National Level Webinar on “IPR, Copyright and Plagiarism” was organized by Learning Resource Centre in association with Library Advisory Committee on 27th April, 2020 using ZOOM Platform.
The webinar aimed to aimed to create awareness about the intellectual property rights and consequences of Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism among the participants. In addition to it, the webinar highlighted on how to manage references and bibliographies while conducting research activity. About 95 members participated in the webinar.
Dr. Sanjay B. Munavalli, Organizing Secretary of the event while introducing the webinar said that IPR, Copyright and Plagiarism are important areas of discussion in this COVID-19 pandemic situation and all universities, colleges must need to be addressed. If the higher education institutions does not take steps to address the gravity of this situation it risks damaging its reputation. It is crucial for a higher education institution to establish a culture in which academic integrity is at the forefront of its mission.
The session was conducted by Shri. Prahlad Jadhav, Senior Manager at Khiatan & Co. Mumbai and presented in detail about the intellectual property rights copyright, trademark, patent and highlighted that academic dishonesty and fair use of information for education purpose. He also shared his views on ‘Promotion of Academic Integrity and Prevention of Plagiarism’ and highlighted the University Grants Commission (UGC) (Promotion of Academic Integrity and Prevention of Plagiarism in Higher Education Regulations, 2018).
During Valedictory Session, report of the webinar was presented by Organizing Secretary, Dr. Sanjay B. Munavalli which was followed by online feedback from the participants and distribution of e-certificates to the participants