OMAHA, NE - 04/13/2018 (PRESS RELEASE JET)
The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) recently released its yearly rankings of institutions of higher education in India. Since 2015, the rankings have been developed by the Government of India through the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). These rankings are based upon the following parameters: “Teaching, Learning and Resources”, “Research and Professional Practices”, “Graduation Outcomes”, “Outreach and Inclusivity”, and “Perception”.
The Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law (RGSOIPL) at IIT Kharagpur has been ranked first in the research and professional practices category of the rankings and number four overall in law institutions of India. Within the area of research and professional practices, the metrics considered were the number and quality of publications produced, patents filed, granted, and licensed, and the footprint of projects, professional practices, and executive development programs. RGSOIPL received a score of 76.61 out of 100 in the research category, edging out the next closest institution by 24.05 points. Also, of note is that many of the institutions that were considered for this ranking are institutes that are specialized and focus on one area of study, such as law.
Congratulations to RGSOIPL and IIT Kharagpur on this prestigious ranking and honour!
Information about RGSOIPL
Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law (RGSOIPL) was started in 2006 by Mr Vinod Gupta, a graduate and life fellow of IIT Kharagpur. His vision was to educate and prepare technical lawyers that would have the expertise to deal with legal issues in the interface of technology and law. The school currently offers three different programs to its students (LL.B with specialization in IP Rights, LL.M in several specializations, Doctorate in Law) and has a technical collaboration with George Washington University Law School (GWU) in Washington DC. In addition, the school invites guest faculty, adjunct faculty, and industry experts to help students build practical exposure in varied areas of law. With a belief in holistic growth, RGSOIPL strives to produce students with interdisciplinary strength.
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