Syllabus of LL.B.-I Year

Semester-I

JURISPRUDENCE – I

(Legal Theory)

(Paper Code: K-1001)

The course shall comprise of the following:

(1) Introduction : Definition, Nature and Scope of Jurisprudence,
Importance of the Study of Jurisprudence

(2) Analytical School : Analytical Positivism – John Austin, Kelsen, And
H.L.A. Hart.

(3) Historical School : Frederick Karl Von Savigny, Sir Henry Sumner Maine.

(4) Natural Law School : Classical Natural Law, Revival of Natural Law :
Rudolf Stammler and Kohler.

(5) Sociological School : Background and Characteristics, Roscoe Pound’s
theory of Social Engineering, Dugits Doctrine of Social Solidarity.

(6) American Realist School.

(7) Economic Approach of Law : Marxist Approach on Law and State and Its

Impact.

BOOKS RECOMMENDED

Bodenheilmer : Jurisprudence.

Dias, Jurisprudence.

Friedman, Law in Changing Society.

Llyoyd, Introduction of Jurisprudence.

Mahajan V.D., Jurisprudence.

Paton : Jurisprudence.

Salmond : Jurisprudence.

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW OF INDIA – I

(Nature of The Constitution And Fundamental Rights)

(Paper Code: K-1002)

The course shall comprise of the following :

(1). Nature of the Indian Constitution. Special emphasis shall be placed on

(a) Federal Structure and

(b) Form of the Government.

(2). Preamble of the Constitution

(3). Fundamental Rights –

(a) General : Scheme of Fundamental Rights, Who can claim Fundamental
Rights : Against whom Fundamental Rights are available ? Suspension of
Fundamental Rights.

(b) Specific Fundamental Rights-

Right to Equality (Articles 14 to 18)

Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression (Article 19(1)(a))

Protection in respect of Conviction for offences (Article 20)

Right to Life and Personal Liberty (Article 21)

Right to Education (Article 21A)

Right against Exploitation (Articles 23 to 24)

Right to Freedom of Religion (Articles 25 to 28)

Cultural and Educational Rights of Minorities (Articles 29 to 30)

Right to Constitutional Remedies (Article 32)

(4) Directive Principles of State Policy, their importance and relationship
with Fundamental Rights.

(5) Fundamental Duties

BOOKS RECOMMENDED

Chander Pal, Centre State Relations and Indian Cooperative Federalism.

Chander Pal, State Autonomy in Indian Federation: Emerging Trends.

Hidayatullah M., Constitutional Law of India.

Jain M.P., Constitutional Law.

Pandey J.N., Constitutional Law of India.

Seervai H.M., Constitutional Law of India.

Shukla V.N., Constitutional Law of India.

LAW OF TORTS

(Paper Code: K-1003)

The course shall comprise of the following :

(1) Evolution, Definition, Nature and Scope of Torts.

(a) Its Development by Courts in England and India.

(b) A Wrongful Act – Legal Damage

(i) Damnum Sine Injuria, (ii) Injuria Sine Damno

(c) Joint and Several Tort Feasors

(d) Tort distinguished from Crime and Contract

(2) General Defences in Torts : With Special Reference to Volenti Non Fit
Injuria, Act of God, Inevitable Accident, Statutory Authority.

(3) Vicarious Liability with Special Reference to Master’s Liability for
Acts of Servant.

(4) Absolute and Strict Liability.

(5) Torts based on Intentional Wrong-Doing.

(a) Affecting Person – Assault, Battery and False Imprisonment.

(b) Malicious Prosecution

(c) Affecting Immovable Property – Trespass to Land.

(6) Torts based on Intentional and Negligent Wrong-Doing

(a) Nervous Shock, (b) Nuisance, (c) Defamation

(7) Remoteness of Damage

BOOKS RECOMMENDED

Aggarwal V.K., Law on Consumer Protection ( students edition).

Bangia R.K., The Law of Torts.

Kapoor S.K., Law of Torts.

Lal Rattan & Lal Dhiraj, The Law of Torts.

Paranjape N.V., Law of Torts.

Salmond W.G., Law of Torts.

Winfield and Jolowicz, Torts.

LAW OF CRIMES – I

(Indian Penal Code)

(Paper Code: K-1004)

The course shall comprise of the following :

General Principles of Crime : Historical background of criminal law in
India; Concept of crime; Element of crime-external and internal; Motive;
Concept of Strict Liability; General Exceptions viz. Mistake, Superior
order, Action in pursuance of legal obligation, accident, necessity, young
age, unsoundness of mind, drunkenness, consent compulsion, trifling act,
communication made in good faith; Right of Private Defence; Joint and
constructive liability; Preliminary offences viz. Abetment, conspiracy and
attempt.

