Course Title: 
Indian Constitution
Course Code: 
Year Taught: 
Integrated Degree
School of Arts and Sciences

'Indian Constitution' is a course offered in Second Semester of B. Sc. - B. Ed. in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science program at the School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Mysuru campus.

On completion of the course, the student teacher will;

The preliminary objective is to ensure that every student has some knowledge about Indian Constitution.

Unit I:

Meaning and Importance of Constitution, Preamble and Salient Features of the Constitution.

Unit II: 

Fundamental Rights, Right to Equality, Right to Freedom, Right against exploitation, Right to freedom of religion, Cultural and Educational Rights, Right to Constitutional Remedies and Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy.

Unit III: 

Union Government – Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Composition, Powers and functions: The President, The Prime Minister and Supreme Court: Role Position and Powers/ functions.

Unit IV: 

State Government - Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council: Composition, Powers and functions: The Governor, Chief Minister and High Court: Role, Position and Powers/ functions.

Unit V: 

Local self Government, Panchayat Raj System in India; Election Commission; Public Service Commissions, Role, powers and function.

  1. Introduction to The constitution of India – M V Pylee, Vikas publishing house Pvt Ltd. 
  2. Introduction to The constitution of India – Dr. Durga das Basu, 19th edition Reprint 2007.
  1. Court Visit & Report Presentation.
  2. Group discussion(Fundamental rights and duties).