Internship Experience @ FICCI IPR Division, New Delhi: Majorly a Research Internship

Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID

Abhigyan Ashok, Faculty of Law, ICFAI University, 4th year, [email protected]

Name of Organisation, Location, Team Strength

FICCI IPR division, New Delhi

Application Process

All those interested may forward their resume to FICCI IPR Division at [email protected].

Duration of internship and timings

One month duration, 5 days a week, Sat. and Sun. being off from 10:00 Am – 5:30 PM.

The timings were strictly followed. Getting late by more than 10 minutes of the aforesaid time would make you answerable to the team leader.

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

Though IPR being a considerably small division, it is a sheer delight to be a part of this vast organization owing its existence and recognition since past.

On my first day I was introduced to the head of the IPR division which was followed by our introduction specifying our name, college name and other details.

Kartika Ma’am was a very disciplined and chilled out lady which could be seen with her friendly nature and her stringent direction to the working interns.

Main tasks

I was exposed to a variety of IP research work ranging from conventional patents issues to the recent noisemakers.

Apart from serving as a platform for continuous interaction between the industries and different government agencies, the FICCI IPR Division also provides feedback to the Government on various policy issues.

The Division is also responsible for the preparation of research reports on various IPR issues debated at National/International forums.

We were also made to compile a questionnaire on parallel imports which the IPR division conducts in school/colleges from time to time.

At the end of the internship period we had to compulsorily come up with a report followed with a presentation on any topic relating to IP laws in India or which you think should be included within its purview.

Work environment and people

FICCI has a big name with a big brand value where learning was fun.

Being a small division, the interns were treated as a part of the organization, one had to submit all the assignments and compilations directly to our head.

The research associates who mostly gave us the main tasks were very friendly, if one had never heard across any topic on which one had to research, the associates were kind enough to give you the best help through their knowledge and resources.

Best things

Lovely people to know, work and be friend with, fixed working hours, five days a week office, being centrally located and two minutes walk from the nearest Metro Station which made commuting an ease from any part of Delhi.

These and many more were enough to contribute towards a wonderful environment inside and outside the office.

Bad things

Usually we were occupied with works but sometimes when there was no work, we had to spend the whole day working on our final internship report that had to be submitted at the end of the internship period which is necessary for obtaining our certificates.

Stipend

None.

 

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