Along with teaching and extension activities , an educational institution need to encourage creativity, research and provide conducive environment.
A booming research and innovative teaching approach necessitates Intellectual Property Rights( IPR). IPR plays a vital role in providing a competitive edge for an institution.
Academic and Research Institutions are mainly concerned with managing projects and research initiatives successfully. The protection of their IP Rights will benefit all stake holders.
Intellectual property refers to the property created and owned by an person through the virtue of human intellect.
Intellectual property rights shall include patents, trade marks, copy rights, trade secrets and other species such as computer software or printed material, any new and useful process, machine, composition of matter, life form, article of manufacture, software , copyrighted work, such things as new or improved devices, circuits, chemical compounds, drugs, genetically engineered biological organisms, data sets, software , musical processes, or unique and innovative uses of existing inventions.
Indian government has revised the National IPR policy in May 2016.
The Union Cabinet approved the National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy on 12th May, 2016. The Policy recognizes to foster creative and innovative energies that flow in India, and to channelize these energies towards a better and brighter future ahead. The National IPR Policy is a vision document that encompasses and brings to a single platform all IPRs. It views IPRs holistically, taking into account all inter-linkages and thus aims to create and exploit synergies between all forms of intellectual property (IP), concerned statutes and agencies. It sets in place an institutional mechanism for implementation, monitoring and review. It aims to incorporate and adapt global best practices to the Indian scenario.
In this direction college initiated the formation of IPR Cell to encourage research and provide conducive environment to researchers.
The IPR cell of the college aims to create awareness on IPR among the stakeholders of the Institution.
IPR Cell will work in close coordination with Research cell of the college.