Administrative Law

By Dr. Aneeda Jan   |   University of Kashmir
Learners enrolled: 6292
Administrative law has been designated as most outstanding legal development of 20th century. As a branch of law it pertains to decision making of various administrative entities of the government like boards, tribunals or commissions which are a part in making nationwide schemes for trade, taxation, transport and policing laws. Administrative law has now become one of the branches of constitutional law as it is an appropriate subject which resulted from the tremendous growth of administrative powers and functions. It determines the organization, powers, and duties of the administrative authorities which advances its immense importance as a separate branch of law.
The objective of this 02 credit Mooc on Administrative law is to make students aware about various aspects of administrative laws including; quasi-legislative quasi-judicial and other ministerial functions of administration.
Keeping into consideration the importance of Administrative Law it is designated and identified by the experts as one of the core papers in the prescribed syllabi of various law programmes throughout the globe. 
The need of the hour in this covid-19 Pandemic is to minimize the academic loss caused to the student community in general and make the education available at their door steps. 

Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Core
Duration : 6 weeks
Start Date : 16 Aug 2021
End Date : 25 Sep 2021
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 31 Aug 2021
Category :
  • Constitutional Law
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate

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Course layout

1. Nature, Scope and Development of Administrative Law.
2. Relationship between Administrative Law and Constitutional Law.
3. Separation of Powers
4. Rule of law

5. Legislative Functions of administration: Delegated Legislation
6. Legislative functions of Administration: Forms and Requirements
7. Legislative Functions of Administration: The control Mechanism
8. Judicial Control of Administrative Action

9. Administrative Tribunals: Nature, Power, Procedure and Rules of Evidence
10. Administrative Discretion: Meaning, Need & Nature.
11. Administrative Discretion & Natural Justice
12. The Writs

13. Public Interest Litigation
14. Doctrine of Legitimate Expectation.
15. Doctrine of Locus Standi.
16. Concept & Working of Administrative Tribunals.

17 Working of Administrative Tribunal in India
18 Doctrine of Sovereign Immunity
19 Classification of Functions of Administration
20 Ombudsman: Lokpal and Lokayukt
21 Doctrine of Laches

Books and references

1. D.D. Basu; Comparative Administrative law, Sarkar, 1969.
2. Wade; Administrative Law, Universal Delhi.
3. Jain &Jain Principles of Administrative Law, (vol. I&II) Universal Delhi.
4. S.P. Sathe, Administrative Law, Butterworth, Delhi.
5. Massey; Administrative Law, Pitman 1962.
6. B. Schwartz; An Introduction to American Administrative Law.
7. M.P. Jain; Cases & Materials on Indian Administrative Law, (vol. I&II) universal Delhi
8. Annual Survey of Indian Law, Indian Law Institute, New Delhi

Instructor bio

Dr. Aneeda Jan

University of Kashmir
Dr. Aneeda Jan holds master’s degree in Law completed her PhD in the Department of law, University of Kashmir in year 2016. She is a faculty member and currently teaches at DDE, University of Kashmir. Dr. Aneeda Jan enjoys the distinction of being first JRF Candidate from the Department of Law University of Kashmir she qualified JRF & NET in 2010 and SLET, in year & 2011. Dr. Aneeda Jan also worked against the post of Assistant Regional Director IGNOU Her basic research interests include Gender Justice, Social Welfare Legislations, Euthanasia, Honour Killings, and Surrogacy etc. She has published good number of research papers with impact factors. She has a couple of research books to her credit as well. She is an author of 17 e- content modules. Under her supervision many LLM scholars have completed their research degrees. Presently she is also supervising the PhD Scholars. Besides academics she is also involved in the administrative work of university and is presently proctor and a member of Internal Complaints Committee of University of Kashmir.
 Dr. Aneeda is on the editorial board of some journals and has been an invited speaker at few conferences/reputed institutions, TV & Radio educational & academic Programmees. Dr. Aneeda developed 12 weeks MOOC on Constitutional Law which received overwhelming response from the students/learners.

Course certificate

30% for in-course assessment and 70% for end term proctored exam.

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