Amongst all the public law domains, Criminal Law is arguably one of the most interesting and sought after subjects. It is also a law that is highly relevant to society and social wellbeing, ever changing to accommodate, bolster and motivate social change. At present, criminal law in India is undergoing an extremely significant phase of transformation in order to meet the challenges posed by rapidly changing socio-economic and political conditions. Criminal acts have transformed in ways alien to us before. Information and technology have enabled a new breed of criminals, educated and intelligent. The economic impact of privileged class crime has left our financial institutions looking weak and uninspiring. However, the most shocking and alarming of all is the rise in crimes of a heinous nature being committed against women and children. In response, new laws have been forged, existing laws have been strengthened and important judgements have been pronounced. These recent events have triggered the need for prompt and effective change in the way criminal justice is administered in India. New proposals, policy changes and laws have been introduced to help alleviate the problems caused by these new evils. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018, the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 and the amendments made to IPC, Criminal Procedure Code (CrPc) and Evidence Act are some of the laws that have been amended in the recent past. Therefore, we may say that it is most appropriate to review and reorient not only our understanding of the subject matter involved, but also the various methodologies and approaches adopted by contemporary teachers of criminal law. Furthermore, as a compulsory subject for all undergraduate law programmes, it is imperative that every teacher understands the subject from a more contemporary and critical perspective. Renowned and eminent resource persons will participate in the event.

The CMRU School of Legal Studies will extend training and guidance to university/college teachers and researchers working in Law Colleges and Law Schools across the country. In light of the same we propose to organize a one day faculty orientation programme on the 2nd  June, 2018, at the Campus of the School of Legal Studies, CMR University, Bengaluru.

Programme Description:

  • The programme will take place at Campus of the School of Legal Studies, CMR University, Bengaluru on 2nd June, 2018.
  • A detailed programme schedule indicating the names of the resource persons will be e-mailed to all the participants on or before 26th May, 2018.
  • Law teachers, teaching criminal law, from various law universities/colleges across the country, are expected to participate in the programme. Apart from the teachers, a few research scholars from recognised university and students may also attend the programme.
  • At the end of the programme, Certificates of Participation will be issued to all participants.

Programme Outcome:

The one day event seeks to facilitate the updating of knowledge and information amongst law teachers, teaching Criminal Law, in colleges and schools of law in and around Bangalore. Further the program also seeks to contribute to the enhancement of the teaching learning methods besides enabling further research in the said area.

Themes / Resource Persons:

  • “Constitutional foundation of criminal justice system under tension.” Prof. B. B. Pande, Senior Professor of Criminal Law, Former Professor Delhi University and Human Rights Chair Professorship of the National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi
  • “Collection of Digital Evidence in criminal trials.” Shri. Pronab Mohanty, IPS, Deputy Director General, UIDAI, New Delhi.
  • The Importance of victim compensation in the criminal justice systemJustice A. V. Chandrashekara, Former Judge, High Court of Karnataka and Judicial Member, Karnataka Administrative Tribunal, Bangalore.
  • “Teaching Criminal Law” Shashikala Gurpur, Director, Symbiosis Law School, Pune


Registration Fee and procedure:

  • The programme is open to interested Teachers, Research Scholars, Students of LLM or Senior Students pursuing Law from prestigious institutions.
  • The registration fees for each candidate shall be 1500/-.
  • Interested candidates may apply in the registration form enclosed with the brochure.
  • The registration fee may be paid via, Demand Draft drawn in favour of CMR University, payable at Bangalore.
  • The participation shall be limited to the first 60 candidates to apply.
  • The fee covers registration, reading materials, stationery, lunch and tea.
  • Accommodation is not provided by the organizers.
  • The Registration Form and Demand Draft may be sent by post to the following address : The Dean, School of Legal Studies, CMR University, # 5, Bhuvanagiri, OMBR Layout, Banaswadi, Bangalore – 560043.
  • Kindly mention “One Day Faculty Orientation Programme on Criminal Law”, on top of the envelope.

Registration Form & Brochure.

Website – Link.


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