INDIAN CONSTITUTION

Code: 3.7                                                                                   

           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.

                                                                                                                                      (8 hrs)

Module – II 

The democratic institutions created by the constitution bicameral system of legislature at the center and in the states.

                                                                                                                                   (3 hrs)

Module – III 

Fundamental rights and duties – their content and significance.

                                                                                                                                      (8 hrs)

Module – IV 

Directive principles of state policies – the need to balance fundamental rights and Directive Principles.

                                                                                                                                      (8 hrs)

Module – V 

Doctrine of separation of powers – legislative, executive and judicial and their functioning in India.

                                                                                                                                      (8 hrs)

Module – VI 

Center – State Relations: Legislative, financial and administrative, devolution of powers to Panchayat Raj institutions.

                                                                                                                                      (8 hrs)

Module – VII 

The election commission and state public service commission

                                                                                                                                      (2 hrs)

Module – VIII 

Methods of amending the constitution: emergency powers. Constitution and sustainable development in India

                                                                                                                                      (5 hrs)

Suggested Books:

  1. Constitutional Law of India – by Pandey J.N, Central Law Agency, Allahabad.
  2. The constitution of India – A Politico – Legal Study – by Johari J.C, Sterling Publication Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi.
  3. The Indian Constitution Cornerstone of Nation – by Granville Austin, Oxford, New Delhi.
  4. An Introduction to the Constitution of India – by Pylee. M. V, Vikas Publishers, New Delhi (2000).
  5. Indian Constitution and Constitutional Law, By Subhas C. Kashyap, National Book Trust Publication, New Delhi (2000).