Diploma in Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Laws



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About the Course

Total Fees: INR 30,000

Also payable in two instalments of INR 15,000 and INR 15,000 respectively.

Duration: 12 months

Divided into two semesters of equal length.

The Diploma in Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Laws course is an online 12-month long immersive program designed by National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata and iPleaders to equip you with practical skills for the world of corporate law. Since its inception in 2012, the NUJS Business Laws Diploma has graduated over 1800 students. The course brings over 50 leading lawyers from the corporate law sector to train our students in the practical aspects of business law. With a resource library of over 100 lectures, focused skill-development exercises, and institutionalized mentorship, the course brings learning, professional skills and job opportunities for students.

This course is co-created, reviewed and constantly improved by an industry-academia panel. The panel includes celebrity litigators, law firm partners, investors, bankers and other top professionals with decades of practical experience. You will learn practical skills related to legal strategy, business laws, decision-making, contract drafting, legal compliance and negotiation. The goal of the panel is to effectively transfer knowledge to the academia through this course. Periodic online interactions are organized with industry experts to discuss areas of their expertise with learners.

Build your ability to write and communicate in a way that showcases your expertise, expands your network and impresses recruiters. We periodically share available jobs, internship opportunities and projects that you can take up. You will get focused guidance on building your own network, improving professional communication and in demonstrating your skills in interviews, your current job, client interactions or in internships. There are periodic online interactions to provide feedback and track your activity will be conducted.

In India, most educational initiatives are plagued by a lack of practical exposure. The course is full of case studies and practical legal insights. You would be constantly presented with opportunities to apply your knowledge in real life projects, and even pushed towards creating your own opportunities. Access a skill-development centre on iPleaders Club to take simulation exercises around contract drafting, company searches, due diligence, etc. ensures you have terrific practical skills. Impress interviewers, recruiters, clients and seniors by sharing what you learn in the process.

Our alumni include IIT and IIM graduates, national law school graduates across the country and of foreign universities such as Harvard, Stanford and NYU, top IAS officers working in ministries such as Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Defence of Government of India. Our alumni are already working at top law firms like Amarchand Mangaldas, AZB & Partners, Luthra & Luthra and MNCs like IBM, Infosys, British Petroleum, Larsen & Toubro, Accenture, Genpact, Reliance, Aditya Birla Group and a number of funded startups. Those who take the course can also receive periodic mentorship from alumni

Course Contents

Sole proprietorship as a business structure
Family business

  • Issues in family business
  • Taxation issues
  • Partition and family settlement
  • Appointment of professional management for running a business


Structuring a partnership / LLP

  • Partnership Deed, LLP Agreement, registration requirement and procedure, number of partners, designated partners, sharing of profits, dissolution of partnership, default rules under Partnership Act and LLP Act.


Structuring a company

  • Formation and incorporation- private company, one person company: Reservation of Name, Director Identification Number and Digital Signature, Forms to be submitted to Registrar of companies for incorporation, Memorandum and Articles of Association, Types of Share Capital, Annual and periodic compliances.


Incentives and relaxations for startups and early stage businesses

  • MSMED Act: Advantages of registration, Registration process, money recovery procedures for startups, effective payment-related , dispute resolution mechanisms, Sample disclosure to be made under MSMED Act


Non-profit businesses and hybrid models

  • Procedure and key issues for incorporation of a trust / society / non-profit company
  • Tax benefits for a non-profit
  • Hybrid structures and their relevance


How to appoint advisors and remuneration models

Key takeaways

  • How to draft partnership deeds and LLP agreements
  • Drafting memorandum and articles of association of companies
  • Process, checklists and flowcharts for incorporation of partnership, company and LLP
  • How to start a non-profit venture, and process for claiming various government incentives for non-profits
  • Advisor agreement


