IIT Kharagpur Department of Law

Introduction

An intellectual property law protects the right of an inventor, author or creator. This is of vital value in today’s competitive market where a group or an individual is working on new challenging areas. Intellectual Properties can:
  • set the business apart from competitors
  • be sold or licensed, providing an important revenue stream to the business .
  • offer customers something new and different
  • form an essential part of your marketing or branding

Everything from the name and logo, designs, inventions, works of creative or intellectual effort to trade marks that distinguish your business can all be types of Intellectual Property.

Intellectual Property and Technology Law Education has never been emphasized in the curriculum of legal education so far in our country. In the post TRIPS situation, education and research would now be shifted to Intellectual Property creation in the hubs of science and technology research. Therefore, it was decided by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, and the Board of Governors, IIT Kharagpur to accept the proposal of one of its alumni, Mr. Vinod Gupta, a leading business magnate in USA, to establish a Law School with in the domain of IIT education research and discipline.

In the IIT system, IIT Kharagpur was the first to take the leadership in technology education in the early fifties. Thereafter, IIT Kharagpur was the first technology institution to start the business management school in India in the early nineties. Naturally, in the fitness of things, IIT Kharagpur has now taken on itself the role of a leader, now in technology law education. For this purpose a full fledged law school, incubated in the Vinod Gupta School of Management, has start functioning from the academic year 2006. The School presently will has two programmes; (a) Six-Semester, Three-Year Full-Time residential LL.B. Programme leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Laws with specialization in Intellectual Property Rights, as per the requirements of the Bar Council of India. The School also offers opportunities to carry out doctoral research

The School offers Six-Semester, Three-Year Full-Time residential LL.B. Programme leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Law with specialization in Intellectual Property Rights, at par with the LL.B. Degree requirements of the Bar Council of India. The course is run on a self-financing basis

Courses

Programme: LL.B. Degree in Intellectual Property Rights
Duration: 3 years

Programme: Diploma Programme in Intellectual Property Law
Duration: 1.5 years

Programme: Ph.D. (RGSIPL)

Eligibility

First Class Bachelors Degree in Engineering/Technology/Medicine or equivalent

OR

First Class Masters Degree in Science or Pharmacy

OR

First Class MBA Degree with any of the above

Admission Procedure

Admission will be a two-step process:
  • All India written test for entrance to be conducted at Kharagpur and other centers as may be decided by the Institute from time to time.
  • From the list of qualified candidates from the entrance test, the final selection of candidates will be made on the basis of GD/PI at Kharagpur and other centers as may be decided by the Institute from time to time.
  • Results will be communicated through email.

The Application Form must accompany a draft of Rs.1000/- for General Category or Rs.500/- for SC/ST/PH Category drawn in favour of "IIT Kharagpur” payable at Kharagpur and may be sent to the Deputy Registrar (Academic), IIT Kharagpur, Pin 721302.

Course Pattern

Curricula of the Programme have been prepared on the basis of the following:
Requirement of Bar Council of India: This is necessary for the 3-year LL.B. Programme in order for people completing the Programme being eligible for practicing in the court of law in the Union of India 

Contact

Head of the Department: 91-3222-282238
Office: 91-3222-282237
Phone (Chamber): 91-3222-283384
Phone (Residence): 91-3222-283385, 91-3222-277922
Email: head@rgsoipl.iitkgp.ernet.in
Website:http://www.rgsoipl.iitkgp.ernet.in/



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