M.A. in Business Laws with specialization in Energy Law

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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.

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Duration: 24 months

This is a fully online two-year Master's Degree course, M.A. in Business Laws with a specialization in Energy Laws.

Industry outlook - Energy Laws

The energy sector holds the key to human civilization. Growth is only possible beyond current levels if the human race learns to harness greater amount of energy. Along with the damage that fossil fuel is doing to the world, which makes it costly for every living being but especially hazardous for certain countries, people and organizations, the tremendous hunger for more energy across the world means that the energy sector is set to experience trailblazing growth in years to come.

It is often said that India’s growth story is linked to the fortunes of the energy sector. Energy consumption in India has grown at a compound annual growth rate of about 6% during the last decade. BP Energy Outlook 2035 expects India to achieve the fastest energy consumption growth among all major economies in the coming decades. The total energy consumption is expected to grow by 128% by 2035. Demand for gas is expected to expand by 155%, followed by coal (121%) and oil (118%), while demand for renewables, nuclear and hydro are estimated to rise by 656%, 334%, and 99%, respectively. 

As the number of power projects for the generation, efficient distribution, pricing etc. are growing, so are the complications related to their finance, compliances, viability, contractual disputes, litigation. One key driver of legal work in this is regulatory litigation as we see government relinquishing more powers to tribunals headed by technocrats who hear both sides before making major decisions that can make or break fortunes, increasing the importance of lawyers and legal researchers in the sector.

Apart from the traditional electricity sector, the other major part of the energy sector is Oil & Gas. Even this is a complicated sector that requires highly proficient lawyers in large numbers. Apart from these two major components of the energy sector, atomic energy, and renewable energy sector is growing very rapidly, creating a need for trained lawyers.

Also, this is a unique sector that requires special skills and abilities, and not lawyers of all hues colors can simply pick up an electricity or oil and gas matter. Energy laws is strictly the domain of specialized professionals. Jobs in the energy sector are highly lucrative since it is a highly specialized area with very few experts.

Energy law is one of the best career choices available for lawyers at the moment, and especially for those who want a desk job as a lawyer.Experts in Energy Law are in high demand by private power companies, PSUs, regulatory bodies, investors, and policy makers. The number of jobs opening up in this sector will be difficult to match in years to come, by any other sector, by a long shot.

How the energy law course can benefit you

This course focuses on imparting legal knowledge about the rapidly expanding energy sectors. Get expertise in mining laws, power sector regulations and compliances, financing of power projects, renewable energy laws, project finance, investment laws and najor contracts in the oil & gas and power industry. Develop mastery in negotiating investment deals for energy companies, frame energy policies for companies, learn how to deal with regulatory bodies and the government and consult energy companies.

This is a great course for those who are already working in oil & gas or power sector and those who are looking to build their career in the energy industry, renewable energy or oil & gas companies. We already have a large number of professionals from these areas pursuing this course, and we are helping them to take their legal and regulatory acumen to the next level, a mandatory requirement for leadership in these industries.

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
  • Different forms of business structures - Sole proprietorship, partnership, LLP and companies
  • Co-founder arrangements
  • 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: Reservation of Name, Director Identification Number and Digital Signature, Forms to be submitted to Registrar of companies for incorporation, Drafting Memorandum and Articles of Association, Types of Share Capital, Annual and periodic compliances.
  • One person company
  • Hybrid structures and their relevance
  • Non-profit businesses and hybrid models
    • Law related to formation of trusts and societies
    • Procedure and key issues for incorporation of a trust / society / non-profit company
    • Tax benefits for a non-profit
  • Considerations while choosing an optimal business structure
  • Taxation of different business structures
  • Joint ventures and association of persons
  • Accounting and the law
  • Corporate income tax, minimum alternate tax, tax on issuance of capital

Indirect taxes: GST, Excise duty, service tax and VAT - Applicability, how to obtain registration, computation of the tax, when to make payment

  • 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
  • Relevance of information technology law for businessmen
  • Legal structure governing the Internet
  • Data protection under Indian law and privacy issues
  • Legal documents necessary for offering software or providing online services
    • Cloud computing agreements
    • End-User License Agreements (EULA)
    • Payment gateway issues
    • Terms of Service
    • Privacy Policies
  • Process charts to detect online IP infringement
  • Steps for dealing with intellectual property infringements on the internet
    • Introduction to intermediary responsibility
    • Takedown notices and cease-and-desist notices
    • Content censorship and blocking of websites

Governance of Petroleum and Natural Gas sector in India

  • Regulatory Regime
  • Overview of petroleum industry
  • Important legislations and their impact