Sample contracts and templates

  • Partnership Deed
  • LLP Agreement
  • Co-Founder’s Agreement
  • Memorandum and Articles of Association(as per Companies Act, 2013)
  • Accounts for businessElementary accounting and record keeping for various forms of business entities (for a person who is not trained in finance), Accounting and the Law, Financial planning for a business.
  • Corporate taxation
    • Corporate income tax, Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT), taxation of software product and SAAS companies, tax on issue of capital (e.g. equity, bonus shares and convertible instruments)to different entities, transfer pricing
    • How TDS works – including forms, modes and timelines of for payment double taxation avoidance provisions and agreements, tax on software
  • Indirect Taxes: How and when to obtain registration for Central Sales Tax, VAT, Service Tax, Excise Duty
  • Tax strategy, regulatory proceedings and litigation
  • Export and import: Import and Export duties, Process of import-export, incentives for exporters.
  • Introduction to corporate governance: how does a company manages its activities?
  • Models of corporate governance: Indian and international practices
  • Regulation of listed companies
  • Regulation of foreign companies doing business in India
  • Instruments of control: Board of Directors, Shareholders’ Meetings, legal instruments
  • Shareholders’ Agreement, charters of the company
  • Related party transactions
  • Different types of company meetings Board Meetings, Committee Meetings, Shareholders’ meetings
  • Corporate governance related compliances
  • Appointment of Directors, Roles of Directors, Director’s liabilities, duties and liabilities of executives
  • Independent director – Appointment, roles and liabilities
  • Laws of executive compensation
  • Role of Shareholders in corporate governance
  • Corporate communications and reporting systems
  • Repatriation of profit, Divisible Profits and Dividend
  • How an outsider should deal with a company?
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Introduction to raising investment – financial and strategic investment
  • Business structuring and investment
  • Angel investments and regulation of angel funds
  • Steps in an investment transaction – negotiation, drafting and legal strategy
  • How to conduct due diligence?
  • Understanding non-disclosure agreements (NDAs)
  • Understanding capitalisation table and termsheets
  • Private placement process
  • Transfer of shares
  • Dealing with multiple investors
  • Shareholders Agreements and how to negotiate them
  • Exit issues in investment transactions
  • Advanced issues – Private equity, PIPES transactions, Strategic investment and Joint ventures


Key takeaways

  • How to negotiate shareholders agreements and termsheets (with case studies)
  • How to negotiate shareholders agreements with investors
  • How to conduct due diligence


Sample contracts and templates

  • Non-disclosure agreement
  • Shareholders and share subscription agreement
  • Term sheet
  • Due diligence report
  • How do you raise investment or loans to finance a business?
  • Raising debt financing – syndicate loans vs. single bank loans
  • Bank guarantees and securities
  • Introduction to FEMA, various types of bank accounts in India, handling and remittance of foreign exchange, current and capital account transactions
  • External commercial borrowings, raising finance by a non-profit entity from foreign sources
  • Essential issues in loan agreement
  • Understanding syndicate loans
  • Important clauses in a Syndicate Loan Agreement


Key takeaways

  • How to identify key issues in a loan agreement
  • How to identify important regulatory concerns in a foreign investment transaction
  • FCRA requirements for receiving donations


Sample contracts and templates

  • Sample loan agreement from a domestic bank
  • Syndicate loan agreement for ECB
    • FDI restrictions on foreign investors
    • FDI in different business structures Companies, Trust, LLP
    • Sectoral regulations – FDI in e-commerce
    • Entry-related issues – approval route, conditionalities and sectoral regulations
    • Pricing restrictions
    • Exit related issues
    • Bank accounts for foreigners and handling foreign exchange
    • Valuation, compliance and filing requirements
    • Relaxations for foreign venture capital investors
    • Negotiating exits with foreign investors


    Sample documents

    • Sample FIPB approval application
    • Sample sectoral approval application
    • Sample FIPB and sectoral approvals
      • Employment agreement
      • Labour law compliances
      • Legal forms of incentives and perquisites
      • Structuring ESOP& ESPS
      • Intellectual property and employees
      • Non-compete agreements, non-disclosure agreements
      • Employee sharing/deputation
      • Attrition management
      • Trade licenses
      • Industrial licensing and environmental compliance (for large companies, particularly manufacturers)


      Sample agreements and documents

      • Employment agreement
      • Employee-sharing arrangement
      • Sample ESOP Plan
      • Sample board resolution approving ESOP Plan
      • Sample letter for granting stock options
        • How to avoid disputes and drainage of resources through courtroom battles
        • Arbitration, negotiation, arbitration clauses in contracts
        • Structuring arbitration for speedy and fair resolution
        • How to develop a dispute settlement strategy
        • How to use anti-suit injunctions in international transactions
        • Introduction to commercial mediation proceedings

