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Medium Of InstructionsMode Of LearningMode Of Delivery
EnglishSelf StudyVideo and Text Based

Course Overview

The Corporate Law Programme course is taught by Professor Dr. Harpreet Kaur from National Law University Delhi and is for five weeks holding 4 credits. The topics covered under this course are Business organisation its features and types, Raising Capital for businesses, Corporate Management and Governance, Business Reuse Proceedings, Investigation and Adjudicatory Mechanisms, Shareholder’s Remedies, Winding up of Company and the Insolvency Proceedings if the business is bankrupt,  Foreign Direct Investments in Companies, and the corporate restructuring policies.

There has been immense growth in the corporate sector which makes it important for the people in this sector to know about the legal aspects of corporate law. This course is for postgraduate level individuals, people from business and law backgrounds and will help learners meet their lifelong needs. Professionals who wish to gain knowledge in the field of Corporate Governance can also take up this course. 

The candidates who want to get certified in this course should successfully complete the proctored examination at the end of the course which provides credits to the students. 

The Highlights

  • Online course
  • 15-week course
  • Carries 4 credits
  • Weekly Discussion Forum
  • Certification from Swayam
  • Course document certified by Government

Programme Offerings

  • Weekly Assessments
  • assignments
  • discussion forum
  • online videos

Courses and Certificate Fees

Certificate AvailabilityCertificate Providing Authority
yesNLU Delhi

Eligibility Criteria

Certification Qualifying Details

The candidates should take the online proctored exam and score a minimum passing percentage of 40%.

What you will learn

Knowledge of law

After completing the candidates will be knowledgeable in the topics below:

  • Will learn about corporate governance, management, and corporate solvency in case of bankruptcy.
  •  In-depth knowledge regarding business organisations, the types of businesses and their salient features
  • How to raise capital for companies in compliance with the SEBI regulations 
  • Understanding the legal aspects of accounting and auditing of companies along with the role of auditors.
  • Understanding the investigations and the adjudicatory processes of companies and the remedies for shareholders and others in the company.

Who it is for

The course is designed for those who:

  • People pursuing professional courses like CA, MBA, Masters in Commerce CS.
  • Working Professional who are looking to gain knowledge in the field of corporate law
  • People associated with law and business.

Application Details

The candidates interested in enrolling in this program should follow the below steps:

Step 1: Visit the course

Step 2: Candidates should register themselves on the website and log in using the login details.

Step 3: After the registration, the candidates will have to wait till the course registration opens, and then they can enrol.  

The Syllabus

  • Module 1 Business organisation and corporate personality: its nature, advantages, disadvantages and types
  • Module 2 Registration, incorporation and commencement of business by companies
  • Module 3 Objects, powers of companies and their internal administration

  • Module 4 Kinds of companies
  • Module 5 Meetings of companies
  • Module 6 Other laws affecting companies

  • Module 7 Share capital and its nature, kinds, rights and liabilities of shareholders
  • Module 8 Alteration of capital and its implications
  • Module 9 Raising of capital by companies by issue of securities
  • Module 10 Listing and de-listing of securities and their implications

  • Module 11 Issue of capital and disclosure requirements of Indian companies: Part 1
  • Module 12  Issue of capital and disclosure requirements of Indian companies: Part 2
  • Module 13 Insider trading and fraudulent and unfair dealings in securities and their implications

  • Module 14 Corporate borrowings and investments
  • Module 15 Foreign Direct investments in Indian companies

  • Module 16 Governance structure of companies
  • Module 17 Directors, their appointment, qualifications, position, powers, duties and liabilities
  • Module 18 Types of directors and other managerial personnel companies

  • Module 19 Corporate governance in Indian companies
  • Module 20 Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Module 21 Promoters, their position, power, duties and liabilities

  • Module 22 Dividend and accounts of companies
  • Module 23 Director's responsibility statement and other duties in lying accounts before shareholders

  • Module 24 Audit of companies
  • Module 25 Auditors, their duties and liabilities

  • Module 26 Compromises, Arrangements, Reconstruction, Amalgamation and Mergers of companies 
  • Module 27 Take over and Acquisition of companies
  • Module 28 Recent cases on Mergers and Acquisition

  • Module 29 Investigation of companies, its need and procedure
  • Module 30 Company Law board/ National Company Law Tribunal/ National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, their constitution, powers and duties
  • Module 31 Special courts, their constitution, powers and duties

  • Module 32 Shareholders and creditors remedies of personal actions, derivative actions or class action suits including cases of oppression and mismanagement
  • Module 33 Winding up, its need, grounds and effect on shareholders, creditors and other stakeholders

  • Module 34 Corporate Insolvency
  • Module 35 Insolvency and Bankruptcy code,2016


NLU Delhi Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

1: What is the course up to date?

The course about corporate law and covers various aspects under the law is up to date and covers recent developments in the field.

2: Do the courses have quality content?

Yes, the courses have quality content as they have nine National Coordinators looking over the same. 

3: How can I interact with the teacher?

The online discussion forum can be used to interact with the course teacher.

4: Is Swayam an organisation?

No, Swayam is a programme initiated by the Indian government. That provides professional courses for free. 

5: Are the courses really free of cost?

Yes, Swayam courses are really free of cost. 

6: Do I have to take any exam for the certification?

Yes, the candidate has to take the proctored exam and score a minimum of 40%.

7: The exam is conducted online or offline?

The exam will be conducted online.

8: Is the course based on self paced learning?

No, the course has weekly self-assessments and assignments.

9: Does this course have case studies in their teaching method?

The teaching method and the information regarding the process involved are mentioned on the course website.


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