To become a world class centre for the creation of human resources in the field of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and to establish systems for seamless integration of IPR in the Knowledge Value Chain in an evolving university framework.
The Tezpur University Intellectual Property Rights Cell (TUIPR Cell) aims to evolve into a centre of excellence in the North Eastern Region in fields related to IPR Education, innovation management integrated with IPR within an educational Framework, protection of traditional knowledge and practices for socio-economic development, and contributing to the development and implementation of IPR Policy in the regional and national context.
Tezpur University Intellectual Property Rights Cell (TUIPR Cell) was created in 2009 with a vision to develop human resource in the management of Intellectual Property Rights as an integral part of the innovation process and the innovation value chain in the university. Several patent and copyright applications have been filed based on the innovations done in Tezpur University. The Cell has been involved in several IPR Awareness and implementation programmes in the University Campus and in the North East Region. The Cell is gradually building IPR consciousness in the Region, not only within the institutions but also among the different strata in the society.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, awarded the prestigious MHRD IPR Chair to Tezpur University in 2010. The Chair has been set up to initiate and execute IPR capability development programmes in the North East Region. A key objective of this Chair is to integrate IPR with the education process to enhance the quality of thinking, propagate a culture of regard and respect for IPR, ensure speedy and accurate identification and protection of innovations arising out of the research work carried out in the university, facilitate transfer of knowledge and technology from the university to industry and enhance the scope of their commercialization. The TUIPR Cell also aims to offer assistance to grassroot innovators in the North East Region to realize the commercial benefits of their innovations. As the Cell gains experience, it would also act as a think tank on policy matters related to IPR in India with special emphasis on issues relevant to the North East Region.