Vigyan Utsav was celebrated at Adamas University on 25th August 2022 through a workshop on ‘Harnessing Socioeconomic benefit of IPR : Role of Higher Education Institutions.’ towards the celebration of 75 years of independence of our Country and 25 years celebration of setting up of Patent Information Centre. The program was jointly organized by the West Bengal State Council of Science and Technology, Department of Science and Technology and Biotechnology in association with E-YUVA Centre, Adamas University, Supported by BIRAC, Govt. of India.
Honorable Shri Ujjal Biswas, Minister-In-Charge, Science, Technology and Biotechnology, Govt. of West Bengal, Sri Rajesh Sinha, Principal Secretary Mr. Sudpa Porel, Joint Secretary, Department of Science and Technology and Biotechnology, Govt. of West Bengal, Prof. Samit Ray, Chancellor, Adamas University, Prof. Manas Sanyal, Vice Chancellor, University of Kalyani, Sarvottamananda ji Maharaj, Vice Chancellor, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute, Prof. Anuradha Mukhopadhyay, Vice Chancellor, The Sanskrit College and University Prof. Deependra Kr Jha, Vice-Chancellor, Adamas University graced the occasion. Dr. Debapriya Dutta, Scientist G and Head SEED division of DST, Govt. of India, Dr. Yashwant Deb Parmar, Scientist-F, TIFAC, Govt. of India and many more were present virtually and addressed the gathering.
More than 120 participants from over 50 higher education institutions including universities, engineering and degree colleges participated in the one day event. Several innovators and entrepreneurs were present showcasing their innovation for which patent have been applier or granted. The GI of West Bengal was also showcased by the craftsmen that included dokra, madur, chou etc.
The program consisted on inaugural session followed by panel discussion on ‘Role of IPR in promoting Innovation and Entrepreneurship’ and ‘Technology transfer and incentive policy for state and higher education institutions’. Prof. Siddhartha Das, MD, STEP, IIT Kharagpur, Prof. Rajib Bandyopadhyay, Jadavpur University, Dr. Mahua Hom Choudhury, Er. Dipankar Das, Er. U.K. Biswas from DSTBT, Dr. Sudipta Bhattacharya, Prof. S.K. Mitra, Ex Deputy Controller of Patents, Ms Namami Ghosh from IIMCIP, Dr. Saptarshi Chatterjee, Chief Coordinator of E-YUVA Centre, Adamas University were the panellists.
In his address MIC Mr. Ujjal Biswas emphasised the role of innovation towards development of mind while Mr. Sinha and Mr. Porel emphasised on creating a roadmap towards sustainable development while discussing the status of patent filing for West Bengal. Prof. Ray, Chancellor, Adamas University emphasised the role of higher education institutions towards innovation and IPR. The initiatives of Adamas University towards creation of innovation ecosystem was discussed by Prof Jha. All the panelists put forward their views and concluded on emphasizing the role of IPR in educational institutions through higher awareness, promotion of innovators, easing the process of applying for IPR, proper incentivising mechanism and mutual handholding.