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CUET PG LLM Syllabus 2023 for Criminal Law 1 is as follows:
General Principles of Crime;
Conceptions of Crime;
The distinction between Crime and other wrongs under common Law – Crime and morality distinction – Circumstances when morality amounts to crime ‐ The state’s responsibility to detect, control and punish crime
Principles of criminal liability – Actus reus and men's 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)
General Exceptions: Sections 76 – 106; Criminal act by several persons or groups: Sections 34 – 38
CUET PG LLM Syllabus 2023 for Property law is as follows:
general principles of Transfer of Property by Act of parties inter‐ vivos
Concept and meaning of immovable property‐ Transferable Immovable Property‐ Persons Competent to transfer
Operation of Transfer‐ Conditions restraining alienation and restrictions repugnant to the interest created‐ a rule against perpetuity and exceptions
Direction for accumulation‐ Vested and Contingent interest
The doctrine of the electron‐ transfer by ostensible and co‐owner
Apportionment‐ Priority of rights‐ Rent paid to the holder under the defective title‐ Improvements made by the bonafide holder
The doctrine of Lis pendens‐ Fraudulent transfer and part‐performance
Mortgages of Immovable property
Definition‐ Kinds of mortgages and their features
Rights and liabilities of mortgagor and mortgagee
Priority of securities‐ Marshalling and contribution
Sale of immovable property: Rights and liabilities of seller and buyer before and after completion of sale
Difference between sale and contract for sale; Leases of immovable property
Definition‐ Scope‐ the creation of lease‐ rights and liabilities of lessor and lessee Determination and holding over
Exchange: Definition and mode‐ Actionable Claims; Gifts: Scope‐ meaning‐ mode of transfer‐ universal gifts‐ onerous gifts
Exchange: Definition and mode‐ Actionable Claims; Gifts: Scope‐ meaning‐ mode of transfer‐ universal gifts‐ onerous gifts
Law of Trusts with Fiduciary Relations: Definitions of Trust and its comparison with other relationships like Debt, Ownership, Bailment, Agency and Contract
Kinds of Trusts
Creation of Trust‐ Appointment of Trustees‐ Duties and Liabilities of Trustees Rights and Powers of Trustees‐ Disabilities of Trustee‐ Rights and Liabilities of the Beneficiary‐ Vacating the office of trustee and Extinction of Trusts
CUET PG LLM Syllabus 2023 for Administrative law is as follows:
Evolution‐ Nature and Scope of Administrative Law‐ Relation with Constitutional Law Separation of powers and concepts
Rule of law‐ Council d’ Estate (French system) ‐
Classification of Administration Action‐ functions‐ Administrative direction and discretion
The legislative power of the administration‐ Extent of delegation and control over delegated Legislation‐ Sub‐delegation
Judicial‐ Parliamentary control over delegated Legislation
The judicial power of Administration‐ Nature of procedure‐ Principles of Natural justice
Effect of non‐compliance with principles of Natural Justice
The exception to principles of Natural Justice
Judicial control of Administrative action – Writs
Principles and Procedure ‐ Public Law Review and Private Law Review of Administration action‐ Liability of State – Torts
Contract‐ Promissory Estoppel‐ Government Privileges‐ Right of information
The doctrine of Legitimate expectation‐ Doctrine of Accountability
Waiver‐ Doctrine of Proportionality
Corporations and Public undertaking‐ Commission of Enquiry‐ Ombudsman in India (Lokpal and Lokayukta)
Central Vigilance Commission‐ Parliamentary Committees Civil services in India
Accountability and responsibility‐ Problems and ProspectivesAdministrative deviance
Corruption‐ Mal‐administration‐ Control mechanism of Accountability
Here is the CUET PG LLM Syllabus 2023 for Labour law:
Introduction to Law of Industrial Disputes Act, 1947: Historical Aspects‐Master and slave relationship‐Industrial revolution‐Laissez‐faire state‐Impact of the Constitution on Labour provision
Definition and law relating to Appropriate Government‐ Award and settlement‐ Industry‐Industrial Dispute‐ Workman. Strikes and Lock‐out
Industrial Disputes Act, 1947: Lay‐off –Retrenchment‐ Closure ‐ Unfair Labour Practices and Role of Government; Authorities under the Act (Chapter II) to be read with chapters II B, III and IV Adjudication and Arbitration; Restrictions on the right of the employer
Chapter IIA‐Notice of change, section 11‐A and sections 33,33A; Recovery of money due from an employer. Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946 and Disciplinary Enquiry