        Key Takeaways

        • Sample clauses for institutional arbitration (from renowned arbitration institutions)
        • Sample clauses for ad hoc arbitration and their pros and cons
        • How to draft a customized arbitration clause for speedy and cost-effective arbitration
        • When to apply for anti-suit injunction
  • Legal structure governing the Internet, electronic contracts and digital signatures
  • Data protection under Indian law
  • Offences under Information Technology Act
  • Electronic evidence and the law
  • Intermediary liability and compliance
  • Payment gateways and legal documentation
  • Cloud computing agreements and End-User License Agreements (EULA), privacy issues on the Internet.
  • Essential Information Technology Contracts
  • Outsourcing contracts
  • Steps to deal with online intellectual property infringement

Sample Documents

  • Statement of work
  • Master Services agreement
  • Sub-merchant agreement
  • Maintenance and Support Agreement
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Service
  • Takedown Notice
  • Cease and Desist Notice for IP Infringement
  • Copyright: Copyright Act, Rights available to copyright owner, Originality and Idea-Expression dichotomy, infringement of copyright, Exceptions to infringement (including fair use), Copyright protection on internet, Digital Millennium Copyright Act, software piracy.
  • Patents: Patent Act, components of a patent application, international patent registrations, rights available to patent holders, requirements of novelty, inventive step and industrial application, product and process patents, assignment and revocation, Patenting of biotechnology inventions and pharmaceutical products.
  • Trademark Act: Registration of trademark, steps for international registration of trademark, rights available to trademark owner, Goodwill, different types of marks such as service marks
  • Monetization of intellectual property – Licensing and franchising agreements
  • Trade secret law, employment contracts and protection of software

Key Takeaways

  • How to obtain copyright, trademark and patent registration in India
  • Procedure for international registration of trademarks and patents
  • How to enforce IP rights against imported items and fake products
  • DRM technologies and copyright law
  • Special court orders for protecting and enforcing IP rights
  • How to draft end-user license agreements (EULAs)

Sample Agreements

  • IP License Agreement
  • Franchisee Agreement
  • Assignment Agreement
  • End-User License Agreement
  • Legal risk management – identifying and minimizing risks
  • Building processes and internal policies
  • Internal company policies, security systems, allocation of responsibility amongst officers, imposing contractual obligations, reporting structure
  • Recruitment policy, compensation policy, performance management policy, leave policy, medical policy, sexual harassment policy, data protection and confidentiality policy, grievance redressal policy, whistleblower policy, emergency policies, media communications policy, social media and blogging policy
  • Key business agreements and risks – Distribution agreement, Marketing Agreement, Commercial leases, Consultancy Agreement, Collaboration/Co-branding Agreement, Advertising Agreement
  • Mitigating risks of sexual harassment
  • Online reputation management
  • Key insurances necessary for business- Fire and Special Peril, Transportation, Keyman Insurance, Terrorism Insurance, Group Insurance, Public Liability Insurance, Professional Liability Insurance,Director’s and Officer’s (D&O) Insurance.

Key takeaways

  • Practical checklists for framing various internal policies of the company
  • Understanding insurance policies and their strategic use in management
  • Sample D&O Policy and negotiation essentials
  • SEZs: Law relating to SEZs (includes tax sops available to SEZs), types of SEZs, comparison of SEZs with Export Oriented Units (EOUs) and Software Technology Parks (STP)
  • Banking and financial laws
  • Insurance: Regulation of insurance sector
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  • How mutual funds work and introductory fund structuring

Key takeaways

  • Learn whether a particular business should be located in an SEZ, or an EOU or an ordinary exporter

Government is the biggest enterprise level consumer. Certain norms are to be followed for doing business with the government. The purpose of this module is to cover the basics of the same. This module introduces the students to the following:

