SWAYAM Free Online Course on Intellectual Property | NLU Delhi | 15 weeks; Certificate available | Register by Aug 31

About the Course

The course is launched on the SWAYAM platform by the Ministry of Education, Government of India and is offered by Dr Yogesh Pai, Associate Professor of Law, in charge of the SPRIHA IPR Chair and Co-Director of the Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (CIIPC) at National Law University, Delhi. Various IP experts (academics, legal practitioners, in-house counsels, and public-policy analysts) in India have contributed to the development of the course.

Course Structure

  • The course curriculum contains forty-one modules in four different quadrants: e-texts (3000-5000 words per module), additional readings, up to 30-minute video lessons (per module) and assignment containing 12 questions per module).
  • The course covers wide areas of study that include fundamentals of IP, historical origins and international obligations, the economics of IP, justifications, nature of IP subject matter, criteria for protection, term, rights, infringement, assignment and licensing, defences, exceptions, public interest considerations, remedies and enforcement.
  • The course will also contain topics that involve the interface of IP with areas such as human rights, free speech and competition law.


Dr Yogesh Pai (National Law University, Delhi)


Fifteen weeks


Online on the e-learning platform Swayam

Registration Procedure

Registration Fees

Registration for the course is free of cost. However, candidates seeking a SWAYAM certificate should register for the final proctored exams that come at a fee and attend in-person at designated centres.


Certificates will be awarded to students who take internal assessments and final exams during the course.

Registration Deadline

August 31, 2022

Contact Details

For further clarity, please contact [email protected]

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