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About National Law University, Delhi

National Law University, Delhi („University”) is seeking to engage, on a contractual basis, one full-time RESEARCH ASSISTANT (LAW) for CHAIR on INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS (IPR CHAIR), at its campus in Dwarka, New Delhi. The position is for an initial period of one year, which can be extended based on satisfactory performance and the needs of the IPR Chair.

About the IPR CHAIR: The Chair on IPR is instituted by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India with the vision to “facilitate intellectual property education and research”. The DPIIT instituted the Chair on IPR at NLUD in October 2018. The overall objectives of the IPR Chair are laid out in the Scheme for Pedagogy and Research in IPRs for Holistic Education and Academia (SPRIHA).


Criteria of Selection a. Minimum Higher Educational Qualification (10 marks), b. Grades obtained (10 marks), c. Relevant experience, if any (20 marks), d. Writing Sample/Relevant Publications, if any (20 marks), e. Statement of Purpose (10 marks), f. Interview (30 marks). The candidates invited for the interview shall be in a 1:5 ratio after screening the candidates for qualifying in ae as above.

Minimum required Qualification: Candidates holding graduate (LL.B.), a post-graduate degree in law (LL.M.), or with Ph.D. in Law with a demonstrable interest in interdisciplinary research in the area of intellectual property are encouraged to apply.


Role and Responsibilities of the Research Assistant: The selected Research Assistant will provide support to the IPR Chair in conducting its research and activities. As part of the assigned research, the Research Assistant is expected to engage in diverse research activities including field work, data collection, data analysis, report drafting, etc.

Research Assistants are also expected to supervise the work of the student researchers/ interns associated with the IPR Chair and/or assist principal investigators in conducting research. Research Assistants are also expected to assist in other research and dissemination activities of the IPR Chair. The Research Assistant shall also liaison with the Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property & Competition (CIIPC) and conduct its activities jointly.


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications: LL.B. Rs. 30,000/- per month LL.M- Rs. 40,000/- per month Ph.D. Rs. 50,000/- per month.

Application Process

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Interested candidates may submit their application with the relevant documents through Google form.

Deadline: Applications must reach us no later than 17th June 2024 by 5 PM


  • National Law University, Delhi is an equal-opportunity workplace.
  • Graduates from NLU, Delhi, and other research fellows working at NLU Delhi, may also apply only as per the above-mentioned procedure.
  • The University reserves the right to conduct interviews to fill this position after an internal screening process.
  • After initial internal screening, candidates may be required to undertake a writing test to be eligible to be called for the interview.
  • The position should not be considered a permanent appointment with the university in any way.
  • National Law University Delhi reserves the right not to fill the position.
  • The interviews will be conducted online and the Research Assistant is expected to join earliest after the selection or latest within one month of the selection


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