  • Legal basis of tenders – Article 14 and promissory estoppel
  • Rules and procedures governing procurement of goods and services for central government departments
  • Essential terms in a bid document
  • Public Private Partnerships, EPC Contracts and Concession Agreements
  • An overview of bidding methodology that the Government may adopt and the legal principles relating to the same – such as competitive bidding, first-come-first-serve, sealed bids, auctions, tenders.
  • Legal compliances typically insisted upon by the Government for evaluating eligibility criteria of bidders
  • Prohibition of unfair bidding practices – a discussion on bid-rigging
  • Reservations for startups and SMEs

Sample Documents

  • Notice inviting tenders
  • Public Private Partnership and Concession Agreements
  • Contract drafting essentials- Elements of a contract
  • How to become proficient at drafting contracts- drafting guidelines and checklists
  • Pointers and checklists to ensure a risk-free contract
  • Boilerplate clauses – Importance and customization
  • Negotiation essentials – Important points that every entrepreneur or his advisor should know, Negotiation soft skills
  • Inclusion of commercial intent in contracts
  • Negotiating and drafting sample agreements – Non-disclosure agreements, shareholders’ Agreement, Commercial lease

Additional benefits

  • Periodic Webinars from general counsels, law firm partners, senior government officers and successful businessmen
  • Sample Agreements, checklists, application forms and documents
  • Industry updates from top law firms in India and Silicon Valley
  • Recruitment preparation and career guidance toolkit – learn about career opportunities for commercial lawyers, how to crack interviews, draft covering letters and CVs and convert internships into job offers (with video training)

Industry Academia Panel

Murali Neelakantan

Ex-Global General Counsel, Cipla

V Umakanth

Associate Professor at NUS, Singapore

Vinod Kothari

Securitisation expert and author of several books on the subject

Jay Parikh

Founding Partner, Verus Associates

Ameet Dutta

Partner, Saikrishna & Associates IP law expert

Essenese Obhan

Managing Partner, Obhan & Associates

Robin David

Partner, Dua Associates

Pankaj Agarwal

Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas

Anuj Sah

Principal Associate at Khaitan & Co.

Somasekhar Sundaresan

Partner, J. Sagar Associates

Shinoj Koshy

Partner, Nishith Desai Associates

Success Stories

Imagine how it would be if you could navigate the usual legal and regulatory mess with ease, and make better decisions as you scale your business or career growth. Regulatory and legal difficulties is a huge hurdle to doing business in India, and very few people have mastery over it. We are inviting you to find out more about how we can add a touch of magic to your growth. Here are some amazing success stories of our students who have taken up our courses.

My purpose of joining the course is certainly fulfilled; it has given me the much needed practical knowledge of law. All modules in the course are designed with emphases on practical knowledge. The concepts are not explained theoretically but in a practical manner. I personally found the module on business structuring, institutional finance, and raising investment to be most beneficial for me. I am able to utilize this knowledge in my current job also.

Shivam Dubey

Associate, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

All that I learned from the course is very relevant to me and helps me every single day. I still refer the course notes. Once, we were working on a transaction which involved export-import compliance. It was something I had never done before and none of my team members had an experience with it. I had only the basic idea about it and that is when I realized that I have studied it in my diploma course. I referred the course material and handled the transaction totally based on the knowledge gained through the diploma course, it gave me the basic idea of what to check and how to check.

Ananya Banerjee

Managing Partner, Unico Legale

I can definitely say that this course has added value to my profile and facilitated my growth. The knowledge gained through this course has boosted my confidence and helped me get through many interviews. I found the modules on Arbitration, FDI, and Corporate Governance to be extremely informative. The module on drafting provided various templates that gave you a framework to build on. The webinars by various industry experts was an added advantage of this course. These were exceptionally outstanding, interactive and provided the much needed insights from a commercial point of view.

Mehak Gupta

Associate, Economic Laws Practice

I am a computer science engineer by education, but an entrepreneur by profession. Having had no formal education in running a business I was always led to a lot of "learning the hard way". When iPleaders launched the course for Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Laws, in an e-learning mode I took up the course with the objective to understand all legal nuances related to running a business. The course covered things like; understanding of ESOP, Sweat Equity, Company Policy, License agreements, IP related law, EULA and lots of other content which made sense for our business.

