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Forms of Business Organisations

Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, LLP, Cooperatives & Companies

This course is included in the Choosing an Entity for Your Business Programme.

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4 Week
6 - 8 Hours Per Week
₹ 10500
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About this Course

Learn about the various business structures prevalent in India with our comprehensive course. You may want to explore the business organisational forms as follows:

  • Understand Sole Proprietorships, their characteristics, benefits, and registration steps.
  • Navigate Partnerships under the Indian Partnership Act, covering formation, key features, partners’ roles, and dissolution processes.
  • Delve into Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs), exploring features, partner dynamics, financial disclosures, and recent legislative changes.
  • Gain insights into different types of Cooperative Societies and their unique attributes.
  • Explore Company formation, core features, the corporate veil concept, and prevalent company types in India.

Why Take This Course? 

  • Comprehensive Exploration of Business Structures: Gain comprehensive insights into various business structures prevalent in India, including Sole Proprietorships, Partnerships, Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs), Co-operative Societies, and Companies.
  • In-depth Understanding: Understand the fundamental characteristics, benefits, and registration procedures of these business forms, equipping yourself with essential knowledge for navigating the business landscape.
  • Legal Insights: Navigate through the legal intricacies of different business forms, including formation processes, key features, partner roles, financial disclosures, and dissolution procedures as outlined by relevant legislation.
  • Recent Legislative Changes: Stay updated with recent legislative changes affecting business structures, particularly in the case of LLPs, ensuring you have the latest information to make informed decisions.
  • Practical Knowledge: Gain practical insights into the practical application of business structures, enabling you to make informed decisions and strategize effectively for your business endeavours.

Who Should Take This Course?

This course is designed for a diverse range of individuals seeking to enhance their understanding of business structures in India. It is ideal for:

  • Law Students and Recent Law Graduates: Aiming to launch a career in corporate law.
  • Lawyers and In-House Counsels: Looking to transition to corporate practice or specialise as Transactional Lawyers.
  • Legal Professionals: Seeking to broaden their expertise in corporate law.
  • Chartered Accountants, Company Secretaries, and Cost & Work Accountants: Interested in gaining a comprehensive understanding of business structures.
  • Government Officials: Involved in regulatory and compliance matters related to business organisations.
  • Academicians: Looking to deepen their knowledge of corporate law for teaching purposes.
  • Managers, Chief Executive Officers, and Company Directors: Seeking a practical understanding of business structures for strategic decision-making.
  • Prospective Entrepreneurs: Aiming to establish or expand their ventures with a solid foundation in business organisation.

Course Structure:

Engaging and Structured Videos: Learn at your own pace with our expertly crafted video lectures delivered by leading industry professionals. Whether you are exploring a new area of law or reinforcing your existing expertise, the series of short videos (around 2-3 minutes each) empower you to learn at your own pace, revisiting concepts as needed. Each video segment is thoughtfully crafted to explain the practical applications and processes related to the specific Definition, Concept, Explanation, Section, or Article being covered.

Practical Assignments and Solutions: Solidify your knowledge with practical exercises that put theory into action. Wherever required, practical assignments are explained in detail through ‘Solutions Videos’ or ‘Solutions Guide’, wherein our experts walk you through each and every step for solving the practical legal problems either through videos or a documentary guide.

Q&A for Knowledge Mastery: Test your understanding and gain clarity through Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) at the end of Chapters. These MCQs test your comprehension and application of mind ensuring you have the right understanding of the course material.