Trade Unions Act, 1926: Salient features of the enactment and important definitions ‐ Registration of Unions, Amalgamation of Unions, Cancellation and Registration of Trade Unions, Funds of the Union, Immunity enjoyed by the Union. Workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923
The emergence of the legislation‐Total and partial disablement –Dependent‐Workman‐Wages‐ Liability of the employer to pay compensation and right of the workman to receive compensation
Accident “Arising out of and in the course of employment”‐Occupational disease‐ Doctrine of Added peril
Labour Welfare Legislations: The Employees State Insurance Act, 1948
Corporation, Standing Committee and Medical Benefit Council; Contributions; Benefits
Adjudication of disputes and Claims; Penalties. The Employees Provident Fund Act, 1952
Employees Provident Fund Scheme and Authorities; Miscellaneous
The Maternity Benefit
Act, 1961‐ its object and its scope
The Minimum Wages Act, 1948‐ Fixation of minimum rates of wages ‐ working hours and determination of wages and claims
The Factories Act‐ its essential features, Safety, Health and Welfare measures
The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970 ‐ its object and its essential features
Criminal Law - II: Criminal Procedure Code, 1973; Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 & Probation of Offenders Act, 1958
CUET PG LLM Syllabus 2023 for Criminal Law II is as follows:
Introductory and Pre‐trial Process Meaning of procedure; The organization of the functionaries under the Code; their duties, functions, and powers
First Information Report, complaint
Types of trial and Features of a fair trial
Trial Process‐I: Magisterial Powers to take cognizance, Commencement of proceedings
Dismissal of complaints, Charge
Processes to compel appearance and production of things, Bail
Preliminary pleas to bar trial
Trail Process‐II Provisions as to Inquiries and Trials, Judgment.
Appeals, Revision and Reference, Security for keeping peace and good behaviour, Maintenance
Miscellaneous: Transfer of cases, Execution, suspension, remission and commutation of sentences, Disposal of property, Preventive action of the police., Irregular proceedings
Limitation of taking cognizance. Compounding of offences and plea bargaining.Criminal Rules and Practice
Salient features of the Probation of Offenders Act, 1958.
CUET PG LLM Syllabus 2023 for Jurisprudence:
Meaning and nature of ‘Jurisprudence’ ‐ Purpose and value of Jurisprudence ‐Schools of Jurisprudence: Natural law, Imperative Theory, Legal Realism, Historical School, Sociological School.
Functions and purpose of the law, questions of law, fact, and discretion ‐ Justice and its kinds ‐ Civil and Criminal Administration of Justice
Theories of Punishment and Secondary functions of the Court.
Sources of Law: Legislation, Precedent, and Custom ‐ A Comparative study
Legal Concepts: Right and Duty, Kinds, Meaning of Right in its broader sense
Possession: Idea of Ownership, kinds of Ownership, Difference between Possession and Ownership; Nature of Personality, Status of the Unborn, Minor, Lunatic, Drunken and Dead Persons.
Liability: Conditions for imposing liability ‐ Wrongful act: Damnum Sine Injuria, causation, men's rea, intention, malice, negligence and recklessness, strict liability, vicarious liability, obligation.
Here is the CUET PG LLM Syllabus 2023 for Clinical Course - 1:
The legal profession and its responsibilities; The equipment of the lawyer
Conduct in court
Professional conduct, in general
Privileges of a lawyer
Salient features of the Advocates Act, 1961
Duty to the court
Duty to the profession
Responsibility to the opponent
Duty to the client
Duty to the self
Responsibility to the public and the state
Contempt of Court Act, 1972 - Selected significant judgments of the Supreme Court:
Selected opinions of the Bar Council of India
Accountancy for lawyers: Need for maintenance of accounts‐ Books of accounts that need to be maintained‐ Cash Book, journal, and ledger
Elementary aspects of bookkeeping: Meaning, object, journal, double entry system, the closing of accounts.
The cash and bulk transaction‐ The Cashbook‐ Journal proper, especially concerning client’s accounts‐ Ledger, Trial balance and final accounts‐ Commercial mathematics. Mode of assessment:
CUET PG Law Syllabus - Public Internation Law
UNIT‐I Nature, definition, origin, and basis of International Law; Sources of International Law; Relationship between Municipal and International Law; Subjects of International Law.
