Intellectual Property Innovation Centre (IPIC)


The primary objective of the IPIC (Intellectual Property Innovation Centre) policy of NIT Rourkela is to establish appropriate principles and provide a superior environment to the employees and students of the Institute for creation, protection, ownership and management of intellectual property in the Institute and to stimulate innovation. The day-to-day administration of IPIC issues are handled by a professor-in-charge (IP) and an Intellectual Property Committee (IPC) under the guidance of the Dean (SRICCE).

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 Click to download Amended Roles and Responsibilities of the IPIC Committee

  1. Proposing faculty should submit soft copies (PDF and MS Word) of the following documents to the AR (CN):
    1. “Proposal for Filing Indian Patent” (Downloadable from IPIC website of the Institute:
    2. Appropriate IPO forms for patent/design/copyright filing (Downloadable from IPIC website of the Institute:
      1. For example, a product or process patent filing will require Form – 1, Form – 2, Form – 3, Form – 9 and Form – 18
      2. Please read the “Guidelines for Filling Forms” before filling the Form - 2. A sample copy of Form – 2 can also be downloaded from the website.
  2. Proposing faculty should also send two printed copies of the above documents to the PIC, IPIC Cell.
  3. AR (CN) assigns a number to the “IPIC Application” and forwards the application to all members of the IPIC Cell.
  4. IPIC Cell meeting is convened within 5 days of receiving the proposal.
  5. Proposal is evaluated by the IPIC Cell. The recommendation could be one of the following:
    1. Proposal is sent to Reviewers for detailed evaluation with a request to submit their report within 5 days to the PIC, IPIC Cell.
    2. Proposal is recommended for processing and filing.
    3. Proposal is recommended for revision. The proposer may be requested to give a presentation and/or show the patentable product to the IPIC committee.
    4. Proposal is rejected.
  6. Recommended proposals are examined by the Chairman, IPIC cell and are approved or disapproved. A letter of approval/disapproval is communicated to the proposer. In case of approval, SRICCE office is requested to issue the Demand Drafts for patent/design/copyright filing fees.
  7. Proposing faculty of approved applications files the patent in the IPO Office. They may apply,
    1. TA/DA from their PDA.
    2. Advance for submission of Patent Forms to SRICC Office. If the proposing faculty desires, he/she may make the drafts and later, reimburse the amount from SRICC Office.
      1. As of September 2016, following drafts may be required for a product/process patent filing;
        1. Form – 1 (Application Form) : Rs. 8800/-
        2. Form – 2 (Specification of the Patent) : Nil
        3. Form – 3 (Undertaking under Section 8) : Nil
        4. Form – 5 (Declaration as to Inventorship) : Nil
        5. Form – 9 (Request for Publication) : 13,750/-
        6. Form – 18 (Request for Examination) : 22,000/-
      2. Our Institute pays for Form -1 and Form – 18. Fee for the Form – 9 is to be paid by faculty from his/her project or other source.
      3. Please note that Form 1 and 3 have been revised recently by the IPO and require the mandatory mentioning of e-mail ID and mobile number.
      4. Please note that, as per the revised guidelines of IPO, Claim section in Form 2 should make appropriate cross-reference to Drawings (if any) enclosed with the Specification.
  8. While claiming the reimbursement / settling the expenditures to SRICC office, the document file should be routed through the IPR Cell. Copies of the proof of patent/design/copyright filing, issued by the Patent Office/Copyright Board, should be enclosed along with the document file and sent to AR (CN).
  9. All documents are maintained by the Office of the IPIC Cell.
Contents Download
Intellectual Property Disclosure Form for NIT Rourkela (Mandatory)  IP Disclosure Form
Form for filing Patent (Choose Relevant Forms)  All Forms
 Guidelines For Filling Form
 Sample Forms
Design Patent (Choose Relevant Forms)  All Forms
 Guidelines For Filling Form
 Sample Forms
Copyright (Choose Relevant Forms)  All Forms
 Guidelines For Filling Form
# Search Engine/Database URL
Government Organizations (Freely Available)
1 USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office)
2 EspaceNet (EPO; European Patent Office)
3 Japan Patents (IPDL; Industrial Property Digital Library)
4 Indian Patent Information Retrieval System (Indian Patent and Design Office)
5 PatentScope (WIPO; World Intellectual Property Organization)
Open Access
6 Patent Lens
7 Google Patent Database
8 Free Patents Online
9 Intellectual Property Library
10 Fresh Patents


Prof. Saurav Chatterjee

0661-246 2656


Prof. Devendra Verma

Assistant Professor Grade-I
Biotechnology and Medical Engineering
0661-246 2286


Prof. Sujit Sen

Associate Professor
Chemical Engineering
0661-246 2254


Prof. Partha Saha

Assistant Professor Grade-I
Ceramic Engineering
0661-246 2211


Prof. Anup Nandy

Assistant Professor Grade-I
Computer Science and Engineering
0661-246 2370


Prof. Sougata Kumar Kar

Assistant Professor Grade-I
Electronics and Communication Engineering
0661-246 2473


Dr. Mohammed Rajik Khan

Associate Professor
Industrial Design
0661-246 2453


Dr. Balaji P.S.

Assistant Professor Grade-II
Mechanical Engineering
0661-246 2528
IPIC Office: All queries related to IPIC shall be addressed to the below contact only.


Office: 0661 - 246 2151