What is KAPILA Campaign?

Published: October 17, 2020

The Union Education Minister Ramesh pokhriyal nishank recently launched KAPILA campaign.  It is Kalam Programme for Intellectual Property Literacy and Awareness campaign. The campaign was launched to celebrate the 89 birth anniversary of former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. His birth anniversary is celebrated as World Students Day all over the world.

About the campaign

Under the campaign, the Government of India will spread awareness about the importance of patenting and invention. This will help to lead India towards self-Reliance.

The ministry of education will also celebrate intellectual property literacy week between October 15 and October 23 to promote awareness in patenting. Also, the ministry will conduct awareness programmes about the system and the process involved in applying for a patent.

The campaign will provide information to students pursuing higher education in the country through their respective institutions.

The Institution Innovation Council report was published during the event. Also, the Institution Innovation Council website was launched.

National Intellectual Property Rights policy 2016

The Policy was adopted in 2016 to guide the future development of Intellectual Property Rights in the country. It aims to bring all the Intellectual Property Rights under single platform. The policy is to set an institutional mechanism to implement, monitor and review the Intellectual Property Rights in the country. The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) is the nodal department to oversee the development of intellectual property rights in India. The Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM) was set up under DIPP to implement the objectives of national IPR policy. The policy is in compliance with the WTO agreement on Trade Related aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).

Achievements of IPR policy

After adopting the National IPR policy in 2016, the ranking of India in the Global Innovation Index improved. In 2015, India ranked 81 in global innovation index. It improved to 52 in 2019. The Global Innovation Index is issued by the World Intellectual Property organisation.

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