Statutory Authorities

  • Important statutory authorities: Central and State Level
  • Effectiveness of regulators
  • Centre State relationship and their role in oil and gas sector
  • Impact of state monopoly
  • Permits and Clearances from Central and State Govts.
  • Procurement norms for PSUs and government

Interests vested in Oil and gas Sector

  • Government and private ownership of natural resources and connection with land ownership
  • Government monopoly
  • Kinds of oil and gas interests
  • Protection of oil and gas rights
  • Energy Security interests
  • Environmental interests
  • Interest of Ministry of Defense in Petroleum sector
  • Investments in oil and gas sector

Regulations and Compliances

  • Land Acquisition
  • Competition Laws
  • Labour Laws
  • Safety Laws
  • FDI laws
  • HELP
  • OALP
  • Regulation of pricing of oil and gas
  • Environmental Disaster liabilities under Oil and Gas
  • Taxation in Oil and Gas


Documentation and contracts  

  • Creation and Transfer of Oil and gas interests
  • Law, regulation, contracts and best practices related to distribution of oil and gas
  • Financing contracts
  • Bidding process and Contracts
  • Revenue Sharing Contract
  • Exploration Permits
  • lease assignments
  • Farm-out and Farm-in agreements
  • Joint operating agreements
  • Drilling contracts
  • Technology Contracts
  • Gas purchase contracts
  • Common vendor contracts
  • Valuation in oil and gas
  • Royalty and legal issues
  • Due Diligence in oil and gas
  • Investment and M&A

