Symbiosis International University Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts

Cyber Law

Faculty Course Type Credits Prerequisites Semester
Mr. Gokul Narayan General 4 None Any

 Brief Overview 

The advent of computers has set in motion an inevitable conflict of law and technology. Law inherently tries to set boundaries and regulate conduct within such boundaries. It tries to regulate conduct through uniformity, consistency and stability. On the contrary technology is limitless and ever-changing.

The subject of Cyber Law tries to capture, objectify and make sense of this seeming incompatibility. Although the focus of this course is the Indian perspective on cyber law, in certain essential areas the international perspective will also be discussed. From unauthorised access to hacking, from digital signatures to one time passwords, from Google to Facebook, we will try to unravel the mysteries of the intangible world and hopefully succeed!!

 Course Objectives 

Students in this course will be able to –

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the complexities involved in cases pertaining to technology.
  • Find a way to reconcile the incompatibility between the ever changing technology and the stable law.

 Teaching Methodology 

The course is conducted mostly through interaction based lecture method. Various reading material in the form of printouts and power point presentations will be distributed before every lecture. The students also conduct case studies.


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!