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World Intellectual Property Day
Celebrated at USTM
26th April, 2017: The Department of
Library and Information Science, University of Science &
Technology, Meghalaya (USTM) has celebrated the World
Intellectual Property Day under the theme of “Innovation -
Improving Lives” on April 26, 2017 at the techno city , 9th mile
campus. Dr. Sanjay Kumar Singh, Professor & HOD, Dept. of
Library and Information Science, Gauhati University and Dr.
Manoj Kumar Rana, Assistant Librarian, Central Library,
NEHU-Shillong, were present as the guest speakers on the
The aim of this year’s theme, “Innovation - Improving Lives”, is
to explore how innovation is making our lives healthier, safer,
and more comfortable, turning problems into progress. It is look
at how the intellectual property system supports innovation by
attracting investment, rewarding creators, encouraging them to
develop their ideas, and ensuring that their new knowledge is
freely available so that tomorrow’s innovators can build on
today’s new technology.
While addressing the audience Dr. Sanjay Kumar Singh emphasized
on various factors of plagiarism and why it is important for
those who are in academics to avoid and protect themselves from
plagiarism. He urged the students to be careful while copying
the reported documents without acknowledging the sources.
Dr. Manoj Rana in his address highlighted on the different
published and non published matters which come under the
copyright. He also emphasized on the visible, invisible
innovations and issues with multiple examples. He said that
every section of our society especially the academic fraternity
to play the lead role to aware the society about the new
innovations and creative ideas by our people.
Dr Amit Choudhury, Dean School of Business Sciences, USTM and Dr
Ranjan Dutta Kalita, HoD Applied Biology stressed on the
protection of creativity of different innovators through patent
filing so that it cannot be copied and can be used exclusively
for the benefit of our society.
Dr PG Rao, Vice Chancellor USTM, Pro Vice Chancellor Dr R K
Sharma, senior professors, HoD’s, faculty members and students
of the university were present at the event.