2310-18/1005/01: DIPP selects GNLU for establishment of IPR Chair

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, has officially selected Gujarat National Law University for establishment of an IPR Chair, under the Scheme for Pedagogy & Research in IPRs for Holistic Education & Academia (SPRIHA). With this, GNLU becomes one of the top twelve educational institutes in India to earn the DIPP IPR Chair.

The subject of Intellectual Property Rights has been a center of focus since the launch of National IPR Policy in 2016. Objective 7.2 of the Policy highlights importance of strengthening teaching and research initiatives under IPR at various educational institutes. In order to achieve this mandate, DIPP has been working on creation of schemes to encourage and promote outreach of IPR. Thus, SPRIHA is developed to encourage the study of, education in, research on IPRs.

GNLU Centre for Intellectual Property Rights was established in January 2016 with an aim to promote research, extension and training in the field of IPR. The Centre also aims to incentivize innovative and cutting-edge academic research in the field of IP Laws. Further, the Centre has been allotted two fully funded Research Chairs- through GUJCOST and Microsoft, respectively. With the selection for establishment of DIPP IPR Chair, GNLU will now have three Chairs dedicated to IPR educational activities.

Congratulating Centre Director Dr. Nidhi Buch, GNLU Director Dr. Bimal N. Patel said “This comes as a formal recognition of GNLU Centre for IPR and its performance on all fronts- Teaching, Research, Training and Extension in the field of IPR. This is also a proof of faith reposed by the Government, regulatory bodies and industry in the GNLU and its endeavors, I am sure the dedicated GNLU faculty will rise upto their expectations.

Last Updated :07-12-2018