The Ministry of Human Resource Development has awarded an IPR
Chair under the scheme for Intellectual Property Education, Research and Public
Outreach (IPERPO) of the Ministry with a vision "to create superior quality
Intellectual Capital for Indian Leadership in a globalized knowledge society".
One of the mandates of the Chair is to conduct high quality research on the
theory and application of Intellectual Property studies. The IPR Chair Professor
is an eminent Intellectual Property Rights scholar.
The MHRD Chair was created in Tezpur University in 2010.
Creation of superior quality Intellectual Capital for Indian
Leadership in a globalized knowledge society.
Long Term: Capacity creation in IP practice, education,
training, research and awareness through a multidisciplinary approach.
Short Term (Five years):
Development of suitable academic programmes in IP
education, research and training.
Providing a framework for analyzing the impact of
Intellectual property in development initiatives in the country.
Dissemination of knowledge and information through
ORGANIZATIONAL SET UP
Each existing and the proposed IPR Chair will have one
Chair Professor, two Research Officers/Assistants, one
Steno-cum-documentation Assistant and one Group 'D' employee.
It would be expected that the Chairs would
conduct quality research resulting academic papers of high value and a
high publication profile.
(a) Post-doctoral and academic research in theory
and application of Intellectual Property Studies.
(b) Ph. D research in the above area with the
intent to enable research capacity both at university and institutions
of higher learning and in industry and other establishments.
IPR Chair can have maximum two PhD Scholars who
should be taken as per the norms of UGC/AICTE or respective University
Academic and Training programmes:
would be to generate and sustain interest in this subject.
a) Introductory foundation course at
under-graduate/post-graduate level on fundamentals of Intellectual
b) Compulsory course on IPR-half or one credit
course spread over one trimester.
c) One semester elective courses at the post
d) Training of trainers programme (one per year per
institution) in the field of IPRs.
At least one workshop per year has to be
conducted by each IPR Chair.
At least one conference per year
has to be conducted by each IPR Chair.
Outreach programmes or clinics that the
institution might want to develop.
Studies or Projects
Each IPR Chair may be asked to conduct a study or a
project on any area of intellectual property rights, including
Copyrights and Related Rights.