KAPILA Kalam Programme

Kapila Kalam Programme: Kapila Kalam Abhiyan was launched by the Union Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on 15 October 2020, the 89th birth anniversary of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India and Scientist.

The full name of this scheme is "Kalam Program for IP (Intellectual Property) Literacy and Awareness". Under this program, the government will promote and spread awareness about small inventions and patents and its importance under self-reliant India. To promote the scheme, the Ministry observed Intellectual Property Literacy Week from 15 October to 23 October 2021.

The Kalam Program for Intellectual Property Literacy and Awareness- KAPILA Campaign was launched on October 15, 2020, by the Union government for intellectual property literacy and for creating patent awareness. The information about the campaign was given by the Union Minister of Education, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ in the written reply in Rajya Sabha on February 4, 2021. According to the government, so far, a total of 46,556 users have already been registered for KAPILA.

 

Objective

The central government launched the KAPILA scheme for:

 Create awareness regarding Intellectual Property Rights in Higher Education Institutions.

Development of credit course in IPR.

Enabling of IP protection of inventions originating from the students and faculty of HEIs.

Sensitization and development of vibrant IP filing system.

Training program on IPR for faculty and students of HEIs.

 

Features and facts of Kapila Kalam program

This campaign was started on National Innovation Day on 15 October 2020, a new important initiative was started in the direction of making India self-reliant.

On the occasion of the launch of this scheme, IIC (Innovation Institute Council) presented Annual Performance Report 2.0 and announced the launch of IIC 3.0. With this the IIC 3.0 website was also launched.

In this campaign, along with creating awareness about patents of various small inventions, debate competitions, quizzes and community meetings will also be organized.

Under IIC 3.0, a target has been set to establish IIC in 5000 educational institutions, so far about 1700 branches have been opened.

Under this scheme, special facility will be provided to the students for patenting.

With this campaign, the intellectual potential of the country has to be brought on a single platform so that the country can move towards self-reliance rapidly.

The responsibility of successful operation of Kapila Kalam campaign has been given to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion and Ministry of Education.