M.A. in Business Laws with specialization in Drafting, Negotiation and Dispute Resolution



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About the Course

Total Fees: INR 50,000 45,000

Also payable in two instalments of INR 25,000 and INR 25,000 respectively.

Duration: 24 months

Divided into four semesters of equal length.

This is a fully online Master's Degree course with a specialization in Drafting, Negotiation and Dispute Resolution. It focuses on the classical skills of a business lawyer and business leaders that are rarely taught effectively. The course is delivered by an Industry Academia Panel which comprises of experts from the corporate world. Learn best practices and industry standards, acquire impeccable drafting and negotiation skills that can be used in day-to-day business and master ground-breaking dispute resolution strategies that are being developed at the highest level on an ongoing basis. Learn how to make Alternative Dispute Resolution work and how to get the best out of the Indian justice system as well as international dispute resolution.

Get comprehensive knowledge of arbitration, the procedure of conducting the arbitration proceedings and the enforcement of the arbitral award. Learn how to draft effective arbitral clauses and interim applications and claims. Get expertise in arbitration and become a successful arbitrator. 

As the economy grows, the demand for those who are great with negotiation and dispute resolution will dramatically increase, and who can teach you these skills better than those who have already made a name for themselves in the industry for these exact abilities? Get a Master's Degree from a top national law school of India after you have successfully completed this course.

