What is Kapila Kalam Program?
On the 89th birthday of former President and scientist Late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, Union Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal’ Nishank’ virtually inaugurated the Kapila Kalam Program for Intellectual Property Literacy and Awareness campaign. Shri Sanjay Dhotre, Minister of State for Education, was also present. Shri Amit Khare, Secretary, Higher Education; Professor Anil Sahasrabuddhe, Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education; Vice-Chairman Dr M.P. Poonia, and Member Secretary, Dr Rajive Kumar were also in attendance.
The Minister stated that not only is it essential to innovate for the country’s self-sufficiency, but it is also necessary to patent the inventions. He believes that patenting inventions will lead to India’s self-sufficiency. We already have intellectual property inherited inside our culture because of India’s great Nalanda and Takshila Universities heritage. In the realm of patents, he continued, India must once again dominate the world as Vishwaguru.
This significant step toward making India self-sufficient was made on ‘National Innovation Day,’ he added. Students pursuing higher education will benefit from this campaign since they will learn about the proper application process. Students seeking higher education will benefit from this campaign because they will learn about the appropriate application process for patenting their innovation and be informed of their rights. He went on to say that we need to make a giant leap forward in the realm of patents.
According to the Minister, we must operate in a mission mode since we have a lot of resources in the field of IP that needs to be used. He urged the country’s young to move on with their inventions. He stated that the government has enough skill; now, we must mix it into patents. We will assist schools and universities in encouraging more students to submit patents. The Minister urged Indian students to remain in the nation and continue their studies. He encourages students to stay in India to display their talents in the twenty-first century’s “New India.”
KAPILA Kalam Campaign
- Kalam Program for Intellectual Property Literacy and Awareness (KAPILA) is an abbreviation for Kalam Program for Intellectual Property Literacy and Awareness.
- Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal’ Nishank’, Union Education Minister, virtually launched the KAPILA initiative on October 15, 2020.
- The Government of India’s KAPILA Kalam Program aims to raise awareness about the value of patenting and innovations.
- Students seeking higher education will learn about the proper method for filing a patent application and be informed of their rights due to this campaign.
- The programme will make it easier for schools and universities to encourage more students to file patent applications.
- The Ministry designated the week of October 15 to 23rd as ‘Intellectual Property Literacy Week’ to raise awareness in the sector.
Aim of KAPILA Kalam Programme
The government will promote awareness about the necessity of patenting an innovation through educational initiatives as part of the KAPILA Kalam Program, which aims to bring India self-reliance.
Its goal is to use the tools available in intellectual property to help people move forward with their innovations and turn them into patents.
FAQ’s – Kapila Kalam Program
✅What exactly is the Kapila scheme?
Kalam Program for Intellectual Property Literacy and Awareness (KAPILA) is an abbreviation for Kalam Program for Intellectual Property Literacy and Awareness. Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank,’ Union Education Minister, virtually launched the KAPILA initiative on October 15, 2020.
✅Who started the Kapila Kalam initiative?
Last year, on the 89th birthday of former President and scientist Late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ virtually launched KAPILA.
✅What exactly is the Kalam programme?
From the 15th to October 23 2020, the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell hosted a 9-day programme called ‘KAPILA: Kalam Program for IP Literacy and Awareness’ to raise awareness about the importance of IP filing, as well as the mechanisms and methodologies of IP filing in India and around the world, primarily among students and faculty members of higher education institutions.