B.Com., LL.B. (Hons.)

Amity University
In New Delhi, Lucknow and Jaipur

Rs 2,90,000
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Amity House, 14, Gopal Bari, Ajmer Road,, 302006, Rajasthan, India
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Viraj Khand - 5, Gomti Nagar Scheme, 226010, Uttar Pradesh, India
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New Delhi
Block E2 Amity University Campus Sector-125, 201303, Delhi, India
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10+2 (Min 60%)

Course programme

Graduate Programme- B. Com., LL.B


1.1 Legal Methods:

This introductory course aims to familiarise beginners with the methods and materials of law and with the role of law in contemporary society. The course is to prepare the students to think like lawyers about issues. It explores the relevance of the role of law in contemporary society and allows for juxtaposition of the legal process along with the social, economic and political processes in society. The varied perspectives from which questions of law can be approached is demonstrated by an introduction to the various schools of jurisprudence. The course also introduces legal research methodology.

1.2 Law of Tort I :

The Law of Civil Liability has been traditionally known as the Law of Wrongs against individuals or their property. Among the remedies available in the Law of Tort, the principal remedy is damages. The Law of Tort has been developed by the courts on the principle of equity, justice and good conscience. It has certain general principles, which are more or less of a general and basic nature. The course acquaints students with the nature and scope, general principles of liability, general defences, capacity, joint tortfeasors, relevance of motive, intention and malice, trespass to person, negligence, contributory negligence, remoteness of damage, torts affecting domestic and service relationship and death in relation to tort.

1.3 English I:

Our colonial past has been in more ways than one held responsible for alienating common people from the justice delivery system. The language and rhetoric of legal discourse continue to tantalise both the legal expert and the lay person. The course at the outset address the nature and scope of English as the medium of legal discourse in India. Also, through the workshop method, students are initiated into various self-training methods of sharpening English communication skills, particularly for legal transactions.

1.4 Principle of Management I:

1.5 Accounts & Finance I:

State, sovereignty, law and liberty, political obligation, equality, constitution, the executive, the legislature, the judiciary and the theory of separation of powers, are concepts that are germane to the study of law. This course introduces these basic concepts to the students.


2.1 Law of Contracts I:

Irrespective of its nature, the contractual relations of any society are governed by certain principles which are more or less of a general and basic nature. In India these general principles are legislatively incorporated in the Contract Act of 1872. This course acquaints students with General Principles of Contract, particularly the conceptual and operational parameters of various general principles of contractual relations. It introduces students to the context in which these principles developed and their judicial interpretation and further informs them of the use of the law in ensuring a "just" order of contractual relations.

2.2 Economics - Statistics - Maths :

2.3 Law of Tort II :

This course will look at the specific ways in which specific Torts have been developed by the courts and the jurists: vicarious liability, occupier liability, defamation, nuisance, strict and absolute liability, malicious prosecution and Consumer Protection Act.

2.4 Principle of Management II:

India has inherited an entire administrative and institutional legacy from the British. This course will situate the development of institutions like the bureaucracy and the judiciary within the historical context of the movements for social reform nationalism and the freedom struggle. Gandhi's radicalism and the emergence of communal consciousness will be subject of detailed focus.

2.5 Accounts & Finance II:

With the emergence of a unipolar world and the relentless pressure of globalization a necessary engagement with international law and relations is required. This course covers the areas of International Law, Theory of Balance of Powers, Alliances, Diplomacy, Cold war, Détente and India's relations with neighboring countries etc. - broadly the areas of International Relations that are necessary for an understanding of the working of the global village.


3.1 Law of Contracts II:

This course will look at the specific ways in which the law relating to contracts has evolved and the forms that it has taken. Indemnity, Guarantee Bailment, Agency and Partnership are some of the Special contracts that will receive detailed examination in the course.

