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    Consumer Law

    About Consumer Law

    Consumer Law is a specialisation in the study of law that is about protecting the interests of consumers or the public at large. A popular field of study for businesses and corporations, Consumer Law ensures that the corporate sector or the business does not exploit consumers. It is a set of laws whose objective is to protect people or consumers from business practices that are unfair and exploiting.

    Consumer Law can be defined as that area of law which offers protection to the consumer when they head out to purchase a product or a service. It makes sure of the fact that people are protected against certain corporate issues like fraud or mis-selling. Consumer Law also ensures that the market abides by all the rules and regulations that are listed out by the directive of this law. 

    The course of Consumer Law can be pursued at the undergraduate (UG) as well as the postgraduate (PG) level. In a bachelor's programme, candidates will have to study the subject as a part of the integrated law course that they opt for and they can specialise in the field of Consumer Law later on. However, in the master's degree, students can choose Consumer Law as their area of specialisation and study the course in detail. Apart from these degree programmes, diploma and certificate courses are also offered in Consumer Law. Some of these popular courses include Diploma in Consumer Protection, Post Graduate Diploma in Consumer Law, and the likes.

    Consumer Law: Course Highlights

    Check the table given below to find out the basic details of Consumer Law.



    Name of the Course

    Consumer Law



    Levels of Programme Available

    Diploma, Certificate, Undergraduate, Postgraduate

    Mode of the Course

    Full-Time/ Part-Time

    Duration of the Course

    1 - 2 Years

    Exam Type

    Semester System

    Admission Process

    Through Merit or Through Entrance Exams

    Fees Range

    Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 2,00,000

    Consumer Law Eligibility Criteria

    Any candidate who is looking forward to taking admission to a course of Consumer Law must first check whether he/ she qualifies its eligibility criteria or not. Every college or institute has a specific set of conditions that might differ from each other and it is compulsory for all students to fulfil the eligibility criteria of Consumer Law of the particular college in order to be able to pursue the specialisation from there. In case an aspirant applies for admission to the desired college without meeting the eligibility criteria for that particular consumer law course, he/ she will not be considered for admission. The general Consumer Law eligibility criteria have been provided below.

    • It is mandatory for the student to have completed his/ her education up to a certain degree for the level of consumer law course that he/ she wishes to take admission in.
    • For admission to a bachelor level course, the student is required to have completed class 12th from a recognised board of education in any stream. Bachelor of Law (LL.B) admissions are open for candidates who have a graduation degree in any discipline.
    • If the student seeks admission to the degree of Master of Law (LL.M), it is mandatory for him/ her to have completed an undergraduate degree in law from a recognised university.
    • In order to be eligible for diploma programmes in Consumer Law, candidates will have to complete their higher secondary education or class 12th from a school that is affiliated to a recognised board of education. Some colleges may also ask the students to have a bachelor's degree.
    • Admission to the certificate level courses in consumer law is applicable for candidates who have completed their class 10th or class 12th and have secured passing marks in all the subjects.
    • The aggregate marks scored by candidates in their qualifying examinations must not be less than 45 to 50 per cent.
    • There is a provision in some colleges where some relaxation in the aggregate marks is provided to the candidates who belong to the reserved categories.

    Consumer Law Admission Process

    The selection process of candidates for the courses of Consumer Law is done is generally done in two ways. They are:

    • Entrance Examinations
    • Direct Admission Through Merit in Qualifying Examination

    In some institutions, the applicants are selected after they have appeared for an entrance examination. Some national level, state level, and university level examinations are accepted for admission to Consumer Law programmes at various colleges or universities. Some institutes may also conduct their own individual exams in order to assess the knowledge of applicants before shortlisting them.

    Some universities and colleges select students on the basis of their performance in the bachelor’s degree and give them direct admission provided they clear the cut-off criteria. Students must note that due to the number of seats being limited at almost every college, preference is given to those candidates who have higher aggregate marks than the other applicants during the selection process.

