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January 26, 2016 14:09 ET

Law School Established by Vinod Gupta at IIT Kharagpur Rated Number 2 in National Rankings by Career360

Vinod Gupta -- 1967 Graduate of IIT-Kharagpur Established the Law School With an Investment of $2 Million Called Rajiv Gandhi

KHARAGPUR, INDIA--(Marketwired - January 26, 2016) - Careers360 conducted a nation-wide survey to collect data from different law schools and compiled a comprehensive list of Top Law Colleges in India 2016. For the second consecutive year, Careers360 has ranked the law schools of India. Law aspirants will find 'Top Law Colleges in India 2016' very helpful when planning to seek admissions in the best Indian law colleges among the 1,300 registered with Bar Council of India (BCI). This year the Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur was ranked number 2.

Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law (RGSOIPL) is a Law school based at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. It was set up in collaboration with the George Washington University Law School, Washington DC and has the unique distinction of being the only law school within the IIT system. It is also the first law school in India imparting full-time Intellectual Property education along with other regular courses prescribed by the Bar Council of India.

Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law (RGSOIPL) is the first of its kind law school to impart legal education with IP specialization within the IIT System bringing synergy among science, technology, management and law. The School offers a Six-Semester, Three-Year Full-Time residential program leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Laws (Hons) in Intellectual Property Law approved by the Bar Council of India. The institute recently churned out its first Ph.D in IP Law.

The school is the brainchild of Vinod Gupta, CEO and Founder of DatabaseUSA® and Life Fellow of IIT Kharagpur, who proposed its setting-up on 28 March 2005 and also promised a grant of one million US dollars to that end. The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India accepted the proposal and announced a matching grant to RGSOIPL. The school commenced its academic activities from July 20, 2006.

RGSOIPL presently offers a three-year full-time residential LL.B. (Hons.) Program leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Laws with specialization in Intellectual Property Rights. The school is recognized by Bar Council of India. The graduates acquire skills in Business laws, Intellectual property laws and other regular courses prescribed by the Bar Council of India.

RGSOIPL has a full-time faculty of 10 professors, including two Fulbright scholars. The present faculty -- student ratio is 1:10, one of the lowest among Indian law schools. The school has an impressive list of visiting faculty which includes many eminent personalities in the law and technology field.

Under the guidance of Prof. N.L Mitra (Advisor to RGSOIPL, Former Director, NLSIU Bangalore and Founder Vice Chancellor, National Law School Jodhpur), RGSOIPL aims to reach the realm of success by linking both technology and law.

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