Advanced Constitutional Law

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Anupama Goel
National Law University-Delhi
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Post graduate
Course Length
60 Hours
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2 Hours
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Yes, after accessing documents, videos, passing all graded assignments, passing all tests.
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The Constitution of India is our written document of governance. The basic function of a written constitution is to distribute the State’s power between its various constituent organs.

Our Constitution is unique as it does not merely declare, in broad terms, the allocation of the State power between the three traditional organs, i.e. the legislature, the executive and the judiciary, but also contains the finer details of their functions and limits, which may not be usually found in other constitutions of the world. Apart from the separation of powers between State organs inter se, the Constitution of India, being quasi-federal in nature, has also to distribute the powers between the Union and its constituent units. Federal concerns find a special place in our Constitution. – the mechanism for resolution of federal challenges and disputes is unique as provided in the Indian Constitution:

  • To know about the brief history in the making of  Indian Constitution
  • To understand the concepts of ‘democracy’ and ‘republicanism’ with specific reference to Indian constitution 
  • To  understand the  meaning of  constitutionalism and to know about the constitutional theories, virtues and constitutional interpretation
  • To study and understand the quasi-federal  nature of Indian Constitution
  • To understand the basic function of a written constitution regarding the allocation of State power
  • To analyse the distribution of powers between Union and its constituent units
  • To know regarding the functions, powers and limits of  the organs of state and to analyse their inter-se relationship
  • To analyse elaborately regarding the emergency and amendment procedures
  • To understand the need for granting of special status or special provisions to some states
  • To know about Panchayats, Municipalities, Scheduled and Tribal areas

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Anupama Goel

Course Coordinator and chief instructor of MOOCS on Advanced Constitutional Law, Prof.(Dr.)Anupama Goel is a law academician expert in constitutional law, with a vast experience of teaching for almost two decades. Presently, she is working in National Law University, Delhi and is coordinating various student based activities.


Q: Whether this course will be of some academic value.
A: Definitely, if you will be able to complete this course, you will come to know many aspects of Indian Constitutional governance and after clearing the exam, you will be able to get a certificate too.

Q: What is the starting and ending dates of the course
A: Begins: January 25th,2019<br />Ends: May 10th,2019<br />

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