Total hours: 50 Workload: 4 hours per week
Pedagogy: Lecturers, Assignment, Cases etc.
Objective: To create awareness of Fundamental Law of the land and generate common civic sense.
Module – I
Meaning of the term ‘constitution’ – making of the constitution 1946-1949. The role of Dr. Ambedkar, Shri B.N. Rao, Jawaharlal Nehru, in the making of the constitution, salient features of the constitution, preamble.
Module – II
The democratic institutions created by the constitution bicameral system of legislature at the center and in the states.
Module – III
Fundamental rights and duties – their content and significance.
Module – IV
Directive principles of state policies – the need to balance fundamental rights and Directive Principles.
Module – V
Doctrine of separation of powers – legislative, executive and judicial and their functioning in India.
Module – VI
Center – State Relations: Legislative, financial and administrative, devolution of powers to Panchayat Raj institutions.
Module – VII
The election commission and state public service commission
Module – VIII
Methods of amending the constitution: emergency powers. Constitution and sustainable development in India
- Constitutional Law of India – by Pandey J.N, Central Law Agency, Allahabad.
- The constitution of India – A Politico – Legal Study – by Johari J.C, Sterling Publication Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi.
- The Indian Constitution Cornerstone of Nation – by Granville Austin, Oxford, New Delhi.
- An Introduction to the Constitution of India – by Pylee. M. V, Vikas Publishers, New Delhi (2000).
- Indian Constitution and Constitutional Law, By Subhas C. Kashyap, National Book Trust Publication, New Delhi (2000).