Manav Rachna University, in association with CNPDTT, conducted a one-day workshop for IPR to give hands-on experience to the first-year Engineering students organized by Dr. Yogita Gupta, IPR Coordinator, and IIC Nodal Officer, Manav Rachna University.
The resource person Mr. Mohit Mahajan has been at the cutting edge of the confluence between Science and Law for the last 22 years. A registered Patent Agent since 2000, he is amongst the pioneers in India who practically harnessed the synergies between the professional streams of Engineering and law. He has worked as principal IPR Consultant for Engineering based inventions for the “Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)” GOI, New Delhi.
Earlier worked with FITT of IIT Delhi as their principal Consultant (Technology transfer & IPR) for 15 years. He has been a personal witness, assessor, and evaluator of more than 900 inventions, of which more than 300 are filed as Indian and foreign Patent Applications. He is currently the CEO of the “Center for New Product Development Trade and Transfer,” a Section 8 Company that specializes in harnessing technology innovation for new Product development.
Dr. Pradeep Varshney, Dean Research; Dr. Shruti Vashisht, Dean Engineering; Dr. Parneeta Dhaliwal, Director IIC; Dr. Susmita Ray, President IIC; Dr. Manpreet Kaur, HoD CST, Mr. J P Sharma, Fabrication Facility Incharge and Faculties from various departments joined the session along with 150 first year students.
Phase I of the session started with the IPR basics, and Mr. Mahajan gave an extraordinary session on IPR. He shared his life experiences with the students, which were taken warmly by them. The class was a motivating experience for the students, and the session turned out to be quite interactive as students had lots of queries which Mr. Mahajan resolved.
Phase II of the session started with the Pitch deck of the ideas, and students had to write the concept, which was scrutinized, and ideas were given IPR support if there was a novelty in it. Out of 150 students, seven students were invited to discuss the concept, and the improvisation was suggested in a one-to-one session with Mr. Mahajan. The student response was tremendous, and the session was successful.