UGC NET Exam Law Subject Syllabus

Code No. : 58

UGC NET Law Paper II :

1. Constitutional Law of India :

  • Preamble
  • Fundamental Rights and Duties.
  • Directive Principles of State Policy.
  • Judiciary
  • Executive
  • Union State Legislative Relations.
  • Emergency Provisions
  • Amendment of the Constitution.
  • Writ Jurisdiction

2. Legal Theory :

  • Nature and Sources of Law.
  • Positivism, Natural. Law Theory, Sociological Jurisprudence.
  • Theories of Punishment.
  • Rights and Duties.
  • Concepts of Possession and Ownership.

3. Public International Law :

  • Nature of International Law and its relationship with Municipal Law.
  • Sources of International Law.
  • Recognition of States and Governments.
  • United Nations
  • Settlement of International Disputes.
  • Human Rights

4. Family Law :

  • Concepts in Family Law.
  • Sources of Family Law in India.
  • Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage.

5. Law of Contracts : General Principles

  • Essentials of a valid contract.
  • Offer, acceptance and consideration.
  • Capacity to Contract : Minor’s contract.
  • Elements vitiating contract : Mistake, fraud, misrepresentation, public policy, coercion, undue influence, frustration of contract.
  • Remedies for breach of contract : Damages.

6. Law of Torts :

  • Foundation of Tortuous Liability.
  • General Defences to an action of Torty.
  • Vicarious Liability
  • Remoteness of Damages.
  • Contributory Negligence
  • Absolute and Strict Liability.

7. Law of Crimes : General Principles

  • Nature and Definition of Offence.
  • General Exceptions
  • Common Intention and Common Object.
  • Criminal Attempt, Conspiracy and Abetment.
  • Offences against Women.

8. Labour Law :

  • Concepts : Industry, Industrial Dispute and Workman.
  • Trade Unions : Rights and Immunities of Registered Trade Union; Registration and its advantages.
  • Methods for Settlement of Industrial Disputes under Industrial Disputes Act, 1947.
  • Strike and Lockout as Instruments of Collective Bargaining.
  • Retrenchment, Lay – off and Closures.

UGC NET Law Paper III ( Parts A & B ) ( Core and Elective / Optional ) :

Unit – I :

  • Essential Features of Indian Constitution.
  • Distribution of Legislative Powers between Union and States.
  • Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties and Directive Principles of State Policy.
  • Judiciary
  • Parliament and State Legislatures
  • Amending Process of the Constitution.
  • Role of Election Commission in Democratic Process.

Unit – II :

  • Nature, Scope and Importance of Administrative Law.
  • Principles of Natural Justice.
  • Administrative Discretion and its control.
  • Judicial Review of Administrative Action-Writ Jurisdiction.
  • Lokpal and Lokayukta.

Unit – III :

  • Nature and Sources of Law.
  • Legal Concepts : Right, Duty, Ownership, Possession and Person Judicial. Process : Application of Doctrine of Precedent of India.
  • Judicial Contribution in Bringing Social Changes.
  • Law and Morality.

Unit – IV :

  • General Principles of Criminal Law-meaning, nature, essentials and stages of offence.
  • Joint Liability; Abetment and Criminal Conspiracy.
  • Offences against Human Body.
  • Offences against Property.
  • Defamation

Unit – V :

  • Environmental Pollution : Meaning of Environment and Environmental Pollution; Kinds of Pollution.
  • Legislative Measures for Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution in India – Air and Water Pollution and General Protection of Environment.
  • International Development for protection of Environmental Pollution.
  • Remedies for Environmental Protection : Civil, Criminal and Constitutional.
  • Importance of Forest and Wildlife in protecting environment.
  • Environmental impact assessment and control of Hazardous wastes.

Unit – VI :

  • Nature of International Law and its sources.
  • Concept of sovereignty and its relevance today.
  • Recognition of State and Governments.
  • Extradition, Asylum, Nationality and Status of Refugees.
  • International Court of Justice.
  • UNO and its organs.
  • Global Trade Regime under International Law.

Unit – VII :

  • Marriage
  • Divorce
  • Adoption and Guardianship
  • Maintenance
  • Matrimonial Remedies
  • Uniform Civil Code

Unit – VIII :

  • Concept and Development of Human Rights.
  • Contribution of United Nations in the development and implementation of Human Rights.
  • Implementation of Human Rights in India : Role of National Human Rights Commission.
  • Protection of Marginalised Groups : Women, Children, Minorities and Refugees.

Unit – IX :

  • Nature and definition of Tort.
  • General Principles of Tortuous Liability.
  • Specific Torts : Negligence, Nuisance and Defamation.
  • Absolute Liability : Emerging trends in India.
  • Consumer Protection : Evolution of Consumer Rights and Redressal of Consumer Grievances.

Unit – X :

  • Partnership Act : Nature and essentials of partnership mutual rights and liabilities of partners, advantages of registration of firms.
  • Sales of Goods Act.
  • Negotiable Instruments Act.
  • Company Law : Role of Directors, Doctrines of Indoor Management and Ultra Vires.

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