Course Information

  • 2023-24
  • BCL101
  • 5-Year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.)
  • II
  • Nov 2023
  • Core Course


Criminal Law-I is a mandatory course for students enrolled in the B.A., LL.B (Hons.) programme. It is the only core course on substantive criminal law. The course is meant to introduce students to the basic foundational principles of criminal law, including the constituent elements of a crime (actus reus and mens rea), principles of causation and concurrence, principles of liability, defences and offences in the Indian Penal Code (IPC), as well as inchoate offences. The course will be reading-heavy, with a focus on close and critical reading of cases. Students are expected to read cases assigned for each class, and come prepared to discuss them.


Dr. Mrinal Satish

Professor of Law

Pranav Verma

Assistant Professor of Law

Dr. Anupama Sharma

Assistant Professor of Law

Kunal Ambasta

Assistant Professor of Law