    Consumer Law Entrance Exams

    Given below are some of the top law entrance exams that candidates can take for admission to a course of Consumer Law.

    Consumer Law Syllabus

    The table given below provides an idea of the syllabus that is included in the study of Consumer Law as a specialisation. However, all colleges and institutes have a course curriculum that differs to a certain extent.

    Introduction to Law and Legal Systems

    Protection of Consumers in the Online Market

    Consumer Friendly Legislations and Regulatory Institutions in the Era of Globalisation

    Introduction to Product Liability and Consumer Protection Act

    Consumer Protection: Issues and Acts

    Anti-Competitive Trade Practices and Protection of Consumers in the Era of Globalisation

    Consumer’s Access to Justice: Speedy Resolution of Consumer Disputes

    Projects, Assignments, and Internships

    The Importance of Consumer Law

    Application Oriented Course in Consumer Studies

    Consumer Law Career Options and Job Prospects

    The career scope of a candidate who secures a degree in Consumer Law is vast and has been growing at a rapid speed. One of the popular law specialisations, Consumer Law is not only in demand in the corporate sector but in other fields as well. Any individual who studies Consumer Law has a plethora of opportunities awaiting him/ her. The job opportunities and career scope of Consumer Law have been mentioned below. One of the major reasons why this is a sought-after specialisation is that laws related to Consumer Law tend to change often and quickly. Candidates also have the option of pursuing higher education in the same specialisation.

    Related Questions


    Navneet, Student / Alumni

    Hi, I can share the admission criteria at LPU. You have to fulfill the eligibility criteria for the respective program to take admission at LPU.. I recommend you kindly visit the LPU website for more details of programs and their eligibility as per your interest. Let me guide you. In certain courses LPUNEST is mandatory, like if you are seeking admission in B.Tech, or MBA courses then LPUNEST is madatory, without LPUNEST you are not eligible for admission, However in certain courses like BA, BBA etc LPUNEST is not mandatory, you can get admission based on your previous qualification. The application process for LPU is completely online. The LPU admission process includes filling in the application form, appearing for the LPUNEST entrance test, result declaration and fee payment. Given below is the admission process of Lovely Professional University. Step 1: LPU Application Process 2023 Candidates are required to follow the below-mentioned steps to fill out the LPU application form: Step 1.1: Visit the official website of LPU and click on the ' Apply Now' tab at the top of the web page. Step 1.2: Register on the official admission portal of LPU i.e. LPUADMIT ( with basic details such as name, email-id, mobile no., state, gender and password). The email id used during registration will act as the username for the portal and the password needs to be set by the candidate while registering. Step 1.3: Candidates can continue to apply for LPUNEST (for scholarship purposes). Step 1.4 Pay the application fee and hit on the submit button to complete the application process.

    Sukriti Vajpayee, CollegeDekho Expert

    Dear student,

    There are many leading LL.B colleges in India in which you can take admission. If you wish to get enrolled in Hari College of Law (HCL), Saharanpur for the course of Bachelor of Law (LL.B), you must first check the eligibility criteria and admission process of the college.

    To be eligible for the programme, you must have completed any undergraduate degree in any stream from a recognised university/ college. Your aggregate score must not be less than 45%.

    In order to know more details of the college and its admissions fill our Common Application Form (CAF) and apply for admission through it. You will also get the assistance of our admissions experts who will guide you throughout the process. For any admission related queries, you can call on the helpline number of CollegeDekho - 1800-572-9877.

    Thank you.


    Navneet, Student / Alumni

    LPU offers an integrated Law program, and LPU offers BBA-LLB and BA-LLB. The fee structure of the programme is Rs. 120000 per semester without any scholarship for the 2023 session. However, LPU provides very good scholarships to bright students based on good academic records, sports, or extracurricular activities achievement, etc. I recommend you visit the LPU website for more details of scholarships. The online application has already been started for this programme for the 2023 session. You can visit for an online application. Thanks

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