The Inter University Centre was established by the Government of Kerala in Cochin University of Science & Technology as an autonomous Centre to encourage multidisciplinary teaching and research in the area of intellectual property rights. The Centre is also envisaged as a research hub and resource centre for interaction of researchers from different universities in Kerala and outside.The Centre for IPR Studies established in the School of Legal Studies of the Cochin University of Science & Technology in 2003 is converted into an Inter University Centre in 2009 to encourage multidisciplinary teaching and research in the area of intellectual property rights. This is an autonomous Centre at CUSAT established by the Government of Kerala envisaged to be a research hub and resource centre facilitating interaction between researchers from different universities in Kerala and outside. This is one of the Inter University Centers conceived and implemented by the Department of Education, Government of Kerala.
Centre for IPR Studies was originally established with Dr. K.N. Chandrasekharan Pillai, Dean, Faculty of Law as the Director and Dr. N.S. Gopalakrishnan as the Coordinator. The Centre is also supported by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India, which has already established a Chair on Intellectual Property Rights in CUSAT in 2003. The Government of India also extended its financial support to develop a depository of Intellectual Property Rights materials. At present the Centre has one of the best collections on Intellectual Property Rights from different parts of the world.
Scholarships are grant-in-aid to a student who wants to pursue education at Inter University Centre for Intellectual Property Studies, Cochin