Intellectual Property Rights Cell (IPRC)

NEHU was established in the year 2022 under the Chairmanship of Prof. Prabha Shankar Shukla, Vice-Chancellor, NEHU, Shillong. Dr A.K. Singh, Department of Law, NEHU, Shillong has been appointed as Coordinator of the Cell.

The Cell aims to work for the IPR awareness and help the budding creators to protect their intellectual property rights. It  also aims to encourage the  researchers to take up IPR related issues to further develop the IPR field of study.

Dr A. K. Singh, Coordinator, IPR Cell, NEHU submitted the proposal to the Ministry of MSME on 23-06-2023 to recognize NEHU, Shillong as Host Institute (HI) as it can provide space equipment, laboratory and other supports incubate for nurture the ideas to flourish the business activities. Accordingly, NEHU, Shillong received the recognition as Host Institute (HI) on 30-09-2022 for implementation of the incubation component. Under this MSME new innovative scheme 23 Ideas have been submitted to MSME through the Cell which are under the scrutiny.

Vision of the Cell

The Vision of the Cell is to encourage and nurture the Intelligent Innovation and protection of the new creations. And also, its vision is to promote the entrepreneurship amongst students, teachers as well as non teaching fraternity.

Objectives of the Cell

(a) To enable creators in understanding, identifying and using intellectual property for theadvantage of society, university and creators themselves;
(b) To make awareness among students and employees for creation of intellectual propertyand its protection;
(c) To facilitate in patent filing and help innovators get their IP Rights;
(d) To train and aware the stakeholders of IPR like students, creators, lawyers, etc;
(e) Promoting discussions on IPR awareness


Dr. A. K. Singh
Department of Law
School of Social Sciences, NEHU
Contact no: 03642723806(office)


Dr. Mrityunjoy Mahato
Department of Basic Sciences & Social Sciences (BSSS),
School of Technology, NEHU
Contact no: 0364-2723657(office), 8131997390(mobile)


(1) Prof. H.K. Mishra
Department of Hindi
School of Humanities, NEHU
Contact no: 0364- 2723520

(2) Dr. Surya Bhan
Department of Biochemistry
School of Life Sciences, NEHU
Contact no: 0364-2722130(office); 9436349351(Mobile)

(3) Dr. Snehadrinarayan Khatua
 Department of Chemistry
School of Physical Sciences, NEHU
Contact no: 0364-272-2636(office); 9774408269(Mobile)

(4) Dr. Benjamin Lyngdoh
Dept. of Tourism and Hotel Management,
School of Economics, Management and Information Science, NEHU
Contact no: 0364-272-3445

 (5) Dr. N. Amareshwaran
Education Department
School of Education, NEHU
Contact no: 0364-2723345(office); 9441910359 (Mobile)

(6) Dr. B. K. Mishra
Department of RDAP, Tura Campus,
School of Human & Environmental Sciences, NEHU
Contact no:  0364-272-03651(office); 9436306259(mobile)

1. Awareness Programme on IPR & MSME Innovative Schemes, 26 April, 2022

The Cell organized IPR Awareness Programme on 26th April 2022 where Prof. H.S.Chawla  former Dean, G.B. Pant University , Pantnagar Uttarakhand and Shri Nilesh Trivedi, Assistant Director, MSME were the keynote speaker.

2. Online workshop on “Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), Patents Filing & Design Filing Requirements, 10 October, 2022

The Cell successfully organized the awareness programme on October 10, 2022 in association with RGNIIPM,Nagpur. Where Mr. HimangshuChandrakar and Dr Nalanda were the resource persons.

3. One day National Seminar on Competition law and Practice, 25 February, 2023

The Cell organised one day National Seminar on 25th February,2023 on “ Competition Law and Practice” in collaboration with Competition Commission of India where Dr Rakesh Kumar ,Member, Competition Commission of India and Dr Anil Kumar,Deputy Director,  Competition Commission of India were the Speakers.

4. Two days National Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights: Emerging Trends and Challenges, 13-14 March, 2023

The Cell organised a two day National Seminar on “Intellectual Property Rights; Emerging Trends and Challenges” on 13-14 March,2023. The Keynote speakers were, .H.S.Chawla  former Dean, G.B. Pant University , Pant nagar Uttarakhand, Dr Rajnish Kumar Singh, Faculty of Law, Banaras Hindu University(BHU), Dr Digvijay Singh, Faculty of Law, Central University, South  Bihar Gaya , Dr Pankaj Kumar, National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam  and Shri Binod Prasad, Patent Attorney.

5. Extension Lecture on Law and Entrepreneurship, 23 May, 2023

An extension lecture was organised by the IPR Cellon “Law and Entrepreneurship” whereDr. Sudhanshu Jangir, Director Indian Institute of Sustainability, Gujarat University has delivered the lecture.

6. Awareness programme on Intellectual Property Rights; Artificial Intelligence and Copyrights, 12 June, 2023

An awareness programme was organized on Intellectual Property Rights on the topic of contemporary importance “Artificial Intelligence and Copyrights”. The key note speaker of the session was Prof. V. K. Ahuja, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam.