Choosing an Entity for Business Card Image
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16 March 2023
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05 August 2023
26 weeks
8-10 hours per week
EBC Learning

Often, as a lawyer or an entrepreneur starting out, the most basic question you are faced with is which legal entity to choose for running the business — a partnership, LLP, HUF or a company? In this programme, you will learn the factors that go into choosing one form of entity over another and the procedure for registration and dissolution. Further, the programme also takes you through drafting various agreements related to creating different entities. So whether you need to guide a startup, a family-run concern or business partners on which entity to choose and how to go about it, this programme will give you the tools necessary to succeed.

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ACL3: 05. Choosing an Entity Card Image

ACL3: 05. Choosing an Entity

Learn various other forms of business organisation existing in India. It covers essential features and distinctions from one another. The course aims to help students appreciate the points that are taken into consideration while choosing an entity for a particular business model.
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16 March 2023 - 30 September 2024

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ACL3: 06. Introduction to Contract Drafting

The course will enable you to draft, vet, or examine agreements to safeguard your or your client's interests. This course is designed to introduce various types of agreements leading to the incorporation or registration of entities.
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23 March 2023 - 30 September 2024

ACL3: 07. Incorporation, Registration and Conversion Card Image

ACL3: 07. Incorporation, Registration and Conversion

This course runs you through the incorporation of various types of companies. It also deals with the incorporation of an LLP and registration of a partnership. The course also upskills one on practical things such as converting one form of business into another.
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4 May 2023 - 30 September 2024

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ACL3: 14. Winding Up

The course covers the winding-up process for a company under the Companies Act, 2013. In particular, the reasons for winding up, petitions for winding up, summary procedure, liquidator, and dissolution.
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20 July 2023 - 30 September 2024

What's included?


Who Should Take This Course?

Entrepreneurs and legal professionals: The team at EBC Learning has designed this programme to enable entrepreneurs and founders to get a grasp on choosing an entity for business. Young professionals and law students may also take this programme to effectively guide clients and business persons on this aspect. The programme deals with many practical aspects of incorporation and dissolution of business entities in India. The course speakers are highly qualified practitioners who can help one build their corporate law practice.

Corporate teams and in-house counsels: Given the rapid change in compliance requirements, very often in-house counsels of corporations are unable to get proper exposure and the necessary training in corporate law matters. In-person re-training and upskilling can prove costly and often requires time off work. An online course with classes on weekends is the ideal solution. Business owners can use this course to train their teams in corporate law matters. In the programme, you also make valuable connections with professionals across India, which can be a crucial resource in times of need.

How Should One Approach This Course?

We have designed the course to make it as flexible as possible so that you may easily fit it into your schedule. The programme includes videos, texts and live lectures. To make the most of the programme, one is expected to watch the videos, and read the texts during the week — i.e before attending class on the weekend. In this way, you may watch and understand all the content at your leisure during the week and attend practical workshop-like classes on weekends.

Do note that you may find it hard to follow the workshop-like classes in case you have not pre-watched the videos that are a part of each course and read the pre-reading materials. The course also requires writing pre-class notes where you can comment on the readings and videos. The instructor uses these notes to address your queries in class.

Mode of Instruction & Class Timings

The live sessions will be conducted online, and courses will be available on the EBC Learning platform (

Session Timings: Afternoon & Evening Sessions on Saturdays.


E-Books Access from EBC Reader

Companies Act Company Law Competition Law Contract
Precedents Insider Trading Business Opportunity Entrepreneurs
Partnership Contract


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Abhinandan Malik

Editor Publications & Director, EBC Learning

Abhinandan Malik is Editor (Publications) & Director at EBC, India's top law publisher. He is a graduate of NALSAR University of Law with an LLM from the University of Toronto. He has 10+ years of editorial experience, conceptualising, guiding and editing publications at EBC.


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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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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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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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Badrinath Srinivasan

Senior Manager (Legal), Directorate General of Hydrocarbons under MOPNG

Badrinath Srinivasan has over 15 years experience in contract-related issues and handling high-stakes international arbitrations and litigations in the petroleum exploration and production sector.


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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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Ruchi Jain

Independent M&A Advisor

Ruchi Jain is a rank holder CA with 15+ years of rich and diversified Big 4 (PwC & EY) and industry experience in M&A, strategy, deals structuring, tax due diligence, income tax, company law, FEMA, SEBI, and other allied regulatory laws. She has advised domestic as well as international clients, promoters/founders, startups and investors on various inbound and outbound buy side and sell side transactions, business structuring, overseas expansions, India entry strategies etc. She also works with family offices on tax matters, family trust, succession planning, transactions, and restructuring.

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Victor Nayak

Assistant Professor of Law, University of Engineering and Management

Victor started his academic career with the Institute of Law, Nirma University as an Assistant Professor in 2012 followed by the School of Law, Galgotias University in 2015.



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  • What is EBC Learning?

    EBC Learning is the educational arm of Eastern Book Company, a 80+ year-old company and India’s leading law publisher and provider of legal textbooks, EBC Reader, EBC Webstore, EBC Explorer, Supreme Court Cases (SCC) and SCC Online.
  • What are the minimum technical requirements?

    Students who enrol are expected to have basic knowledge of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and computer applications. Everyone should have a working webcam and microphone (either inbuilt or external). It is advised to have good internet speed. It is important to note that the EBC Learning LMS can be accessed through laptops or desktops via an internet browser such as Google Chrome. The platform is not compatible with mobile devices.
  • How long is one live session class?

    A live session will be of approximately 60-90 minutes, including time for class discussions and faculty interaction.
  • In addition to the sessions, how many hours of work are required per week?

    A minimum of 8 hours of reading engagement is required. In addition, 2 hours per week would be required to watch Annex-Course video tutorials and solve class assignments.
  • What if I miss a session?

    Live recordings will be made available to you soon after the session. However, you will lose any marks allocated to Class Participation and In-Class Assignments.
  • How will I be evaluated? Will there be an exam at the end of the course?

    There will be no end examination. You will be evaluated on a continual basis throughout the course. You will be evaluated on pre-class assignments, class participation and final assignments for each module. As the last assignment of the course, you will have the option to appear for a viva or submit a substantial piece of writing for evaluation.
  • What is the minimum score to obtain a certificate?

    One must score a minimum of 65% to get receive a certificate in the programme.
  • What happens if I don't score 65%.

    The EBC Learning programmes stand for academic excellence and mastery of the subject. Our team is dedicated to helping the student achieve that mastery. Therefore in order to successfully complete the programme one must score a minimum of 65%. However, in case one does not score a minimum of 65% students can, upon payment of a fee, be admitted to the next cohort of the programme. In limited cases, students can also re-submit their select assignments for re-evaluation.
  • What is the cohort size of the programme?

    We believe in the small group teaching format and so aim to keep the class size small. We would try our best to organise participants into small groups of students.
  • Is there any entrance test for enrolment?

    No, admission to the programme is conducted on a rolling basis, and there is no entrance test requirement.
  • Can I pay the tuition fees on a no-cost EMI basis?