Workshop on career opportunities organised

PASIGHAT, Feb 17: Jawaharlal Nehru College here in East Siang district on Saturday organised a workshop on career opportunities for commerce students, in collaboration with the Pune Institute of Business Management (PIBM).
Resource person from PIBM, Raj Kumar Rai informed the students about career opportunities in different domains of the business world, such as finance, marketing, human resource, etc. He also dwelt on the stiff competition in the job market.
Maroco Ltd sales officer Sanjay Besra and management trainee Annunciate Tigga shared their experiences about various job opportunities in the corporate arena.
Earlier, on Friday, a seminar on intellectual property rights (IPR) was organized by the college’s political science department, in collaboration with the college’s Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC).
It was aimed at creating awareness on first-level IPR among the students, and to sensitize the teachers about the beneficial aspects of patenting their creative and novel ideas and inventions. It also dealt with issues related to infringement of IPR, particularly copyrights.
Addressing the participants, JN College principal Dr Milorai Modi underscored the significance of IPR protection in the contemporary era, and echoed the sentiments of the critics who are skeptical of IPR, saying “the chances of losing the originality and monopoly remain high when piracy and counterfeiting have become the order of the day.”
Political Science HoD, Dr Narang Tari explained the fundamentals of intellectual property and various aspects of IPR in India. He outlined the gamut of processes involving enforcement of IPR, and various issues related to infringement of those rights.
He also addressed different aspects of IPR, indicating the scope for intellectual and academic discourse on IPR.
Economics Department Head Dr MA Salam observed that the potentials of traditional knowledge of Arunachal can be harnessed in view of IPR under the global framework.
“Arunachal Pradesh contains a lot of traditional knowledge base in all works of life, like method of treating ailments, medicinal plants in the Himalayan range, local cuisines, traditional attire, folk dance, song and music, and varieties of flora and fauna which can be protected under geographical indication or under patent rights or copyrights,” he said.
He emphasized on proper documentation of traditional knowledge and incorporating it in the Traditional Knowledge of Digital Library (TKDL), New Delhi.
IQAC Coordinator Dr SN Yadav and Political Science Assistant Professor Danggen Dameng also spoke.
Five papers were presented, covering different aspects of IPR, such as trade-related intellectual property rights, patents, copyrights, etc.
JN College Vice Principal Dr SD Choudhury spoke about the Centre’s IPR policy framework, while Dr DP Panda spoke on the industrial perspectives of IPR.
Tara Singh Gibo presented a paper on trade-related intellectual property rights, and Hari Loyi on patents. Marshal Gao and Dr Romeo Dupak together presented a paper on copyrights.