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FICCI - Online Certificate Course on IPR and Pharmaceutical R&D
[Please mention in your application that the source of information is from AdvocateKhoj]

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is pleased to inform you that the registration for the next session of the Online Certificate Course on IPR and Pharmaceutical R & D (CCIPR) is open from 1st August, 2015.

Course Duration: 6 Months

About Course:
Pharmaceutical industry is a research based industry and requires scientists in huge numbers every year. The growing pharmaceutical R & D operations fuel the need for understanding IPR (Intellectual property rights) for pharmacy graduates and those in research. IPR is important in this era of globalization and competition.

The current academic syllabus of pharmacy courses do not provide adequate knowledge about the research activities in the pharmaceutical industry, the business models, Intellectual Property Rights and their relevance in research (Pharma R & D) and business environment which is global and highly competitive.

Hence, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) provides the Online Certificate Course on IPR and Pharmaceutical R & D. This course is aimed to fulfill these requirements and is designed for pharmacy students and junior level scientists in the pharmaceutical industry.


  • To create awareness of IPR among pharmacy students.
  • To make the pharmacy students aware about the pharmaceutical R & D and the activities therein.
  • To provide the students a platform to understand the working of pharmaceutical industry, its business models, research and its relevance with respect to Intellectual Property Rights.
  • Develop the understanding of the Intellectual Property Rights necessary for research activities in the pharmaceutical industry.

Who Should Register?

  • To create awareness of IPR among pharmacy students.
  • Any student in pharmacy / pharmaceutical sciences faculty doing (B. Pharm, M. Pharm, PhD).
  • Pharmaceutical industry persons (junior levels).
  • Students interested in career in pharmaceutical research from the faculty of Medicine, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Biosciences, Sciences, Life sciences and others.
  • The course is suitable for students willing to enter Pharmaceutical R & D, Formulations, Generics, NDDS, Regulatory affairs, Drug discovery, Clinical research, Toxicology, International Business, Business strategy and the like.

Unique Features:

  • To create awareness of IPR among pharmacy students.
  • State-of-the-art course designed to provide details about pharmaceutical R & D and its correlation to IPR.
  • First course dedicated to the pharmaceutical research and IPR.
  • The course is designed considering pharmaceutical students, who wish to enter pharmaceutical industry.
  • Course also involves three different competitions at different levels (After 2 months; After 4 months and Case paper competition, which is module 6). The winner of each competition would receive certificate of appreciation and an award of Rs. 5000/-.
  • The contents are easy to understand, written by industry experts, experts from academia considering the needs of students.
  • Online support for queries.
  • Fortnightly IPR Updates to participants

Course Methodology:
This is an online course. The students would be provided with one module every month. The students are required to study the modules. Sixth module is based on case study. The students need to prepare case studies based on the learnings and contents of the course.

At the end of sixth month there would be an online examination and certificates would be issued to successful candidates.

Training Materials:

  • To create awareness of IPR among pharmacy students.
  • Module I: The Pharmaceutical Business
  • Module II: The Pharmaceutical Research and Development
  • Module III: Intellectual Property Rights: introduction
  • Module IV: IPR - With specific reference to Pharmaceuticals
  • Module V: IPR - Indian Patent Scenario
  • Module VI: Case Paper (50 Marks)

Registration Form:
While submitting your registration form, please mention that you heard about this course from AdvocateKhoj. In the column 'Source of Information about Course', please select 'Website/Social Networking Websites/Blogs' and fill "AdvocateKhoj".

Course Fees:

  • For students: Rs. 10,000/-
  • For Industry Professionals: Rs. 15,000/-

Payment Procedure:

  • Payment for the Course is to be made through Cheque / DD in favour of "FICCI", payable at New Delhi.
  • The Registrants are requested to write the Name, Username made while registering online and Contact Number / Mobile Number, on the reverse side of the Cheque / DD.
  • Cheque/DD is to be sent to FICCI through courier/speed post, addressed to:

    Ms. Vedika Sidhu
    Research Associate,
    Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI),
    Federation House, Tansen Marg,
    New Delhi - 110001
    Phone: +91-7042555788

Online Examination:
The applicants will be required to give an online examination at the end of the 6 months duration, which will consist of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The Online Examination will be of 150 marks. The dates will be notified by FICCI.

Important Dates:

Registration Start Date:

1st August, 2015

Registration Closing Date:

11th September, 2015

Conduct of the Course:

September 2015 - February 2016

Ms. Vedika Sidhu
Research Associate,
IPR Division, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI),
Federation House, Tansen Marg,
New Delhi - 110 001
Phone: 011-23487477, +91-7042555788
Fax: 011-23766930

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