KNC501/KNC601 Constitution of India, Law and Engineering

Course References

Course Objective:

    • 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.

Course Outcome:

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.

Suggested Readings:

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:

Prescribed Legislations:

    • 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.

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