KNC501/KNC601 Constitution of India, Law and Engineering
- To acquaint the students with legacies of constitutional development in India and help those to understand the most diversified legal document of India and philosophy behind it.
- To make students aware of the theoretical and functional aspects of the Indian Parliamentary System.
- To channelize students’ thinking towards basic understanding of the legal concepts and its implications for engineers.
- To acquaint students with latest intellectual property rights and innovation environment with related regulatory framework.
- To make students learn about role of engineering in business organizations and e-governance.
At the end of the course, learners should be able to –
- Identify and explore the basic features and modalities about Indian constitution.
- Differentiate and relate the functioning of Indian parliamentary system at the center and state level.
- Differentiate different aspects of Indian Legal System and its related bodies.
- Discover and apply different laws and regulations related to engineering practices.
- Correlate role of engineers with different organizations and governance models
Pedagogy: Lecture, Problem based learning, Group discussions, Visual media, Films, Documentaries, Debate forums.
- Brij Kishore Sharma: Introduction to the Indian Constitution, 8th Edition, PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
- Granville Austin: The Indian Constitution: Cornerstone of a Nation (Classic Reissue), Oxford University Press.
- S.G Subramanian: Indian Constitution and Indian Polity, 2nd Edition, Pearson Education 2020.
- Subhash C. Kashyap: Our Constitution: An Introduction to India’s Constitution and constitutional Law, NBT, 2018.
- Madhav Khosla: The Indian Constitution, Oxford University Press.
- PM Bakshi: The Constitution of India, Latest Edition, Universal Law Publishing.
- V.K. Ahuja: Law Relating to Intellectual Property Rights (2007)
- Suresh T. Viswanathan: The Indian Cyber Laws, Bharat Law House, New Delhi‐88
- P. Narayan: Intellectual Property Law, Eastern Law House, New Delhi
- Prabudh Ganguli: Gearing up for Patents: The Indian Scenario, Orient Longman.
- BL Wadehra: Patents, Trademarks, Designs and Geological Indications Universal Law Publishing – LexisNexis.
- Intellectual Property Rights: Law and Practice, Module III by ICSI (only relevant sections)
- Executive programme study material Company Law, Module II, by ICSI (The Institute of Companies Secretaries of India) (Only relevant sections i.e., Study 1, 4 and 36).
- Handbook on e-Governance Project Lifecycle, Department of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India.
- Companies Act, 2013 Key highlights and analysis by PWC.
Referred Case Studies:
- Keshavanand Bharati V. State of Kerala, AIR 1973 SC 1461.
- Maneka Gandhi V. Union of India AIR, 1978 SC 597.
- S.R. Bammai V. Union of India, AIR 1994 SC 1918.
- Kuldip Nayyar V. Union of India, AIR 2006 SC312.
- A.D.M. Jabalpur V. ShivkantShakla, AIR 1976 SC1207.
- Remshwar Prasad V. Union of India, AIR 2006 SC980.
- Keshav Singh in re, AIR 1965 SC 745.
- Union of India V. Talsiram, AIR 1985 SC 1416.
- Atiabari Tea Estate Co.V. State of Assam, AIR 1961SC232.
- SBP & Co. Vs. Patel Engg. Ltd. 2005 (8) SCC 618.
- Krishna Bhagya Jala Nigam Ltd. Vs. G. Arischandra Reddy (2007) 2 SCC 720.
- Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Vs. Saw Pipes Ltd. 2003 (4) SCALE 92 – 185.
Other relevant case studies:
- Information Technology Act, 2000 with latest amendments.
- RTI Act 2005 with latest amendments.
- Information Technology Rules, 2000
- Cyber Regulation Appellate Tribunal Rules, 2000
Suggested aid for Students and Pedagogic purpose:
- RSTV debates on corporate law, IPR and patent issues
- NPTEL lectures on IPR and patent rights
Episodes of 10 – part mini TV series “Samvidhan: The Making of Constitution of India” by RSTV.