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National Webinar on Role of Intellectual Property towards Self-Reliant Agricultural Sector

Organized By :


MHRD IP Chair, WBNUJS in Association with MSME, GOI
Knowledge partner

The IPThink-Tank & NASCAP


About The Event

Being an Agricultural Economy, Farmers and the Agricultural department has always been an important asset to its growth and development. Therefore, in this time of a Global Pandemic eventually leading to an economic crisis, it is necessary to provide wholesome support to this sector especially from a government perspective to help its recovery once this is all over.  Even though agriculture is amongst the oldest activities known to mankind, it is undeniable that innovation is required in the sector as well, which is where IPR plays a very crucial role, since it not only provides ease of carrying out the work but at the same time provides incentives to work harder, which is exactly what the economy needs presently.  Further, as the main stakeholders in the sector, Farmers not only require special aids but also need new opportunities to fight for their survival, because the effect of this pandemic has probably been the harshest on them, owing to their general lack of knowledge and access to digital means. Hence, this webinar focuses on various rights, measures and supports that are being provided and shall be provided to the sector for its long battle in the era of COVID-19.

Speakers and Topics

Prof. (Dr.) N. K. Chakrabarti

Vice Chancellor, WB National University of Juridical Sciences

Inaugural Speech

Prof. Uday Shankar

Associate Professor of Law; Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT Kharagpur

Topic: Farmer's Right in India

Mr. P. K. Das

Deputy Director at MSME-Development Institute, Ministry of MSME, Government of India

Topic: Innovation, Incubation and IPR towards Atmanirbhar Bharat

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Shri K. D. Bhattacharya

Director I/C, MSME, Kolkata

Keynote Speech

Mr. Partha Mandal

Deputy General Manager at NABARD

Topic: Role of NABARD in Cultivating Opportunities for Farmers to Fight the Blues of a Global Pandemic

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Mr. Satish Kumar

Assistant Director, Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India

Topic:  Innovation support Programmes through MSME for the upliftment of farmers.

Moderator of The Event

Dr. Pinaki Ghosh

MHRD, IP Chair Professor, West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata

Support Associates

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Bhaskar Mukherjee

Admin & Editor


Admin & Editor


Admin & Editor


Admin & Editor

Call For Blogs

We also invite students for Blog submission on related topics, by the 26th of September 2020. With an opportunity for the most promising blogs to be featured on our website, and we shall provide publication certificates for the same. 

Please submit your blogs by clicking on the button below within the said deadline. 

You are requested to follow the under:
   1) Limit your blog between 2000-3000 words
   2) No Co-Authorship allowed, every author is allowed to submit only one blog.
   3) Follow the Bluebook Citation 19th Edition, use ENDNOTES, not footnotes.
   4) Font Style: Times New Roman Font (Main text: size 12 and 1.5 line spacing, endnotes: size 10, single-spaced), and a margin of 1-inch shall be left on all sides of the paper.
   5) The Blog should not contain the name of the Author, it should be submitted separately in the form.

It is advisable to fill the form from your laptop. We also urge you to provide us with a picture relevant to your blog, and your LinkedIn profile URL for better reach.


The platform of the event shall be informed to you by the organizers via the email provided to you in the registration form, before the webinar, it is advisable to keep a check on your inbox for the same. The participants need to log in 10 mins prior to the event.

Note: No certificates shall be provided.


In order to attend the event, attendees need to mandatorily register through the link provided on the website before the below-stated deadline.
Note: The seats for the event are limited, so we shall provide registration on a first come first serve basis.

Important Dates

  • Registration Starts from – 14th August 2020

  • Last Date of Registration – 28th August 2020 (11:59 pm)

  • Date of Event – 29th August 2020 (11 am- 1 pm)

  • Last Date of Blog Submission – 26th September 2020 (10 pm)


In case of a query, please click on "Get in Touch" on our menu. We will get back to you within 24 hours. 

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