Course III : General Principles of Contracts :
Unit I : History – Formation of Contract – Agreement and Contract – Definitions – Classification – Offer and Acceptance – Communication – Revocation – Essential elements – Invitation to Offer – Tenders. Consideration – Nudum Pactum – Essential elements – Privity of Contract and of Consideration – Exceptions – Unlawful Consideration and its effect. Contractual Ability – Electronic Documents as Web Pages – Digital Certificates as Entry Passes – Time and Place of Contract – Secured Custody of Electronic Records.
Unit II : Capacity to Contract – Minor’s Agreements and its effects – Persons of unsound mind – Persons disqualified by Law. Free Consent – Coercion – Undue influence – Misrepresentation – Fraud – Mistake – Legality of Object – Void Agreements – Agreements against Public Policy – Wagering Agreements – Its exceptions – Contingent Contracts.
Unit III : Discharge of Contracts and its various Modes – by performance – Time and place of performance – Performance of reciprocal promises – Appropriation of Payments – Discharge by Agreement – By operation of Law – By frustration ( Impossibility of Performance ) – By Breach ( Anticipatory and Actual ).
Unit IV : Remedies for Breach of Contracts – Damages – Remoteness of damages – Ascertainment of damages – Injunction – When granted and when refused– Restitution – Specific performance when granted – Quasi Contracts.
Unit V : The Specific Relief Act Nature of Specific Relief – Recovery of Possession of movable and immovable Property – Specific performance when granted and not granted – Who may obtain and against whom – Discretionary remedy – Power of Court to grant relief – Rectification of instruments – Cancellation – Declaratory decrees – Preventive relief – Temporary injunctions – Perpetual and Mandatory Injunctions. Government as a contracting party : Constitutional provisions – Government powers to contract – Procedural requirements – Kinds of Government Contracts, their usual clauses, performance of such contract, settlement of disputes and remedies.
Course IV : Psychology :
Unit I : Nature of Psychology, Methods of Psychology, approaches to Psychology, contemporary psychology and its application.
Unit II : Perceptual Processes – Principles of perceptual organisation, perceptual selectivity, stimulus and personal factors and their implications – cognitive dissonance – perceiving and judging people.
Unit III : Motivation –needs, content and processes – wants, goals and self, primary and secondary motives, theories of motivation, emotions, emotional intelligence.
Unit IV : Interpersonal behaviour, interpersonal response traits, characteristics of interpersonal response traits, frustration, self and interpersonal response traits, self esteem, principles of self perception, self regulation and self presentation, interpersonal communication, nonverbal communication, developmental process of personality, deviant behaviour.
Unit V : Attitudes, Nature and measurement of attitudes, formation of attitudes, changing of attitudes, factors influencing the change, implications in the present social context.
Semester V : Course I : Contract II :
Unit I : Contract of Indemnity – Documents/Agreements of Indemnity – Definition, Nature and Scope – Rights of indemnity holder – Commencement of the indemnifier’s liability – Contract of Guarantee – Definition, Nature and Scope – Difference between contract of indemnity and Guarantee – Rights of surety – Discharge of Surety – Extent of Surety’s liability – Co – surety. Contract of Bailment – Definition – Kinds – Duties of Bailer and Bailee – Rights of Finder of goods as Bailee – Liability towards true owner – Rights to dispose off the goods. Contract of pledge – Definition – Comparison with Bailment – Rights and duties of Pawnor and Pawnee.
Unit II : Agency – Definition – Creation of Agency – Kinds of Agents – Distinction between Agent and Servant – Rights and Duties of Agent – Relation of Principal with third parties – Delegation – Duties and Rights of Agent – Extent of Agents authority – Personal liability of Agent – Termination of Agency.
Unit III : Indian Partnership Act – Definition – Nature, Mode of determining the existence of Partnership – Relation of Partner to one another – Rights and duties of partner – Relation of partners with third parties – Types of partners – Admission of partners – Retirement – Expulsion – Dissolution of Firm – Registration of Firms.
Unit IV : Sale of Goods Act – The Contract of sale – Conditions and Warranties – Passing of property – Transfer of title – Performance of the Contract – Rights of Unpaid Seller against goods – Remedies for Breach of Contract.
Unit V : Hire Purchase Act 1972 – Rights and Obligation of the Hirer and Owner, Form and contents of Hire Purchase Agreements, Warranties and Conditions – Standard Form of Contracts : Nature, Advantages – Unilateral Character, Principles of Protection against the possibility of exploitation – Judicial Approach to such Contracts – Exemption Clauses – Clash between two standard forms of contracts.
