General Studies III

‘KAPILA’ for patent awareness

Ministry of Education


  • The Government has launched a campaign namely Kalam Program for Intellectual Property Literacy and Awareness Campaign (KAPILA) for Intellectual Property Literacy and creating patent awareness
  • Launched on 15th October, 2020 by the Union Education Ministers,
  • Through the KAPILA Kalam Program, Government of India will spread the awareness and importance of patenting and inventions
  • Under this campaign, students pursuing education in higher educational institutions will get information about the correct system of the application process for patenting their invention and they will be aware of their rights.
  • The program will facilitate the colleges and institutions to encourage more and more students to file patents.
  • The objectives of the scheme include creating awareness regarding Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Higher Education Institutions(HEIs),
  • enabling of IP protection of inventions originating from faculty and students of HEIs, development of Credit Course on IPR, training program on IPR for faculty and students of HEIs and sensitization and development of vibrant IP filing system. 
  • To promote awareness in the field, the Ministry celebrated the week from 15th October to 23rd October as ‘Intellectual Property Literacy Week’.
  • So far, total 46,556 users have been registered for KAPILA.

Aim of KAPILA Kalam Programme

Through the KAPILA Kalam Programme, the government will spread awareness with the help of educational programs about the importance of patenting an invention, to lead India towards self-reliance.

It aims to tap the resources in the field of Intellectual Property to come ahead with their inventions and blend it towards Patents. 

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