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Certificate Course in Competition Law/ Advanced Professional Course in Competition Law and Market Regulation, December
2017- May 2018

In a short span of about seven years, enforcement of the Competition Act, 2002 has necessitated competition law to be taken seriously. Increasingly, greater number of organisations and individuals – both in Government and Private spheres – now need to acquire knowledge on competition law. These courses – Certificate Course and Advanced Professional Course - are uniquely designed and developed by IICA as shorter, flexible and focused option to meet specific professional needs of policy makers, regulators, business executives, lawyers, economists, CS, CAs and other professionals.

These Courses have now emerged as the gold standard in the area of competition law & market regulation on the merits of: rigorous course content and focus on specialised professional needs and easy of delivery. The hybrid mode of delivery – involving brief in-person sessions and regular online sessions on weekends – allows the participants to attend the course along with their professional pursuits. The modules - written and reviewed by top experts - offer clear and actionable knowledge. Similarly, interactions on live and past cases and practical situations with leading competition law experts from law firms and Government help the participants seek clarity on complex business and policy issues.

The 3-month Certificate Course in Competition Law (Certificate Course) entails study of Modules 1 to 3 (during January - April 2018). The Certificate Course has been designed for professionals, who wish to fully grasp the impact of competition law on business strategy, and development competence on competition law compliance.

The 6-month Advanced Professional Course in Competition Law and Market Regulation (APC), an add-on course to Certificate Course, aims to offer deeper view of advanced issues including economics for competition law, JVs, structuring complex agreements, multi-jurisdictional M&A filings, IPRs, public sector, regulated sectors, foreign jurisdictions, etc. The APC has been designed for professionals, who wish to develop specialization in competition law and market regulation or looking to re-skill or move into specialized areas. In addition to first three modules (Module 1 to 3), the advanced Modules 4 to 8, shall be offered to APC participants (during January 2018 - July 2018). While Module 4 is compulsory, participants of APC can choose any two specialized modules among Modules 5, 6, 7 and 8.

Candidates can choose to enroll for either a Certificate of Participation or Certificate of Successful Completion in a chosen Course. A participant is eligible to earn Certificate of Successful Completion only after passing the written examination. An International Immersion Visit shall also be conducted to provide international best practices.


Certificate Course in Competition Law (January 2018 – April 2018)

Fifth Batch to be conducted during January 2018 – April 2018

  • Duration: 3 months
  • Total Modules: 3
  • In-person classes at Central Locations in New Delhi and Mumbai; attend online classes from anywhere
  • Offers cutting edge knowledge & skills in competition law compliance
  • Opportunity to attend International Immersion Programme (IIP)

  • Advanced Professional Course in Competition Law and Market Regulation (January 2018 – July 2018)

  • Duration: 6 months
  • 6 Module (4 mandatory, 2 optional range of modules to choose from)
  • In-person classes at Central Locations in New Delhi and Mumbai; attend online classes from anywhere
  • Gain in-depth knowledge in specialised areas: competition economics, public sector, regulated sectors, IPRs
    and key foreign jurisdictions
  • Opportunity to attend International Immersion Programme (IIP)


    Both courses are designed for stakeholders interested in acquiring professional knowledge and practical skills in the area of competition law & market regulation:

  • Government: Officials working in Government Departments, Regulatory Authorities & Public Sector Undertakings.
  • Industry: Public and Private Enterprises.
  • Professionals: Lawyers, In-house Counsels, Economists, CA, CS, CWA, CFA.
  • Students: Law, Business, Economics, CA, CS, CWA, CFA

  • Key Features

  • Understand the principles of competition law & economics from top experts.
  • Figure out the implications for your business/functional area.
  • Formulate business strategies in compliance with competition law.
  • Explore the policy implications and interface between competition law & other laws.
  • Delivery in hybrid mode in-person and online classes.
  • Access to recorded sessions & presentations by resource persons.
  • High quality study material, tailor-made for working professionals.
  • Case-based learning for understanding practical implications.
  • Be part of a vibrant peer-group & discover new career avenues.
  • International Immersion Programme (Optional).

  • Why?

    How does Competition Act, 2002, along with the existing sector regulations, affect business decisions of your organisation?

    What precautions should you take while dealing with your suppliers, distributors, competitors and other market agents? Also, what are the lawful ways to gather market Intelligence?

    In the event of JVs, consolidation/merger & acquisitions, what are the mandatory requirements under Competition Act, 2002? Similarly, what are the precautions to be taken in terms of information exchange between parties, usage of clean teams etc?

    Does your organisation has a framework and capacity to take competition law compliant business decisions and acquire competitive advantage?


