In continuance of its past 150 years of service to the nation inherited from the Thomason College of Civil Engineering and University of Roorkee, the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee has dedicated itself in providing the technical manpower and know-how with a mission of remaining one of the leading centres of teaching, research and extension in Engineering and Technology through total commitment to excellence in every endeavour. Intellectual property plays an important role in providing a competitive edge to an organization. The intangible assets of an organization - such as know-how, inventions, brands, designs and other creative and innovative products - are, today, often more valuable than its physical assets. Keeping this in mind, this Intellectual Property Rights Policy Document (hereinafter referred to as the Policy) of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee (hereinafter referred to as the Institute) seeks to provide guidance to academic and non-academic staff, students, scholars, and outside agencies on the practices and the rules of the Institute regarding intellectual property rights (IPR) and obligations which include the nature of intellectual property (IP), its ownership, exploitation, technology transfer and confidentiality requirements. The policy laid down in this document is expected to fulfil the commitment of the Institute to promote academic freedom and provide a conducive environment for research and development.