Welcome to the Centre for Research in Competition Law & Policy (CRCLP)! We are a multidisciplinary research center dedicated to advancing the study and understanding of competition law and policy.

Our mission is to promote rigorous research, critical thinking, and evidence-based analysis of competition law and policy issues, both domestically and internationally. We bring together scholars, policymakers, practitioners, and stakeholders from various fields, including law, economics, political science, business, and others, to foster collaboration and exchange of ideas.

At CRCLP, we undertake research on a wide range of topics related to competition law and policy, including market power, antitrust enforcement, regulatory policy, consumer protection, and innovation. We aim to produce high-quality research that is relevant, timely, and impactful, and to disseminate our findings through various channels, including academic publications, policy briefs, conferences, and seminars.

In addition to research, we also offer training and education programs on competition law and policy, with the goal of building capacity and promoting best practices among regulators, competition authorities, and other stakeholders. We also engage in policy advocacy and public outreach, seeking to inform and shape the public debate on competition issues.

Our team comprises experienced researchers, scholars, and practitioners with expertise in competition law and policy, as well as related fields. We are committed to excellence, integrity, and openness in our work, and to creating an inclusive and collaborative environment that fosters creativity, innovation, and learning.

We invite you to explore our website, learn more about our work, and get involved in our activities. Whether you are a researcher, policymaker, practitioner, or interested member of the public, we welcome your engagement and support in advancing our mission of promoting competition and innovation for the benefit of consumers and society as a whole.

Thank you for visiting CRCLP!


Professor (Dr.) V. Vijayakumar

Professor (Dr.) V. Vijayakumar is the present Vice Chancellor of the National Law Institute University, Bhopal. A former professor at NLSIU Bangalore, inter alia specializes in Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Human Rights Law and Refugee and Humanitarian Law.

Professor (Dr.) V. Vijayakumar obtained B.A. (Political Science, 1972), M.A. (Political Science, 1975), B.L. (1978), M.Phil. (Political Science, 1984), M.L. (International Law and Constitutional Law, 1986) and Ph.D. (International Law and Constitutional Law, 1996) all from the University of Madras and M.A. (Public Administration, 1984) from Sri Venkateshwara University, Tirupati. He holds the UNHCR Chair on Refugee Law since 1997.

Among his various accolades, the most prominent is the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship award received at the Salzburg Seminar in 1993. He has also published more than 35 articles in national and international journals and has contributed to a couple of books.

Assistant Prof. (Mr.) Mahendra Soni

Assistant Prof. (Mr.) Mahendra Soni is the founding Chairperson of the Centre for Research in Competition Law & Policy. Hailing from a family of Legal Professionals, he had a keen interest in Law since his High School days. After completing his Post-Graduation in Business Laws, from the National Law Institute University, Bhopal, he started his career in the legal field as a Legal Manager at the Bank of Baroda. Thereafter, in 2014 he was selected as an Assistant Professor for Banking and Insurance Laws at NLIU, Bhopal. Since then, he has continued his journey as an academician, endeavouring to achieve the industry standards and meet the expectations of the organization, while guiding the students under him towards developing the skill of critical analysis and clarity of thought in everything they learn.

The Centre for Research in Competition Law & Policy was founded in 2021 under the able guidance and vision of Mahendra Sir, to create awareness in the domain of Competition and Anti-trust Laws amongst stakeholders and students.


Kerwa Dam Rd., 
National Law Institute University, Bhopal
Madhya Pradesh, India. 462044​.