Programme:                                 M. Tech              Semester:              First                        Course:  MTCST15 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND IPR


Common for M. Tech (CST, IT, CN&IS, AI&ML)

Instruction: 3 Periods/week   Time: 3 Hours   Credits: 2

Internal: 30 Marks External: 70 Marks Total: 100 Marks



Unit 1: Meaning of research problem, Sources of research problem, Criteria Characteristics of a good research problem, Errors in selecting a research problem, Scope and objectives of research problem. Approaches of investigation of solutions for research problem, data collection, analysis, interpretation, Necessary instrumentation 


Unit 2: Effective literature studies approaches, analysis Plagiarism, Research ethics, 

Unit 3: Effective technical writing, how to write report, Paper Developing a Research Proposal, Format of research proposal, a presentation and assessment by a review committee 

MID EXAMINATION - 1 [6/7/8 NOV 2023]


Unit 4: Nature of Intellectual Property: Patents, Designs, Trade and Copyright. Process of Patenting and Development: technological research, innovation, patenting, development. International Scenario: International cooperation on Intellectual Property. Procedure for grants of patents, Patenting under PCT. 

Unit 5: Patent Rights: Scope of Patent Rights. Licensing and transfer of technology. Patent information and databases. Geographical Indications. 


Unit 6: New Developments in IPR: Administration of Patent System. New developments in IPR; IPR of Biological Systems, Computer Software etc. Traditional knowledge Case Studies, IPR and IITs.

MID EXAMINATION - 2 18/19/20-JAN-2024


1. Stuart Melville and Wayne Goddard, “Research methodology: an introduction for science& engineering students’”

2. Wayne Goddard and Stuart Melville, “Research Methodology: An Introduction”

3. Ranjit Kumar, 2ndEdition, “Research Methodology: A Step by Step Guide for beginners”

4. Halbert, “Resisting Intellectual Property”, Taylor & Francis Ltd,2007.

5. Mayall, “Industrial Design”, McGraw Hill, 1992.

6. Niebel, “Product Design”, McGraw Hill, 1974.

7. Asimov, “Introduction to Design”, Prentice Hall, 1962. 

8. Robert P. Merges, Peter S. Menell, Mark A. Lemley, “ Intellectual Property in New Technological Age”, 2016.

9. T. Ramappa, “Intellectual Property Rights Under WTO”, S. Chand, 2008

Course Outcomes: At the end of this course, students will be able to

Understand what is the research problem and how to form it. Also initiate analyze research for the research problem related information. Students will learn to follow research ethics,  Understand the importance of IPR in growth of individuals, economy & nation. Understand that IPR protection to inventors for further research work and investment in R & D, which leads to creation of new and better products, and social benefits.