This programme aims to equip the learners with an understanding of the increasingly important role that economics plays in competition law providing an insight into the relevance of economic theories and analysis that underlie competition law and the methods that are used to assess whether business practices are unsavoury, benign, or healthy. This comprehensive online certificate course with interesting content, striking a balance between theory and rationality is spread over eight weeks. The participants are required to complete the course within scheduled eight weeks, after the successful completion of which, they will be awarded with a certificate.

In light of emerging issues in economic regulation pertaining to competition practices, the aim is to provide for specialised knowledge to inter-disciplinary professionals and students, who can thereby be equipped with an ability to perform for such exclusive application of specialised knowledge. The main focus of the programme is to demystify the policy and regulations pertaining to economics and competition law. The programme also covers law of mergers and acquisitions, trans-boundary practices of cartels and anti-competitive agreements, concept of multi-sided markets with emphasising on need for equity and welfare.
The objective of this course is to familiarise participants with the new economic literature and with recent legal developments and to establish a clear link between the economic theories and the day to day work of practitioners.
The programme will allow the participants to gain a competitive advantage in a difficult job market by equipping them with professional skills that businesses are looking for today. Distance learning will provide an opportunity for a flexible, easily accessible, cost effective, global classroom - just some of the reasons why it is the best solution.

This module deals with the basic concepts of economics like demand supply analysis and concepts of elasticity that are necessary to understand Competition Policy for the analysis of market power. The module comprising of consumers’ and producers’ maximising behaviours will be mainly targeted to non-economists.

This module deals with structural and behavioural aspects of competition & markets. It also elaborates the strategic behaviour using different models of game theory, giving a detailed understanding of application of game theory into competition policy.

This module involves the application of economics to competition policy. It includes the analysis of relevant market and market power with detailed description to the concepts of multisided markets.

Dealing with cartels and other coordinated behaviour, unilateral conduct including predatory and excessive pricing, this unit also tries to explain the steps involved in discovery, prosecution and penalisation of coordinated behaviour.

How the firms abuse their dominant position and its appreciable adverse effect on competition and how to assess the dominance in a given market is the subject matter of this module.

This module gives an insight into the theory of mergers and acquisitions, specially dealing with detecting, discouraging and assessment of damages caused by these anti-competitive combinations.

This module deals with concept of welfare for consumers and producers, explaining how surpluses are maximised in light of competition laws. In addition, it also explains how non-competitive environment may harm society as whole and leads to creation of deadweight loss.

The conduct of the online course is divided into two stages :
Stage 1: Study materials will be delivered online as per the schedule (One module every week).
Stage 2: Examination and Issue of certificate after successful completion of course as per the schedule.

Students and lawyers will be aware of the importance that economic evidence and analysis plays in cases brought before the Competition Commission of India and the courts. This programme has been specifically designed for:
Career aspirants pursuing degrees in Law, Economics, Business Management, Chartered Accountancy (CA) and Company Secretary (CS), etc.
Law Practitioners, Legal and Economic Consultants
Business Firms and officials affected by interference in the form of sectoral regulation or antitrust and merger policies
Competition Authorities and Regulatory Bodies