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
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.