Legal Compliance For Incorporating Startup

By Prof. Indrajit Dube   |   IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 1008
Engineering start up is an area of interest to science and engineering students and the Government is also actively supporting this process. Business compliance requirement in India is very high. So it poses difficulty to the young entrepreneurs as to how and what form of business organization to choose for their start-up. This course is aimed at educating the students in that direction.

Elective course
Both UG & PG
It will be useful for students pursuing BE, ME, MS, BSc, MSc, PhD.

PREREQUISITES: There is no pre-requisite of educational qualification for this course.

INDUSTRY SUPPORT: This course is for those who intend to incorporate start-up.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 4 weeks
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit Points : 1
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 20 Feb 2023
End Date : 17 Mar 2023
Enrollment Ends : 20 Feb 2023
Exam Registration Ends : 17 Mar 2023
Exam Date : 30 Apr 2023 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: Fundamentals of choosing the Business Organization form for startup
Week 2: Laws relating to incorporation of Partnership, LL.P & Co - operative
Week 3: Laws relating to incorporation of One Person Company, Pvt. Ltd., Pub. Ltd. and not for profit company
Week 4: Financing the venture and legal compliance

Books and references

Corporate Law, 33rd ed. 2016, Taxman New Delhi.
Ramaiya’s Guide to the Companies Act, 18th ed. 2014, Lexis Nexis New Delhi.
C R Dutta on Company Law, 8th ed. 2008, Lexis Nexis New Delhi.
Pollock & Mulla’s Indian PartnershipAct, 7th ed. 2011, Lexis Nexis New Delhi.
Taxman’s LLP Manual 4th ed. 2015, Taxman, New Delhi.

Instructor bio

Prof. Indrajit Dube

IIT Kharagpur
Corporate Laws & Governance is the area of specialization of Indrajit Dube. With a career spanning for more than a decade and half, Indrajit Dube has had diversified experiences as a practitioner, legal executive and academician. He is at present Associate Professor at Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. Before joining the present Institute, he served as academic in National Law University Jodhpur. He has several articles published in National and International Journal and numerous conference papers to his credit. He has authored four books. He has to his credit about 20 research projects funded by World Bank, Competition Commission of India, Different Ministries of Government of India and international agencies. He was also a consultant and head of the team of the MCA project on Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs. He has organized several national & International conferences. He has been invited to participate in multi-stakeholder expert consultation in Toronto being organized in support of the mandate of the United Nations on Business and Human Rights. He was also invited as visiting faculty at University of Western Ontario and University of British Columbia. He is also an invited speaker in different Business Forum, National and International Universities.

 For details see: http://www.iitkgp.ac.in/department/IP/faculty/ip-indrajit

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: April 30, 2023 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 3 assignments out of the total 4 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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