The PG Diploma in Criminal Justice covers a wide range of areas such as crimes, policing, sentencing of offenders, and prisons. It deals with the delivery of justice to those who have committed crimes. The course covers the basic structure and functions of the criminal justice system. It deals with the legal processes- the prosecution and defense, courts, law enforcement, terrorism, corrections and juvenile justice.


Law graduates, Graduates in Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology, any Basic Science and Social Science subject with minimum 55% marks.

Fee and Scholarships (2023-24)

Aggregate Score obtained in 10+2 examination Net Tuition Fee (per annum) after Scholarship *
For Students For Defence Personnel/ Wards For Apeejay Alumnus
greater than 93% 70,000 70,000 70,000
Net Tuition Fee (per annum) without Scholarship 1,00,000 1,00,000 1,00,000


** Additional Charges are inclusive of:

Development Fee INR 20,000 per annum
Security Fee INR 5,000 One Time Payable (Refundable)
CRC INR 3,000 One Time Payable with the 1st Semester Fee
Online Library INR 2,000 per annum
Group Insurance Accident Policy INR 200 per annum

Program Features

  • Students will be able to gain knowledge about the kinds and types of crime, criminal behaviours.
  • They will learn about the historical perspective of the criminal justice system that had prevailed and changed over the years.
  • They will understand the rights of people, the role of police in detecting crime and the functioning of the courts etc.
  • They will learn about the adults’ and children’s courts, family courts etc. and the role of prosecution and defense lawyers.
  • They will gain knowledge about the type of punishments given to different types of crime
  • They will acquire knowledge about the prison system, court procedures, and rights of the victims and the accused.
  • They will gain an understanding of the rehabilitation of the convicted persons who are incarcerated or going to be released on parole, on bail etc.

Course content

  • Introduction to the criminal justice system, special focus on criminal justice system in India.
  • Indian Penal Code
  • Criminal Justice Administration and Processes
  • Criminal and Civil Courts
  • Correction, probation and parole; police and society
  • Juvenile delinquency and Juvenile Courts
  • Punishment and rehabilitation
  • Criminal justice, research and advocacy
  • Internship
  • Project work