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IIT Kharagpur - Short Course on Corporate Governance

Corporate governance, in essence, deals with accountability and transparency by those in control of corporations. It is a multifaceted area drawing on various academic disciplines such as law, economics, and finance and organisation behaviour.

The globalization of markets makes it important to have regard to governance developments in major economies. To that end, both local and international perspectives of corporate governance practices are offered in this course - with particular reference to the comparative position in India, Australia, England, South Africa and the United States. The course also offers comparative perspectives to the Anglo-American model by examining some of the Asian governance models.

Through the use of local and international case studies, this course aims to equip students with knowledge of the legal responsibility of company directors and officers and to understand the legal risks arising from occupying those corporate positions.

The course contains essential knowledge for all directors (whether executive or non-executive or chairperson) and company officers (including company secretary) to discharge their statutory and common law duties to the company. The course also emphasizes on principles and recommendations for best practices in corporate governance by adopting a global perspective.

Course Duration: 29th June - 12th July, 2015


  • Concepts and Issues in Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Governance in Listed Public Companies
  • Duties (and Liabilities) of the Modern Director
  • Australian and International Perspective
  • Role of Gatekeepers (Regulators, auditors and lawyers)

Number of participants for the course will be limited to 50.

You should attend If...

  • you are an advanced student in LL.B. program (preferable with Corporate Law Hons), LL.M. program {those who pursue Corporate Law Specialization), MBA, ICSI, ICAI etc.
  • you are a faculty of academic and professional Institute
  • you are a Corporate Executive and Corporate Lawyer,
  • you are an aspirant to be a Board Member.

The participation fees for taking the course are as follows:

  • Participants from abroad: US $200
  • Industry / Research Organizations: Rs. 10000/-
  • Academic Institutions: Rs. 5000/-
  • TEQIP-II approved Institutions: Rs. 2000/- (To be refunded after completion of course)

The above fee includes all instructional materials, computer use for tutorials and assignments, 24 hr free internet facility. The participants will be provided with accommodation on payment basis.

Registration for ISWT courses is not automatic because of constraints on the maximum number of participants allowed to register for a course. In order to register for one or multiple non-overlapping courses, you are required to apply online using the following steps:

  • Apply online for registration.
  • Fill up the registration form
  • Select courses
  • Pay Rs 500/- (non-refundable) through online payment Gateway

You can also apply offline by completing this application form and send bank draft of Rs. 500/-drawn in favor of 'CEP-ISWT, IIT Kharagpur' payable at Kharagpur. The course coordinators of the selected courses will go through your application and confirm your selection as a participant one month before the starting date of the courses. Once you are selected you will be informed and requested to pay the full fees through online payment gateway service.

The last date of applying online is one month before the starting of the Course.

International Summer & Winter Term
Continuing Education Cell
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Kharagpur - 721302, India
Phone: +91-3222282111, +91-3222282119

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