The Department for Promotion of Industries and Internal Trade (DPIIT) under the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, officially selected Gujarat National Law University for establishment of DPIIT IPR Chair, under the Scheme for Pedagogy & Research in IPRs for Holistic Education & Academia (SPRIHA). National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy ,2016, a vision document promotes a holistic and conducive ecosystem to catalyze the full potential of intellectual property for India’s economic growth and socio-cultural development. One of the several objectives of the Policy is to strengthen IP Chairs in educational institutes of higher learning to provide quality teaching and research, develop teaching capacity and curricula and evaluate their work on performance-based criteria.

About the Internship Scheme

The internship program aims to foster research in IPR and to set up a productive IP ecosystem in India. The Internship program will provide an excellent opportunity to familiarise with the activities of DPIIT IPR Chair. The interns will be required to provide high-quality research and are also expected to facilitate and coordinate the programs conducted by the DPIIT IPR Chair. Towards the completion of Internship, Interns have to submit the research work assigned to them in the form of papers, presentations or reports.


Applications are invited from students from recognized Law Institutions and Universities and having a strong interest in IP law.  Candidates are expected to be proficient in legal research and writing, and should be willing to learn.

Application process

Interested candidates are required to send their application along with the following requisite to 

  • Cover letter (in the body of the e-mail)
  • Curriculum vitae; and
  • A writing sample either published or unpublished on Intellectual Property Law (between 1000-1500 words including footnotes)
  • The subject line of the email should be “Application for Internship with DPIIT -IPR Chair”.

The last date to apply for an online Internship is July 20, 2021.


The duration of the internship would be for six (6) to eight (8) weeks.

Mode of Internship

The Internship will be online. All the reporting and dissemination of information will take place through the Mail. Every task allocated to the interns will have specific guidelines to be followed.

Certificate of Internship

Certificate will be awarded to the interns upon satisfactory completion of all the mandatory requirements of their internships and on submission of their Report/Paper and its evaluation by the DPIIT -IPR Chair.

Terms & Conditions

  • No stipend shall be provided for the Internship.
  • We reserve the right to terminate the internship at any time, if a selected candidate is found to not diligently fulfil his/her obligations during the internship period.
  • If the internship is so terminated, the candidate will not be provided with the certificate.

After the selection process, information will be sent to selected Interns via mail.

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