Indore, 8th December 2023: Recently, SVKM’s NMIMS Indore’s School of Technology Management and Engineering (STME) hosted an educational and informative National Level Workshop on “Grant Writing, IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) and Publication Strategy”. The week-long workshop was designed for faculty members, research scholars and professionals from research organizations and industry. The event garnered an overwhelming response with over 220 registrations received from top faculty members and zealous research scholars from across prominent national educational institutions from 18 cities.
The workshop was graced by guest speakers from renowned National Universities and National Research Centres, who included, Adv. Praneetha K Rasbag, Founder-Prasa IP; Dr. Rajeev Sharma, Scientist, F Frontier and Futuristic Technologies (FFT) Division, Department of Science & Technology; Dr. Uma Shankar Sharma, Head Department of Physics Registrar, Rustamji Institute of Technology BSF Tekanpur, Gwalior; Ms. Sanjivini Kaul Raina, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi and Dr. Sandeep Atre Founder & Managing Director, Socialigence.
The workshop was specifically designed to delve into four critical areas of academia – exploring research grant opportunities, honing the craft of effective grant proposal writing, understanding the nuances of managing Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) concerning research outputs, and adopting strategic publication methods aimed at augmenting research visibility.
At the engrossing event, the distinguished attendees shared their vast experiences on several critical aspects related to techniques and strategies for writing successful grant proposals, an overview of intellectual property rights including patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets and ethical considerations and guidelines for publishing research work.
The diverse backgrounds of the speakers brought a comprehensive perspective on various aspects and methodologies of research and its overall impact. Legal experts in attendance specifically discussed ethical conduct in research involving individuals, compliance with laws, understanding intellectual property rights, fair publication practices and specific regulations in different fields.
Highlighting the purpose and importance of the event, Dr. Anshuman Jaswal, said, “The one-week National Level Workshop was organised as an endeavour to bring together excellent research scholars and eminent academia from prestigious education institutions across the country. The workshop was aimed at informing and educating aspiring students about the vast yet challenging realm of research. Participants benefitted from this workshop by encompassing grant writing, legal, and ethical aspects of research. They acquired valuable insights into securing funding, navigating legal complexities, ensuring ethical research conduct, and improving publication practices. We look forward to hosting more such stimulating events and workshops.”
The NMIMS STME Indore leadership was represented by Dr. Anshuman Jaswal, Director of the Indore campus, Dr. Divya Gautam, Dr. Nidhi Asthana, Mr. Gaurav Paliwal and Ms. Avani Jain. The workshop was funded by the Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology (MPCST).