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 occasion.
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
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.