Specific Offences :

(1) Offences Affecting Human Body : Culpable Homicide, Murder, Homicide by
Rash and Negligent Act, Hurt and Grievous Hurt; Wrongful Restraint and
Wrongful Confinement; Criminal Force; Assault; Outraging the Modesty of
Woman; Rape and Unnatural sexual Offences; Kidnapping and Abduction; Dowry
death and Cruelty.

(2) Offences Against Property : Theft; Extortion; Robbery; Dacoity;
Criminal Misappropriation; Criminal Breach of Trust; Cheating; Mischief;
Criminal Trespass.

(3) Offences Against State and Public Tranquillity : Sedition; Unlawful
Assembly; Rioting and Affray.

(4) Offences Against Marriage : Bigamy and Adultery.

BOOKS RECOMMENDED

Gaur Hari Singh (Dr.), Penal Law of India.

Gaur K.D., Criminal Law cases and materials.

Lal Rattan Lal Dhiraj, Indian Penal Code.

Misra S.N., Indian Penal Code.

Nigam R.C., Principles of Criminal Law.

CONTRACT – I

(General Principles of Contract)

(Paper Code: K-1005)

The course shall comprise of the following :

(1) Purpose, Evolution and Scope of Law of Contracts

(2) Proposal and Promise Including Communication of Proposal, Acceptance
and Communication of the Revocation of Proposal and Acceptance.

(3) Consideration and Doctrine of Privity of Contract.

(4) Lawful Object and Consideration.

(5) Capacity to Contract : Minors, Persons of Unsound Mind and Others
Disqualified by Law ; Nature and Effects of Minor’s Agreements; Doctrine of
Restitution.

(6) Consent and Free Consent.

(7) Standard Form of Contracts

(8) Agreements Declared Void and Voidable Under the Contract Act.

(9) Contingent Contracts

(10) Law Relating to Certain Relations Resembling those Created by
Contracts,

viz., Quasi-Contracts.

(11) Discharge of contracts with special reference to the doctrine of
frustration.

BOOKS RECOMMENDED

Anson’s Law of Contract.

Bangia R.K. (Dr.), Indian Contract Act

Desai S.T., The Indian Contract Act

Kapoor S.K., Contract

Moitra A.C., (Dr.), Principles and Digest of Indian Contract Act.

Pollock and Mulla, Indian Contract and Specific Relief Act

Singh Avtar (Dr.), Law of Contract

Semester-II

JURISPRUDENCE – II

(Legal Concepts)

(Paper Code: K-2001)

The course shall comprise the following:

(1) Legal Person: (a) Nature and Concept

(b) Theories of Legal Personality

(2) Legal Rights and Duties: (a) Definition, Basis and Characteristics of
Legal

Rights and Duties

(b) Kinds of Legal Rights

(c) Relationship between Rights and Duties

(3) Possession and Ownership: (a) Possession in Fact and Possession in Law,

(b) Relation between Possession and Ownership

(4) Liability: (a) Theory of Remedial Liability

(b) Theory of Penal Liability

(5) Law and Morality: (a) Relation between Law and Morals,

(b) Legal Enforcement of Morality

(6) Sources of Law: Custom, Precedent, and Legislation

(7) State and Sovereignty

(8) Law and Justice: (a) Concept of Justice

(b) Theories of Justice

(c) Administration of Justice

BOOKS RECOMMENDED

Bodenheilmer : Jurisprudence.

Dias, Jurisprudence.

Friedman, Law in Changing Society.

Llyoyd, Introduction of Jurisprudence.

Mahajan V.D., Jurisprudence.

Paton : Jurisprudence.

Salmond : Jurisprudence.

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW OF INDIA – II

(Structure And Working of The Indian Constitution)

(Paper Code: K-2002)

The course shall comprise of the following

(1) Union Parliament : Organization, Procedure regarding Enactment of
Legislation, Parliamentary Privileges.

(2) Union Executive : The President, his Powers and Position including
Ordinance Making Power.

(3) Prime Minister and the Cabinet. Is the Prime Minister Real Head?

(4) Distribution of Legislative Powers between Union and the States.
Territorial and Topical Distribution of Powers. Power of Parliament to
Legislate on State Matters. Doctrine of Territorial Nexus. Doctrine of Pith
and Substance, Doctrine of Colourable Legislation.

(5) Emergency Provisions with Special References to Proclamation of
Emergency and President’s Rule.

(6) Union Judiciary : Supreme Court of India. Composition and Jurisdiction

(7) Tortious Liability of State.

(8) Protection of Civil Servants.

(7) Amendment of the Constitution. Power and Procedure; Basic Structure of
the Constitution.

BOOKS RECOMMENDED

Chander Pal, Centre State Relations and Indian Cooperative Federalism.

Chander Pal, State Autonomy in Indian Federation: Emerging Trends.

Hidayatullah M., Constitutional Law of India.

Jain M.P., Constitutional Law.

