DST-WISE Internship in IPR

DST-WISE Internship in IPR (WISE-IPR) 2023 Call For Applications Open, erstwhile Women Scientists Scheme-C (WOS-C)

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Ministry of Science and Technology
Department of Science and Technology

WISE Internship in IPR (WISE-IPR)
[erstwhile Women Scientists Scheme-C (WOS-C)]
Call for Applications (2023)

Applications invited from women scientists for selection under ‘WISE Internship in IPR (WISE-IPR)’. The WISE-IPR programme (a programme of the Department of Science and Technology) offers training in different fields of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). This one-year training programme provides theoretical knowledge of IPRs as well as on-the-job training at various centres in the country.

WISE Internship in IPR (WISE-IPR)

A large number of women in India are highly qualified in science. Many of them are not able to pursue career in science due to domestic and social reasons. India cannot afford to miss out the skills and talent of such highly educated women. If she aspires to remain competitive in the

knowledge society, S&T as a development indicator cannot be identified only with laboratory research. Many lateral and vertical issues need to be addressed for it to become truly a development indicator. The WISE-IPR (erstwhile Women Scientists Scheme (WOS-C) has been evolved by the Government of India, Department of Science & Technology (DST) for providing opportunities to women scientists who desire to get trained in the area of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). WISE-IPR aims to train women having qualifications in science/ engineering / medicine or allied areas in the area of IPR and their management for a period of one year. The training will allow them to work from their homes and thus maintain a good balance between professional and domestic demands. The scheme is being implemented by Patent Facilitating Centre (PFC) of Technology Information, Forecasting & Assessment Council (TIFAC) on behalf of DST.

About 850 women have already been trained under this scheme, out of which about 380 have cleared the Patent Agent Examination conducted by the Patent Office of India. Sixty percent of these women are pursuing their career in the area of IPR. Some of them are self employed and have become entrepreneurs.


  1. To train women having background of science & Technology in the area of Intellectual Property Rights(IPRs).
  2. To develop a core of professionals , skilled and well -versed with all the dimensions of IPR laws for protection and management of Intellectual Property.
  3. To empower women scientists and technologists to open up a new career avenue in IPR as well as strengthen their own research.


PFC is the nodal office having overall responsibility of implementing the scheme throughout the country including training of selected candidates. It has set up four more coordination centres apart from PFC, namely, Karnataka State Council for Science & Technology (KSCST), Bengaluru ; Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur and CSIR-Unit for Research & Development of Information Products (URDIP), Pune and Assam Science & Technology and Environment Council (ASTEC), Guwahati for facilitating training of candidates


Selection will be through an all India online examination and interview. Shortlisted candidates meeting the eligibility criteria will be called for the online test. The online exam will be conducted simultaneously at all Examination Centres on the same date under the supervision of PFC and respective Coordination Centres. A merit list will be drawn after the online exam for the purpose of interview and such successful candidates will be informed. The online exam will be mainly objective in nature, having negative marking and aimed at determining the analytical, scientific and technical abilities. Similarly, interviews will be held at the Coordination Centres.


The duration of the online examination will be 2 hours and total questions will be 120. The questions will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ type).

Question Paper will have 2 Sections of 60 questions each, namely Section A (General Section) and Section B (Technical Subject Section). Section A will be common for all. Section B will be different for different candidates as per their subject stream. Candidates will be able to view Questions in Section B based their subject stream The Section-wise details are given below:

Section A (General Section): This section will have 60 questions common to each paper to be attempted by every candidate. These questions will be on General Aptitude, Quantitative Aptitude, Mental Ability, General Science and General Awareness, IPRs and English language.

Sections B (Technical Subject Section): This section will have 60 questions of 10+2/UG/PG degree level with a suitable mix. These questions will be from following technical subject domains:

(1) Chemistry and Chemical Sciences
(2) Food, Drugs & Pharma
(3) Life Sciences & Biotechnology
(4) Mechanical, Production, Industrial Engg, Civil Engg, Structural Engg, Construction Engg, Transportation Engg, Material Science Engg
(5) Electrical, Electronics & Communication, Instrumentation & Biomedical Engg
(6) Computer Science/ Engg, IT and Information & Communication Technology
(7) Others (Science & Engg /Technology subjects not covered in above domains)

In case the subject chosen by the candidate in the online application form does not relate to her (UG/PG) qualification, then the candidate will be shifted to the group as per her last / highest qualification. Such change will be reflected in the Admit Card.

There will be negative marking in the examination. Each correct answer will carry 1 mark while for each wrong answer 0.25 marks will be deducted.


Training will include one month of intensive orientation programme on IPR at New Delhi followed by specialized workshops and hands-on-training in agencies engaged in practicing of IPR for the rest of the period. Total duration of the training is one year. A certificate is issued to the candidates after completion of the training.

Orientation Programme

  :: Lectures sessions
> Indian legal system and IPR
> Basics of IPR
> Detailed information about all forms of IPR
> Creation & management of IPR portfolio
> Technology tracking through IP mapping
> IP valuation & licensing
> Emerging dimensions in IPR
> Developing IPR policies for institutions
> International treaties on IPR
> IPR audit
> Searching of Patents, Designs & Trademarks
> Basics of computer & software
> Communication & technical writing

  :: Search session
  :: Field visit


Hands-on-training is provided at partner agencies of the scheme such as government agencies dealing with intellectual property rights, Intellectual Property (IP) attorney law firms, Knowledge Processing Organisations (KPOs) and companies located in and around the Coordination Centres. The period of hands-on-training is about 10 to 11 months. TIFAC’s decision in placement of candidates as interns for the hands-on-training will be final. Post scholarship placement is not the responsibility of TIFAC.


