The Internal Quality Assurance Cell of the College organised a National Seminar on ‘Intellectual Property Rights’ (IPR) on the 10th October 2019 at Bhagwan Mahaveer Gyan Bhavan. The Chief Guest for the Inaugural Session was Shri. S. Thangapandian, Deputy Controller of Patents & Designs, Head of Office – DPIT, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India.


The IQAC Coordinator Dr. V. Eswaran welcomed the gathering and briefed the audience about the purpose of the National Seminar. In his Presidential Address, the Principal Dr. N. Venkataramanan touched upon the importance and the relevance of IPR. The Chief Guest Shri. S. Thangapandian explained about the essence of the Intellectual Property Rights and traced its history. He underlined the need for spreading the awareness about IPR. He also elucidated how the Government facilitates in acquiring the Rights over Patents and Designs.


Session: I

‘Intellectual Property Rights: What? Why? How?’ was presented by Smt. Kasthuri Mohan, Assistant Controller, Head of Office – DPIT, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. She threw light on various preliminary aspects of the IPR, such as Copyrights, Designs and Patents.


Session: II

Dr. L. Vijai, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Government College for Women, Thiruvananthapuram spoke on ‘Intellectual Property Rights: An Academic Perspective’. He spoke at length about plagiarism and the do’s and dont’s involved in the research work that are essential in the academic domain, leading to Intellectual Property Rights. 

Session: III

‘Intellectual Property Rights: A Legal Prospects on Copyright and Patent’ was presented by Dr. S. Sahul Hameed, Associate Professor, P.G & Research Department of Corporate Secretaryship, Bharathidasan Government College for Women, Puducherry. He brought out all the significant aspects of Copyright and Patent from the legal angle.

Valedictory Session

Following the Vote of Thanks, the Principal distributed the certificates to the Resource Persons.

The National Seminar was attended by around six hundred participants (Teaching Faculty of shift-I and shift-II, Ph. D scholars, M. Phil and Post graduate students, members from other colleges).