UNIT-II States as subjects of International Law: States in general; Recognition; State territorial sovereignty.
UNIT-III State Jurisdiction: Law of the sea; State Responsibility; Succession to rights and obligations.
UNIT-IV State and Individual ‐ Extradition, Asylum, and Nationality; the agents of international business; diplomatic envoys, consuls, and other representatives; the law and practice of treaties.
UNIT-V United Nations Organization ‐ Principal organs and their functions; World Trade Organization‐Main features; International Labour Organization
CUET PG Law Syllabus - Human Rights Law & Practise
UNIT-I Jurisprudence of Human Rights; Nature, definition, origin and theories of human rights.
UNIT-II Universal protection of human rights‐ United Nations and Human Rights‐ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948; International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1966; International Covenant Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 1966.
UNIT ‐ III Regional Protection of Human rights‐ European system‐ Inter-American System‐ African System
UNIT-IV Protection of Human Rights at the national level; Human rights and the Constitution; The Protection of Human rights Act, 1993.
UNIT-V Human Rights and Vulnerable Groups: Rights of Women, Children, Disabled, Tribals, Aged and Minorities ‐ National and International Legal Developments
CUET PG Law Syllabus - Right to Information
UNIT‐I Right to Information before Right to Information Act, 2005; Significance in democracy; Constitutional basis; Supreme Court on the right to information.
UNIT‐II RTI Act‐ definitions; Right to information and obligations of public authorities.
UNIT‐III Central Information Commission; State Information Commission; Powers and functions of information commissions; Appeals and penalties.
UNIT‐IV Other related laws ‐ The Official Secrets Act, 1923; The Public Records Act, 1993; The Public Records Rules, 1997; The Freedom of Information Act, 2002; The Commission of Inquiry Act, 1952; The Commission of Inquiry (Central) Rules, 1972.
UNIT‐V Best practices‐ A study of decisions rendered by state commissions and central Commission in the following areas of – Police, Revenue, PWD, Irrigation, Secretariat, BSNL, Posts and Telegraphs, Scheduled Banks, CPWD, Income Tax Department, Central Excise Department, Local Authorities.
CUET PG Law Syllabus - Banking Law
UNIT-I Indian Banking Structure ‐ Origin – Evolution of Banking Institutions – Types and functions of banks ‐ Commercial banks – Functions – Banking Companies in India – RBI ‐ Constitution, Management and Functions ‐ Banking Regulation Act, 1949 – State Bank of India‐ UTI, IDBI, RRBs’‐Local banks
UNIT-II Employment of funds ‐ Loans and Advances‐ Guarantees‐ Advances secured by Collateral securities‐ Agency Services‐ Financing of Exports‐ Special Banking Services – Advances to Priority Sectors and Credit Guarantee schemes‐ Securitisation Act, 2002.
UNIT-III Law relating to Negotiable Instruments, 1881 Act (Read with the amended Act of 2002) ‐ Negotiable Instruments ‐ Kinds ‐ Holder and holder in due course – Parties – Negotiation‐ Assignment-Presentment – Endorsement – Liability of parties – Payment in due course – Special rules of evidence ‐ Material alteration – Noting and protest – Paying banker and collecting banker – Bills in sets – Penal provisions under NI Act ‐ Banker’s book Evidence Act.
UNIT-IV Banker and customer Relationship ‐ Definition of banker and customer – General relationship – Special relationship ‐ Banker’s duty of secrecy, banker’s duty to honour cheques, banker’s lien, and banker’s right to set off ‐ Appropriation of payments ‐ Garnishee order ‐ Customer’s duties towards his banker. Opening of New Accounts – Special types of customers ‐ Minor’s A/C, Joint A/C, Partnership A/C, Company’s A/C, Married women’s A/C, Trust A/C, Joint Hindu family A/C ‐ Illiterate persons, lunatics, executors ‐ Precautions required in case of administrators, clubs, societies, and charitable institutions to open an account
UNIT-V Ancillary Services and E-Banking: Remittances ‐ General, DD, MT, TT, Traveler’s cheques, bank orders, credit cards, debit/smart cards, safe deposit vaults, gift cheques, stock investments. E‐Banking ‐Definition – E‐Banking includes ‐ Internet banking, mobile banking, ATM banking, computerized banking –E-banking services – retail services – wholesale services – E‐ Cheque‐ authentication‐Cyber Evidence‐Banking Ombudsman.
