The course on Corporate Law is a core course in almost all National Law universities and other State universities. This course is taught to both UG and Master courses. In LL.M, course is mandatory for Business Law (Private Law) specialization. This course is also important for professional courses like Chartered accountants, Company secretary, Masters in Commerce, Masters in Business Administration as well as Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration.
The course is a full credit course for universities. Generally, law universities offer this course as a 4-credit full course which is taught over one semester.The course is certification ready and looking into its importance for persons associated with business and law, it will be able to meet the needs of lifelong learners. Professionals who may not be enrolled for a regular degree or who only wish to understand corporate laws, their need will be served by the course.
The course has proctored examination at the end of the semester and gives credits to students.
India has witnessed tremendous growth in the corporate sector in the last few decades. In view of this, it becomes important for students of law and commerce to understand the legal dynamics of the corporate sector. The course covers all important recent developments in this area. The course of Corporate Law has been specifically designed to provide not only an overview but also an in-depth knowledge about incorporation, raising capital by companies, borrowings and investments by companies, foreign direct investment in Indian companies, corporate restructuring, corporate insolvency and other related important issues.
•In-depth understanding about different business organisations and comprehend importance of company form of business organisation with its incorporation and administration
• Learning about raising of capital by companies in compliance with SEBI regulations
• Comprehension of corporate management and governance
• Learning legal aspects of accounts and audit of companies with role of auditors
• Understanding different restructuring methods for companies
• Understanding business rescue proceedings and compromises
• Knowledge about investigations and adjudicatory machinery of companies
• Knowledge about remedies available to shareholders and other in a company
• Understanding corporate insolvency
COURSE LAYOUTWeek 1 Business Organisation, Corporate personality and Registration of companies Module 1 Business organisation and corporate personality: its nature, advantages, disadvantages and typesModule 2 Registration, incorporation and commencement of business by companiesModule 3 Objects, powers of companies and their internal administration Week 2 Kinds of meetings and other applicable law
Module 4 Kinds of companiesModule 5 Meetings of companiesModule 6 Other laws affecting companies Week 3 Raising of capital by companies
Module 7 Share capital and its nature, kinds, rights and liabilities of shareholdersModule 8 Alteration of capital and its implicationsModule 9 Raising of capital by companies by issue of securitiesModule 10 Listing and de-listing of securities and their implications Week 4 SEBI- issue of capital and disclosure requirements
Module 11 Issue of capital and disclosure requirements of Indian companies: Part 1Module 12 Issue of capital and disclosure requirements of Indian companies: Part 2Module 13 Insider trading and fraudulent and unfair dealings in securities and their implications Week 5 Borrowings and investments by companies
Module 14 Corporate borrowings and investmentsModule 15 Foreign Direct investments in Indian companies Week 6 Corporate Management and Governance: Part 1
Module 16 Governance structure of companiesModule 17 Directors, their appointment, qualifications, position, powers, duties and liabilitiesModule 18 Types of directors and other managerial personnel companies Week 7 Corporate Management and Governance: Part 2
Module 19 Corporate governance in Indian companiesModule 20 Corporate Social ResponsibilityModule 21 Promoters, their position, power, duties and liabilities Week 8Revision Week 9 Accounts of companies
Module 22 Dividend and accounts of companiesModule 23 Director's responsibility statement and other duties in lying accounts before shareholders Week 10 Auditing of companies
Module 24 Audit of companies Module 25 Auditors, their duties and liabilities Week 11 Business rescue proceedings and compromises
Module 26 Compromises, Arrangements, Reconstruction, Amalgamation and Mergers of companiesModule 27 Take over and Acquisition of companiesModule 28 Recent cases on Mergers and Acquisition Week 12 Investigation and adjudicatory machinery
Module 29 Investigation of companies, its need and procedureModule 30 Company Law board/ National Company Law Tribunal/ National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, their constitution, powers and dutiesModule 31 Special courts, their constitution, powers and duties Week 13 Remedies to shareholders and others
Module 32 Shareholders and creditors remedies of personal actions, derivative actions or class action suits including cases of oppression and mismanagementModule 33 Winding up, its need, grounds and effect on shareholders, creditors and other stakeholders Week 14 Corporate Insolvency and Bankruptcy
Module 34 Corporate InsolvencyModule 35 Insolvency and Bankruptcy code,2016 Week 15 Revision, assessment and evaluation.