Atul Gupta

Managing Director of InSync Tech-Fin Solutions Ltd

I am a practicing Cyber lawyer in Mumbai for the past 3 years and have founded Cyberjure Legal Consulting. The course was a very good learning experience, and I am glad I did it. It helped me understand the nuances of many laws which we studied in college, but never went into practical applicability of the same. The stuff I learnt in the course helped me in my matters too, and in structuring e-commerce start-ups.

Puneet Bhasin

Founder, Cyberjure Legal Consulting, Mumbai

I contacted the iPleaders team to understand more about the course and was fully satisfied with the way the benefits were explained to me. I was very impressed with the follow-up mechanism as well. So I decided to enroll for this diploma course. I found the course to be exceptional. This course helped me update my knowledge and exceeded the expectations I had from it. I did my LLB in 1999, so much has happened since then and this course gave me all the latest updates. The best part about this course is that the course material is concise and ready for consumption. It's to the point and contains no irrelevant materials.

M. Jagadeesh

Partner, Tapas Law

The added advantage of this course is the iPleaders Club; which is an independent skill development platform where you work towards taking your career / work/ business to the next level by performing activities, this is an extra advantage of the course as this service is provided free of cost by iPleaders to all its students. Another interesting feature about the course is that all are assigned mentors to help us during the course. This is really beneficial as most of us are not from a family of lawyers and have no one they can turn to for tips on mooting, career guidance etc. The fact that we have to submit an article every month has improved my writing skills tremendously. You not only learn to improve your style of writing but also learn the nuances of how to do good research which are important skill sets for a lawyer.

Tresa Ajay

B.A LLB, NUALS, Kochi

I joined the NUJS diploma in Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Laws while I was working with the Calcutta Stock Exchange. I had already done my LLB and was looking for a course which would give me some practical insight. I came across the NUJS Diploma in Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Laws while searching the internet. I was looking for some course for value addition to my profile and knowledge. I had already done my LLB and MBA but wanted some practical knowledge. This course appealed to me, as it was dealing with business laws and I was working with a corporate. So this course was very significant to me and covered things which were relevant to me.

Sumit Sengupta

CFA, LL.B, Legal Counsel, Calcutta Stock Exchange

All modules in this course are meticulously designed with the emphasis on practical knowledge and it's very difficult to say which module was more informational than the other. Still, I particularly found the modules on statutory compliances, due diligence, business structuring and institutional financing to be really beneficial for me because I wanted practical insight into these topics. Non-lawyers such as businessmen are usually afraid of legal jargons that are found in books; however, this course uses a very simple and easy to understand language and therefore I recommend this course to all those who wish to enhance their business law knowledge.

Harshal Joshi

Legal Head, Legal Dog, LL.C

All the modules in the course are designed with the emphasis on practical knowledge. The concepts are explained in a very easy to understand language without any legal jargons. A person like me who is not from a legal background can also follow it easily. Institutional Finance and Raising investment were two modules which I personally found very interesting. I am able to utilize this knowledge in my current job also. When I informed my company that I have cleared this diploma from NUJS, my company gave me recognition for the same. I have now been shifted to Compliance department because of my knowledge about business and corporate law gained through this course. In future, I want to work with different institutes and colleges as a guest lecturer and this course has helped me prepare for that as well. I have been applying to various institutes and got a positive response from many of them. This course would certainly help me in my future vision also as I've learnt how to explain complex matters in an easy to understand manner from this course.

Atanu Biswas

Manager, Compliance, Peerless Group

My purpose of joining the NUJS diploma in Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Laws was to gain legal knowledge and breadth of the legal system specific to India. Being from a nonlaw background we deal with legal matters almost on a day to day basis, mostly in indirect and often unknown and subtle forms. As an entrepreneur juggling many hats, I had to be aware of the basic laws and legal systems so as to be aware at all times. This course has helped me understand different legal aspects from a technical perspective; of which I did not have the knowledge earlier. Content wise the course is excellent. It is designed in a manner that a person who is not from a legal background can also follow it easily. I have benefitted the most from the chapters related to Business Structuring and Drafting. The Module on drafting helped me understand how agreements are to be drafted and vetted, what are the precautions to be taken, how clauses can be negotiated etc. Down the line, I have drafted quite a few documents thanks to this course, and my lawyers are still wondering how I could manage it so well without their help! They used to be quite surprised when they found my draft quite 'legal' in order and form. This course has empowered me to an extent that it has added on to my persona. Nowadays I not only understand what my legal team is doing, but I also engage in discussions with them regarding different policies, clauses in agreements.. etc.