Legislations Covered

  1. Upstream

* Oilfields (Regulation and Development) Act, 1948

* Petroleum and Natural gas Rules, 1959

  1. Downstream

* Land Acquisition Act, 1894

* The Petroleum Act, 1934

* petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board Act, 2006

  • Introduction
    • Energy Production & Sustainable development
    • Climate Change & Law
  • World Bank Guidelines on
    • Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines for Coal Processing
    • Environmental, Health, and Safety Guidelines for Natural Gas Processing
    • Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines for Large Volume Petroleum-based Organic Chemicals Manufacturing
    • Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines for Large Volume Inorganic Compounds Manufacturing and Coal Tar Distillation
    • Environmental, Health, and Safety Guidelines for Gas Distribution Systems
    • Environmental, Health, and Safety Guidelines for Crude Oil and Petroleum Product Terminals
    • Environmental, Health, and Safety Guidelines for Retail Petroleum Networks
    • Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines for Mining
    • Environmental, Health, and Safety Guidelines for Electric Power Transmission and Distribution
    • Environmental, Health, and Safety Guidelines for Geothermal Power Generation
    • Environmental, Health, and Safety Guidelines for Thermal Power Plants
  • Report of the Working Group on Occupational Safety and Health
    • Recommendations for the Mining Sector
    • Mineral Industry in India
    • Occupational Safety and Health in Mines
    • Challenges and Constraints in the Existing System
    • Suggestions and Improvements in Occupational Health and Safety
    • Strategies for Action
    • Priority Areas
    • Other Measures
    • Plan Schemes during 11th and 12th Five Year Plans
  • Departments and Authorities with their Rules and Regulations
    • Ministry of Labour
    • Ministry of Environments and Forests
    • Directorate General of Mines Safety (DGMS)
    • National Safety Council of India (NSCI)
    • Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) on OH&S Management Systems
    • International Organisations
      • National APELL (Awareness and Prepared for Emergencies at Local Level)
      • International Labour Organisation
        • Radiation Protection Convention, 1960
  • Domestic Legislations on
    • Health and Safety
      • Statutes for Safety at workplace
      • Statutes for safety of substances
      • Statutes for safety in activities
      • National Policy on Safety, Health and Environment at Work
    • Energy Acts
      • Mines Act, 1952
      • Petroleum Act, 1934
      • Indian Electricity Act, 1910
      • Indian Atomic Energy Act, 1962
    • Environmental Laws
      • National Green Tribunal Act, 2010
      • The National Environment Appellate Authority Act, 1997
      • The National Environment Tribunal Act, 1995
      • The Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991
      • The Environment Protection Act, 1986
  • Incentives for Compliance
    • National Safety Awards for Mines, since 1983
    • Vishwakarma Rashtriya Puraskar, since 1965
  • Special Laws for Tribal Energy and Environmental (TERA) Tribal Energy Resource Agreement
    • Noise Control Act
    • Clean Air Act
    • Environmental Reports and Case Studies
  • Disposal of Energy Waste
    • Classification of Wastes
    • Evolution of Laws
    • Atomic Energy (Safe Disposal of Radioactive Waste) Rules, 1987
    • Integrated Solid Waste Management
  • Economics of Power Sector
  • Energy Economics
  • Mining Law Relating to Coal
  • Nuclear Energy Law
  • Upstream Oil & Gas Law
  • Mid & Downstream Oil & Gas Law
  • Laws Relating to Power Sector
    • Electricity Act, 2003
    • Energy Conservation Act, 2001
  • Water Law
  • Energy Transaction
  • Energy Litigation
  • Law relating to new and renewable Energy
  • Shale Gas Development
  • Comparative energy Law
  • Energy Efficiency & Law
  • LNG Terminals & Law
  • Energy Innovation and Law
  • Issues of Constitutional and International Law
  • Development of Mineral Resources and Regulation of Onshore Mining
  • Access to Land: Mining in Protected Areas (National Parks and Reserves)
  • Relevant Authorities and Legislation
  • Mechanics of Acquisition of Rights
  • Foreign Ownership and Indigenous Ownership Requirements and Restrictions
  • Processing and Beneficial
  • Transfer and Encumbrance
  • Dealing in Rights by Means of Transferring Subdivisions, Ceding Undivided Shares and Mining of Mixed Minerals
  • Rights to Use Surface of Land
  • Environmental
  • Native Title and Land Rights
  • Health and Safety
  • Administrative Aspects
  • Constitutional Law
  • Taxes and Royalties
  • Regional and Local Rules and Laws
  • Cancellation, Abandonment and Relinquishment
  • Mining Legislations
    • The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation Act, 1957, ('MMDR')
      • Grant of Reconnaissance Permit
      • Grant of Prospecting Licences in Respect of Land in Which the Minerals Vest in the Government
      • Grant of Mining Leases in Respect of Land in Which the Minerals Vest in the Government
      • Procedure for Obtaining a Prosecuting Licence or Mining Lease in Respect of Land in Which the Minerals Vest in a Person Other than the Government
      • Grant of Prospecting Licences and Mining Leases in Respect of Land in Which the Minerals Vest Partly in the Government and Partly in Private Persons
    • Mines Act, 1952
  • Introduction
    • Title to Natural Resources
    • Royalties on the Extraction of Natural Resources
    • Corrupt Practices
    • Force Majeure
  • Project Finance
    • Re-financing, covenants and risk mitigation in project finance
    • Oil and gas project finance
    • Risk analysis in project finance
    • Renewable energy project finance
    • Project Structure
    • Project Agreements Overview
    • Technical mechanics of project finance
    • Understanding project finance models and financial statements
  • Investments
    • Conduct an internal assessment of capital and budgeting strategies for the investment
    • Determine whether the investment will add value
    • Assess the appropriate structure for the equity investment
    • Security Package
  • Loans
    • Types
    • Syndicated and Club Loans and Project Bonds
    • Collaterals
    • Perfection and Priority
    • Existing Liens
  • Key Project Agreement Terms
  • Foreign Investment
    • Foreign Exchange
    • Offshore and Foreign Currency Accounts
    • Remittances
    • Foreign Investment and Ownership Restrictions
    • Repatriation
    • Government Approvals
      • SIA
      • FIBP
      • RBI
    • Fiscal Treatment of Foreign Investment
    • Resource Mobilisation in International Capital Market
  • Relevant Authorities
    • Ministry of Power
    • Central and State Electricity Regulatory Commissions
  • Compliances
    • Conditions to Closing
    • Tax Implications
    • Pass-through Lease
    • Sale-Leaseback
    • Partnership Flip
    • Merger & Acquisitions and Competition Law
  • Dispute Resolution
    • Regulatory Litigation
    • Litigation Strategy
    • Regulatory Litigation
    • Applicable Laws
    • International Arbitration
    • Jurisdiction and Waiver of Immunity
    • In case of Bankruptcy
  • Referred Statutes
    • Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956
    • SEBI Act, 1992
    • Depositories Act, 1996
  • Other Laws and Compliances
    • Securities Laws
    • Issue Management and Compliances
    • Money Market
    • Capital Market Instruments
    • Credit Rating
    • Capital Market Intermediaries
    • Stock Exchanges - Trading Mechanisms
    • Mutual Funds
    • Venture Capital
    • Collective Investment Schemes
    • Buyback of Securities
    • Depositories
    • Debt Market
    • Investor Protection


  • 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

Competition issues

  • Introduction to combinations
  • Competition Commission approvals
  • Exemption thresholds for mergers
  • How to respond to CCI notices and investigations
  • Appeals against adverse CCI orders

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

Other Specialisations Available

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


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.


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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.

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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,

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).