Science education is undergoing sweeping changes in recent years and tradition is making room for a new orientation of higher education. In order to keep resonance with the change, the Department of Science &Technology and Biotechnology (DSTBT) of the Government of West Bengal is working hand in hand with Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), WB.
The most recent outcome of this cooperation is the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Patent Information Centre of the West Bengal State Council of Science & Technology (under the department of Science & Technology and Biotechnology) and MAKAUT, WB on the 24th of July, 2019, at Vigyan Chetana Bhavan, Salt Lake, Kolkata to introduce a number of courses on Intellectual Property Rights (that is, patent rights) and technology business management for venturing into entrepreneurship.
|Prof. Maitra being felicitated on the occasion. The minister|
Mr. Bratya Basu is on the dais.
The Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor of MAKAUT Prof. (Dr.) Saikat Maitra and Hon'ble Minister-in-Charge, DSTBT and Department of Forests, Government of West Bengal Sri Bratya Basu were present in this occasion.
Prof. Maitra underlined the importance of introducing the courses for venturing into entrepreneurship. He highlighted the importance of start-ups for career building and patent rights are the key to such initiatives.
Module 1: Faculty from Patent Information Centre (MHC/PS/ SS)/ IIT-KGP, Prof. Prabudha Ganguly, CEO-IPR Vision Attorney firm ( Dr. Indira Banerjee, L.S Davar and Co. , Patent Office )
These courses aim to build skilled human resources to handle the critical issues of Technology Business Management using Intellectual Property Rights as a tool for establishing an organisation. This will create huge job opportunities for the state of West Bengal.
Actually many new entrepreneurs do non know the laws of patenting and its usefulness. Herein lies the usefulness of these courses. These courses are designed to make the young generation aware of the laws, so that they do not have to suffer, once they start their new ventures. MAKAUT wants to be a true friend of such entrepreneurs an d guide them at all stages.Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee
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