Research Methodology and IPR

By Dr. G. Janardhanan   |   National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Chennai.
Learners enrolled: 1303
Research Methodology and IPR course has been meticulously designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the essential aspects of research methodology and the critical realm of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). The landscape of research is ever evolving, and a strong foundation in research methodology is indispensable for anyone venturing into the realms of academia, industry, or innovation. Equally important is a profound understanding of Intellectual Property Rights, as they play a pivotal role in safeguarding the fruits of research and fostering innovation. This course is tailored for researchers, academics, students, professionals, and anyone keen on gaining a comprehensive understanding of research methodology and intellectual property rights. Embark on this learning journey with us and equip yourself with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in the dynamic fields of research and intellectual property. Let's explore, innovate, and protect the future together!
The course is designed with:
Engaging Video Lectures: Expert-led sessions to simplify complex concepts.
Interactive Assignments: Apply theoretical knowledge through practical exercises.
Discussion Forums: Collaborate with peers and instructors for a rich learning experience.
Case Studies: Analyze real-world scenarios to enhance practical understanding.
Self-Assessment Quizzes: Evaluate your progress and reinforce key concepts.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Teacher Education
Credit Points : 3
Level : Continuing Education
Start Date : 29 Jan 2024
End Date : 30 Apr 2024
Enrollment Ends : 29 Feb 2024
Exam Date : 19 May 2024 IST
Exam Shift :


Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout


Overview of research process and design, Use of Secondary and exploratory data to answer the research question, Qualitative research, Observation studies, Experiments and Surveys. – Case Studies


Measurements, Measurement Scales, Questionnaires and Instruments, Sampling and methods. Data - Preparing, Exploring, examining and displaying.


Overview of Multivariate analysis, Hypotheses testing and Measures of Association. Presenting Insights and findings using written reports and oral presentation.


Intellectual Property – The concept of IPR, Evolution and development of concept of IPR, IPR development process, Trade secrets, utility Models, IPR & Bio diversity, Role of  WIPO and WTO in IPR establishments, Right of Property, Common rules of IPR practices, Types and Features of IPR Agreement, Trademark, Functions of UNESCO in IPR maintenance.

Week 11 & 12  PATENTS                                                                                               
Patents – objectives and benefits of patent, Concept, features of patent,  Inventive step, Specification, Types of patent application, process E-filling, Examination of patent, Grant of patent, Revocation, Equitable Assignments, Licenses, Licensing of related patents, patent agents, Registration of patent agents.


Books and references

1. Research Methodology: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners,  Ranjit Kumar
2. Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches, John W. Creswell
3. The Craft of Research, Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams
4. Intellectual Property: A Very Short Introduction, Siva Vaidhyanathan
5. Intellectual Property: The Law of Trademarks, Copyrights, Patents, and Trade Secrets" Deborah E. Bouchoux
6. Research methodology: an introduction for science & engineering students, Stuart Melville and Wayne Goddard,
7. Research Methodology: An Introduction,  Wayne Goddard and Stuart Melville
8. Resisting Intellectual Property, Halbert 
9. Intellectual Property in New Technological Age, Robert P. Merges, Peter S. Menell, Mark A. Lemley. 
10. Intellectual Property Rights Under WTO, T. Ramappa

Instructor bio

Dr. G. Janardhanan

National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Chennai.
Dr. G.Janardhanan, M.E.,Ph.D (USA)., Professor and Head, Department of Curriculum Development Planning & Coordination.
He has been working in the domain of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Sustainable development in infrastructure, Technology enabled instruction, experiential and activity-based instruction.  He has coordinated more than 150 training programmes for National participants and 18 International programme in the area of Sustainable Development, Green building concepts, Water Quality Analysis, Geo-environmental Engineering, Blended and Flipped Classroom, Technology Enabled Teaching Learning, Student Evaluation and Instructional Design and Delivery. He has transformed through training more than 260 international participants and 2500 plus national participants. He has developed virtual laboratory for environmental engineering laboratory and handled several national and international projects in the area of engineering, technology and Engineering Education. He has been recognized as an expert by UNESCO Bangkok on MOOCs in Higher Education

Course certificate

Interested Learners can enroll and learn the course for free. 
If You wish to Get certified on this course you must register and write the proctored exam conducted by SWAYAM in person at any of the designated exam centers.
  • The Registration fee for the proctored exam is Rs.1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
  • Date and Time of Exams: 2nd Saturday & Sunday of May (tentative):
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  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
  • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

  • Internal assignment score = 30%, The average of best 3 assignments out of the total assignments given in the course.
  • Exam score = 70% of the proctored exam score out of 100
  • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score
  • You will be eligible for a certificate only if average assignment score >=10/30 and exam score >= 30/70
  • Certificate will have your name, photograph, roll number and the percentage of score in the final exam. It will have the logos of MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development), SWAYAM and NITTTR. 
  • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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