Microsoft Corporation India Private Limited has announced the awardees of the 'Microsoft Intellectual Property Scholar Program', an initiative set up for capacity building and creating a pool of specialists in the area of IT and Intellectual Property.
The 33 recipients of the IPR scholarships were felicitated by Honorable Union Minister of Law & Justice, Mr H R Bharadwaj; and Managing Director, Microsoft India, Ms Neelam Dhawan. The amount of scholarship is INR 80,000 per student. The 11 colleges to which the winners belong are: Symbiosis Society's Law College in Pune, NALSAR University of Law in Hyderabad, Government Law College (GLC) which is part of the Mumbai University in Mumbai, Army Institute of Law in Mohali, Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU) in Raipur, National University of Juridical Sciences in Kolkata, University School of Law and Legal Studies, GGS Indraprastha University in New Delhi, National Law Institute University in Bhopal, ILS Law College in Pune, National Law University in Jodhpur and National Law School of India University in Bangalore. The scholarships are awarded basis the evaluation of students' research papers, on pre-approved topics related to IPR, by experts from the law firm of Amarchand and Mangaldas, and the Legal and Corporate affairs team at Microsoft India.