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Competition Law: Course Details, Admission, Eligibility, Exams, Syllabus, Jobs & Salary

Updated By Samiksha Rautela on 21 Oct, 2021
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1 years-5 years
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About Competition Law

Competition Law is a specialisation of law that aspirants generally pursue at the postgraduation level. Through the course, the aspirants review and study the competition of economic rivalry between top companies and market players to attract customers. Competition laws are structured or formulated to avoid businesses

from engaging in rituals that are harmful to consumer welfare and competition. The competition law course is not designed to prohibit competition in the market. It is designed to keep a check on the practices that have an adverse effect on competition in the market.

With the evolving market and the liberalization of the economy, competition law is gaining popularity in the nation. Aspirants willing to go for competition law specialisation can seek admission in diploma, certificate and LLM programmes. They can also go for an MA in Business Law with specialisation in Competition Law. The course touches the topics like Introduction to Competition Law & Policy in India, anti-competitive agreements, merger control, the evolution of competition law & policy, global experience, economic concepts, dominant positions etc. Many popular colleges across the nation are offering admission to the candidates to the competition law courses either through an entrance examination or through merit in the qualifying exam.

Competition Law Highlights

Check out the highlights of the competition law captured below in order to grasp a deeper understanding of the course.

Name of the Course

Competition Law

Programmes Available

Certificate, Diploma, LLM



Mode of the Course


Exam Type

Semester Type

Admission Process

Through an entrance examination

Fees Range

INR 25,000 to INR 1,00,000

Starting Salary

INR 40,000 to INR 1,35,000

Competition Law Eligibility Criteria

It is of utmost importance to meet the minimum eligibility criteria of competition law before applying for admission to any of the top-notch law college/university or else the candidature of the applicant would be considered as invalid. Described below are the general eligibility criteria of competition law that aspirants are expected to satisfy. 

  • The eligibility criteria vary from college to college and university to university.
  • For pursuing a postgraduate degree in competition law, an aspirant is required to have completed either a five-year-long integrated law course or a 3 year-long law course from a recognised law college or university.
  • If you want to go for a diploma course in competition law, you must possess a graduation degree from a recognised university.
  • In case, an aspirant wants to pursue an MA in Business Law with specialisation in Competition Law, he/she should have completed graduation from any stream with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks in the qualifying exam.
  • Different colleges have a different requirement of an aggregate score. Some even provide relaxation to the reserved categories.

Competition Law Admission Process

Before getting into a prestigious law school or college it is crucial that you go through the admissions process of the institution as it is different for each college. Check out the below-mentioned admission process of competition law to get an idea of the procedure that you might encounter after applying for the admission.

  • Most of the colleges/universities offer admission to the aspirants as per the common entrance exam or the one separately conducted by the college/university.
  • Some colleges offer admission depending on the merit score of the applicant. Candidates with the higher marks in the qualifying exam have more chances of getting shortlisted for the admission to their desired college.

Competition Law Syllabus

Every university or college has a different approach towards competition law course. The syllabus for competition law also differs from college to college. Check out some of the key topics or subjects you might come across while pursuing the course of competition law.

Competition law and policy

Introduction to Economic Concepts

Introduction to Competition Law & Policy in India


Dominant Position

Regulation of Combinations

Introduction to Business Laws in India

Relevant Market

Predatory Pricing

Evolution of Competition Law & Policy: Global Experience

Introduction to Competition Law and Competition Policy

Merger Control

Anti-Competitive Agreements

Abuse of Dominance

Markets and Competition

Emerging Issues in Competition Law in India

The interface between Competition Commission and Sector Regulators

Salient Features of Indian Competition Act/ Jurisdictions

Evolution of Competition Law and Policy

Indian Competition Act - Substantive Provisions

Substantive Provisions of the Indian Competition Act

The interface between Competition Law and Business Strategy

Competition Law Career Options and Job Prospects

Once a student successfully completes competition law, a wide range of opportunities opens up for him/her. Check out the possible career options and job prospects in competition law that a candidate can consider after studying Competition Law.

  • Competition Lawyer
  • Individual Practitioner
  • Legal Advisor
  • Legal Assistant
  • Law Officer
  • Policy Maker
  • Business Lawyer
  • Market Advisor
  • Assistant Manager

FAQs about Competition Law

I want admission in Competition Law. Do I have to clear any exams for that ?

Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Law Entrance Test , Telangana State Polytechnic Common Entrance Test , Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology Joint Entrance Exam , Haryana Diploma Entrance Test Lateral , English and Foreign Languages University Entrance Test are some of the exams that you can appear for to get admission in Competition Law courses.

What are the top colleges offering Competition Law courses ?

Following are some of the top colleges offering Law courses : Dr.Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (Lucknow) , National Law School of India University (Bangalore) , National Law University (Jodhpur) , Faculty of Law, University of Calcutta (Kolkata) , Amity Law School (Noida). You can explore these colleges on our website to check if they offer Competition Law or not.

What is the average fee for the course Competition Law ?

The average fee for Competition Law is INR 50,000 per year.

What are the popular specializations related to Competition Law ?

Some of the popular specializations for Diploma are : Endoscopy Technician , Applied Statistics and Computers , Rural Management , Hospital Sterilization Management , Commercial Arts.

What is the duration of the course Competition Law ?

Competition Law is a 2 year course.

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