  • Course Director
    Certificate Course in Competition Law &
    Advanced Professional course in Competition Law and Market Regulation
    School of Competition Law & Market Regulation
    Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA)
    Sector 5, IMT Manesar, Gurgaon-122052 Haryana
    Tel: 0124 -2640032/ 2640079, Fax 0124 2290167

    Resource Person Speak

  • “A very high quality and well-designed course that meets the need of law students as well as working professionals. Interaction with, and guest lectures by, competition law experts from the CCI and various law firms makes this course incredibly insightful.” –

  • “I believe that the course being offered by the school of Competition Law & Market Regulation IICA, MCA is a comprehensive and well thought out course that would provide a deep and working insite into the complexities of Competition Law. I am personally most impressed with the terrific dedication, passion and knowledge that the team of IICA possesses and its a great opportunity for the students to learn from the best in the Industry. Its a privilege to be a small part of the endeavor..” –

  • “Imparting academic excellence on the Competition Law and Economics to professionals and University students has been pioneered by the IICA commendably. My heartfelt greetings to the leadership of the IICA for this great endeavour.” –

  • "This course is highly useful for those who really wants to understand the finer details of competition law and practice it their organizations. The course provides an in-depth understanding of legal framework of competition in India through an innovative pedagogy which is a blend of online and in-person sessions. In-person sessions by the leading practitioners in this field is a unique aspect of this course which enhances the learning experience enormously."

  • “These courses enable participants from a range of backgrounds to acquire a good academic and practical knowledge of competition law in India. The diverse faculty – drawn from academia, the institutions and legal practice - allows the subject to be seen from various perspectives. Practical exercises test the mettle of participants. Successful participation in these prestigious courses will give a good grounding in competition law and practice. It has been a real pleasure to help teach this course over the past few years and see students enthusiastically develop and apply their knowledge in this field."

  • “Competition law can be viewed as the implementation of economic policy to ensure competition in the economy. It is therefore important to understand the economic concepts that underlie competition law, which include the structure of markets and nature of competition between firms. Understanding these economic principles is key to both industry participants who must calibrate their behaviour to ensure compliance with the law, and legal counsel who must assess the extent to which a firm’s behaviour had an adverse impact on competition. This course provides a solid basis in these economic concepts.”

  • “Rapid developments in technology and the emergence of innovative business paradigms digital based and of neural markets have presented challenges to defining competition itself. Traditional economic structures embedded in competition law are out of sync with these developments. Effective market regulation rests on a law in tune with changing market dynamics. The paradigm shift in markets must reflect in the law. Courses that harmonize dynamics of modern markets with competition law is a must if at least to understand what needs to be regulated and what is best left to market forces.”

  • Alumni Speak

  • “Really it was great to learn and understand about the Competition Law while undergoing Advanced Professional Course in Competition Law and Market Regulation. Also the support and cooperation extended by Team IICA, was commendable. I wish IICA will continue to impart training and education in emerging areas of Knowledge contributing to the National Development and growth.”
    -Mr. Janak Raj
    National Institute of
    Electronics and Information

  • “Excellent course in Competition Law & Market Regulation which has covered all important provisions of competition law applicable in India. IICA had engaged all eminent faculties for the said course.”
    -Mr. Sudesh K Shetye
    Indian Oil Corporation Limited

  • “A comprehensive course on Competition Law covering all the related aspects experienced and international faculty. Courteous staff of IICA respond promptly (within minutes) to any problem/difficulty a participants faces. One of the best courses an offer in India as on date.”
    -Ms. Ridhima Vashist
    -Deputy Director,
    Directorate of Recovery, CBDT

  • “What a wonderful course to learn on Competition Law so well designed, well structured and planned. Really value for time and money invested, Great.”
    -Mr. Pradeep Rastogi, CA
    -Sharda Motor Industries-Group President (legal)

  • “I feel privileged to be a part of this course. I am glad I got to share my views with luminaries from varied sectors across the country who are brilliant in their respective fields. The faculty was superb and the course team – Dr. Navneet Sharma, Shri. Atul Arora and Ms. Stuti madam were outstanding. I will cherish the moments I spent pursuing the course forever.”
    -Mr. Vibhanshu Goswami
    -Law Officer,
    Indian Oil Corporation

  • “It is a feel good of high order to enroll for the Advanced Certificate in Competition Law. The structure and sequencing is very helpful, content is adequate, arrangements of learning process is adequate to a fulsome learning experience.”
    -Mr. Akshay K Panda, Economic Adviser,
    Department of Heavy Industries
    Nodal Officer for Portals of “MyGov” and “Transforming India”