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IPM Responsibility

IPM Responsibility

A. Responsibility

The IPM cell will assist the University to manage its intellectual property (IP), provide services for IP patenting, copyright and licensing to all Schools/Centres of the University. IPM cell will assist the University to file patent applications in India/abroad and execute other documents; execute license, and material transfer agreements; enter into confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, and execute other documents related to Intellectual property and confidentiality/non-disclosure agreement. The IPM cell will handle IPR related issues such as copyright for publications, software, etc. The cell will also assist the investigators on technology mapping/ technology scanning of important projects being undertaken.

From time-to-time IPM cell may organize seminars and presentations to expose participants to the basic concept of IPM and its strategic role in Indian context through interactions with experts.

B. Organization 

IPM cell will have the following organizational structure for a period of two years w.e.f. 16 October 2020:: 

Members of IPM Cell


1. Prof. Suneel Kateriya, IPM Cell


2. Prof. Anil Wali, FITT, IIT, Delhi

Member (External Expert)

3. Prof. Bijoy Kumar Kuanr, SCNS


4. Prof. S. Patnaik, SPS


5. Prof. B.R. Panda, SBT


6. Dr. Usha Mina, SES


7. Prof. Umesh Chand Singh Yadav, SCMM  


8. Dr. Sapna Ratan Shah, SC&IS            


9. Dr. Ayushi Barthwal, SoE         


10. Finance Officer, JNU (or his Nominee)


11. Director, CIS   


12. D.R./A.R. (Legal Cell)   

Member Secretary

A panel of patent attorneys who will work as consultants both for legal and financial matters.

C. Financial Support 

Financial resources needed to establish IPM cell would initially be provided out of the funds granted under the University with Potential for Excellence Scheme or out of the funds which may be sanctioned by University Grants Commission in future Five Year Plans. Additionally, the patent filing costs could be met from any of the following sources.

IPM Cell’s resources 
Paid by the inventor through project grants 
Through external agencies like NRDC, TIFAC, BCIL etc. 
Some of the funding agencies sanction grants only on the condition that the technology developed as a result of the project funded by them will belong to them. In that case the inventor has to follow the conditions laid down by the funding agency.

D. Benefit Sharing

Universities the world over have acknowledge the claims of academic creators to have some share in the income derived from the technology transfer. The revenue received as a result of patents in the form of cash royalties and/or equity shall be distributed in such a manner as to encourage technology development and its transfer.

Proposed Benefit Sharing - The benefits received by the University on account of technology transfer in a year shall be shared between inventor’s team and the University as per Resolution No. 6.17 of EC meeting held on 16.10.2003[Notification No. Acad II/U/13(7) dated 10.02.2004] in the following manner:

(i) money received upto 30% of           No Sharing 
the gross salary (basic+DA+CCA)

(ii) money received beyond 30%          70:30 between the inventor’s team 
and upto the gross salary                   and the University

(iii) money received beyond                50:50 between the inventor’s team 
gross salary                                     and the University

E. Conflict of Interest and its Settlement 

If an inventor has a grievance about the University's handling of intellectual property, he/she can take the benefit of the Grievance Redressal Mechanism already existed in the University.*source:- approved in EC on 29/11/06 and received the document from IPM Cell and uploaded on the website on 26/11/07



The Intellectual Property Management (IPM) Cell of JNU signed a MOU with National Research Development Corporation (NRDC),  an autonomous unit of Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, GOI on 29th May 2017. It was signed by  the NRDC Chairman and Managing Director, Dr. H. Purushotham and  Prof. H. B. Bohidar, Chairperson, IPM Cell, JNU. This MOU will facilitate commercialization of JNU patents for which NRDC will provide the necessary platform. In addition, they have agreed to host our patents on the International Patent Exchange in Hong Kong that will provide global visibility to JNU patents. This MOU will remain in force for five years.


A warm welcome to the modified and updated website of the Centre for East Asian Studies. The East Asian region has been at the forefront of several path-breaking changes since 1970s beginning with the redefining the development architecture with its State-led development model besides emerging as a major region in the global politics and a key hub of the sophisticated technologies. The Centre is one of the thirteen Centres of the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi that provides a holistic understanding of the region.

Initially, established as a Centre for Chinese and Japanese Studies, it subsequently grew to include Korean Studies as well. At present there are eight faculty members in the Centre. Several distinguished faculty who have now retired include the late Prof. Gargi Dutt, Prof. P.A.N. Murthy, Prof. G.P. Deshpande, Dr. Nranarayan Das, Prof. R.R. Krishnan and Prof. K.V. Kesavan. Besides, Dr. Madhu Bhalla served at the Centre in Chinese Studies Programme during 1994-2006. In addition, Ms. Kamlesh Jain and Dr. M. M. Kunju served the Centre as the Documentation Officers in Chinese and Japanese Studies respectively.

The academic curriculum covers both modern and contemporary facets of East Asia as each scholar specializes in an area of his/her interest in the region. The integrated course involves two semesters of classes at the M. Phil programme and a dissertation for the M. Phil and a thesis for Ph. D programme respectively. The central objective is to impart an interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of history, foreign policy, government and politics, society and culture and political economy of the respective areas. Students can explore new and emerging themes such as East Asian regionalism, the evolving East Asian Community, the rise of China, resurgence of Japan and the prospects for reunification of the Korean peninsula. Additionally, the Centre lays great emphasis on the building of language skills. The background of scholars includes mostly from the social science disciplines; History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, International Relations and language.

Several students of the centre have been recipients of prestigious research fellowships awarded by Japan Foundation, Mombusho (Ministry of Education, Government of Japan), Saburo Okita Memorial Fellowship, Nippon Foundation, Korea Foundation, Nehru Memorial Fellowship, and Fellowship from the Chinese and Taiwanese Governments. Besides, students from Japan receive fellowship from the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.