The plan of adding Intellectual Property Right (IPR) in the syllabus of all of the Engineering, Polytechnic and Technical colleges of the Jharkhand has recently been considered by the state government.
A K Pandey, additional chief secretary in-charge -- Science and Technology department, stated that the course shall be added in the next session of technical as well as diploma engineering courses and will be taught straight from first year onwards.
During the one day national workshop on intellectual property right (IPR) hosted by BIT (Sindri), Mr. Pandey told the course and topics is yet to be decided according to the recommendations to be received in this workshop.
The BIT Sindri is focussing on the set up and formation of apt syllabus for the course and related material to be introduced in the engineering colleges, after it gets green signal from universities. On the other hand, the state board of technical education shall focus on ensuring ways to introduce subject/course IPR in colleges of polytechnic.
The state government, said Pandey, also decided in principle to change the name of the science and technology department to department of science, technology and innovation as per the recommendation of the scientific advisory council to the Prime Minister.
Mr. Pandey informed that the Jharkhand’s chief minister before now permitted this proposal and is expected it to be placed for further approval before final notification in the next cabinet meeting.
The minister said that the Economic feasibility of the original/patented research work can be realized only by means of commercialization and this needs to be handled by the engineers and scientists.
Mr. Pandey being the chief guest of the workshop discussed that diligent scientists of India face problems while filing patents for their work of research. Due to lack of knowledge some may also be against other patents violating upon their patent.
He also gave example of software engineers in Bengaluru putting all of their knowledge and labour in developing a programme. However, the patents are filed by the foreign countries, taking away their credit. He also added, that in the past as well, Marconi got hold of the patent for inventing wireless technology, which was originally invented by J C Bose of India.
Deep analysis and thought on the need, information, procedure, legalities, and commercialization of patents during different technical sessions of workshop, were laid by SRK Rao from CIMFR of Dhanbad, Shantanu Dey , Sanjay Bhattacharya and Parijat Saurav from patent office of Kolkata and Proffessor G.Kumar from BIT(Sindri).