3.2 Economics - Statistics - Maths II :

3.3 Economics I:

This ideals with the basic principles of microeconomic theory and elementary theories of macro economics, public finance and international trade. The course aims to make the student aware of the approaches of mainstream economics and aids understanding of theoretical and empirical aspects of the economy. Such an understanding is required to appreciate the manifold dimensions of liberalized economic policies in a globalising India.

3.4 Criminal Law:

With theories of criminalisation and punishment as backdrop this course examines the definitions, general defences and selected offences in the Indian Penal code. Sexual offences, domestic violence, the myths surroundings rape and victim blaming are specially focused upon. The course with an inter-disciplinary approach attempts to understand the role of criminal law in social defence, human development and protection of human rights.

3.5 Family Law I :

Laws relating to Marriage, Divorce, Custody and Guardianship and Adoption are rooted in the various religious laws that operate in Indian society today.
This course offers students an opportunity to understand the historical, social and constitutional bases of these laws, their commonalities and differences, through an interdisciplinary curriculum and varied pedagogic practices. The course also introduces students to new ways of looking at family law, bringing issues of social justice, particularly as they relate to practices of infanticide, dowry, sati, wife battering and other customary practices within the context of an understanding of family law.


4.1 Criminal Law II:

The rationale of criminal procedure and the importance of fair trial inform the examination of arrest, pre-trial and trial procedures under the code of Criminal Procedure 1973. In recognition of the impact of Criminal Procedure on human rights the various law reform initiatives are being specially focused upon.

4.2 English II:

This course is an exploration of the law in literature, the law of literature and of the law as literature with a view to sensitise the students to various social issues and to the spirit of justice and to promote a critical approach to the law as enunciated by various English, American, Continental and Commonwealth writers of both the past and the present.

4.3 Economics II:

The focus of this course is Law and Economics. Recent developments in economic theory have led to applications of the economic approach to a wide range of human behaviour. The economic approach to legal decisions is an area that has come up in the recent years and has been a subject of great interest. Legal theorists have increasingly drawn on economic analyses in dealing with legal issues and problems.
Mainstream economics on the other hand has succeeded in incorporating real life institutions and explaining their role and functioning in sustaining wealth as well as non-wealth maximisation behaviour of individuals in society. This course will look at the interface between law and economics in a global context with a specific focus on India.

4.4 Property Law:

The course curriculum includes the historical background of property law in the common law system. It expatiates upon the types of property, the basic property regimes and the justifications for them. Property regimes change through both involuntary and voluntary procedures. To that end a case based study of the land Acquisition Act 1894, the Transfer of Property Act, the Easements Act and the Trusts Act shall be undertaken.

4.5 Family Law II :

In the second paper the focus shifts from personal relations to property relations within the family. To that end laws relating to the Hindu undivided family, coparcenary and partition are examined. Also included within the course is a study of laws of succession, maintenance and matrimonial property.


5.1 Jurisprudence I:

This course would primarily induct the students into a realm of questions concerning law so that they are able to live with their perplexity or complexity and are driven to seek out answers for themselves. The course will impart the analytical skill to do jurisprudence, familiarize one with basic types of problems concerning law and the types of solutions sought, so that the student is not only able to use this skill in practice but is also motivated to take up detailed historical studies on their own after the course. To that end the course would raise the following foundational questions: What is a concept? What is a norm? Why are laws obligatory? And whom does law obligate?

5.2 Constitutional Law I:

This course focuses on fundamental Rights and Directive Principles of State Policy. It introduces the student to the abstract and concrete meanings of the Constitution, kinds of constitution and concepts of constitutionalism. The course also covers the constitutional and legal history of India including the constituent Assembly debates. An in-depth discussion of Definition of state and the judicial review is followed by a rigorous examination of the Supreme Court's exercise of judicial review since 1950. Leading decisions of the court concerning the relationship between fundamental rights and directive principles are examined. An analysis of the steady expansion of fundamental rights by the court and novel procedural innovations that it introduced under the auspices of "Social Action Litigation" beginning in the late seventies is an integral part of this course. Also included is a brief overview of the working of the National Human Rights Commission and its complementary role in protecting the citizen's fundamental rights.

