(The Gist of PIB) Union Education Minister virtually launches 'KAPILA' Kalam Program
(THE GIST OF PIB) Union Education Minister virtually launches 'KAPILA' Kalam Program
Union Education Minister virtually launches 'KAPILA' Kalam Program
Union Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' virtually launched the 'KAPILA' Kalam Program for Intellectual Property Literacy and Awareness campaign on the 89th birth anniversary of former President and Scientist Late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.
Kalam Program for IP Literacy and Awareness (KAPILA) Campaign:
Under KAPILA campaign, students in higher educational institutions (HEIs) will get information about the correct system of application process for patenting their invention.
Overall filing of applications for various Intellectual property Rights (IPRs) in 2018-19 has shown an increase of 15% over previous year.
IP refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce.
Various types of IPs are:
Trademarks, Industrial designs,
Institution Innovation Council (IIC 3.0):
IIC was established by Ministry of Education in 2018.
Major focus of IIC is to create a vibrant local innovation ecosystem, Start-up supporting Mechanism in HEIs, prepare institute for Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements Framework etc.
So far, IICs have been established in about 1700 higher educational institutions. IIC will be established in 5000 higher educational institutions under IIC 3.0.