On 13.10.2018, the IQAC and IPR Cell jointly organized a one-day Faculty Development Programme on Intellectual Property Rights and Innovations. Dr. M.KanthaBabu, Director, Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, College of Engineering, Anna university, Chennai, was the resource person. He said that the intellectual property rights are the rights given to persons over the creations of their minds, He added that by intellectual rights a person or a company will have exclusive rights to use their own plans, ideas or other assets, without competition at least for a specific period of time. These rights can include copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets, he said. Nearly 120 faculty got a broad idea of how creations of mind could be protected for further growth in research, innovation and employment.