Course Contents

  • Indian legal system, federalism and constitutionalism
  • Legislation, Enforcement of laws and Adjudication
  • Judicial system in India and hierarchy of courts
  • Criminal and Civil legal and justice system
  • Concept of Jurisdiction
  • Regulatory tribunals and their functions
  • Principles of administrative law
  • Private dispute resolution mechanisms
  • International Law and its impact on business
  • Ingredients of a valid contract
  • Validity of standard form contracts
  • Electronic contracts - contracts by email, browsewrap, shrinkwrap and clickwrap contracts, digital signatures
  • Enforceability of electronic contracts
  • Relevance of procedural requirements for contractual validity and enforcement - Registration, stamping, attestation, notarization, apostillation
  • Remedies for breach of contract and practical considerations
  • Contract drafting and practical considerations
    • Essential clauses in any commercial agreement - definitions clause, obligations of parties, determination of milestones and timelines, payment modalities, waivers, assignment, applicable law, representations and warranties, covenants, indemnities, termination, events of default and material adverse change clauses, taxes, force majeure
    • Common drafting errors and efficient drafting techniques to minimize risk of disputes
  • Contract negotiation - Theories and practical case studies
  • Introduction to corporate governance - Shareholders’ rights vis-à-vis managers
  • Appointment and removal of directors
  • Corporate communications and reporting systems
  • Procedures for corporate decision-making
  • Related party transactions and conflict of interest
  • Powers and responsibilities of the board of directors and key managerial personnel, delegation of functions by directors
  • Independent directors and committees of directors
  • Directors’ supervision of accounts and auditing, responsibilities for financial fraud
  • Governance mechanisms in private companies, public companies and listed companies
  • Repatriation of profit, regulation of managerial remuneration, divisible profits and dividend
  • Governance-related compliance requirements around key business transactions - raising investments, obtaining loans, exits, sale of business undertaking
  • Corporate governance of public sector undertakings
  • Corporate social responsibility - Voluntary instruments and the 2013 Companies Act and rules
  • Dispute resolution methods - litigation, arbitration, expert determination, mediation and conciliation
  • Types of business disputes and choice of appropriate dispute resolution method
  • Arbitration:
    • Arbitrator appointment strategy, institutional vs. ad hoc arbitration, how to demand suitable interim measures
    • Drafting efficient arbitration clauses
    • How to minimize delay in arbitration proceedings
    • International commercial arbitration
    • Enforcement strategies, grounds for challenge of arbitral awards,
    • Anti-suit injunctions
  • Mediation: Strategies and relevance in commercial disputes
  • Role of negotiation in dispute situations
  • Litigation Strategy for domestic and cross-border disputes
  • Regulatory Litigation - show cause notices and how to respond to them, remedies against adverse orders of adjudicating officers and tribunals, appellate tribunals, settlement with regulators
  • Sectors / regulators covered: Electricity Disputes, Debt Recovery Tribunal, SEBI, Tax regulators, Competition Commission disputes, Case study of USFDA in India and Indian pharmaceutical sector, Resolution of domain name disputes
  • Role of ombudsman
  • Investigative powers of regulatory authorities: Competition Commission, SEBI and income tax authorities
  • Pre-dispute clarificatory processes - Informal guidance by SEBI, Advance Ruling by Income Tax Authorities
  • Regulatory violations, penalties and imprisonment under business-related legislations: tax, intellectual property, competition, legal metrology, etc.
  • Application of plea bargaining to corporate and white-collar crime
  • Compounding and regularization of regulatory violations
  • Offshore jurisdiction of regulators: Indian Competition Commission and Tax Authorities, US Securities law
  • Enforcement issues in dispute resolution:
    • Execution petitions
    • Enforcement of foreign court decrees in India and Indian court decrees abroad
    • Regulatory approvals required for enforcement of court orders e.g. FIPB approval for enforcement of indemnity or exits
  • Relevance of information technology law for businessmen
  • Legal structure governing the Internet
  • Data protection under Indian law and privacy issues
  • Remedies for credit card fraud, identity and data theft
  • Measures to prevent data theft
  • ‘Reasonable security practices’ and ISO certifications
  • Encryption standards for secure transmission
  • IT Contracts
  • Cloud computing agreements
  • End-User License Agreements (EULA
  • MSA and SWA
  • Software escrow
  • E-commerce contracts
  • Website Development and Maintenance Agreement
  • Domain Name Transfer and Settlement Agreement
  • Terms of Service
  • Privacy Policies
  • Drafting effective arbitration clauses
  • Arbitrability – which disputes can be resolved by arbitration?
  • Challenges to arbitration agreements, arbitrators and awards
  • Concerns governing choice of an arbitral institution
  • Governing law, seat and choice of institution in international arbitration
  • Role of courts and judicial system in arbitration
  • Drafting effective interim applications and claims
  • Grounds for challenge of domestic and international arbitral awards
  • Arbitration with Government-bodies as a party to the transaction
  • Institutional and ad hoc arbitration
  • Amendments in Indian arbitration law and their implications
  • Online and fast-track arbitration
  • Powers of arbitrators and reliefs that can be granted
  • Enforcement of:
    • Foreign arbitral awards in India
    • Domestic awards in offshore jurisdictions
  • Conceptual understanding of government contracts and article 14
  • Promissory estoppel
  • General financial rules and draft Public Procurement Bill
  • Tender processes
  • Single-stage and two-stage bidding procedures
  • Introduction to CVC norms
  • Public private partnerships and concession agreements
  • Remedies in case of unfair or discriminatory treatment against a bidder
  • Unfair bidding practices
  • Terms of employment of labourers and collective bargaining
  • Importance of standing orders, how to frame and get approval for a standing order for an industrial establishment/ factory
  • Matters that must be addressed in a standing order, model standing orders
  • What happens if contractual terms/ letter of appointment conflict with standing orders?
  • Process for modification or changing terms of employment
  • Understanding the collective bargaining process
  • Recognized and un-recognized trade unions –Why is recognition important?
  • Strikes: Under which circumstances is a strike considered lawful? When are strikes prohibited
  • Special provisions for public utility services
  • Outcomes of collective bargaining:
  • Employer and labourer settlements
  • Settlements pursuant to conciliation proceedings
  • Specimen settlement agreement
  • Disputes with industrial workers and labourers over employment terms
  • In which situation does a labour court or tribunal have the authority to resolve an industrial dispute?
  • How can a dispute which is not notified by the government be resolved?
  • Use of statutory arbitration under Industrial Disputes Act by employer and labourers
  • Disputes under industries not covered by the Industrial Disputes Act
  • Enforcement of settlement agreements and awards of labour courts/ arbitral tribunals
  • Handling disputes pertaining to sexual harassment
  • Obligations in case of business transfers, termination or inability to give work
  • Comparison of lay-off, retrenchment and lockout
  • Notice, compensation and other obligations of employers in case of lay-off, lockout and retrenchment of workmen
  • In which order must workmen be retrenched?
  • When is an employer not under an obligation to compensate workmen for the above actions?
  • Employers’ obligations towards employees in case of a business transfer
  • M&A and employment issues