B D Thimmaiah

Executive Officer, Advanced Research and Development Corporation

I was in the final year at RMLNLU and was aware that if I fail to get a campus placement offer or a PPO, I would have to face lot of interviews. I had to be well versed in all aspects of law especially corporate and business law in order to crack the interviews. Even if I manged a PPO or a campus placement, I had to be aware of all basics of corporate law inorder to perform well in my job. I wanted a career in corporate law in a tier 1 law firm. All this was not possible with the knowledge gained through the law school curriculum only. I had to learn the business law basics in a practical manner and this diploma course was the perfect solution to it. This course provided an excellent curriculum around that. All the modules were very well planned with lot of emphasis on practical knowledge. The module I personally liked the most was the one related to the Companies Act and SEBI regulations. These were very informative and helpful. The webinars with Industry experts were another plus point of the course. These webinars exposed us to few of the best brains in the industry and their views and thoughts about different aspects of law.

Divye Bahadur

Associate, Trilegal

All the modules in the course were very well structured, but the module which personally benefited me the most is the module on Drafting. It has given me further insight into drafting and helped me appreciate the nuances which people generally tend to overlook in a contract. The content of the drafting module and the drafting exercises really helped me improve my skills. I came to know of various clauses which I had never thought of earlier and I strongly believe that this knowledge puts me in a better position to advise clients.

SVS Ravi Kiran

Deputy Manager Legal, Mylan Labs

This course has definitely helped me in setting up my health care startup; a primary health care centre in Hyderabad. I'm not from a legal background; if not for this course I wouldn't have known the difference between a Pvt Ltd, LLP and a partnership firm. This knowledge helped me in deciding to start my centre as a Pvt Ltd company, I was aware that this would be the best option for my centre. The knowledge gained from this course is still helping me. It helps me understand everything to do with taxation at my centre, although I have a very responsible and committed accountant working with us. Having the knowledge of taxation and basic laws prepares me for, what to expect and what not to. A module that I personally found extremely beneficial was the one on structuring a business. This module helped me decide on many factors while starting my center. The syllabus and study material is also structured in a way that it's very easy to find answers to specific questions, which often come in very handy.

Dr. Padmakumari Muthuswamy

MBBS, Founder Director, Winspire One Healthcare
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Frequently Asked Questions

No. These courses are completely online, and you will not need to travel to Kolkata for any requirement of this course.

All the study materials will be provided on the online learning management system and not in hard copy. No hard copy is required or recommended for these courses. For any hard copy provided by iPleaders for some parts of some of the courses which may be available with iPleaders, check with them by calling on the number provided in this website.

There are no discounts available. However course fee for long term courses (1 year or more) can be paid in instalments. To know about instalment options, call 011-331-38901

There are no minimum attendance requirements, as the course shall be taught online through a learning management system which allows you to pursue the course at your own pace and convenience.

The course is conducted through an online learning management system, which enables students to access study materials from anywhere in the world at their own time and convenience. All the study material which includes text, videos, drafting exercises, templates and regular tests will be available only within the LMS and can be accessed using your login id for the LMS. The course can also be accessed through state of the art mobile Apps, which makes learning convenient and accessible on a real time basis.
Live sessions are also conducted online – students who miss the session can watch recorded versions. There will also be some online doubt-clearing sessions between students and faculty.

The minimum eligibility for diploma and certificate courses is XII pass and students from any discipline can enrol in the course. For MA in Business Laws, graduation in any discipline will suffice. Therefore, students of B.Com., BMS, BBA, Science, Arts, Medicine or from any other discipline are eligible to enrol and many have already enroled. The course is targeted at entrepreneurs, managers, consultants and working professionals and will be relevant and useful irrespective of stream and industry. Those would like to start up their own company at some point of time, are interested in a career in management, want to have a grasp on business laws or differentiate themselves by adding a unique skill shall benefit from this course. Please visit our Success Stories page to read about what individuals from different disciplines have to say about the course.