5.3 Administrative Law:

The shift in emphasis from finding what the administration may not do to what it must do has set encouraging trends in respect of matters relating to fundamental human liberties. The course will therefore lay emphasis on understanding the structure and modus operandi of administration. The course will take note of the developmental perspective, attainment of social welfare objectives through bureaucratic process and of matters which facilitate or hinder the attainment of these objectives. A critical evaluation of the in reality remedies available for administrative deviance shall also be undertaken.

5.4 Civil Procedure Code and the Law of Limitation:

After a short historical survey of the conceptions of Civil Procedure in India before the advent of the British, this course familiarizes the students with the provisions in the code of civil Procedure with regard to suits, their institution, pleadings, plaints, appearance and examination, judgment, decree and execution. Also included are basic principles relating to the law of limitation.

5.5 Law of Evidence:

After touching upon the system of evidence in customary law systems this course focuses upon the law of evidence as incorporated in the Evidence Act of 1872. This shall include study of the central conceptions in the evidence law, the relevancy of facts, admissions and confessions, dying declaration, expert testimony, oral and documentary evidence, examination and cross examination of witnesses, burden of proof and estoppel.


6.1 Jurisprudence II:

The process of interrogation begun with the first paper shall continue in this one by proceeding from obligation to authority by considering the theories of authority. Questions will be raised on the limits of legislative authority, the reasons for limits. Also included in the course is an exploration of the limits of justified coercion and the functions of law.

6.2 Constitutional Law II:

This course begins with an introduction of the concept of Federalism and the historical reasons for adoption of a federal form of government in India. An in-depth analysis of the Legislative, Administrative and Financial Relations between the union and the state follows. While an examination of the role of the judiciary is indispensable to any Constitutional Law course and is dealt within the first paper on constitutional law, the focus in this course is on the Supreme Court's power of judicial review in Inter-State and Centre-State disputes. A detailed examination of the three types of emergency provided in the Constitution is also included. The other important topics dealt with in this course include Amendment of the Constitution and its implications on the country's federal structure, executive powers of the President and the Governor and the techniques of union control over States.

6.3 International Law:

This course covers the basic principles of public International Law. Students will receive a thorough grounding in topics including the nature, origin and basis of international law, its material sources, theories governing the relation between international law and state [with special reference to India] and the concept of State 'recognition' and its legal effects. The course will also focus on the Rights and duties of States, the Law and Practice as to treaties, and important concepts including State responsibility for breach of treaty and international delinquencies and the succession. The course concludes with a critical overview of the structure and functions of international institutions including the United Nations and the International Court of Justice.

6.4 Labour Law I:

In the wake of the modern welfare state, today's labour is engaged in a battle for position of honour and status equal with management. In this context, the study of labour law will focus on the societal impulses on, the state reactions to the complex socio-economic, human and political problems arising out of the constant conflicts between classes. The course will provide an insight into the mechanics of socio legal control of labour relations. The students will be exposed to the history, the present norms, the emerging areas and possible future techniques of labour jurisprudence.

6.5 Clinic I (Alternative Dispute Resolution):

In this clinic the student would be exposed to the non-litigative lawyering skills of negotiation, counselling and interviewing and to alternative methods of dispute resolution that is conciliation, negotiation, mediation and arbitration.


7.1 Intellectual Property Law:

This course would have within its conspectus the law relating to copyright, patents and trademarks. The study would specially consider the ways in which the laws strike a balance between the interests and rights of intellectual labourers and organised industrial enterprises. Also the manner in which this regime of laws militates against or favours community property in national cultures.

7.2 Environment Law:

From an inter disciplinary perspective this course would examine the meaning of environment, the environment laws relating to acquisition, production and planning, distribution and conservation. The function of environment laws and the variant legal strategies for regulation in the realm of environment shall also be studied.