Negotiation

  • What is negotiation?
  • What are the basics of principled negotiation – SWOT Analysis, ZOPA, WATNA, MLATNA, BATNA
  • How to prepare for a principled negotiation?
  • Deal negotiation vs. dispute negotiation
  • Negotiation in post dispute situations
  • Enforceability of pre and post-litigation and arbitration negotiated settlements
  • Settlement agreements and role of court approval
  • Negotiation vs. other dispute settlement mechanisms
  • Principled vs. demand-based or adversarial negotiation
  • Cost of negotiation and alternatives to negotiation
  • Role of lawyers in negotiation
  • Practical negotiation tips

Mediation

Institutional and court-annexed mediation in India

Mediation at domestic and international level

Expert determination

  • When is expert determination useful?
  • Relevance of expert determination findings in dispute resolution
  • Comparison of expert determination and other dispute resolution methods
  • Court’s and arbitrator’s powers to involve experts in traditional disputes
  • Enforceability of expert’s findings
  • Acquiring IPs – JV, licensing, M&A, JD, Patent pooling
  • IP Audit, IP Valuation, IP Securitization
  • Licensing agreements and negotiation
  • Open source licenses, creative commons
  • Regulatory requirements for licensing of copyright, trademark and patent
  • Cross-licensing strategies for technology companies
  • Franchising and merchandising agreements and negotiation
  • Business models of non-practising entities (NPEs) and patent trolls
  • Assignment agreements: Regulatory compliance and negotiation
  • Technology transfer models and arrangements
  • Procedures for Technology Transfer/ Commercialization – JV, Subsidiary, Outright third party transfer
  • IP regime and transfer strategy
  • Licensing of IP – Protection against IP spill over
  • Managing Trade secrets
  • Transfer of Technical Knowledge/IP of research institutes
  • Taxation and Accounting issues in transfer of IPs
  • Software taxation
  • Trademark Assignment

M&As

Methods of acquisition - share purchase, asset purchase, sale of undertaking

  • Stages in an M&A transaction
  • Payment mechanisms for M&As
  • Indemnities, representations and warranties and other key clauses of M&A transactions
  • Court approved mergers
  • Tax issues in M&A
  • Employment issues in M&A

 

Financing and Investment Contracts

  • Term Sheet
  • Conducting due diligence
  • Shareholders Agreement
  • Share Purchase Agreement
  • Non-Disclosure Agreement
  • Syndicate Loan Agreement
  • Bridge Loan Agreement
  • Loan Agreement
  • ECB Contracts
  • Debenture Trust Deeds
  • Share pledge agreements
  • Escrow agreements
  • Security Trustee Agreements

 

Restructuring and bankruptcy-related arrangements

  • Anatomy of restructuring deals in India
  • Strategic reasons for restructuring
  • Scheme of arrangement
  • Inter-creditor arrangement
  • Corporate debt restructuring (CDR) documentation
  • Winding up petition
  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code
  • Asset restructuring
  • Spin offs and divestitures
  • Carve outs and Split Offs
  • International Dimensions of Bankruptcy

Other Specialisations Available

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.