CUET PG Law Syllabus - Insurance Law
UNIT – I Introduction: Nature‐ Definition‐ History of Insurance‐ History and development of Insurance in India‐ Insurance Act, 1938‐ (main sections) Insurance Regulatory Authority Act, 1999: Its role and functions.
UNIT – II Contract of Insurance: Classification of the contract of Insurance‐ Nature of various Insurance Contracts‐ Parties there to Principles of good faith – nondisclosure – Misrepresentation in Insurance Contract‐ Insurable Interest‐ Premium: Definition method of payment, days of grace, forfeiture, return of premium, Mortality; The risk – Meaning and scope of risk, Causa Proxima, Assignment of the subject matter.
UNIT – III Life Insurance: Nature and scope of Life Insurance‐ Kinds of Life Insurance. The policy and formation of a life insurance contract‐ Event insured against Life Insurance contract‐ Circumstance affecting the risk‐ Amount recoverable under the Life Policy‐ Persons entitled to payment‐ Settlement of claim and payment of money‐ Life Insurance Act, 1956‐ Insurance against third party rights‐ General Insurance Act, 1972‐ The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 – Sec. (140‐176), Nature and scope‐ Absolute or no-fault liabilities, Third-party or compulsory insurance of motors vehicles‐ Claims Tribunal Public Liability Insurance Legal aspects of Motor Insurance –Claims – Own Damages Claims – Third Party Liability Claims.
UNIT – IV Fire Insurance: Nature and scope of Fire Insurance –Basic Principles – Conditions & Warranties – Right & Duties of Parties – Claims – Some Legal Aspects. Introduction to Agriculture Insurance - History of Crop Insurance in India – Crop Insurance Underwriting, Claims, Problems associated with Crop Insurance – Cattle Insurance in India.
UNIT – V Marine Insurance: Nature and Scope‐ Classification of Marine policies‐ Insurable interest‐ Insurable values‐ Marine insurance and policy‐ Conditions and express warranties‐ Voyage deviation‐ Perils of the sea‐ Loss‐ Kinds of Loss‐ The Marine Insurance Act, 1963 (Sections 1 to 91).
CUET PG Law Syllabus - Alternative Dispute Resolution Systems
UNIT‐I General; Different methods of dispute resolution; Inquisitorial method; Adversarial method; Other methods‐ both formal and informal‐ like Arbitration, Conciliation, Negotiation, Mediation, etc.; Advantages and disadvantages of the above methods; Need for ADRs; International commitments; Domestic needs; Suitability of ADRs to particular types of disputes; Civil Procedure Code and ADRs
UNIT‐II Arbitration: Meaning of arbitration; Attributes of arbitration; General principles of arbitration; Different kinds of arbitration; Qualities and qualifications of an arbitrator; Arbitration agreement and its drafting; Appointment of the arbitrator; Principal steps in arbitration; Arbitral award; Arbitration under Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996.
UNIT‐III Conciliation: Meaning; Different kinds of conciliation‐ facilitative, evaluative, court-annexed, voluntary, and compulsory; Qualities of a conciliator; Duties of a conciliator; Role of a conciliator; Stages of conciliation; Procedure; Conciliation under statutes Industrial Disputes Act, 1947; Family Courts Act, 1984; Hindu Marriage Act, 1955; Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996.
UNIT‐IV Negotiation: Meaning; Different styles of negotiation; Different approaches to negotiation; Phases of negotiation; Qualities of a negotiator; Power to negotiate.
UNIT‐V Mediation: Meaning; Qualities of mediator; Role of mediator; Essential characteristics of the mediation process – voluntary, collaborative, controlled, confidential, informal, impartial & neutral, self-responsible; Different models of mediation; Code of conduct for mediators.
UNIT – I Civil Procedure Code Introduction; Distinction between procedural law and substantive law‐ History of the code, extent and its application, definition; Suits: Jurisdiction of the civil courts‐ Kinds of jurisdiction‐Bar on suits‐ Suits of civil nature (Sec.9); Doctrine of Res sub judice and Res judicata (Sec. 10, 11 and 12); Foreign Judgment (Sec. 13, 14); Place of Suits (Ss. 15 to 20); Transfer of Cases (Ss. 22 to 25).
