Optional Subject Guide for Seventh Semester

The seventh semester provides for one optional paper with a choice of three subjects for the same. The students are free to choose their subject out of the three that are available to them. In an attempt to help the upcoming fourth years, TBP has come up with a post which specifically provides for the individual experiences of students’ who have studied these subjects.

The choices for the optional subject are:

  1. Banking Law
  2. Health Law
  3. Information and Technology and Right to Information

BANKING

                                                              1. Priyanka Vyas

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Banking is the best out of all the optional papers that are available to us. The subject teacher, Mrs. Ramneek Kaur, is also very efficient as she provides all the notes concerned. As there is a little syllabus to cover, it gets over really soon and you get a lot of time to clear your doubts and understand the basics.

                                                                2. Geeta Rathore

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Why one should take banking:
1. If your interest lies in studying the nitty gritty of how the banks in India function and what are the legal compliances associated with it.
2. Majority of the companies that visit our campus for placements are banks.
3. Mrs. Ramneek Kaur, the subject teacher, makes sure that all concepts are clear.
4. It has less and a very interesting syllabus.
Why one should not take banking:
1. It is a very low scoring subject. So, if you’re worried about maintaining a good aggregate, then you should avoid it.

HEALTH

                                                            1. Radhika Rathore

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Health as an optional is a very easy subject plus it’s scoring as well. Secondly, you get to study all these acts related to health like Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act etc. and the importance of health insurance policies which are there in India. In addition to the things mentioned above, Health is easy when compared to the other options available which, to some extent, help you to concentrate on compulsory subjects.

                                                           2. Shashvi Mehra

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If a student had Gender as their optional in the third year, he/she should avoid this subject as this becomes quite repetitive. Health Law is an interesting subject and includes various acts such as Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act, Mental Health Act etc. and also includes topics such as medical negligence, constitutional backing. But again if you find all of these things interesting, then you should definitely choose this subject as your optional.

INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY AND RIGHT TO INFORMATION

                                                                     1. Geetika Garg

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IT is all about the cyber world and includes topics such as cyber crimes, e-governance and e-commerce. Basically this act provides for legal recognition to the transactions carried out by means of electronic data interchange that it is an alternative to paper based methods of communication and storage of information. This law is helpful to promote business with the help of internet, thereby facilitating e-commerce.

This option is better because again this is a 21st century law and is very useful to study according to today’s scenario. Since we are forwarding to a digital world where we do a lot of work online from paying our fees to the booking of tickets, filling a form online to entering into a contract, it has become necessary to understand what it is all about and what are the crimes related to it and the legal remedies for the same.

And one thing about RTI is that it is closely connected to our Constitution as this right flows from Article 19(1). This law has helped to provide for more and more transparency and accountability in the functioning of public authorities because there are lot of cases where pecuniary liability was imposed on public authorities due to noncompliance of the provisions of the act. Also, judiciary has played a proactive role in widening the ambit of this law and to achieve the underlying objective of the law by deciding the cases in the favour of citizens. Our institute is one of the example, the Punjab & Haryana High Court ruled on the question whether AIL comes under the ambit of this act or not.

2. Aishwariya Jagga

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It’s a new in comparison to the other law based subjects and RTI is something, I feel, every lawyer should know. Its procedure and other essentials. Since, everyone is working online there are various concepts one can know like digital signatures etc.

 

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