Free Online Course on ‘Administrative Law’ by Swayam

About the Course

Administrative law has been designated as the most outstanding legal development of the 20th century. As a branch of law, it pertains to the decision-making of various administrative entities of the government like boards, tribunals, or commissions which are a part of 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 that 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 of 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 doorsteps. 

Course Layout


  • Nature, Scope, and Development of Administrative Law.
  • Relationship between Administrative Law and Constitutional Law.
  • Separation of Powers
  • Rule of law


  • Legislative Functions of administration: Delegated Legislation
  • Legislative functions of Administration: Forms and Requirements
  • Legislative Functions of Administration: The control Mechanism
  • Judicial Control of Administrative Action


  • Administrative Tribunals: Nature, Power, Procedure, and Rules of Evidence
  • administrative Discretion: Meaning, Need & Nature.
  • Administrative Discretion & Natural Justice
  • The Writs


  • Public Interest Litigation
  • The doctrine of Legitimate Expectation.
  • The doctrine of Locus Standi.
  • Concept & Working of Administrative Tribunals.


  • Working of Administrative Tribunal in India
  • Doctrine of Sovereign Immunity
  • Classification of Functions of Administration
  • Ombudsman: Lokpal and Lokayukta¬†


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

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