Cochin University’s Summer School on Consumer and Competition Law [June 11-15, CUSAT, Kerala]: Apply by May 4

Kerala University's Summer School on Consumer and Competition LawAbout the School of Legal Studies:

School of Legal Studies was established in the year 1962 as a part of Kerala University offering postgraduate courses and research in law.

The Law School joined the folds of University of Cochin, in the year 1971, which was later reorganized and renamed as Cochin University of Science and Technology in 1986 for the promotion of graduate, postgraduate studies and advanced research in various fields.

About the Summer School:

School of Legal Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala is organizing the Second Annual Summer School on Consumer and Competition Law from June 11th – June 15th, 2019 at SLS, CUSAT, Kerala. This summer school is open to all research scholars and students pursuing under-graduate and post- graduate law courses and allied disciplines.

Globalization, liberalization and the development of market-systems in India have on one hand improved the quality of life of individuals and on the other hand, have brought stiff competition among the different market-players and stakeholders to the forefront.

The unhealthy competition has led to the adoption of anti-competitive practices and thereby causes exploitation of the consumers.

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The Competition Act, 2002 addresses this issue and seeks to curb anti-competitive practices with a view to promote effective competition in the market and maximization of consumer welfare.

Since Competition Law is an emerging subject, this one-week summer school on consumer and competition law, in the month of June 2019, will provide an opportunity to the law students to get a comprehensive and in-depth understanding about the subjects of consumer and competition law.

This Summer School is a flagship initiative of the School of Legal Studies and a milestone in the field of Consumer and Competition Law in India. At present, there are not many institutions in India, who are actually takers of these subjects.

It is pertinent to note, that the School of Legal Studies happens to be one among the few institutions in India where
Consumer Law and Competition Law are taught as undergraduate law subjects and as specialized papers in LL.M. level.

Tentative Topics for Discussion:
  • Competition Law: Basics
  • History of Competition Law
  • Anti Competitive Agreements
  • Abuse of Dominance
  • Regulation of Combinations
  • Enforcement of Competition Law
  • History of Consumer Law
  • Concept of Consumer & Rights of Consumer
  • Defect & Deficiency
  • Enforcement
Resource Persons:

Eminent faculties of Competition Law and Consumer law from premier legal institutions, eminent practitioners of both competition law and consumer law and persons having experience with Competition Commission of India

Who Can Apply?

This summer school is open to all researchers and students pursuing under-graduate and post- graduate law courses and allied disciplines.


Selection is based on first come first serve. Therefore it is requested to submit the registration form at the earliest.

Attendance and Final Evaluation:

Classes will be held for 5 days from 09:30 a.m to 4.00 p.m. Participants are required to attend ALL classes.

The attendance for the purpose of the evaluation is compulsory.

An examination shall also be conducted at the end of the school. Details about the mode of the examination shall be communicated to the selected participants.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are required to fill up online Registration Form on or before 4th May 2019.

For Registration kindly fill the Google form here.


Modest accommodation will be provided to all outstation participants on twin/triple sharing basis either in University Guest House/ nearby hotels.

For female participants, accommodation will be provided in the nearby Hostel.

Registration Fee:

For all participants Rs. 3000* (With Accommodation) and Rs. 1500** (Without Accommodation)

  • It includes accommodation, lunch, tea & snacks for all event days (Breakfast & Dinner excluded).
  • It includes lunch, tea & snacks for all event days (Breakfast & Dinner excluded).

No T. A./D.A. will be provided to the participants by the organizers. The participants are requested to make their own arrangements for travel.

Mode of Payment:

The payment of registration fee should be made through Electronic Fund Transfer (NEFT)

Name of Payee: Director, School of Legal Studies

Bank: State Bank of India

Branch: Cochin University

Account Number: 57014606912

IFS Code: SBIN0070235

MICR Code: 682002923


For any related queries please contact: cccl[at]

For full details, click here.

This post was first published on: 2 Apr 2019

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