Symbiosis International University Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts

Indian Penal Code (IPC)

Faculty Course Type Credits Prerequisites Semester
Ms. Sonali Shrikhande General 4 None Any

 Brief Overview 

Indian society has changed rapidly since independence. A proper understanding of changing texture of crimes and methods of controlling them is essential to understand Indian’s better. To know India’s development, knowing the socioeconomic and political undercurrents of crimes is extremely critical. The students can utilize this knowledge to contribute their bit in creating a just and humane society. The course structure outlines here attempts to bring in these perspectives to the law of crimes in India.

 Course Objectives 

Students in this course will be able to –

  • Analyse crimes through various perspectives to come to a just decision.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the socio economic and political undercurrents of the crimes to view them against the larger picture.

 Teaching Methodology 

The course is conducted mostly through both on field and off field research on topics pertaining to punishments, liabilities, criminal psyche, etc. Students will be taken to local Criminal courts, Police stations, Forensic Investigation Department of the CBI, among other. All of this will be substantiated with class room discussions and lectures. 


Students are expected to –

  • Complete all required reading for each scheduled class as per the course outline,
  • Actively participate in class activities and discussions, and
  • Complete all evaluative processes for successful course completion!