UNIT – II Institution of suits and summons: (Sec. 26, 0.4 and Sec. 27, 28, 31 and O.5); Interest and Costs (Sec. 34, 35, 35A, B); Pleading: Fundamental rules of pleadings‐ Plaint and Written Statement‐ Return, and rejection of plaint‐ Defences‐ Set off‐ Counterclaim; Parties to the suit (O. 1): Joinder, misjoinder, and non-joinder of parties‐ Misjoinder of causes of action‐ Multifariousness.
UNIT – III Appearance and examination of parties (O.9, O.18) ‐ Discovery, inspection, and production of documents (O.11 & O.13) ‐ First hearing and framing of issues (O.10 and O.14) ‐ Admission and affidavit (O.12 and O.19) ‐ Adjournment (O.17) ‐ Death, marriage‐Insolvency of the parties (O.22) ‐ Withdrawal and compromise of suits (O.23) ‐ Judgment and Decree (O.20); Execution (Sec. 30 to 74, O.21): General principle of execution‐ Power of executing court‐ Transfer of decrees for execution‐ Mode of execution‐ a) Arrest and detention, b) Attachment, c) Sale.
UNIT – IV Suits in particular cases; Suits by or against Governments (Sec. 79 to 82, O.27); Suits by aliensand by or against foreign rulers and ambassadors (Sec. 85 to 87); Suits relating to public matters (Sec. 91 to 93); Suits by or against firms (O.30); Suits by or against minors and unsound persons (O.32); Suits by indigent persons (O.33); Inter‐pleader suits (Sec. 88, O.35); Interim Orders; Commissions (Sec. 75, O.26); Arrest before judgment and attachments before judgment (O.38); Temporary injunctions (O.39); Appointment of receivers (O.40); Appeals (Ss. 90 to 109, O.41, 42, 43, 45); Reference‐ Review and Revision (Ss. 113, 114, 115, O.46, O.46); Caveat (Sec. 144. A)‐ Inherent powers of the court (Ss. 148, 149, 151).
UNIT –V Limitation Act
CUET PG Law Syllabus - Intellectual Property Rights - 1
UNIT I - Introductory Aspects: Overview of the concept of property; Industrial property and non‐industrial property; Historical background of IPR; Importance of human creativity in the present scenario; Different forms of IP and its conceptual analysis. Patents: Introduction and overview of patent protection; History of Patent protections; What is patent and definition of the patent; Object of the patent; Scope and salient features of the patent; How to obtain a patent; Product patent and Process patent; Specification – Provisional and complete specification; Procedure for patent applications; Register of patents and Patent Office; Rights and obligations of the patentee; Transfer of Patent Rights; Government use of inventions; Biotech patents and patentability of life forms; Infringement of Patents; Offences and Penalties.
UNIT II - Trade Marks: Introduction and overview of the trademark; Evolution of trademark law; Object of the trade mark; Features of the good trade mark; Different forms of the trade mark; Trade mark registry and register of trademarks; Property in a trademark; Registrable and non-registrable marks; Basic principles of registration of trademark; Deceptive similarity; Assignment and transmission; Rectification of register; Infringement of trademark; Passing off; Domain name protection and registration; Offences and penalties.
UNIT III - Introduction and overview of Cyber Intellectual Property: Intellectual property and cyberspace; The emergence of cyber-crime; Grant in software patent and Copyright in software; Software piracy; Trademarks issues related to Internet (Domain name); Data protection in cyberspace; E‐commerce and E‐ contract; Salient features of Information Technology Act; IPR provisions in IT Act; Internet policy of Government of India.
UNIT IV - Geographical Indications: Introduction and overview of geographical indications; Meaning and scope of geographical indications; Important geographical indications of India and its features; Salient features of the Protection of Geographical Indications Act; Protection of geographical indications; Misleading use of geographical indications; Registration of geographical indications; Right to use geographical indications; Infringement; Remedies against infringement; Role and functions of Registrar of Geographical indication; Conflict between Trade mark and geographical indications.
UNIT V - International Convention and Treaties: Paris Convention: Background; Salient features of Paris Convention; Governing rules of Paris Convention; Patent Cooperation Treaty: Background; Objectives of PCT; Salient features of PCT; Madrid Convention: Salient features; International registration of marks; World Intellectual Property Organisation: Background; Salient features WIPO; Organisation of WIPO.
