IPTSE is the India’s first Intellectual Property Olympiad which was joint initiated by ASSOCHAM and ERICSSON on July, 2018 with the objective to promote intellectual property rights awareness (copyright, patents, trademark, geographical indication, industrial design and trade secrets) among the Indian youth.
IPTSE is an annual online examination designed for school and college students across streams targeting school students (IX to XII class) and under graduate college/polytechnic students. 2018-19 online examination was conducted in the month of November and December, 2018 and on the basis of score obtained by the students, students were awarded with Award Money, Trophy and Certificate as the token of appreciations. Also top twenty students had an opportunity to visit R&D lab in India.
Since its beginning, IPTSE has been receiving pan India acceptance from different institution such as Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), Education Department of Karnataka, Assam, Maharashtra, and Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti. Also many institutions have supported this initiative and issued a circular to all institutions under their jurisdictions such as University of Delhi, Mumbai University, Kurukshetra University, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Doctor Hari Singh Gour University, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Unveristy, Aligarh Muslim University, Bangalore University, SantLongwal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jamia Hamdard University, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Navsari Agriculture University, Gujarat Technical University and Cochin University.
IPTSE 2018-19 successfully completed of its first year and award ceremony held on 4th July 2019 at Taj Mansingh Hotel, New Delhi. ASSOCHAM has honour of hosting Hon'ble former Minister of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India and Member of Parliament & Sherpa G20, Shri Suresh PrabhakarPrabhu, as the Chief Guest for the occasion.