Advanced Training Programme on “Navigating E-Commerce and Consumer Protection

Laws in India” at the Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar 9th to 11th August, 2024.

About GNLU

Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), located in Gujarat, India, was established by the Government of Gujarat under the Gujarat National Law University Act, 2003 and is recognized by the Bar Council of India (BCI) and University Grants Commission (UGC). GNLU is a comprehensive, student-centric, multidisciplinary and research-focused University, dedicated to build an environment enabling critical thinking on the fundamental legal issues.

National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranking, 2023 ranked GNLU as the 7th best law school in the country. GSIRF (Gujarat State Institutional Ratings Framework) ranked GNLU as ‘Five Star’ university in the category of law with highest CGPA. GNLU is ranked 4th among the top law institutes in ‘Outlook Ranking 2023’ and ‘India Today Ranking 2023’.

About the Course

The rise of e-commerce has revolutionized the market and redefined business paradigms and consumer shopping behaviour in India. Rapid technological advancement and increased penetration of the internet have fostered enormous growth in the e-commerce sector in the last decade. This transformation has an impact only on the urban areas, but it has made its way to the rural parts as well, thus changing the dynamics of the Indian market to a great degree. It is growing, and with this growth, the real necessity is felt for strong mechanisms of consumer protection that really safeguard consumer rights and his interests.

The Indian e-commerce market has special diversity in products and services, creating unique challenges and opportunities. E-commerce has brought the added convenience of online shopping, providing an opportunity for consumers to easily access a more varied assortment of products, which has thereby increased their demand. This, however, has created a lot of issues relating to consumer protection, like concerns about data privacy, misleading advertisements, fraud, and lack of effective redress system due to the rapid growth. Indian government has taken several legislative and regulatory measures, feeling the need for protection to consumers in the digital age.

So, now in place, the Consumer Protection Act, 2019, indeed ensures that milestone in the journey. It has a very specific provision for e-commerce, thus marking a quantum change from the earlier 1986 act designed in and for the offline world of commerce. The new Act addresses ad claims, endorsements, online sale, and all contemporary issues that present the need for an updated form of consumer protection in the e-commerce environment.

The Course is meticulously crafted to provide participants with a deep understanding of the underlying principles, practices and regulations governing the consumer laws in India. Through lectures, case studies, discussions, and practical exercises, participants will gain insights into the legislative framework, procedural requirements, and recent developments in Consumer laws. The Certificate Course represents a valuable opportunity for students, research scholars, professionals, corporate executives, consultants, and legal practitioners seeking to deepen their expertise in the E-Commerce and consumer protection laws in India.

Event Details

  • Date of Training Program: 9th-11th August
  • Time: 9.30 am – 17:00 Pm IST
  • Mode of Event: Offline 
  • Venue: Offline

Who May Attend? The Course is open to Students (Law Students, Students of Allied Streams), Research Scholars, Practitioners, and Professionals.

Course Fee:Students: 1000 INR Research Scholars: 1500 INR Professionals: 2000 INR

Accommodation:May be provided on payment of additional tariff as applicable- within the GNLU campus on first cum first serve basis (Subject to availability).

Desired Intake: 50 Participants (First cum first serve basis)

How to Register?

Interested candidates can register via the following link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScTVzMcl4Jhq0Co3NJvNkpoNOU9N1dw4fyE99PW4mIIzeYUJA/viewform

Payment Link

https://gnlu.servergi.com:8071/SIMWEBGNLU/Utilities/opendataform

Contact-

Abhilash Arun Sapre,

Assistant Professor of Law

Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar

asapre@gnlu.ac.in

9175830696

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