Penology and Victimology
UNIT I - Introduction: Notion of punishment in law; Difference between crime prevention and control; Theories of punishments.
UNIT II - Kinds of punishment: Sentencing policies and processes; the riddle of capital punishment.
UNIT III - Prison reforms: Alternatives to imprisonment; Victimology‐ Introduction, history, and philosophy.
UNIT IV - Victimology: European experience; American experience; Victim witness assistance programs; Restitution.
UNIT V - Victimology: Indian experience; Legal framework; Role of Courts; Role of NHRC.
CUET PG LLM Syllabus 2023 - Interpretation of Statutes & Principles of Legislation
UNIT I - Basic Principles; Guiding Rules; Internal aids to construction.
UNIT II - External aids to construction.
UNIT III - Subsidiary rules; Operation of statutes; Expiry and repeal of statutes.
UNIT IV - Statutes affecting the state; Statutes affecting the jurisdiction of courts. Construction of taxing statutes and evasion of statutes; Remedial and penal statutes.
UNIT V - Principles of Legislation.
CUET PG LLM Syllabus 2023 - Competition Law
UNIT I - Constitutional provisions regulating trade; Salient features of MRTP Act, 1986; Salient features of Consumer Protection Act, 1986.
UNIT II - Sherman Antitrust Act, 1890; Relevant provisions of Clayton Act, 1914; Relevant provisions of the Federal Trade Commission Act; Salient features of U.K. Competition Act, 1998.
UNIT III - Competition Act, 2002; Preliminary; Prohibition of certain agreements, abuse of dominant position, and regulation of combinations. UNIT‐III Competition Commission of India; Duties, powers, and functions. UNIT‐III Duties of Director general; Penalties; Competition advocacy; Important judgments of the Supreme Court.
UNIT I - Introduction: Distinction between substantive and procedural law‐ Conceptions of evidence in classical Hindu and Islamic Jurisprudence‐ Evidence in customary law systems (Non‐state law)‐ Introduction to the British ‘Principles of Evidence’‐ Legislations dealing with evidence (other than Indian Evidence Act) with special reference to CPC, Cr.P.C., Bankers Book Evidence Act, Commercial Document Evidence Act, Fiscal and revenue Laws‐ Salient features of the Indian Evidence Act, 1861, Applicability of the Indian Evidence Act. Central Conceptions in Law of Evidence ‐ Facts in issue and relevant facts‐ Evidence‐ Circumstantial and direct evidence Presumptions, proved, disproved, not proved‐ Witness‐ Appreciation of evidence. Relevancy of Facts‐ Facts connected with facts in issue‐Doctrine of Res gestae; Sections 6, 7, 8, and 9 of Evidence Act‐ Evidence of Common Intention‐Section10, Relevancy or otherwise irrelevant facts‐ Facts to prove right or custom (Section13) Facts concerning the state of mind/state of body or bodily feelings (Sections 14 and 15) ‐ Relevancy and admissibility of admissions, privileged admissions‐ the evidentiary value of admissions (Sections 17 to 23).
UNIT II Relevancy and admissibility of confessions‐ Admissibility of information received from an accused person in custody‐ Confession of co‐accused (Sections 24 to 30) ‐ Admitted facts need not be proved (Section 58); Dying declaration‐ Justification for Judicial relevance standards for appreciation of evidentiary value‐Section 32 concerning English Law ‐Other statements by persons who cannot be called as witnesses‐ (Sections 32(2) to (8), 33)‐ Statement under special circumstances (Sections 34 to 39); Relevance of judgments‐ General principles – Fraud and collusion (Sections 40 to Sec. 44); Expert testimony: General principles (Sections 45‐50) ‐ Who is an expert‐ Types of expert evidence – Problems of judicial defence to expert testimony.
UNIT III - Character evidence‐ Meaning – Evidence in Civil Criminal cases; English Law (Sections 52‐55)‐ Oral and documentary Evidence ‐Introduction on Proof of facts General principles concerning oral; Evidence (Sections 59‐60)‐ General principles concerning documentary; Evidence (Sections 61‐90)‐ General principles regarding exclusion by evidence (Sections 91‐100).
