Knowledge Involvement in Research Advancement through Nurturing (KIRAN-IPR) scheme (erstwhile WOS-C) aims at mainstreaming the women having qualification in schence & technology who have not been able to pursue their carrer due to domestic compulsions. It prepares them towards self-employment by providing on-job training in the area of IPR. The one-year programme is open to scientists having qualifications in science/engineering/medicine or allied areas.