  • A. Introduction
    • 1 ▸ Introduction
  • B. Sole Proprietorship
    • 2 ▸ Essentials, registration and licences: Videos
    • 3 𝍭 Sole Proprietorship: Index (full text of leading cases)
    • 4 ✒ Sole Proprietorship: Exercises
    • ☆ Feedback
  • C. Partnership
    • 5 § Concept of partnership: Sections
    • 6 ▸ Concept of partnership: Videos & Reading
    • 7 𝍭 Concept of partnership: Index (full text of leading cases)
    • 8 ✒ Concept of partnership: Exercises
    • 9 § Registration of partnership: Sections
    • 10 ▸ Registration of partnership: Videos
    • 11 ✒ Registration of partnership: Exercises
    • 12 § Rights and duties of partners: Sections
    • 13 ▸ Rights and duties of partners: Videos
    • 14 𝍭 Rights and duties of partners: Index (full text of leading cases)
    • 15 ✒ Rights and duties of partners: Exercises
    • 16 § Liabilities of partners: Sections
    • 17 ▸ Liabilities of partners: Videos
    • 18 ✒ Liabilities of partners: Exercises
    • 19 § Dissolution of partnership firm: Sections
    • 20 ▸ Dissolution of partnership firm: Videos
    • 21 ✒ Dissolution of partnership firm: Exercises
    • 22 𝍭 Dissolution of partnership firm: Index (full text of leading cases)
  • D. Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
    • 23 ▸ Introduction: Videos
    • 24 § Nature and characteristics of LLP: Sections
    • 25 ▸ Nature and characteristics of LLP: Videos
    • 26 ✒ Nature and characteristics of LLP: Exercises
    • 27 § Partners and their relations: Sections
    • 28 ▸ Partners and their relations: Videos
    • 29 ✒ Partners and their relations: Exercises
    • 30 § Contributions: Sections
    • 31 ▸ Contributions: Videos
    • 32 ✒ Contributions: Exercises
    • 33 § Financial disclosures: Sections
    • 34 ▸ Financial disclosures: Videos
    • 35 ✒ Financial disclosures: Exercises
    • 36 § Investigation of LLP: Sections
    • 37 ▸ Investigation of LLP: Videos
    • 38 ✒ Investigation of LLP: Exercises
    • 39 ▸ Important amendments to the LLP Act: Videos
  • E. Co-operative Societies
    • 40 ▸ Introduction to cooperative society: Videos
    • 41 📚 Readings
    • 42 ✒ Co-operative Societies: Exercises
  • F. Company
    • 43 ▸ Origin of a company: Videos
    • 44 § Features of a company and the theory of corporate personality: Sections
    • 45A ▸ Features of a company and the theory of corporate personality: Videos & Readings
    • 45B ▸ (Cont.) Features of a company and the theory of corporate personality: Videos & Readings
    • 46 ✒ Features of a company and the theory of corporate personality: Exercises
    • 47 ▸ Lifting of corporate veil: Videos
    • 48 ✒ Lifting of corporate veil: Exercises
    • 49 § Types of companies: Sections
    • 50A ▸ Types of companies: Videos
    • 50B ▸ Types of companies: Videos
    • 50C ▸ Types of companies: Videos
    • 51 ✒ Types of companies: Exercises
    • 52 ▸ Conclusion: Video
    • 53 𝍭 Index (full text of leading cases)
    • ☆ Feedback


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Dr Pratima Narayan

Advocate & Mediator, Co-founder, Techlawlogi Consulting LLP

Dr Pratima Narayan has served the legal academia for over 20 years as a visiting faculty at various reputed law schools and business schools. Her expertise lies in areas of commercial contracts, consumer law, e-commerce and Intellectual Property Rights.


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Dr Charu Mathur

Instructor, EBC Learning & AOR, Supreme Court

Dr Charu Mathur is an Advocate on Record with the Supreme Court of India. She has over 20+ years of rich and diverse expertise in corporate, commercial, civil, criminal and constitutional law matters.


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Juhi Roy

Partner, Petkar Legal

Juhi Roy has previously worked as a Senior Associate in the General Corporate team of Argus Partners, Kolkata. She has also worked with Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Mumbai; Network 18 Media and Investments Limited, Mumbai; Wadia Ghandy & Co., Mumbai; and SA Partners, Mumbai.

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Presented by Pradyumna Anil Purohit

Instructor & Editor, EBC Learning

Pradyumna is a Course Author, Instructional Designer, and Innovator at EBC Learning. He is also the Chief Academic Consultant at Mahatma Gandhi Centre for Peace Studies, O.P. Jindal Global University. He was formerly an Assistant Professor at Jindal Global Law School.



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