Pandey J.N., Constitutional Law of India.

Seervai H.M., Constitutional Law of India.

Shukla V.N., Constitutional Law of India.

Tope T.R., Constitutional Law of India.

FAMILY LAW – I

(Hindu Law)

(Paper Code: K-2003)

The course shall comprise of the following:

(1) Sources of Hindu Law

(2) Schools and Sub-Schools of Hindu Law

(3) Marriage: Essentials of a Valid Marriage, Void and Voidable Marriage

(4) Matrimonial Relief: Concept and Grounds of Various Matrimonial Reliefs
viz.

Restitution of Conjugal Rights

Judicial Separation

Nullity of Marriage

Divorce

(5) Legitimacy – Legal Status of Children Born of Void and Voidable
Marriage.

(6) Adoption

(7) Hindu Minority and Guardianship Act, 1956

(8) Law of Maintenance – Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act, 1956.

BOOKS RECOMMENDED

Mulla, Principles of Hindu Law

Diwan Paras (Dr.), Modern Hindu Law

Mayne’s, Hindu Law and Usage

Kesari U.P.D. (Dr.), Modern Hindu Law

Sharma B. K.- Modern Hindu Law

CONTRACT – II

(Specific Contract and Law of Partnership)

(Paper Code: K-204)

The course shall comprise of the following:

1. Contract of Indemnity, Contract of Guarantee, Bailment and Pledge.

2. Contract of Agency.

3. Definition of Sale, Essentials of Contract of Sale and Agreement to
Sale, Duties of Sellers and Buyers, Sale by Sample, Sale by Description,
Conditions and Warranties, Rule of Caveat Emptor.

4. Transfer of Title, Passing of Property in Goods, Delivery of Goods –
Rules regarding Delivery of Goods, Unpaid Seller and his Rights, Remedies
for the Breach of Contract.

5. Network of Partnership, Difference between Partnership and a Company,
Mutual relationship between Partners, Authority of Partners, Dissolution of
Partnership, Minor as Partner.

BOOKS RECOMMENDED

Anson, Law of Contract.

Bangia R.K. (Dr.), Indian Contract Act.

Desai S.T., The Indian Contract Act.

Kapoor S.K., Contract.

Moitra A.C., (Dr.), Principles and Digest of Indian Contract Act.

Narayena P.S., The Law of Partnership.

Pollock and Mulla, Indian Contract and Specific Relief Act.

Singh Avtar (Dr.), Introduction to Law of Partnership

INDIAN LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY

(Optional Paper)

(Paper Code: K-2005)

This course is intended to introduce students to the Legal and
Constitutional History of India (1600-1950). Emphasis will be laid on the
following:

I. Legal History:

The Early Charters and the Administration of Justice by the East India
Company, the Mayor’s Courts; Judicial Reforms of Warren Hastings and the
Advent of Adalat System; the Regulating Act and the Act of Settlement;
Judicial Reforms of Cornwallis; the High Courts; Privy Council; the Supreme
Court of India; the Law Commissions and Codification, Development of
Criminal Law, Law of Contract and Law of Evidence in India; Personal Laws
of Hindu and Mohammedans.

II. Constitutional History:

Position of Native States and the development of the Doctrine of
Paramountcy, Development of Legislative Institutions, Indian Council Act
1861, Government of India Act 1909, Government of India Act 1919,
Government of India Act 1935, The story of Framing of Indian Constitution.

BOOKS RECOMMENDED

Jain, M.P., Outlines of Indian Legal History

Kulshreshtha, V.D., Landmarks in Indian Legal and Constitutional History

Pranjpe, N.V., Legal and Constitutional History of India

Puri, S.K., Legal and Constitutional History of India

Ramajois, M., Legal and Constitutional History of India, Volume-I,II

Shilwant, S.S., Turning Points in Indian Legal and Constitutional History

LAW OF TAXATION

(Optional Paper)

(Paper Code: K-2006)

The course shall comprise of the following:

(1) Introduction : History and Objects of Taxation, Direct and Indirect
Taxes,

Concept of Tax and Fee.

(2) Definitions : Assessee, Assessment Year, Previous Year, Business,

Agricultural Income, Income, Person.

(3) Residence (Sections 6, 7 and 9)

(4) Salaries (Sections 15 to 17)

(5) Income from House Property (Sections 22 to 27)

(6) Profits and Gains of Business or Profession (Section 28)

(7) Depreciation Allowance (Section 32)

(8) Business Expenditure and Loss (Section 37)

(9) Capital Gains (Sections 45, 46 and 54)

(10) Income from other Sources (Sections 56 to 58).

BOOKS RECOMMENDED

Rai Kailash (Dr.), Taxation Law.

Singhania V.K. (Dr.), Students Guide to Income Tax.

Kanga & Palkiwala, Law of Income Tax.

Taxman, Three Direct Taxes.