UNIT IV - Burden of Proof‐ The general conception of onus probandi (Section 101)‐ General and special exception to onus probandi (Sections102‐106)‐ The justification of presumption and burden of proof (Sections 107 to 114) with special reference to presumption to the legitimacy of child and presumption as to dowry death‐ Doctrine of judicial notice and presumptions. Estoppel: Scope of Estoppel ‐ Introduction to its rationale (Section 115), Estoppel distinguished from Res judicata ‐ Waiver and Presumption‐ Kinds of Estoppel‐ Equitable and Promissory Estoppel‐ Tenancy Estoppel (Section 116).
UNIT V - Witness, Examination and Cross-Examination: Competence to testify (Sections 118 to 120)‐ Privileged communications (Sections 121 to 128)‐ General principles of examination and cross-examination (Sections 135 to 166)‐ Leading questions (Sections 141‐ 145)‐ Approver’s testimony (Section 133)‐ Hostile witnesses (Section 154)‐ Compulsion to answer questions (Sections 147, 153)‐Questions of corroboration(Sections 156‐157)‐ Improper admission of evidence.
CUET PG LLM Syllabus 2023 - Taxation
UNIT I - Concept of Tax‐ Nature and characteristics of taxes‐ Distinction between tax and fee, tax and cess‐ Direct and Indirect taxes‐ Tax evasion and tax avoidance‐ Scope of taxing powers of Parliament, State Legislatures and Local bodies. The Income Tax Act: Basis of taxation of Income‐ Incomes exempted from tax‐ Income from salaries‐ Income from house property‐ Income from business or profession and vocation‐ Income from other sources‐ Taxation of individuals, HUF, firms, an association of persons, Co-operative Societies and Non‐ Residents.
UNIT II - Income Tax Authorities‐ Their appointment‐ Jurisdiction‐ Powers and functions Provisions relating to collection and recovery of tax Refund of tax, appeal and revision provisions, offences, and penalties. Wealth Tax: Charge of Wealth tax, assets, deemed assets, and assets exempted from tax. Wealth tax Authorities‐ Offences and penalties.
UNIT III - Central Excise Laws: Nature, scope, and basis of levy of Central Excise duty‐ Meaning of goods‐ Manufacture and manufacturer‐ Classification and valuation of goods‐ Duty payment and exemption provisions‐ Provisions and procedures dealing with registration and clearance of goods‐ An overview of set‐off of duty scheme.
UNIT IV - Customs Laws: Legislative background of the levy‐ Appointment of Customs officers Ports‐ warehouses‐ Nature and restrictions on exports and imports‐ Levy, exemption, and collection of customs duties, and overview of law and procedure ‐ Clearance of goods from the port, including baggage‐ Goods imported or exported by post, and stores and goods in transit‐ Duty drawback provisions.
UNIT V - Central Sales Tax Laws: Evolution and scope of levy of Central Sales tax‐ Inter‐ State sale outside a State and sale in the course of import and export‐ Basic principles Registration of dealers and determination of taxable turnover; Service Tax – Main features of Service Tax; VAT‐ Introduction to Value Added Tax.
UNIT I - Indian Copyright Law: Introduction and overview of copyright: History of the concept of copyright and related rights; Nature of copyright: Salient features of Copyright Act; Subject matter of copyright; Literary work; Dramatic work; Musical works; Artistic works; Cinematographic films; Sound recordings; Term of copyright; Computer software and copyright protection; Author and ownership of copyright; Rights conferred by copyright; Assignment, transmission, and relinquishment of copyright; Infringement of copyright; Remedies against infringement of copyright
UNIT II - Biological Diversity Law: Introduction and overview of Biological Diversity; Meaning and scope of Biological Diversity; Biological resources and traditional knowledge; Salient features of Biological Diversity Act; Biological Diversity concerns and issues; Bio piracy; Regulation of access to Biological Diversity; National Biodiversity Authority; Functions and powers of Biodiversity Authority; State Biodiversity Board; Biodiversity Management Committee and its functions.
UNIT III - Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers Rights Law: Legal concepts relating to the protection of plant varieties rights; Legal concepts relating to the protection of plant breeders' rights; IPR in new plant varieties; Policy and objectives of protection of plant varieties and farmers rights act; Plant varieties and Farmers' rights protection authority; National register of plant varieties; Procedure for registration; Rights and privileges; Benefit-sharing; Compensation to communities; Compulsory license; Relief against infringement; National Gene Fund.
UNIT IV - Designs Law: Introduction and overview of Designs Law; Salient features of Designs Law; Procedure for registration; Rights conferred by registration; Copyright in registered designs; Infringement; Powers and duties and Controller; Distinction between design, trademark, copyright & patent.
