(Notification) Post Graduate Diploma in Patent Informatics (PGDP) at CSIR-URDIP, Pune - 2016

(Notification) Post Graduate Diploma in Patent Informatics (PGDP) at CSIR-URDIP, Pune - 2016

CSIR – URDIP is inviting applications for its one year full time post-graduate diploma course in the field of Patinformatics. The course has been designed to train the candidates in the art of patent searching, reading and analysis for the purpose of creating patent landscapes, identifying research gaps, competitive intelligence, new venture evaluation, patent portfolio management and techno-legal studies (Patentability, Validity, Infringement and Freedom to Operate). The course modules are designed to include a blend of class room teaching and hands on training on live projects of different types. On successful completion of the program the candidates will be awarded “Post-Graduate Diploma in Patinformatics” by the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), a university established by an act of the Parliament. The young professionals trained in this discipline will find growing job opportunities in Corporate Planning, Business Development, IP and R&D Management functions as well as in Law firms, Consultancy companies and other Knowledge processing organizations.


Minimum qualification required is a Post Graduate Degreefrom recognized universities. The candidate should have any one of the following:

  • Masters degree with minimum of 60% marks in any of the life sciences, chemical sciences and physical sciences.
  • M. Pharm. with minimum of 60% marks
  • B.E ( Min. 60% marks)
  • L.L.B with Science background ( Min. 60% marks at B.Sc. and L.L.B )
  • M.Lib Sci. with graduation in science ( Min.60% at each degree)MBA with graduation in Science (Min.60% at each degree)

Admission Process:

The applications have to be submitted online. The selection will be made on the basis of an interview. Based on the number of applications received and recommendations of the Admission Committee, an entrance test may be held before the interviews are conducted. CSIR-URDIP reserves the right of admission based on merit/experience and educational qualifications. In case of dispute, decision of Head, CSIR-URDIP will be final and cannot be challenged.

Application Fees:

Application Fees: Rs 1000/ - to be paid in the SBI account. 50% concession will be provided for SC/ST/Physically handicapped candidates.

While making the online payment, please clearly mention Application fee for PGDP 16-17. Please quote the reference number of the online transaction while submitting your application.

Course Fees: Rs. 50,000/- to be paid at the beginning of the course. In addition, students will have to pay AcSIR registration/examination fees as applicable at the time of registration.

Number of Seats: 30

Important Dates:

  • Online application submission : June 10, 2016 - June 30, 2016

  • Entrance Examination : July 10, 2016

  • Interviews : July 11-12, 2016

  • Declaration of results :  July 15, 2016

  • Last date for payment of course fees : July 29, 2016

  • Course begins on : August 1, 2016

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Click Here To Apply Online

Courtesy: CSIR-URDIP