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

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

When I took up the course, I was working with Wipro as an ERP consultant. However, my real interest in the course was due to my involvement in a startup project. With 2 other friends, I started a business in education industry called Pinnacle Academy. At the time of joining the Diploma in Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Laws course in January 2014, I wanted to learn the intricacies of starting up a new business and how to take it to the next level. Learning how to structure my business right was a point of interest as well.
After this, I decided to study MBA, and I had mentioned this NUJS diploma course in my resume for the interview rounds. IIFT has a 3 stage selection procedure. At the final stage there is an interview. During the selection interview at IIFT, the professor asked me about the course. IIFT gives a lot of importance to entrepreneurship. The fact that I pursued this course along with a full-time job and also had a business on the side was really appreciated. There was a detailed discussion about the course and what I had learned. I believe this course helped me to make a difference and stand out amongst other contenders. The iPleaders team was supportive. In particular, I found the webinars to be really good.
I learnt a lot from the webinars. Registering of a company, filing tax returns, understanding partnership and LLP, getting business licenses, these were very relevant for me. When we have to approach a lawyer also next time, I will not go with a blank mind but a fairly good idea about what I want from the lawyer.

Vinay Biradar

Business Management Graduate at BT- Global Services

At the time of joining the course, I had decided to pursue my career with law firms and it was a natural progression for me to join this course. I'm very happy with that decision of mine because I feel that my purpose of joining the course was well served. The course was very well structured and the process of pursuing it was smooth. It encouraged me to apply my knowledge and logic rather than just memorize theoretical knowledge. I'm very confident that this practical approach would help me when I start working at law firms.
I particularly enjoyed the drafting exercises because this would be the kind of work I will be doing when I will be working with law firms. This exercise gave me a firsthand experience in drafting. Another useful skill I learned from the course was due diligence. During my internship, I was involved in due diligence and I feel that the course really helped me as it covered due diligence in a detailed manner.
I strongly believe that mentioning the NUJS diploma in Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Laws in my CV made me stand out and helped me get shortlisted for interviews. Apart from interning with several prestigious law firms including JSA and AMSS, I have advised my friends who have started their own business.

Chirag Narasimiah

Associate at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

I had done my MBA in HR, I had a vague idea about the basic laws but this course has helped me strengthen my basics.
The module on corporate governance was very useful. Personally, I found this module to be very beneficial. Drafting is an integral part of my role and I handle this regularly at my work. The knowledge gained through this course on drafting is really helping me excel in this area of my work.
My future plan is to start up my own company in the field of HR and compliance matters one day. I'm sure this course and the knowledge gained through it would come handy then also.

Aniruddha Bakshi

HR Head, Shalimar group

I'm hundred percent satisfied with the course and my expectations from the course were totally fulfilled. The course provided a holistic view on each topic like contract drafting and liquidation preferences. The webinars were really helpful; they gave us fresh new insights and access to the best brains in the industry.
I especially found the modules on Investment Law to be the interesting. The modules on Liquidation preferences, FDI and NRI banking were most interesting.
I benefited the most from the Capsule course on SHA and SSA drafting lessons. I still refer the course and get good direction from it, and I take notes and patterns from it while drafting agreements.
Not just the course curriculum, I have benefited immensely from the mentorship provided by iPleaders team and career services such as CV consultation and mock interviews. I got a sense of direction and completely changed my CV after the guidance provided by them.

Praveena Pechetti

Associate at Tatva Legal

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
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Frequently Asked Questions

NUJS is authorised by the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences Act, 1999 to start its own degrees as an autonomous university. It has complied with all formalities and applied to UGC for recognition which is pending with UGC. Recognition is expected to be received in due course as the course more than exceeds the requirements and norms in terms of quality, excellence and facilities provided to students. It is to be noted that lack of recognition from UGC does not render a degree invalid in any way. However, if a university degree is not recognized by UGC, such degree is not taken into account while considering eligibility for positions of the Central Government. It may also not be considered for pursuing PhD in some Indian Universities until UGC recognition comes through. However once the degree is recognized, you will be eligible to pursue PhD in universities which do not restrict eligibility to having a Master's degree through regular mode only. In other words, if you wish to pursue PhD there will be ample opportunities to do so both in India and abroad. Please see http://mhrd.gov.in/distance-learning-4

The internet is merely a mechanism for delivering distance education, which is already recognized by the UGC. The UGC guidelines for distance recognition specifically provide for having audio­visual content and delivery of content through computer conferencing, chat sessions and dynamic website. NUJS is authorised by the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences Act, 1999 to start its own degrees as an autonomous university. It has complied with all formalities and applied to UGC for recognition which is pending with UGC. Recognition is expected to be received in due course as the course more than exceeds the requirements and norms in terms of quality, excellence and facilities provided to students.

