UGC Net law syllabus

UGC net law syllabus: Law is one of the very useful subjects and a citizen of any country should have the basic knowledge about the law of the country. First of all before going to ugc net law syllabus we will understand the meaning of law. Law simply means the set of rules of a particular country or state that define the do’s and don’ts. 

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UGC net law syllabus

UNIT – I: JURISPRUDENCE

  1. Nature and sources of law
  2. Schools of jurisprudence
  3. Law and morality
  4. Concept of rights and duties
  5. Legal personality
  6. Concepts of property, ownership and possession
  7. Concept of liability
  8. Law, poverty and development
  9. Global justice
  10. Modernism and post-modernism

UNIT – II: CONSTITUTIONAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

  1. Preamble, fundamental rights and duties, directive principles of state policy.
  2. Union and State executive and their interrelationship
  3. Union and State legislature and distribution of legislative powers
  4. Judiciary
  5. Emergency provisions
  6. Temporary, transitional and special provisions in respect of certain states
  7. Election Commission of India
  8. Nature, scope and importance of administrative law
  9. Principle of natural justice
  10. Judicial review of administrative actions 

UNIT – III: PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW AND IHL

  1. International law 
  2. Sources of International law
  3. Recognition of states and governments
  4. Nationality, immigrants, refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs)
  5. Extradition and asylum
  6. United Nations and its organs
  7. Settlement of international disputes
  8. World Trade Organization (WTO)
  9. International humanitarian law (IHL) 
  10. Implementation of IHL

UNIT – IV: LAW OF CRIMES

  1. General principles of criminal liability 
  2. Stages of crime and inchoate crimes
  3. General exceptions
  4. Offences against human body
  5. Offences against state and terrorism
  6. Offences against property
  7. Offences against women and children
  8. Drug trafficking and counterfeiting
  9. Offences against public tranquility
  10. Theories and kinds of punishments, compensation to the victims of crime

UNIT – V: LAW OF TORTS AND CONSUMER PROTECTION

  1. Nature and definition of tort
  2. General principles of tortious liability
  3. General defenses
  4. Specific torts 
  5. Remoteness of damages
  6. Strict and absolute liability
  7. Tortious liability of the State
  8. The Consumer Protection Act 1986 
  9. The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 
  10. The Competition Act, 2002

UNIT – VI: COMMERCIAL LAW

  1. Essential elements of contract and e-contract
  2. Breach of contract, frustration of contract, void and voidable agreements
  3. Standard form of contract and quasi-contract
  4. Specific contracts – Bailment, pledge, indemnity, guarantee and agency
  5. Sale of Goods Act, 1930
  6. Partnership and limited liability partnership
  7. Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881
  8. Company law – Incorporation of a company, prospectus, shares and debentures
  9. Company law – Directors and meetings
  10. Corporate social responsibility

UNIT-VII: FAMILY LAW

  1. Sources and schools
  2. Marriage and dissolution of marriage
  3. Matrimonial remedies – Divorce and theories of divorce
  4. Changing dimensions of institution of marriage – Live-in relationship
  5. Recognition of foreign decrees in India on marriage and divorce
  6. Maintenance, dower and stridhan
  7. Adoption, guardianship and acknowledgement
  8. Succession and inheritance
  9. Will, gift and wakf
  10. Uniform Civil Code

UNIT –VIII: ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN RIGHTS LAW

  1. Meaning and concept of ‘environment’ and ‘environmental pollution’
  2. International environmental law and UN Conferences
  3. Constitutional and legal framework for protection of environment in India
  4. Environmental Impact Assessment and control of hazardous waste in India
  5. National Green Tribunal
  6. Concept and development of human rights
  7. Universalism and cultural relativism
  8. International Bill of Rights
  9. Group rights 
  10. Protection and enforcement of human rights in India 

UNIT – IX: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LAW

  1. Concept and meaning of intellectual property
  2. Theories of intellectual property
  3. International conventions pertaining to intellectual properties
  4. Copyright and neighboring rights 
  5. Law of patent
  6. Law of trademark 
  7. Protection of Geographical Indications
  8. Bio-diversity and Traditional Knowledge
  9. Information technology law
  10. Cyber crimes, penalties and adjudication

UNIT – X: COMPARATIVE PUBLIC LAW AND SYSTEMS OF GOVERNANCE

  1. Comparative Law 
  2. Forms of governments
  3. Models of federalism 
  4. Rule of Law 
  5. Separation of powers
  6. Independence of judiciary, judicial activism and accountability 
  7. Systems of constitutional review 
  8. Amendment of the Constitution 
  9. Ombudsman
  10. Open Government and Right to Information

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