CONSTITUTION OF INDIA
The course on constitution of India highlights key features of Indian Constitution, like directive principles of state policy, fundamental rights and duties, and the various organs of constitution. The course aims at providing general awareness about the Indian Constitution, and is not developed for the study on Law. Some of the topics are read like a podcast so as to provide learners about the feel of audio book. The purpose of inputting audio texts, is the difficult, which learners might come across in reading and understanding heavy worded legal texts. Course offers easy and quick understanding about constitution of India. Also, it can be recommended to students studying law, as an preliminary overview.
The course will be including Live Online Classes and Doubt Clearing Sessions. Participants will be provided free digital access to study materials. The course has limited seats so as enable the professionals to pay attention to each and every student during the entire course this will help to learn more and better. 30+ hours of live sessions (recordings will be available for those who miss attending live sessions). Assessment will be based on continuous and comprehending evaluation which will include 4 objective type tests, tentative detail of which has been provided below. In case of any dispute regarding grading criteria, organizing committee of LawInternships (The Online Law School) has the final decision. Online exams can be taken at your convenience. Classes conducted by experienced professors holding a doctorate in the field of law.
Mr.Abhilash Aggarwal, Assistant professor (Law), Doctoral Research Scholar (CUH), GOLD MEDALIST (NUSRL, RANCHI)
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
At the end of the course the students shall:
- Exhibit advanced knowledge of key issues and concepts relating to constitutional law and constitution of India.
- Exhibit an understanding of the relationship between different organs of government, importance of fundamental rights and much more.
- Transformation of students understanding of the constitutional law role in establishing effective government system;
- Considering how comparative constitutional study can offer insights into our own constitutional system.
Using a comparative approach to constitutional law with a view to developing a critical understanding of how different constitutional systems deal with similar issues.
Module – I Introduction to Indian constitution
- Salient features of Indian Constitution
- Nature of Indian Constitution- Unitary or Federal
- Preamble of Constitution
Module – II Fundamental Rights – I
- Definition of State (Article 12)
- Laws inconsistent with Fundamental Rights (Article 13) (Inclusive of Constitutional Doctrines)
- Right to Equality (Article 14-18)
Module – III Fundamental Right
1. Freedom of Speech &Expression (Art. 19)
2. Protection in respect of conviction of offences (Art. 20)
3. Protection of Life & Personal Liberty (Art. 21)
4. Safeguards against arbitrary arrest & detention (Art. 22)
Module – IV Fundamental Right – III
- Right against Exploitation (Art. 23-24)
- Right to Freedom of Religion (Art. 25-28)
- Cultural & Educational Right (Art. 29-30)
- Right to Constitutional remedies (Art. 32- 35)
Module – V Directive Principles & Fundamental Duties
- Directive Principles of State Policy (Art. 36-51)
- Fundamental Duties (Art. 51A)
Module – VI Amendment to the Constitution (Art. 368)
- Doctrine of Basic Structure
- Need for amendment, types of amendment
- Basic Features of Constitution & Procedure for Amendment
Module I: Union and State Executive
- The President and Vice-President: Powers, Qualification, Election, Tenure, Oath, Removal and Vacancy.
- Procedure for Impeachment.
- The scope and extent of Judicial Review of Executive Actions.
- The Governor: Appointment, Tenure, Oath and Removal.
- Nature, Scope and Extent of Executive powers of the Union and States.
- Legislative powers of President and Governor.
- Union Council of Ministers- Powers and Position of the President, State Council of Ministers.
- Prime Minister, Chief Minister.
- The Attorney-General for India.
- The Advocate General for the State.
- Conduct of business of the Government of India and State.
Module II: Union and State Legislature
- Composition of Parliament and State Legislatures.
- Qualification and Disqualification of Members.
- Anti-Defection Law.
- Legislative Procedure, Legislative Privilege
Module III: Distribution of Legislative Powers.
- Doctrine of territorial Nexus.
- Subject matter of laws made by Parliament/legislatures of States; Position of Union Territories.
- Interpretation of legislative lists: Doctrine of Harmonious Construction,
- Doctrine of Pith and Substance, Colourable Exercise of legislative Power.
- Residuary Power of Legislation.
- Doctrine of Repugnancy.
Module IV: Union and State Judiciary.
- The Union Judiciary: The Supreme Court of India- Composition, appointment, removal of judges and procedure.
- Jurisdiction of Supreme Court: Original, Appellate, Writ and advisory jurisdiction.
- Binding nature of the law declared by the Supreme Court.
- Special Leave to Appeal.
- Power of Review.
- High Courts in the state: Composition, appointment, removal of judges and procedure.
- Writs- Article 32 and 226.
- Relationship between Article 32 and 226.
- Prerogative Remedies
- Rule of Locus Standi
- Public Interest Litigation, Judicial Activism and Restraint.
Module V: Emergency Provisions & Election Machinery
- National Emergency
- State Emergency
- Financial Emergency
- Emergency and suspension of fundamental rights
- Election Commission of India, its powers and functions
Course Duration: 45 days
Mode: Online (Live Lectures)
Days & Time: Monday to Friday- (5PM onwards)
Assessment: 4 Objective Tests (Bi- Monthly)
- 45 Days
1. Post Lecture Recordings
2. Personalized Exam Notes
3. Weekend Doubt Sessions
4. Certificate of Excellence
5. Recent PYQ’s