Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University in association with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Intellectual Property Management (RGNIIPM), Govt. of India,under National Intellectual Property Awareness Mission (NIPAM), organized an online IPR awareness program “Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) & Patent, Designs filing requirements”.The session started with the welcome speech by Dr Yatheshth Anand, Nodal Officer, Patent Office-R&D wing, SMVDU, followed by a brief session by Dr Vineet V. Tyagi, Dean R&D, SMVDU. Dr Pankaj P Borkar (Ph.D. IPR), Dy. Controller of Patents and Design, IPO Mumbai/RGNIIPM Nagpur, was the worthy speaker of the session. He deliberated on the requirements for filing a patent/copyright. He also explained what and how ideas/innovations can be protected through patents and copyrights.Dr Borkar also highlighted how someone can look up ideas to innovate in their day-to-day life, where we can apply our innovation. The program was attended by 297 pan-India participants which included college freelancers, students, research scholars and college faculties. The session ended with a vote of thanks given by Mr. Ashish Suri, Associate Dean of Academics, SMVDU.