Course II : Law of Torts :
Unit I : Evolution of law of torts – Nature and scope of law of torts – Meaning – Torts distinguished from Contract – Crime – Development of Ubi jus ibi Remedium – Mental elements – Intention, Motive, Malice in Law and in Fact.
Unit II : General Defences, Vicarious Liability.
Unit III : Negligence; Nuisance; Absolute and Strict liability. Legal Remedies – Awards – Remoteness of damage.
Unit IV : Torts against person : Torts affecting body – Assault, Battery, Mayhem and False Imprisonment; Torts affecting reputation – Libel and Slander, Torts affecting freedom – Malicious Prosecution, Malicious Civil Action and Abuse of Legal Process; Torts affecting domestic and other rights – Marital Rights, Parental Rights, Rights to Service, Contractual Rights, Intimidation and Conspiracy; Torts against property.
Unit V : Consumer Protection Act, 1986
Course III : Family Law I : Hindu Law :
Unit I : Introduction – Concept of Dharma – Sources of Hindu Law – Modern and Ancient – Importance of Dharma Shastra on Legislation – Two Principal Schools of Hindu Law – Application of Hindu Law.
Unit II : Marriage and Kinship – Evolution of the Institution of Marriage and Family – Law Prior to Hindu Marriage Act – A detailed study of Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 – Matrimonial Remedies – Maintenance and Alimony; Customary Practices and legislative provisions relating to dowry prohibition.
Unit III : Hindu undivided family – Mitakshara Joint Family – Formation and Incidents – Property under both Schools – Kartha : His Position, Powers, Privileges and Obligations – Debts – Doctrine of Pious Obligation – Partition and Reunion – Religious and Charitable Endowment.
Unit IV : Inheritance and Succession – Historical perspective of traditional Hindu Law relating to Inheritance – A detailed study of Hindu Succession Act, 1956. Stridhana – Woman’s Property – Recent State and Central Amendments to Hindu Succession Act; Gifts and Testamentary Succession – Wills.
Unit V : Law relating to Hindu Minority and Guardianship : Kinds of Guardians; Duties & Powers of Guardians; A detailed study of Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act, 1956; Maintenance : Traditional Rights and Rights under Hindu Adoption & Maintenance Act 1956.
Course IV : Criminal Law I : Indian Penal Code :
Unit I : General Principles of Crime; Conceptions of Crime; Distinction between Crime and other wrongs under common Law – Crime and morality distinction – Circumstances when morality amounts to crime – State’s responsibility to detect, control and punish crime. Principles of criminal liability – Actus reus and mens rea ( also statutory offences ) and other maxims; Variations in liability – Mistake, intoxication, compulsion, legally abnormal persons; Possible parties to the crime : Principal in the I degree; Principal in the II degree; Accessories before the fact; Accessories after the fact. Indian Penal Code : General Explanation, Sections 6 – 33 and 39 – 52A; Punishment, Sections 53 – 75 – social relevance of Capital Punishment – Alternatives to Capital Punishment – Discretion in awarding punishment and minimum punishment in respect of certain offences with relevance to precedents ( judgments ).
Unit II : General Exceptions : Sections 76 – 106; Criminal act by several persons or group : Sections 34 – 38; Abetment : Sections 107 – 120; Criminal Conspiracy : Sections 120A & 120B; Offences against State : Sections 121 – 130; Offences against the public tranquility : Sections 141 – 160; Offences relating to election : Sections 171A – 171; Contempt of lawful authority and public servants : Sections 172 – 190; False evidence and offences against public trust : Sections 172 – 229; Offences relating to coins and Government Stamps : Sections 230 – 263A; Offences relating to weights and measures : Sections 260 – 294A; Offences relating to religion : Section 295 – 298.
Unit III : Offences affecting human life, causing miscarriage, injuries to unborn children – Exposure of infants, concealment of birth – Hurt, Grievous Hurt – Wrongful restraint – Wrong confinement – Criminal force and Assault ( Sections 299 – 358 ).
Unit IV : Kidnapping, Abduction – Slavery and forced labour – Rape : custodial rape, marital rape – Prevention of immoral traffic – Prevention of sati – Prohibition of indecent representation of women – Unnatural offences, theft, robbery and dacoity – Criminal Misappropriation of property – Criminal breach of trust – Receiving of stolen property – Cheating – Fraudulent deeds and disposition of property ( Sections 378 – 424 ).
Unit V : Mischief ( Sections 425 – 440 ) – Criminal Trespass ( Sections 441 – 462 ) – Offences relating to document and property marks ( Sections 463 – 480 ) – Offences relating to marriage ( Sections 493 – 498 A ) – Defamation ( Sections 499 – 502 ); Criminal intimidation and annoyance and attempt to commit such offences ( Sections 506 – 511 ).
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