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Papers under Executive Programme
Jurisprudence, Interpretation and General Laws (Max Marks 100)
To provide understanding and working knowledge of sources of law, Constitution,
legislative environment, interpretation of statutes and general laws.
1. Sources of Law : Meaning of Law and its Significance; Relevance of Law to Civil
Society; Jurisprudence & Legal Theory; Schools of Law propounded by Austin, Dean
Roscoe Pound, Salmond, Kelsen and Bentham; Statutes, Subordinate Legislation,
Custom, Common Law, Precedent, Stare decisis.
2. Constitution of India : Broad Framework of the Constitution of India; Fundamental
Rights, Directive Principles of State Policy and Fundamental Duties; Legislative
framework and Powers of Union and States; Judicial framework;
Executive/Administrative framework; Legislative Process; Money Bill; Finance Bill
and Other Bills; Parliamentary Standing Committees and their Role; Writ
Jurisdiction of High Courts and the Supreme Court; Different types of writs.
3. Interpretation of Statutes : Need for interpretation of a statute; Principles of
Interpretation; Aids to Interpretation; Legal Terminologies; Reading a Bare Act &
Citation of Cases.
4. General Clauses Act, 1897 : Key Definitions; General Rule of Construction;
Retrospective Amendments; Powers and Functions; Power as to Orders, Rules etc.,
made under Enactments.
5. Administrative Laws : Conceptual Analysis; Source and Need of Administrative
Law; Principle of Natural Justice; Administrative Discretion; Judicial Review & Other
Remedies; Liability of Government, Public Corporation.
6. Law of Torts : General conditions of Liability for a Tort; Strict and Absolute
Liability; Vicarious Liability; Torts or wrongs to personal safety and freedom;
Liability of a Corporate Entity/Company in Torts; Remedies in Torts.
7. Limitation Act, 1963 : Computation of the Period of Limitation; Bar of Limitation;
Effect of acknowledgment; Acquisition of ownership by Possession; Classification of
Period of Limitation.
8. Civil Procedure Code, 1908 : Structure and Jurisdiction of Civil Courts; Basic
Understanding of Certain Terms – Order, Judgment and Decree, Stay of Suits, Cause
of Action, Res Judicata, Summary Proceedings, Appeals, Reference, Review and
Revision; Powers of Civil Court and their exercise by Tribunals; Institution of Suit;
9. Indian Penal Code, 1860 : Introduction; Offences against Property-Criminal
Misappropriation of Property, Criminal Breach of Trust, Cheating, Fraudulent Deeds
and Dispositions of Property; Offences relating to Documents and Property MarksForgery;
Defamation; Abetment and Criminal Conspiracy.
10. Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 : Classes of Criminal Courts; Power of Courts;
Arrest of Persons; Mens Rea; Cognizable and Non-Cognizable Offences; Bail;
Continuing Offences; Compounding of Offences; Summons and Warrants; Searches;
11. Indian Evidence Act, 1872 : Statements about the facts to be proved; Relevancy of
facts connected with the fact to be proved; Opinion of Third Persons ; Facts of which
evidence cannot be given; Oral, Documentary and Circumstantial Evidence; Burden
of proof; Presumptions; Estoppel; Witness; Improper admission & rejection of
12. Special Courts, Tribunals under Companies Act & Other Legislations :
Constitution; Powers of Tribunals; Procedure before Tribunals; Powers of Special
Courts; Power to punish for contempt; Overview of NCLT Rules; Quasi-Judicial
13. Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 : Arbitration Law in India; Appointment of
Arbitrators; Judicial Intervention; Award; Recourse against Award; Conciliation and
14. Indian Stamp Act, 1899 : Key Definitions; Principles of Levy of Stamp Duty;
Determination, Mode and timing of Stamp Duty; Person responsible; Consequences
of Non-Stamping and Under-Stamping; Adjudication; Allowance and Refund ;
Concept of E-Stamping.
15. Registration Act, 1908 : Registration of Documents : Compulsory, Optional; Time
and Place of Registration; Consequences of Non-Registration; Prerequisites for
16. Right to Information Act, 2005 : Key Definitions; Public Authorities & their
Obligations; Role of Central/State Governments; Central Information Commission;
State information Commission.
17. Information Technology Act, 2000 : Introduction, definition, important terms
under the Act; Digital Signatures, Electronic Record, Certifying Authority, Digital
Signature Certificate; Cyber Regulation Appellate Tribunal; Offences and Penalties;
Rules relating to sensitive personal data under IT Act.
Case Laws, Case Studies & Practical Aspects