Guidelines

1. The Certificate/Diploma Courses in Competition Policy & Law (hereinafter "the courses") offered here are accredited to National Law University (NLU), Delhi and are managed and run by both NLU Delhi and CUTS Institute for Regulation & Competition (CIRC).
2. Admission of a participant to either course shall be subject to the participant fulfilling the eligibility norms as given over the website/introductory material published by NLU, Delhi or CIRC. Eligibility norms for Indian and foreign candidates may differ, and these norms are considered read and well understood by the candidate while applying for the course.
3. The application procedure laid down for the courses shoud be followed by every applicant and no deviation from it unless approved by both the institutions shall be allowed.
4. Registrations for these courses shall be announced twice every year and dates for such announcement will be as mutually decided by NLU, Delhi and CIRC from time to time. Admission deadlines to these courses, after an announcement has been made may be extended if required by a consensual decision of both institutions.
5. After succesful completion of the Certificate Course, if a participant wishes to pursue Diploma Course, the participant shall be exempted from first four modules. Thus, such participants shall be able to complete their Diploma in next six months.
6. If a Diploma participant wishes to terminate his/her engagement in the course after succesful completion of the first four modules, he/she shall be eligible to the award of a Certificate in Competition Policy and Law, provided he/she has intimated this in writing to CIRC two months before the exams for certificate course are conducted.
7. Examination process and course schedule has to be strictly adhered to, by the students. CIRC/NLUD would not permit any exceptions or deviations.
8. The fee structure for the two courses shall be available on the website of both institutions and also in introductory material published for promotion of these courses. The fee structure for these courses may differ for Indian and Foreign candidates and same shall be subject to change from time to time. Fee for these courses is to be paid by Demand Drafts or cheques drawn in favor of 'National Law University, Delhi' payable at Delhi. Applicants shall send these demand drafts/cheques by speed post to the address of either of the institutions before the deadline of applications. An applicant opting to pay their course fee in installment shall have to convey the same in advance to CIRC.
9. After the confirmation of admission, participants will be given extensive study material prepared for the respective courses in the orientation session, which will be held immediately after admission process is completed dates of which shall be informed to candidates by CIRC.
10. Regualr classroom sessions shall be held with prior information to the participants to have interaction with subject espoerts. The venue,date and time for these classes shall be mutually decided by both the institutions and a tentative schedule shall be shared with the participants of a batch thereafter.Appointment of experts/resource persons for either course shall be subject to discretion of the organiser of these classes and the list of such experts given over the website/promotion material shall not be considered exhaustive.
11. Participants are supposed to qualify all exams for the succesfull completion of their course, which in case of a certificate course are 4 exams + 4 assignments and for a diploma course are 8 exams + 8 assignments. The written exam structure may include objective questions, subjective questions, assignments, case studies etc and shall be appeared for by every candidate at a given venue.
12. Participants shall be graded as per their scores in the following manner:
More than 75% O (Outstanding)
70-75% A+
60-69% A
55-59% B
50-54% C
< 50% F (Fail)
Absent F (Fail)
12. The minimum grade for successful completion of the course shall be 'C' and in case a participant gets a 'F' grade due to non-appearance in exam or obtaining less than 50 marks out of 100, he/she will have to retake the exam in the next schedule. In all, a participant will have 'three' consecutive opportunities to secure at least a 'C' grade in all exams for all modules. Of these opportunities, first re-sit examination fee shall be INR 1000, and for second and third chance the re-sit exam fee would be INR 2000 and INR 3000 respectively. If a candidate fails to appear for/clear all exams for his/her course within these timelines (2yrs from registration), his/her registration would expire.The maximum duration to complete the course is decided in consensus with both the institutions and is subject to change from time to time.
13. After the succesfull completion of the examination, participants shall be awarded a certificate. NLU, Delhi and CIRC will jointly award the certificates in both the courses.