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The Government, Corporates and the Start-ups today are investing a lot of money in the development of Intellectual Property.

The Certificate Course in Intellectual Property Rights (CCIPR) caters to the growing demand for expertise in Intellectual Property (IP) within the government, corporate, and start-up sectors. Tailored to meet the specific needs of aspiring professionals and those already employed in these domains, this advanced certificate program offers a comprehensive exploration of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).

Encompassing various facets of IPR, including Trademarks, Patents, Copyright, Designs, Plant Varieties, and IP issues in software and start-ups, participants gain a thorough understanding of both the substantive and procedural aspects of IPR and its management.

The program objective of the program provides participants with a: comprehensive understanding of Intellectual Property Rights; Skills in drafting and filing Intellectual Property in India; Knowledge to effectively protect Intellectual Property Rights in a competitive business environment and the expertise to be recognized as certified Patent and/or Trademark agents.

Through this program, participants acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the complexities of IPR laws and practices, empowering them to contribute effectively to their respective fields and excel as certified Patent and/or Trademark agents.


  • Graduate in any discipline from a recognized University.
  • International / SAARC Graduates from a recognized / accredited University / Institution.
  • Students appearing for their final year degree course and are yet to pass the final year examination can also apply, exam may also apply, subject to completion of graduation in current academic year and within the time period specified by SCDL.

  • The duration of the program is six months.
  • The registration period is valid for one academic year.

Credit Points : 10

Module 1: Introduction to Indian Legal System
Module 2: Intellectual Property Rights, its need and awareness
Module 3: Patents
Module 4: Trademarks
Module 5: Copyright
Module 6: Designs
Module 7: Geographical Indication
Module 8: IPRs in Software
Module 9: Key Business Concerns in Commercializing Intellectual Property Rights and IP Strategy
Module 10: Start-ups and IPRs

Intellectual Property Analyst, Patent Agent, Trademark Agent, Intellectual Property Consultant, Intellectual Property Manager, Intellectual Property Attorney, Intellectual Property Rights Officer, Intellectual Property Coordinator, Legal Counsel specializing in Intellectual Property, Research and Development Manager in Intellectual Property.

Application Form Fee
The application form fee for applicants applying under:
  • General & Defence Category is: ₹1200
  • International & SAARC Category is: US$100
Note: Application fee is non-refundable.
Program Fee Payment
Students have to pay the program fees as per below specified timelines.
One Time Payment: Pay full fee in one instalment immediately after grant of admission & avail timely benefits of the program.
Category One time full payment
General & Defence ₹ 16000/-
International $350
SAARC $300
Note: Program commencement is subject to sufficient enrollments for the program. Exam fees and project fee is not included in program fee. Pay Exam fees and project fee separately. Pay exam fee per paper per attempt. Exam fees or project fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. SCDL does not accept any type of fee in cash.
Mode of Payments
Online: Students can pay application form fee, program fee and all exam fees online. OR
Demand Draft: Students can pay program and all exam fees via Demand Draft (DD) drawn in favour of
“The Director SCDL, Pune” payable at Pune.