Type of College

Private - Autonomous

Accreditation & Recognition

BCI

Established

2005

Affiliation

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

About Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law

Established on 28th March 2005, Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law (RGSOIPL), Kharagpur was set up with the initiative of Mr. Vinod Gupta, Life Fellow of IIT Kharagpur and CEO of Info USA in collaboration with the George Washington University Law School, Washington DC.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India provided a suitable grant to RGSOIPL after accepting its proposal. It is unique in the sense that it is the first of its kind to be based at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur; the only Law School in the IIT structure.

RGSOIPL is affiliated to the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. The Law College is approved and recognised by the Bar Council of India (BCI), New Delhi. The institute aims at providing the students with a strong foundation in law to arm them with knowledge of law and fields related to it.

The Law School is the first of its kind to provide legal education along with IP specialization inside the IIT system, creating a harmony between technology, law, management, and science.

On July 20, 2006, the academic activities of the Law School were started. On 23 July 2006, 3 days later, at the Kalidas auditorium, IIT Kharagpur, the Law School was formally inaugurated by the then Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court, Honorable Mr. Justice V.S. Sirpurkar.

In May 2009, the first batch of the Law School graduated. Also, the 2 batches of the PGDIPL programme, which was discontinued since the year 2008, also graduated. The first Ph.D. in IP Law was awarded after that.

In 2006, the Law School started operating from the Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur. The school started operating from its own building from 2008. The architecture of the building reflects the Grecian style, replicating Supreme Court of India.

The Law School offers the Degree of Bachelor of Laws (Hons) for a period of three years, which is a full-time course and divided into six semesters. This course is on Intellectual Property Law. The Bar Council of India has approved it. It also offers LLB & LLM courses recognised by the Bar Council of India.

At the B.Krishna Memorial National IPR Moot Competition, the Law School was awarded the sixth rank. IIT Kharagpur has also awarded the Law School in various fields.

The Law School conducts its own admission test and the students are judged on the following subjects: English (60 marks), logical reasoning (20 marks), mathematical ability (15 marks), basic science (35 marks) and legal aptitude (70 marks). Students are to fill in the application forms that are available online. The cut-off marks that are specified for taking the test are also given online.

  • The school has a vibrant campus life with a wide range of opportunities to fill your free time
  • The school has an impressive and pollution-free campus with panoramic green surroundings, elegant landscaping and beautiful flower-beds
  • The school has separate individual departments for all subjects with young, dynamic faculty and non-teaching staff and with good results
  • The school has the most eminent Faculty members and they are really well qualified, experienced and truly committed towards enhancement and development of the students
  • The school has well-equipped with modern facilities like library, laboratory, classrooms, computer lab, seminar halls, hostel, canteen, multipurpose halls, playground etc.
  • A sufficient number of classrooms with varying sizes are made available for the smooth conduct of different classes in the college
  • The school has a library with a good number of books (both text and reference) on various subjects to meet the needs of the students as well as the teachers with reading room facility. Daily Newspapers and selected journals are also regularly subscribed
  • State of the Art Laboratories with sufficient space and all the necessary equipment are made available to various departments
  • The school has taken up the responsibility of imparting necessary, effective and practical education to the students so that they can reach great heights and attain maximum achievements in their life
  • Internet facilities may be availed by the students and teachers as per their needs
  • The Transportation facility is available for students
  • The school has a large playground with well-equipment for different sports
  • A medical facility has been available in the college for the benefit of the students
  • State Government and Central Government offers a number of scholarships to the meritorious students and the students belonging to SC / ST / OBC
  • The school has provided ICT facilities like computers, projectors, audio-visual gadgets, scanners and printers to the departments and also other aids and a huge number of availability of books for effective delivery of curriculum and for inculcating the knowledge of the subject
  • A special complaint cell (Sexual Harassment Cell) has been formed for the female students in the college. Students can directly complain orally or by written application to the head of the cell. Apart from this, Ragging is strictly prohibited on the college campus
  • To sharpen the skill of students and their personality development, various curricular and extra-curricular activities are the regular features of the institution
  • The school also organizes workshops, seminars, and conferences for improving teaching skills and methodology
Levels of study
Law
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Law (Legislative Law) Full Time 3 / 5 Years Bachelor's degree
Master of Law Full Time 2 Years LLB
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  • Students Welfare Fund
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  • Cafeteria/Canteen
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  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee
  • Campus Security(24x7)
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  • Soft Skills Training

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