7.3 Corporate Law I:

The objectives of the course are to understand the economic and legal dimensions of corporations in the process of industrial development in establishing a "just" social order. It will provide this understanding in the context of constitutional values and will acquaint the students with the normative, interpretative, philosophical to corporations. Finally it will evaluate the application and functioning of such statutory rules and assess their role in the establishment of a "just" and "socialist" order in India.

7.4 Labour Law II:

This second paper will explore: the state regulation of industrial relations and the restraints on managerial prerogatives, the remuneration for labour, provisions for health and safety and protections for weaker sections of the labour community.

7.5 Judicial Process and Statutory Interpretation:

Judicial power and process loom large over Indian development. The Indian Judiciary has introduced manifold innovations in the doctrine of stare devices. It has also innovated approaches to constitutional and statutory interpretation. These style of judicial restraint and activism in the realm of constitutional and statutory interpretations are specially focused upon in this course.


8.1 Banking & Finance:

This course will introduce students to the conceptual and operational parameters of banking law. The course aims at understanding the economic and legal dimensions of the banking system in the establishment of "just" order. It will engage the students in a study of the general principles of banking laws in the context of their development and judicial interpretation and to develop the appreciative faculties of the students with regard to statutory law as well as case law in this field.

8.2 Taxation I:

This course will undertake a detailed study of tax policy and taxation systems in India. The reasons for the complicated nature of our tax laws will be analysed. The course will also provide a comprehensive picture of direct taxation in India.

8.3 Insurance:

This course is designed to acquaint students with the conceptual and operational parameters of insurance law. The course will involve a study of the general principles of insurance law in the context of their development and judicial interpretation, and inform the students about the use of law for the establishment of a "Just" order in matters relating to various kinds of insurance.

8.4 Clinic II (Trial & Appellate Advocacy and Drafting Pleading & Conveyancing):

In this Clinic training to translate the theoretical knowledge provided in the procedural papers into practice shall be provided. To enable students to acquire skills of drafting, pleading and conveyancing, problem solving methods shall be employed.

8.5 Corporate Law II:

In the second paper the focus shall be on tracing the progressive relaxations of government control corporate activity, the laws relating to corporate finance institutions and the evolving field of multinational liability.


9.1 International Trade Law:

This course will focus on the interaction between international legal conventions and the India legal system in the field of international sales, transportation, international financing and settlement of commercial disputes.

9.2 Taxation II:

The indirect tax law regime of excise and customs shall be the focus of study in this course. Other than a case based analysis of the legislations related to central excise and customs the various reform initiatives in this field shall also be studied.

9.3 Clinic III (Legal Aid and Para Legal Services):

In this clinic students would be trained to provide legal services and obtain legal aid for groups and individuals who are entitled to it.

9.4 Seminar Course I

9.5 Seminar Course II


10.1 Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law & Refugee Law:
In this course the international law developments aimed to protect the individual person are taught. The course shall include an intensive study of international instruments, relating to human rights, humanization of warfare and refugees.
10.2 Consumer Laws:

The era Globalisation and the liberal economies demand for the protection of consumers. The course encourages the students to learn about the contemporary trade practices and the role law can play in effectively balancing the conflicting interests.

10.3 Private International Law:

Shrinking international boundaries has increased the interactions between individuals, across countries and consequently enhanced the importance of private international law principles. The course would deal with issues of: choice of jurisdiction, choice of law, domicile and the private international law principles affecting marriage, contracts, property and succession.

10.4 Clinic IV (Court attendance, diary & Professional Ethics):

This clinic is geared towards familiarising the students with court practice and procedure through court attendance. With in this first hand encounter of court practice, issues and concerns of professional ethics shall be dealt with.

10.5 Seminar Course III


In the final year of the programme the University allows students to opt for two seminar courses in the 9th and one in the 10th semester. These seminar courses are aimed to study those areas of Law, where the questions have started to surface but the answers are still being explored.

The following is a comprehensive list of course approved for the choice of students. Depending on the choice of students and the availability of the Faculty, several courses will be offered in each semester.

