Business Law for Managers

By Prof. S. Srinivasan, Prof. Kaushik Mukherjee   |   IIT Kharagpur, Chief Legal Officer
Learners enrolled: 4892
The course is designed to elucidate the legal framework within which enterprises operate. This course will help the students and employees to understand legal and regulatory issues affecting or likely to have a bearing on the profitability and sustainability of the businesses.

INTENDED-AUDIENCE: Students in AICTE colleges, Management Institutions, Employees of Organizations and Industry Practitioners


INDUSTRY-SUPPORT: All Industry. Knowing the relevance and application of Business and Labour laws for the smooth conduct of business operation is essential.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Management Studies
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 24 Jan 2022
End Date : 18 Mar 2022
Enrollment Ends : 07 Feb 2022
Exam Date : 27 Mar 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1: Corporate Law and Its Changing Dynamics
Week 2: Corporate Governance in Present Context
Week 3: Pit (Prohibition of Insider Trading), Competition Act
Week 4: Law of Contracts: Offer & Acceptance, Valid Contract
Week 5: Factories Act – Health & Safety, Labour Welfare
Week 6: Legislations on Wages – Payment of Wages, Minimum wage and Bonus and Social Security
Week 7: Legislations on Social Security – Provident Fund, Gratuity and Employee State Insurance
Week 8: Industrial Dispute Act – Industrial Relations

Books and references

  1. Corporate Governance in Public Sector Enterprises, Dewan, Pearson Longman Publication
  2. Handbook of Industrial Relations, Paul Blyton, Nicolas Bacon, SAGE Publications Ltd
  3. Industrial Relations, PRN Sinha, Pearson Publication

Instructor bio

Prof. S. Srinivasan

IIT Kharagpur
Srinivasan is an Assistant Professor at Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur. He teaches Organization Behavior and Human Resource Management. He received his Ph.D. in OB & HR from IIT Madras in 2018. He was a recipient of the DAAD Fellowship. He is a certified Labor and ESH compliance auditor. He has audited several factories for established European and American Brands. Prior to joining Ph.D. program, he was a research associate in a collaborative research project between IIT Madras and the University of Guelph, Canada. He was engaged in socio-economic impact assessment with NTPC.

Prof. Kaushik Mukherjee

Chief Legal Officer
Mr. Kaushik Mukherjee is Vice President of Phillips Carbon Black Limited, the largest manufacturer of carbon black in India as also the largest exporter of carbon black from India with an annual turnover of Rs 4000 crores, the first RPG (now RP-Sanjiv Goenka) Group of Companies to which CESC limited, Spencers and Saregama belongs. Mr Mukherjee is the Company Secretary and is also heading the legal and insurance department. Mr Mukherjee, a Xaverian, and a national scholarship holder in B Com (Hons), is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and also a member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He is a widely travelled person and has experience of more than 26 years in the corporate world. He is a visiting faculty in various Management Institutes including in VGSOM, IIT, Kharagpur. He has a lot of articles published in Taxmann’s “Corporate Professionals Today “and in Chartered Secretary journals.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 27 March 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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