National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, a premier national law university established under West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences Act, 1999 and recognised by UGC and BCI will award the degree.

An LL.M degree (Master of Laws) can only be pursued by a law graduate. Typically, law graduates pursue an LL.M to satisfy their personal choice to acquire further qualifications or to fulfil their academic inclinations.
The M.A. in Business Law has a different purpose altogether. An M.A. in Business Law degree has the purpose of creating extraordinary lawyers and business leaders. It can be pursued by graduates of law as well as non-legal streams. The degree will impart remarkable business skills, regulatory wisdom, strategic prowess and profound legal and business knowledge to enable and empower learners to deal with matters of real importance to their career and make a lasting difference to the entire country and the world through their work.
The course material and syllabus for the NUJS M.A. in Business Law is co-created, reviewed and constantly improved by an industry-academia panel comprising of celebrity litigators, law firm partners, investors, senior government officers and successful businessmen with decades of practical experience, who have specifically committed their time to contribute to the development of this initiative. As a result, you will learn practical skills related to legal strategy, business laws, decision-making, contract drafting, legal compliance and negotiation. You should consider the M.A. in Business Law if you are actually looking at producing new and demonstrable results in your career, which are different from what you have already obtained.

No. The M.A. in Business Law degree does not entitle you to teach in a law school. The M.A. in Business Law degree is a post-graduate degree designed to enable you to apply practical legal skills and make a tangible difference in your own career. The degree is equally useful for lawyers (even if you have a LL.M degree) and non-lawyers.

The M.A. in Business Law degree is a postgraduate qualification. Only those who have an LL.B degree (3-years or 5-years integrated course) as an undergraduate degree, have cleared the All India Bar Exam and obtained a Certificate of Practice from the Bar Council of India can practice in court. However, as an advocate, you can use the M.A. in Business Law degree to significantly enhance your effectiveness as you will acquire a superior understanding of commercial intent, drafting, deal structuring and business strategy. This can manifest itself in improved performance and success in the court-room, effectiveness in arbitration and other alternate modes of resolution, higher number of clients, a better deal for clients and making transactions which were otherwise impossible materialize in reality.

Your right to advise clients emerges from a specific professional qualification you have (as an advocate, company secretary or a lawyer), or any other business consultancy service that a client requires you to provide. The M.A. in Business Law will contribute to enhancing your skillsets as a professional (lawyer, advocate, company secretary) or other expert or advisor and in providing business consultancy and other services connected with the business of your client. This may translate for you into higher levels of professional success and recognition in your career. If you are working in an organization, you can experience significant enhancement in your ability to lead and influence internal decision-making and strategic concerns for the organization.

All the study materials will be provided on the online learning management system. Those who want hard copy materials will be provided the same on payment of additional charges, on cost basis.

Yes. The course fee is INR 50,000 which can be paid in two instalments. In case, you choose to pay the entire amount at one go before the batch starts, you need to pay INR 45,000.

The course fee is INR 50,000 which can be paid in two instalments. You can pay Rs. 25000 right away and send a post dated cheque of Rs. 25000.

As this is an online course, there will be no compulsory classroom sessions. The entire syllabus of the course will be adequately covered through online learning. The study material which includes text, videos, drafting exercises, templates and regular tests will be available on the LMS and can be accessed using your login id for the LMS. The course can also be accessed through a state of the art mobile app, which makes learning convenient and accessible on a real time basis.
Live webinars will also be conducted online. Attendance at such sessions is optional and students who miss the session can watch recorded versions. Online doubt-clearing sessions between students and faculty will be conducted.
There are no minimum attendance requirements, as the course shall be taught online.

A student must have completed or be in the final year/semester (results awaited) of any undergraduate course from a recognised university/college in India or abroad. Therefore, students of any discipline, including B.Com., B.Tech, BMS, BBA, Science, Arts, Medicine or from any other discipline are eligible to enrol.
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.

