperson/  President Mrs. Manpreet Kaur Bhogal & Dr. Vyoma Bhogal Dhatt Director REI, Phagwara. Over 100 participants (faculty and students) attended the workshop.
The program was inaugurated by singing national anthem and lighting of lamp for seeking blessings of almighty.  The event kicked off with the welcome address by principal, Ramgarhia Institute of Engg. & Technology, Dr. Naveen Dhillon.  In his speech, he emphasized the importance of designing a product through research and owning its Intellectual Property Rights. Mr. Subhashish Gaur, Deputy Secretary PHD Chamber, on behalf of ministry of Commerce and Industry in his welcome address, discussed the importance of this awareness Programme which is an initiative of government to promote Make in India concept.
The technical session started by Mr. Jitender Sharma, Examiner of Patent & Design, Patent Office Delhi who gave information regarding registration of IP and its procedure in detail. The next speaker was Mr. Rattanlal Chanjotra, an expert  from  IPR attorney, who gave a brief over-view on IP commercialization & start ups. Various kinds of IP were discussed like trademarks, patents, copyrights, industrial design etc.  He also encouraged commercialization & Tec transfer issues faced by R&D Organization, Acedemic Institute & Industry. He gave proposal for setting up of IP Cell & IP law for the benefit of the institution.Students particularly from MBA  discipline were excited as they can now explore innovative solutions to actual problems from industry.
Dr. Vyoma Bhogal Dhatt, Director REI, Phagwara motivated the students to create awareness regarding   intellectual properties rights and proposed to make these sessions a regular feature of RIET. PHD Chamber honored Dr Vyoma Bhogal Dhatt by presenting award of honor on behalf of Ministry of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi..
Faculty and Students also appreciated the idea of engaging industry in the research activities as they will learn the aspects of industry standardized research processes, which will help them in maintaining a good prospective employee. The workshop ended with a vote of thanks from Mrs Sonpreet Kaur, Training and Placement Officer, RIET to PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry for taking initiative for creating awareness regarding this IPR among students. One could clearly sense the satisfaction level in all the participants as the lessons from the workshop will go a long way to ensure the research projects come out fruitful in abundance.
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