Workshops are conducted during the year on patent drafting, patent searches and different forms of IPR. Candidates are encouraged to attend and participate in IPR related seminars.

Eligibility Criteria


(1) Women with Indian citizenship
(2) Minimum Essential Qualification: Master of Science; Bachelors in Engineering/Technology or equivalent.
(3) Age : Minimum 25 years; Maximum 45 years as on 31-03-2023
Note : 1) Women in permanent position are not eligible to apply 2) Those who have already undergone training (partially or fully) in any of the earlier batches or those who are undergoing training in the ongoing batch are not eligible to apply.


(a) Proficient in handling computerized database, collection, collation, analysis and report preparation.
(b) Basic understanding of various IPR aspects & issues with logical aptitude towards scientific developments across the world. Experience in research, preparation of project reports, term papers and similar activities.

Women in age group of 25-45 years and having PG/ Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Basic and Applied Sciences are eligible to apply. Women in permanent/ regular employment are not eligible for this programme. The stipend based on qualification for one-year training in WISE-IPR is as follows:

M.Sc. in Basic or Applied Sciences/ B. Tech./ MBBS or equivalent Rs. 25,000/- pm
M. Phil. /M. Tech./ M. Pharma/ M. V. Sc. or equivalent Rs. 30,000/- pm
Ph.D. in Basic or Applied Sciences or equivalent Rs. 35,000/- pm



  1. New Delhi
    Patent Facilitating Centre (PFC)
    Technology Information, Forecasting & Assessment Council (TIFAC)
    Vishwakarma Bhavan, A-Wing, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg
    New Delhi-110016
    Phone: 011 42525801, 42525802, 42525806
    Email: [email protected].
  2. Pune
    CSIR-Unit for Research & Development of Information Products (URDIP)
    Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
    “Tapovan”, Site No. 113 & 114, NCL Campus
    Pune-411008, Maharashtra
    Phone: 91-727-605-3010
    Email: [email protected].
  3. Bengaluru
    Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST)
    Indian Institute of Science Campus
    Bengaluru-560012, Karnataka
    Phone: 080-23341652, 23348848, 23348849, 2334 8840
    Email: [email protected], [email protected].
  4. Kharagpur
    Continuing Education Programme
    Women Scientist Scholarship Scheme-TIFAC-PFC-DST
    Continuing Education Programme
    Indian Institute of Technology
    Kharagpur-721302, West Bengal
    Phone: 03222-28211/282112
    Email: [email protected].
  5. Guwahati
    Assam Science & Technology and Environment Council (ASTEC)
    Bigyan Bhawan,G.S. Road, Bhangagarh
    Guwahati-781005, Assam
    Phone: 91-727-605-3010
    Email: [email protected], [email protected].


  1. Only 8 days of leave will be permitted during the training for one year.
  2. Candidates prepared for relocating themselves for training in and around coordination centres only should apply.
  3. Candidates have to report to the coordination centre within one week of the intimation.

Application submission: Applications can be submitted only through online mode.
For detailed information and online submission of application visit the website www.tifac.org.in. Detailed advertisement of WISE-IPR is available at www.dst.gov.in and www.tifac.org.in.

Contact person: Ms. Sangeeta Nagar, Scientist-F, TIFAC, New Delhi-110016 through email: [email protected].

Instructions for Online Applications

1. Candidates should have following details ready with them before filling the form online.

*Allowed dimension (Width X Height) for the scanned Photo and Signature is (150 X 180) and (170 X 40) respectively. System will allow margin of ± 20 pixels in dimension.

*Maximum size of the Photo and Signature file should not be more than 300kb and 100kb respectively.

* Details of papers published/accepted and Patents granted/applied, if any.

* Details of any scholarships received from time to time.

* Details of period of employment/unemployment.

2. Register yourself and create Login/Password and also note this data carefully as this will be required for future reference.

3. Ensure email id is correctly filled, failing which no communication will occur and the responsibility lies on the applicant.

4. Follow the Flow given at the Left side and Fillup Application Step by Step.

5. Write your Date of Birth (“select the date of birth as recorded in Secondary School Leaving Certificate or equivalent examination”)

6. Give atleast one mobile number for sending information from our side.

7. Choose only one Coordination Centre. The chosen centre will be responsible for arranging hands-on-training in consultation with PFC.

8. Select Examination Centre in order of your preference.

9. The result of minimum eligibility/educational qualification should have been declared at the time of filing of application. Result awaited candidates need not apply.

10. The application must be complete in all aspects; incomplete applications shall be rejected.

11. No documents from the candidates through post/email will be entertained.

12. Only one form per candidate shall be considered.

13. The candidates will be required to produce original certificates in support of date of birth, qualifications obtained and professional experience shown in Application Form at the time of interview as per eligibility conditions as laid down for this scheme, failing which the candidates will not be allowed for interview and no correspondence in this regards will be entertained.

14. Applicants must note down the Application Number generated at the end of filling up this form. This application number will be useful for knowing the status of your application.

15. You can “Edit” your application anytime but only before “Last Date”. You will require your user id and password for accessing your online application form.

Last date for submission of online Applications: 31 May 2023


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