CSIR-URDIP PG Diploma in Patent Informatics 2021 online applications now open

Searching for a unique course with good job opportunities? This article provides complete information on the Post Graduate Diploma in Patinformatics (Patent Informatics) offered by CSIR-Unit for Research and Development of Information Products (URDIP). Details of the career scope, course modules, course fee, eligibility criteria and the online admission procedure have been provided.

CSIR-Unit for Research and Development of Information Products (URDIP) is offering a unique opportunity of a one-year Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Patinformatics (Patent Informatics) under the aegis of the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR). Online applications for admission are now open for 30 seats, up to 20th June 2021. Sponsored candidates from companies can also apply, provided they fulfill the requisite eligibility criteria. Other than the required educational qualification for the initial part of the application process, the final selection will be based on the performance in an online interview. The Post-Graduate Diploma in Patinformatics will be awarded to successful students by AcSIR.

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About the PGD in Patinformatics course

What is Patent Informatics

CSIR-URDIP refers to Patent Informatics as "a science of analysing patent information which supports decision making in research, technology and business planning." It is beneficial in recognizing current technological trends, analyzing them, working on their patents and preventing infringement, as also helping a business to work towards profitable targets, assisting in data analysis of mergers and acquisitions, collaborations with others, and the like.


The Post Graduate Diploma in Patinformatics (PGD-Patent Informatics) is a full-time course of one year duration across two semesters. Currently, classes will be in online mode only, distributed over four quarters with 12 modules of theory classes and practical sessions wherein you will work on databases and analytical tools. You will also be given daily assignments and projects at the end of each quarter. For evaluation, you will appear for an exam at the end of the second quarter and then at the end of the fourth quarter, and present your reports as well.

Course fee

The tuition fee for the complete course is Rs. 56,000/-. This can be paid in two installments, that is, Rs. 28,000/- per semester. The tuition fee for a sponsored candidate is Rs.1.12 Lakh which can be paid in two installments of Rs. 56,000/- per semester.

Career scope

You can avail of opportunities in a wide range of sectors, including those of Pharma, Information Technology, etc Law firms and research and development organizations also have job openings for those with expertise in patent information, analysis and infringement.

What you will learn

Giving a broad overview, the PGD course will provide in-depth knowledge of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), Patent searching, analysis and presentation techniques, Techno-legal aspects, such as criteria for patentability, infringement analysis, etc and Techno-economic exploitation aspects, such as portfolio management, licensing, etc You can refer to the official prospectus that is available on the CSIR-URDIP website.

Eligibility requirements

You should have any of the following academic qualifications from a recognized institution/university-

  1. A Post Graduate Degree or a B.Tech. Degree
  2. A Master's degree in any branch of Science/Technology.
  3. M. Pharm.
  4. B.E.
  5. L.L.B with Science background
  6. M.Lib Sci. with graduation in Science
  7. MBA with graduation in Science

In the qualifying exam of the above programs, you should have scored a minimum of 60% marks. In the case of OBC and Physically handicapped candidates, the minimum percentage requirement at each degree is 55%, and 50% for SC and ST category candidates.

How to apply

Online applications should be submitted at official CSIR-URDIP admissions portal after registration with a user ID and password.

Application fee: The application fee of Rs.1000/- is to be paid online in the CSIR-URDIP account. The fee is Rs.500/- for SC, ST, Physically handicapped and EWS candidates.

Documents required to be uploaded-

  • A scanned copy of your recent passport size colour photo which should be less than 50KB in size, with approximate dimensions of 135 pixels (width) X 170 pixels (height) OR (3.5 cm X 4.5 cm) in .jpg or .jpeg format.

  • Details of educational qualifications

Note that in case you are waiting for the result of the Master's/Bachelor's Degree, you should enter RA (Result Awaited) in the space for the marks/ percentage of the qualifying exam.

On submission of the online application, an application number will be generated. This will indicate that your application has been submitted successfully. Note down the application number for future reference, and take a print of the final submitted online application. Do not send the printout or any documents via email or other means. It is not required to do so.

Important dates

Last date to submit online applications: 20th June 2021.
Interview (Online using Microsoft Teams) of shortlisted candidates: 6th to 9th July 2021.
Declaration of the final list of selected candidates: 23rd July 2021.
Last date of payment of fees to AcSIR: 4th August 2021.
Commencement of academic session: 18th August 2021.

Contact information

For any queries contact via email on admission@urdip.res.in
Address: CSIR-URDIP, Tapovan, NCL Campus, Pashan, Pune – 411008, Maharashtra.
Website: https://pgdp.urdip.res.in/

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