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  • IPR Policy of NID

Intellectual Property Rights Cell

Ownership and sharing of IPR for student work

Work done within educational curriculum:

  • Coursework: The intellectual rights over the output of any work that students do in the context of their educational curriculum at the institute (whether done physically on campus or away) would belong jointly to the student and the institute, subject to point A below. This is to recognise the individual student’s creative genius as well as the contribution of the Institute’s investment in providing the climate and resources that enable such creative work.
  • Externally sponsored classroom projects, internships, and Graduation Projects: All rights on any of the design concepts created (whether or not selected for taking forward by the sponsor) for sponsored activity will automatically belong to the sponsor. NID would not claim any part of the right.
  • Non-sponsored graduation projects: The IPR for any work done as part of a non-sponsored graduation project would belong jointly to the student creator and to NID.

Students may not apply for IPR independently or through outside sources for any work done by them in the framework of the educational curriculum of the institute. Any student found doing so would be in contravention of this agreement.

Work done outside the curriculum:
If students do any work outside the educational curriculum, whether on campus or off, out of their own interest, then:

  • if the source or genesis of the idea is their own, and they have not used more than incidental resources of the institute for developing the idea, they can claim sole ownership over the intellectual property it represents, subject to points A-i and A-iii below.
  • if the source or genesis of the idea is their own, but institute faculty or staff provided intellectual inputs that were crucial to bringing the idea to a practical stage, then the intellectual rights over the output of that work would be owned jointly by the student and the institute, subject to points A-i and A-iii below.
  • if the source or genesis of the idea belongs to a member of either faculty or staff of the institute, but the student played a large role in developing