About DPIIT IPR Chair

Department for Promotion of Industries and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, launched a Scheme for Pedagogy & Research in IPRs for Holistic Education & Academia (SPRIHA) in the year 2016 under which IPR Chairs have been set up in select universities and academic institutes. This was in accordance National IPR Policy launched by the Government of India in 2016, which proclaims, as one of the objectives under section 7.2, “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.”

MNLU Mumbai has been selected by the DPIIT as one of the 12 universities/organizations for setting up IPR Chairs in the country. DPIIT has formulated the norms for establishing and functioning of the IPR Chair under SPRIHA.

Role and Responsibilities

Under the aegis of the DPIIT IPR Chair, MNLU Mumbai the incumbent shall perform the following role and responsibilities;

  1. Conduct Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) research in relevant areas of law as directed;
  2. Provide research assistance as and when required;
  3. Develop, plan, execute, monitor and report Intellectual Property Rights research in collaboration with external universities, institutions, government departments, industrial and economic agencies, and judiciary within India and abroad;
  4. Participate in overall planning and development of research, training and extension programs of DPIIT chair activities in the University;
  5. Perform any other duties including administration, coordination, etc. as required to achieve the aims and objectives of the DPIIT IPR – Chair and related research centre.

Essential Criteria

  1. Master’s Degree in law or LLB Degree with at least 55% marks (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) from an Indian University, or an equivalent degree from an accredited foreign university.
  2. Good knowledge of the latest national and international research trends and developments in the relevant area;
  3. Ability to conceptualize and organize international training workshops and brainstorming online/onsite discussions apart from teaching/Research.
  4. Fluency in the English language and knowledge of using computers is a must.


  • ₹40,000/- (Consolidated) for LLM Graduates
  • ₹30,000/- (Consolidated) for LLB Graduates

Number of Positions


How to Apply?

Updated CV with the filled Prescribed Form should be submitted via email on or before 15th April 2023 (05:30 PM) with the clear subject line “Application for Research Assistant – DPIIT IPR Chair” to recruitment@mnlumumbai.edu.in.

Official Notification and Application Form

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