Symbiosis International University Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts

Law of Obligations

Faculty Course Type Credits Prerequisites Semester
Sonali Shrikhande Minor 4 Law Minor 6

 Brief Overview 

This course is designed to make participants study of the development of common law concepts of enforceable promises and statutory impact. It encompasses the basic, principles controlling the formation, performance, and termination of contracts. Includes the doctrines of offer & acceptance, consideration, conditions, breach, damages and specific remedies available under Indian contract related jurisprudence.

 Course Objectives 

  • To compare the law of torts and the law of contract in order to differentiate between the nature of these two types of civil wrongs;
  • To analyze the various definitions of ‘Contract’ in order to identify the best approach of understanding the subject;
  • To analyze the concepts associated with the classical contract law in order to evaluate their relevance;
  • To trace the evolution of the law of contract with the changing times in order to evaluate the role of equity in law;
  • To analyze the various doctrines in order to determine their relevance;
  • To analyze the Indian law of contract in order to compare it with the English law;
  • To analyze the role of the State in regulating freedom of contract in order to understand the need for such interference.

 Teaching Methodology 

  • Discussions and interactions on various situations aimed at understanding nuances of contracts.
  • Analysis of short imaginary problem situations to discuss application of legal doctrines.
  • Moot court presentations to facilitate hands on learning.
  • Analysis of landmark cases, decided by the Supreme Court of India to know the latest judicial trends.


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!