As candidates will be enroling from across India and even abroad, the schedule of every candidate is likely to differ. To accommodate that, the periodic tests will be available on the online portal for a period of time so that you can take them at your convenience. Everyone will be given sufficient opportunity to take the tests.

The online MCQs are executed on the learning management system. You do not need to go to any special centres to take any test or exam. All tests can be taken by logging on to the online learning management system from your home.

The minimum eligibility for diploma and certificate courses is XII pass and students from any discipline can enrol in the course. For MA in Business Laws, graduation in any discipline will suffice. Therefore, students of B.Com., BMS, BBA, Science, Arts, Medicine or from any other discipline are eligible to enrol and many have already enroled. The course is targeted at entrepreneurs, managers, consultants and working professionals and will be relevant and useful irrespective of stream and industry. Those would like to start up their own company at some point of time, are interested in a career in management, want to have a grasp on business laws or differentiate themselves by adding a unique skill shall benefit from this course. Please visit our Success Stories page to read about what individuals from different disciplines have to say about the course.

Payment for the course may be made by online payment through Credit/Debit Card/ UPI/ Netbanking

The syllabus and course contents for all the courses are reviewed by NUJS. The course is conceptualised, co-ordinated and marketed by iPleaders, a venture that aims to make justice accessible to people from all walks of life.

The course is designed keeping in mind that practicing lawyers, entrepreneurs, working professionals and students will be taking up the course. The entire course will be taught online through materials uploaded on our learning management system allowing you to pursue the course at your own pace and convenience.

The course is designed keeping in mind the schedule of practicing lawyers, working professionals, entrepreneurs and fulltime students. The 13 modules are well spread out over a period of 12 months. We don’t guarantee that you will pass the course without putting in reasonable effort or attention but the exact amount of time that you will have to put in will depend on your ability to grasp the material. On an average, spending approximately 3-4 hours per week on the course would be sufficient for most people to comfortably follow the course.

Yes it is possible as what you will learn in this course is completely independent of any other course you have probably pursued or are pursuing. The course is designed keeping in mind that there will be many non-lawyers taking up this course. The content is unique and does not require any prior knowledge except for knowledge of English and basic computer usage skills.

Yes, the Diploma in Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Laws is awarded by National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata, a UGC and BCI recognisedpremier national law school. [Please click here to know more about NUJS]. Upon successful completion of the course, a candidate shall receive a diploma issued by NUJS.

There is an active placement assistance program available to students, which includes CV-writing, career guidance and sharing of relevant job and internship opportunities. We have also started a career clinic for the benefit of the students, students can visit the office of iPleaders in Delhi or can seek career related insights over phone or video chat on pre-designated days. More than 2000 positions have been shared. Our students have been placed in various law firms and other organisations, as full time employees and have obtained multiple opportunities for internships under the programme. However no such internship or placement is guaranteed by either iPleaders or NUJS.

Anyone who has passed Class XII examination is eligible to enrol for the diploma and certificate courses. For MA in Business Laws one must be a graduate. Candidates should also have functional knowledge of English and know how to use computers.

We reached out to top lawyers, judges, industrialists, investors, entrepreneurs and bureaucrats in India to understand how we can create curriculums that will help India to produce extraordinary lawyers and business leaders with great regulatory and legal acumen, and based on their feedback these courses were designed. Majority of these top professionals, consultants and business leaders who contributed to the creation of these online courses came together to form an industry-academia panel. The Panel includes founders of top Indian law firms, senior partners, top litigators of Supreme Court and various High Courts, retired judges, top bureaucrats, investors, entrepreneurs and other eminent personalities. These experts have an intensive industry experience in the relevant domain. The faculty members of NUJS also review the study materials for quality and coverage of relevant issues.

Here is a link to see some of the members of the panel

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A major focus area of iPleaders has been researching and developing resources through blogging, educational resources, workshops, and interactive software that entrepreneurs can use themselves as aid during decision making.

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The course fee is mentioned in the respective course page. Instalment is availale for long term courses. For additional assistance, and information, call 011-331-38901

The courses have periodic online MCQ tests. There may be writing assignments for long term courses. There may be drafting assessment or other assessments which will be assigned online as well. This will vary from course to course. You can call us for course specific information.