Public Law and Policy Choice
Law, Poverty and Development
Law and Urbanization
Comparative Law Jurisprudence
Agrarian Reforms
Educational Process, Planning & Law
Law & Rural Credit
Unorganised Labour & Law
Electrion Laws
Service Laws
Consumer Protection
Judicial Process
Critical Legal Studies
Media and Law (Communication, Media, Radio, Video, Press Advertisements, Cinematography)
Forest Law
Law and Public Health
Law of National Rivers
Local Self-Governments
Natural Disaster Management

Family Laws
Law of Trust and Religious Endowments
Women and Law
Family Courts
Gender Justice
Law and the Disabled
Natural Resources Law
(Mining, Mineral & Earth resources)

Business Laws
Bankruptcy Law
Law of Financial Management
Capital Market Regulations
Social Security Laws
Building & Infrastructure Contracts
Law, Science and Technology
Telecommunication Law

International Legal Studies
World Trade Organisation (WTO)
Cyber Laws
Air and Space Law
Maritime Law
Law and Diplomacy
Transport Law (Air & Surface Transport)
International Institutions
Disarmament and Peace Strategies

Criminal Law
Juvenile Justice
Medical Jurisprudence
Socio-Economic Offences
Drugs and International Terrorism
International Criminal Law

Comparative Law of Minority Groups
Legal Ethics
Basic Logic
Academic and Professional Writing
Ordinary Language Analysis of Legal Writing


The examination system of the University promotes constant monitoring and ensures transparency of the evaluation methods. University holds examinations at the end of each unit besides end semester exams. Skills of reading, research analysis and writing are assessed through project work. Efforts are made to ensure that the examination method is innovative and capturing of student interest. Quiz, open book exam, home assignments and problem solving exercises are used to evaluate comprehension and to encourage in depth learning. In order to promote transparency and objectivity, detailed evalution report of project assignments as also answer scripts are giving to this students for their perusal.

No student shall be permitted to take the end of semester examination in a given course unless he/she has to the satisfaction of the teacher concerned, fulfilled the course requirements and has secured not less than 75% of attendance in the class and related course work assignment in the said course. The consequence of not fulfilling this requirement is detention in the same class to repeat the course and loss of one year.

No student shall be allowed to absent from taking any examination on the completion of the course excepting for reasons for which prior written permission shall be obtained from the Vice Chancellor on a written request giving the reasons.

A candidate to be successful has to obtain a minimum of 50% marks or the grade equivalent to that (i.e.B) in every course. However, the candidate who fails to obtain the minimum grade (i.e.B) shall be given one more chance/examination to complete the course. The grades thus obtained will be communicated to the students as well as the parents who have cleared the courses as offered in any semester.
No candidate shall be promoted to the next higher class unless he/ she has completed all the courses in the given year. However, the candidate who has failed in not more than two courses in the year shall be promoted to the next higher class. Under such circumstances the candidate has to re-register for the courses failed by paying the prescribed fee. No candidate will be promoted to the next higher class without passing all the re-registered courses.

A candidate who has secured less than 50% of marks in the project may, however rewrite the project and submit the same for evaluation. The marks obtained, based on the resubmission of the project will be taken into the consideration for award of grade.

An examination committee will be constituted by the Vice Chancellor to look into the evaluation programme. The Examination is entirely internal. The teacher who offers the course shall frame the question paper and will be moderated by a committee of moderation. Teacher looks after the performance of the student. If a course is offered by more than one teacher, the setting of question paper and the evaluation will be done jointly.

A student will be eligible for award of the Degree only when he/she has successfully completed all the prescribed 50 courses with a total of 180 credits and obtained a CGPA of 3.00 out of 8.00.

The distribution of maximum marks of 100 for each course is as follows:

Project Work : 25 marks (20 marks for the written report and 5 marks for viva)
Surprise Test : 10 marks
examination : 10 marks
examination : 50 marks
Regularity in : 5 marks
(above the
minimum upto)

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