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

The online MCQs are executed on the learning management system through a secured testing platform (online proctored tests). 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 syllabus and course contents for the M.A. in Business Law are reviewed by NUJS. The academic supervision and quality is strictly monitored by NUJS. The tests are conducted under the supervision of NUJS and the final degree is awarded by them. The course is conceptualised, co-ordinated and marketed by iPleaders, a venture that aims to make law accessible to startups and SMEs.

The course is designed keeping in mind that 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 working professionals, entrepreneurs and fulltime students.. 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.

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 200 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.

Completed graduation with 50 percent or in the final year/semester (results awaited) of any undergraduate course from a recognised university/college in India or abroad. In case, a student is awaiting for the results, he/she must submit his/her result within 3 months of starting of the course. Failure to submit the result or non-completion of undergraduate course will lead to cancellation of his/her candidature for the program.

In case, at the time of filling up the enrolment form, you have not received your undergraduate degree. Please submit a self-declaration stating that your results are pending and you understand that your admission may be cancelled, in case you fail to provide the same within 3 months of starting of the course. Also you will have to submit a bonafide certificate from your college stating that you have appeared in the final exam and your results are pending for publication.

The course fee is INR 50,000 which can be paid in two instalments. You may enrol by paying the first instalment of INR 25,000 right away along with a post-dated cheque of INR 25,000 In case you choose to pay the entire amount at one go before the batch starts, you need to pay INR 45,000.

M.A. in Business Law is a 2 years' course. The students who cannot complete the course in two years, will have an opportunity to complete the course in the next 2 academic years by paying re-examination fee and migration fee as notified from time to time. In case, the student fails to complete the course within the period of 4 years his/her admission will be cancelled and will have to re-register by paying the full course fees applicable at that point of time.

No, it is not possible to take all the tests and complete the course in one year.

There will be three subjects per semester. Every subject shall carry 100 marks, out of which 70 marks shall be for the end-term MCQ based online test. 20 marks will be allotted for writing assignments (2 x 10 marks). A 10-mark project which has a subjective task – such as identification of issues or negotiation pointers in a commercial contract will also be administered. A student will therefore be evaluated out of a total of 300 marks each semester. The pass marks will be 50 percent. Total marks will therefore be as follows –

End-term MCQ based online test
Writing assignments (2 assignments)
Subjective Exercise
Total marks per subject
Total marks for the course (100 x 12 subjects)

All tests will be conducted online. End-term test will be conducted through online proctoring software (for which you will need a laptop/computer with camera and microphone or external webcams).
End term examination will be conducted for a duration of 15-21 days, during which students can give the tests anytime as per their convenience and can choose to attempt any of the three subjects in any sequence as per their choice The test duration will be for 4 hours. All three subjects need to be given in four hours Final dates for examination will be informed well in advance to allow you to prepare for the examination.

The course is designed for entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, young lawyers, law students, management and engineering students (who aspire to work in managerial jobs or become consultants).

Firstly you need to make the payment, then fill the enrolment form. Once you have filled the enrolment form you will receive an email from our end which will have the pdf version of the enrolment form. The following documents are required to be submitted for enrolment:
1. Enrolment form (Sent via email).
2. Two passport size photographs
3. Graduation degree along with your final semester marksheet photocopied and self attested
4. Instamojo receipt of payment
5. Post-dated cheque (if paid in instalments)
The above mentioned documents must be sent to the following address:
“The Coordinator,
Masters in Business Laws
Dr. Ambedkar Bhavan,
12 LB Block,
Sector-III, Salt Lake,
Kolkata-700098”

The course fee can be paid through our online payment gateway, Instamojo. You can pay using your credit card, debit card or net banking by clicking on enroll now.

Enrolment continues throughout the year. If the course fits your aspiration, we recommend you to enrol and start studying immediately.

Once you successfully make the payment and fill the enrolment form. You can access the course by logging to the learning management platform (LMS) http://www.lawsikho.com/login, using your Facebook login credentials (email address not mobile number).