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CSIR URDIP notifies Admission for PG Diploma in Patinformatics 2014

CSIR Unit for Research and Development of Information Products (CSIR-URDIP), notifies admission to PG Diploma in Patinformatics for 2014 session.

The course will begin from 04th August 2014. The course will be of one year duration and will be full time

The lectures will be delivered by Scientists at CSIR-URDIP having minimum ten years of experience in the area for Patinformatics

It will consist of four quarters with 12 modules of theory classes and hands-on practical sessions working on databases and analytical tools including daily assignments and projects

Additional topics on criteria for patentability, infringement analysis, valuation and licensing will also be taught so that the participants appreciate the importance of Patinformatics and can deliver better value by undertaking more meaningful patent searches during the course of their practical training and also in future careers

Objective: The participants will be introduced to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and the importance of patent information in research and business

The course will basically focus on Patinformatics and its applications which will enable the participants undertake technology scenario analysis, white space mapping, competitive intelligence study, new product development, patentability, infringement analysis, freedom to operate study, citation analysis, patent valuation etc

This course will thus help participants develop their skills in patent searching and analysis and use this information for research and business planning


Minimum qualification required is a Post Graduate Degree from 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 and GATE qualified

BE (Minimum 60% marks) and GATE qualified

LLB with Science background (Minimum 60% marks at B.Sc and LLB)

M.Lib Science with graduation in science (Minimum 60% at each degree)

Number of Seats: 30

Admission Process:

The applications have to be submitted online The application form should be accompanied with an application fee of Rs 1000/- to be paid in the SBI Power Jyoti account

50% concession will be provided for SC/ST candidates

Selection: The selection will be made on the basis of an entrance examination and interview

Only limited number of candidates will be called for interview based on their performance in the entrance examination as per shortlisting criteria decided by the Admission Committee

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

Interviews will be held at CSIR-URDIP, Pune

Exam Centres: Pune, Kolkata, Delhi and Chennai (Details of the centres to be uploaded soon)

Application Fees: Rs 1000/ – to be paid in the SBI Power Jyoti account. 50% concession will be provided for SC/ST candidates

Course Fees: Rs 50,000/- to be paid at the beginning of the course

For any further details regarding application, eligibility criteria and admission procedure, candidates are requested to visit the University website

Important Dates

Online application submission: 04th June 2014 to 20th June 2014

Entrance Exam: 06th July 2014

Interview: 17th – 19th July 2014

Declaration of results (on the web): 20th – 21st July 2014

Last date for payment of course fees: 31st July 2014

Course begins on: 04th August 2014

CSIR-Unit for Research and Development of Information Products (URDIP)

B7, NCL Campus, Pashan, Pune-411008

Tel: 020-32676541, Email: [email protected], Web:

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