UNIT V - International Treaties / Conventions on IPR: TRIPS Agreement: Background; Salient Features of TRIPS; TRIPS and Indian IPR; Berne Convention: Background; Salient features of Paris Convention; Convention of Bio‐Diversity: Objectives of CBD; Salient features of CBD; International IPR agreements affecting the protection of plant varieties: The WTO Doha round of trade negotiations; International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources (“ITPGR”)
CUET LLM Syllabus - White Collar Crimes (Privileged Class Deviance)
UNIT I - Introduction ‐ Concept of white collar crime – Indian approaches to socio‐economic offences‐ forms of privileged class deviance – official deviance (Legislators, judges, and bureaucrats), professional deviance, trade union deviants, land law deviance, upper-class deviance, police deviance, gender-based deviance, deviance by religious leaders and organizations.
UNIT II - Official deviance; Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.
UNIT III - Police and politicians’ deviance; N. N. Vohra Committee Report; Lokpal and Lokayukta institutions.
UNIT IV- Professional deviance; Medical profession ‐ The Lentin Commission Report; Legal profession – Opinions of Disciplinary Committee of Bar Council of India.
UNIT V - Gender-based deviance – sexual harassment; Offences against scheduled castes and scheduled tribes
CUET LLM Syllabus 2023 - Women & Criminal Law & Law Relating to Child
UNIT I - Women in Pre‐Constitution Period: Social and Legal Inequality; Social Reform Movement in India; Legislative response in India. Women & children in Post‐Constitution Period. Provisions of the Constitution of India Preamble, Art.14, 15, 23, and Part IV Legal Measures in relating to Child Labour Women and Political Representation.
UNIT II - Different Personal Laws‐ Unequal Position of Indian Women‐Uniform Civil Code; Sex Inequality in Inheritance Rights: Right of Inheritance by birth for Sons and not for Daughters; Inheritance under Christian Law; Inheritance under Muslim Law; Matrimonial Property Law; Right of Women to be Guardian of her minor sons and daughters.
UNIT III - Law of Divorce ‐ Christian Law‐Discriminatory Provision; Muslim Law‐ Inheritance divorce. Women and Social Legislation: Dowry Prohibition Law; Sex Determination Test, Law relating to Prevention of Immoral Trafficking in Women Act.
UNIT IV - Women and Criminal Law: Adultery; Rape; Outraging the Modesty of Women; Kidnapping; Sati Prohibition Law; Law relating to Domestic Violence; Law relating to Eve Teasing; Indecent Representation of Women Act.
UNIT V Women and Employment: Factories Act‐ Provisions relating to women; Maternity Benefit Act; Equal Remuneration Act; Law Relating to Sexual Harassment at Working Place; N.C.W‐Aims, Functions, and Performance.
CUET LLM Syllabus 2023 - Law Relating to International Trade
UNIT I - Historical perspectives of International Trade, Institutions – UNCTAD, UNCITRAL, GATT (1947‐ 1994); World Trade Organization‐Objectives, Structure, Power; Most Favored Nation Treatment and National Treatment; Tariffs and Safeguard measures.
UNIT II - Technical Barriers to Trade; Sanitary and Phytosanitary measures; Trade-Related Investment Measures (TRIMs); Anti-Dumping, Subsidies and Countervailing Measures; Dispute Settlement Process.
UNIT III - International Sales of Goods Formation and Performance of International Contracts, Various Forms, and Standardization of Terms; Acceptance and Rejection of Goods, Frustration of Contract, Invoices and packing Product liability.
UNIT IV - Exports – Insurance of Goods in Transit; Marine Insurance and kinds; Law on Carriage of goods by sea, land, and air, Container transport, Pre‐Shipment Inspection, Licensing of Exports and Imports.
UNIT V - Laws Governing Finance and Investments; Foreign Collaboration and Investment Policy; Foreign Direct Investment in Industries and Governing Policies; Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs): Investment by Non‐resident Indians (NRIs) and Overseas Corporate Bodies (OCBs); Foreign Collaboration Agreement‐ Foreign Technology Agreement; Foreign Companies and Foreign Nationals in India.
Total weightage, Including all these sections, is 25%
CA/GS + General Knowledge
QT- Quantitative Reasoning
LR- Logical Reasoning 39
LR- Legal Reasoning
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