CONSTITUTION OF INDIA, PROFESSIONAL ETHICS & HUMAN RIGHTS (15CPH18/15CPH28) CBCS SCHEME AND SYLLABUS,NOTE

CONSTITUTION OF INDIA, PROFESSIONAL ETHICS & HUMAN RIGHTS

Subject Code - 15CPH18/15CPH28
IA Marks - 10
Number of Lecture Hours/Week - 02
Exam Marks - 40
Total Number of Lecture Hours - 25
Exam Hours - 02

Course objectives:
1. To provide basic information about Indian constitution. 
2. To identify individual role and ethical responsibility towards society. 
3. To understand human rights and its implications  

Module 1
Introduction to the Constitution of India, The Making of the Constitution and Salient features of
the Constitution.  2 Hours

Preamble to the Indian Constitution Fundamental Rights & its limitations. 3 Hours

Module 2
Directive Principles of State Policy & Relevance of Directive Principles State Policy
Fundamental Duties.  2 Hours

Union Executives – President, Prime Minister Parliament Supreme Court of India.  3 Hours

Module 3
State Executives – Governor Chief Minister, State Legislature High Court of State.   2 Hours

Electoral Process in India, Amendment Procedures, 42nd, 44th, 74th, 76th, 86th &91st
Amendments.     3 Hours
Module 4
Special Provision for SC & ST Special Provision for Women, Children & Backward Classes
Emergency Provisions. Human Rights –Meaning and Definitions,  Legislation Specific Themes in
Human Rights- Working of National  Human Rights Commission in India  3 Hours

Powers and functions of Municipalities, Panchyats and Co - Operative Societies.  2 Hours

Module 5
Scope & Aims of Engineering Ethics, Responsibility of Engineers Impediments to
Responsibility.                    2 Hours
Risks, Safety  and  liability of Engineers, Honesty, Integrity & Reliability in Engineering.  3 Hours

Course outcomes: 
After study of the course, the students are able to
• Have general knowledge and legal literacy and thereby to take up competitive
   examinations
• Understand state and central policies, fundamental duties
•  Understand Electoral Process, special provisions
• Understand powers and functions of Municipalities, Panchayats and Co-operative
Societies, and
• Understand Engineering ethics and responsibilities of Engineers.   
• Have an awareness  about basic human rights in India

Text Books: 
1. Durga Das Basu: “Introduction to the Constitution on India”, (Students Edn.) Prentice –Hall  EEE, 19th / 20th Edn., 2001
2. Charles E. Haries, Michael S Pritchard and Michael J. Robins “Engineering Ethics”    
Thompson Asia, 2003-08-05.
Reference Books: 
1. M.V.Pylee, “An Introduction to Constitution of India”, Vikas Publishing, 2002.
2. M.Govindarajan, S.Natarajan, V.S.Senthilkumar, “Engineering Ethics”, Prentice –Hall
of India Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi, 2004
3. Brij Kishore Sharma,“Introduction to the Constitution of India”, PHI Learning Pvt.
Ltd., New Delhi, 2011.

4. Latest Publications of Indian Institute of Human Rights, New Delhi.

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