Government Schemes in India play a crucial role in solving many socio-economic problems that beset Indian society, and thus their awareness is a must for any concerned citizen. These are launched by the government to address the social and economic welfare of the citizens of this nation.Union Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' virtually launched the 'KAPILA' Kalam Program for Intellectual Property Literacy and Awareness campaign on the 89th birth anniversary of former President and Scientist Late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. Aspirants of IAS exam might encounter questions related to KAPILA Kalam Programme in Prelims, GS1 and GS2 of UPSC.


  • KAPILA Kalam Program
  • Objectives of the Kapila Program
  • Significance of the scheme
  • Institution Innovation Council


  1. KAPILA is an acronym for Kalam Program for IP (Intellectual Property) Literacy and Awareness.
  2. Through the KAPILA Kalam Program, Government of India will spread the awareness and importance of patenting and inventions
  3. 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.
  4. The program will facilitate the colleges and institutions to encourage more and more students to file patents.
  5. To promote awareness in the field, the Ministry celebrated the week from 15th October to 23rd October as ‘Intellectual Property Literacy Week’.


  • The objective of Kapila is to recognise , facilitate and felicitate the intellectual property Innovation and best practices in higher educational institutions
  • To develop credit course on IPR features of the scheme
  • It proposes to create appropriate awareness regarding the need of IP filling mechanism
  • It entails methodology e involved in filing it in India and global Challenges in IPfiling
  • students in higher education in India consistently under the guidance of their teacher but they are not aware of the system of filing its patent
  • students will be able to get benefits from their inventions by patenting them.
  • lack of awareness among young researchers
  • this implies that young researchers need to know more about IP rules and rights


  • India to become a 15 trillion US dollar economy by 2024-25 students and scientists have to be more aware of protecting intellectual
  • Under this campaign students pursuing education in higher education institutes will get information about the correct system aap application process for patenting their invention
  • The program will facilitate the colleges and Institutions to encourage more and more students to file patent and to preserve andsafeguard their inventions


  • It was established by the Ministry of Education in 2018
  • It envisions to promote innovation in young students by encouraging, inspiring and nurturing them to work withnew

Read about the National IPR Policy on the page linked here.

In order to test the dynamic knowledge of the candidate, UPSC and other Government  Exams will have questions regarding the various schemes overseen by the Government of India. So the candidate is required to know about these schemes. More government schemes here