Women Scientist Scheme-C (WOS-C) is being implemented by the Patent Facilitating Centre of Technology Information Forecasting & Assessment Council (TIFAC). The scheme aims to train women having qualifications in science/engineering/medicine or allied areas in the field of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and their management for a period of one year in order to develop a pool of women scientists geared to creating, protecting and managing intellectual property in India. Hands-on training on different aspects of IPRs (e.g. patent search, know-how, drafting, filing, trademarks, trade secrets, copyright etc.) is major part of WOS-C  curriculum in association with various Knowledge Partners (i.e. Law firms, Knowledge Processing Organizations (KPOs), Companies, Government agencies, and so on).

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Eligibility Criteria: (1) Women in permanent position are not eligible to apply (2) Age: Minimum 27 years; Maximum 45 years as on 01-01-2018 (3) Minimum essential qualification: Master of Science; Bachelors in Engineering/Technology or equivalent. (4) Desirable qualification: Proficient in handling computerized database, collection, collation, analysis and report preparation.


Call open for 11th Batch of WOS-C(KIRAN-IPR): Click here for details0 bytes

Last Date to submit online application for WOS-C: 20 March 2019

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Women Scientist Scheme-C (WOS-C)  Ph.D. in Basic or Applied Sciences/MD or equivalent degreeRs.35,000/-………
M.Phil/M.Tech/M.Pharm/M.VSc or equivalent degreeRs.30,000/-………
M.Sc in Basic or Applied Sciences/MBBS/B.Tech or equivalent degreeRs.25,000/-………

The objective of this program is to

train talented and skilled women who have studied science, engineering or medicine in patent searches and other aspects of intellectual property rights in order to enable them to seek specialized employment or be self-employed

develop a pool of women scientists in India ready to undertake scientific and technical aspects of intellectual property rights

develop a core of professionals for preparing specialized reports such as technology scan based on patent information

Candidates with M.Sc/Ph.D in physical sciences, chemical sciences, life sciences or B.E/B.Tech/MCA, or M.E/M.Tech or MBBS/MS/MD/MVSc or B.Pharm/M.Pharm with good academic record are eligible to apply.

Candidates are selected based on their performance in written test and interview and also based on all India Ranking.

The selected candidates from all regions are offered common orientation programme at TIFAC, New Delhi during the first 4–5 weeks, followed by 11 month on-the-job training facilitated by respective centres.

During the year 2016 – 2017 – 28 women scientists and in the year 2017 – 2018 – 21 women scientists underwent IPR training in various Law firms and R&D organizations facilitated by CICS/CCSTDS.

The following partnering agencies have been collaborating with CCSTDS for on-the-job training.

Chennai Patent Office, Chennai

L & S Co, Chennai

Maxval Ip Services, Chennai

Maxval Ip Services, Coimbatore

Banana IP Counsels, Banglaore

TCS, Bangalore

Ibha Ip Solutions, Bangalore

L & S Co, Bangalore

Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment(KSCSTE), Kerala

Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology(SCTIMST), Kerala

Cochin University of Science and Technology(CUSAT), Cochin

Law Desk India, CochinEeva Ip Solutions, HyderabadARCI, Hyderabad

Lex Orbis, Hyderabad

The candidates are provided training to do prior art searches using databases such as Delphion, Freepatentsonline, USPTO, esp@cenet and Indian patent databases such as Ekaswa A and B, patent analysis, mapping, bucketization etc.

OUTCOMEAmong 28 candidates (From 2016 – 2017 batches) who appeared for Patent Agent exam, 8 candidates have cleared the exam with good ranks.

CCSTDS is happy to place on record that so far 6 candidates from 2016-2017 batch have been absorbed /engaged on regular jobs in the following organizations

TCS, Bangalore

Maxval Ip Services, Chennai

DePenning & DePenning, Chennai

Tamil Nadu State Council for Science & Technology(TNSCST), Chennai

Maxval Ip Services, Coimbatore