Assistant Professor in Law (Syllabus)
FURTHER DETAILS REGARDING MAIN TOPICS OF
PROGRAMME NO. 12/2015/ONLINE (Item No. 5)
LECTURER IN LAW
COLLEGIATE EDUCATION (GOVERNMENT LAW COLLEGES)
(CATEGORY Nos. 657/2012)
MODULE I: CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
Salient features – Preamble and interpretation of the Constitution – Fundamental rights –
Directive principles – Judiciary – Executive – Legislature – Centre State relations –
Emergency powers – Amendments – Rights given to Civil Servants.
MODULE II: ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
Concept of Environmental protection – Sources, causes and different types of pollution –
environmental protection under the Constitution – Public Interest Litigation – New trends –
Environmental protection laws and its implementation – Mechanism of Boards functioning
under Central and State Governments – Air Act, Water Act, Forest Act, Wild Life Act,
Biodiversity Act – Common Law remedies for protection of Environment.
MODULE III: LABOUR LAWS
Industrial Disputes Act – Standing Orders Act – Trade Union Act and Collective bargaining
– Protection of Women and Children in Industrial sector – Health Safety and Welfare of
Workers – Different benefits under E.S.I Act – Workmen Compensation Act – Wages
legislations – Bonus – Maternity benefits.
MODULE IV: CRIMINAL LAW
General Principles of Criminal Liability – Offenses affecting state, human body and
property – Offenses relating to public servants – Constitution of Criminal courts, their
powers, function and jurisdiction – Arrest – Warrant – Summons – Investigation – Trial –
Nature and purpose of evidence – Admission – Confession – Different types of evidence
and its evidentiary value – Estoppel – Competency of witnesses – Examination of Witnesses
– Burden of proof.
MODULE V: ADMINISTRATIVE LAW
Definition and scope of Administrative Law – Concept of rule of law – Doctrine of
separation of powers – Administrative discretion – Delegated legislation – Principles of
Natural justice –Judicial Review – Public Interest litigation – Privileges and immunities of
the state – Tribunals.
MODULE VI: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT
Nature of intellectual property – object of Patent Law – Rights and obligation of Patents –
Trademarks – Licensing of trademark and registered uses – Copyright – object, nature,
rights – Remedies against infringement – Industrial designs – subject matter and registration
– Civil remedies against piracy and defaces – Confidential information and breach of
confidence – Intellectual property and conservation of traditional knowledge.
MODULE VII: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
Information Technology Act – Women and Law – Alternate Dispute Resolution –
Landmark decisions and developments in all areas – Amendments – New trends in Law.
Part VIII Research Methodology/Teaching Aptitude
I. TEACHING APTITUDE
Teaching: Nature, objectives, characteristics and basic requirements;
Factors affecting teaching;
Methods of teaching;
II. RESEARCH APTITUDE
Research: Meaning, Characteristics and types;
Steps of research;
Methods of research;
Paper, article, workshop, seminar, conference and symposium;
Thesis writing: its characteristics and format.
Part IX (a) Salient Features of Indian Constitution
Salient features of the Constitution - Preamble- Its significance and its place in the
interpretation of the Constitution.
Fundamental Rights - Directive Principles of State Policy - Relation between Fundamental
Rights and Directive Principles - Fundamental Duties.
Executive - Legislature - Judiciary - Both at Union and State Level. - Other Constitutional
Centre-State Relations - Legislative - Administrative and Financial.
Services under the Union and the States.
Amendment Provisions of the Constitution.
Part IX(b) Social Welfare Legislations and Programmes
Social Service Legislations like Right to Information Act, Prevention of atrocities against
Women & Children, Food Security Act, Environmental Acts etc. and Social Welfare
Programmes like Employment Guarantee Programme, Organ and Blood Donation etc.
Part X(a) Renaissance in Kerala
TOWARDS A NEW SOCIETY
Introduction to English education - various missionary organisations and their functioningfounding
of educational institutions, factories.printing press etc.
EFFORTS TO REFORM THE SOCIETY
(A) Socio-Religious reform Movements
SNDP Yogam, Nair Service Society, Yogakshema Sabha, Sadhu Jana Paripalana Sangham,
Vaala Samudaya Parishkarani Sabha, Samathwa Samajam, Islam Dharma Paripalana Sangham,
Prathyaksha Raksha Daiva Sabha, Sahodara Prasthanam etc.
(B) Struggles and Social Revolts
Upper cloth revolts.Channar agitation, Vaikom Sathyagraha, Guruvayoor Sathyagraha, Paliyam
Sathyagraha. Kuttamkulam Sathyagraha, Temple Entry Proclamation, Temple Entry Act
.Malyalee Memorial, Ezhava Memorial etc.
Malabar riots, Civil Disobedience Movement, Abstention ovement etc.
ROLE OF PRESS IN RENAISSANCE
Malayalee, Swadeshabhimani, Vivekodayam, Mithavadi, Swaraj, Malayala Manorama,
Bhashaposhini, Mathnubhoomi, Kerala Kaumudi, Samadarsi, Kesari, AI-Ameen, Prabhatham,
AWAKENING THROUGH LITERATURE
Novel, Drama, Poetry, Purogamana Sahithya Prasthanam, Nataka Prashtanam, Library
WOMEN AND SOCIAL CHANGE
Parvathi Nenmenimangalam, Arya Pallam, A V Kuttimalu Amma, Lalitha Prabhu.Akkamma
Cheriyan, Anna Chandi, Lalithambika Antharjanam and others
LEADERS OF RENAISSANCE
Thycaud Ayya Vaikundar, Sree Narayana Guru, Ayyan Kali.Chattampi Swamikal,
Brahmananda Sivayogi, Vagbhadananda, Poikayil Yohannan(Kumara Guru) Dr Palpu,
Palakkunnath Abraham Malpan, Mampuram Thangal, Sahodaran Ayyappan, Pandit K P
Karuppan, Pampadi John Joseph, Mannathu Padmanabhan, V T Bhattathirippad, Vakkom Abdul
Khadar Maulavi, Makthi Thangal, Blessed Elias Kuriakose Chaavra, Barrister G P Pillai, TK
Madhavan, Moorkoth Kumaran, C. Krishnan,
K P Kesava Menon, Dr.Ayyathan Gopalan, C V Kunjuraman, Kuroor Neelakantan
Namboothiripad, Velukkutty Arayan, K P Vellon, P K Chathan Master, K Kelappan, P. Krishna
Pillai, A K Gopalan, T R Krishnaswami Iyer, C Kesavan. Swami Ananda Theerthan , M C
Joseph, Kuttippuzha Krishnapillai and others
Kodungallur Kunhikkuttan Thampuran, KeralaVarma Valiyakoyi Thampuran, Kandathil
Varghesc Mappila. Kumaran Asan, Vallathol Narayana Menon, Ulloor S Parameswara Iyer, G
Sankara Kurup, Changampuzha Krishna Pillai, Chandu Menon, Vaikom Muhammad Basheer.
Kesav Dev, Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai, Ponkunnam Varky, S K Pottakkad and others
Part X(b) General Knowledge and Current Affairs
General Knowledge and Current Affairs
NOTE: - It may be noted that apart from the topics detailed above, questions from
other topics prescribed for the educational qualification of the post may also appear
in the question paper. There is no undertaking that all the topics above may be
covered in the question paper.