CIRC in MEDIA - September 2012

National Law University-Delhi, CUTS Institute for Regulation & Competition to jointly offer new courses
Times of India, September 24, 2012

NEW DELHI: In view of the growing importance of interface between competition policy & law and businesses, National Law University Delhi (NLUD) and CUTS Institute for Regulation & Competition (CIRC) have partnered to offer two courses - certificate and diploma - in competition policy and law from the first week of October. The certificate course will be a fundamental course of six months and the diploma course will be an advanced course of one year. Both the courses are open for both students as well as professionals from any field. The classes for the courses will be held on NLUD campus and at the Indian Social Institute on Lodhi Road.

The courses, duly accredited by NLUD, are designed to deliver knowledge and skills related to competition policy and law and open up new employment opportunities in competition authorities, regulatory bodies, law firms, businesses and research bodies, among others.

Talking about the course, Srikrishna Deva Rao, registrar, NLUD says, "The certificate course in competition policy and law will primarily deal with markets and business laws, competition policy and law among others. It will also cover fundamentals of economics essential for studying competition law. The diploma course, on the other hand, will deal in elaborate detail with topics related to abuse of dominance , anti-competitive agreements, and regulation of combination across select jurisdictions ."

To be eligible for the courses , candidates need to have either completed graduation or be in the final year of graduation (subject to successful completion of graduation within specified timeline) in any discipline from a university / institution recognised by the UGC or any other regulatory body or completed first three years of graduation of a five-year integrated programme or an international student who has graduated from a recognised university . As to the advantages of the course, Sharad Shrivastava , manager, marketing and outreach, CIRC, says, "The courses will allow students to understand the concepts of anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominance and combinations - mergers and acquisitions in detail."

The fee for the certificate course is Rs 25,000, whereas the fee for the diploma course is Rs 45,000. The last date for applying for the courses is September 30. For more, visit 


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