About the Program

To familiarize students from Economics, Law, Management, and Finance about the Competition Law and its provisions and to impart training on competition and related issues, CCI had initiated internship training program in the year 2005. Since its inception, about 75 students have already been provided with the training in the field of competition law and policy. From January 2011, more than 22 students from various institutes of repute have undergone internship training so far on various competition related issues. CCI actively promotes the participation of student community in its internship program. The Guidelines containing eligibility criteria, educational qualifications, scope and other modalities required along with the application for pursuing internship training are also available on the website.

Guidelines and Application Form: Click Here to Download


Eligibility Criteria/ Skills Required:

Students pursuing following courses can apply:

(i) Second and third year of the Bachelor's degree in Law
(3-year course after graduation) or Fourth and final year of the five years integrated course in Law and students who have taken 3rd year exam and are entering the 4th year.

(ii) LLM

How to Apply?:

(i) Interested students may apply in the prescribed format given in Annexure. Application in any other format will not be entertained.

(ii) The application must contain the recommendation of competent authority from the academic institution, where the candidate is pursuing her / his studies. Applications received without recommendations will not be entertained.

(iii) Applicants are required to submit a synopsis on the topic (must relate to Competition Law) she/he intends to work upon during the internship in 1000 words along with their applications. The synopsis should broadly cover a brief introduction to the topic, objectives of the study, methodology to be employed and bibliography.

(iv) The application should reach by 1st of preceding month to the month for which application is intended to be made e.g. for Dec, 2016 application should reach by 1st Nov, 2016.

(v) Applications in the prescribed format complete in all respects may be sent by post to reach- The Secretary, Competition Commission of India, Hindustan Times House, 18-20 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi – 110001”. Applications can also be emailed at cci.essay@gmail.com.

(vi) Envelope carrying applications should be superscribed “Application for Internship for Month/Year”

About Competition Commission of India

About CCI

Competition is the best means of ensuring that the ‘Common Man’ or ‘Aam Aadmi’ has access to the broadest range of goods and services at the most competitive prices. With increased competition, producers will have maximum incentive to innovate and specialize. This would result in reduced costs and wider choice to consumers. A fair competition in market is essential to achieve this objective. Our goal is to create and sustain fair competition in the economy that will provide a ‘level playing field’ to the producers and make the markets work for the welfare of the consumers.

The Competition Act

The Competition Act, 2002, as amended by the Competition (Amendment) Act, 2007, follows the philosophy of modern competition laws. The Act prohibits anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominant position by enterprises and regulates combinations (acquisition, acquiring of control and M&A), which causes or likely to cause an appreciable adverse effect on competition within India.

Competition Commission of India

The objectives of the Act are sought to be achieved through the Competition Commission of India (CCI), which has been established by the Central Government with effect from 14th October 2003. CCI consists of a Chairperson and 6 Members appointed by the Central Government.

It is the duty of the Commission to eliminate practices having adverse effect on competition, promote and sustain competition, protect the interests of consumers and ensure freedom of trade in the markets of India.

The Commission is also required to give opinion on competition issues on a reference received from a statutory authority established under any law and to undertake competition advocacy, create public awareness and impart training on competition issues.