Law for Engineers – by Vibha Arora and Kunwar Arora, Central Law Publications, Price Rs. 240 (Pb)

This is a unique and first of its kind work on the subject. Law and Engineers are a rare combination and this work brings these two together. What an Engineer needs to know about Law today, not only as a part of his curriculum but also in the real life scenario, is the first and last impact of the book. Simplicity of language and lucidity of presentation are the chief characteristics of this work.

The present book under review on “Law for Engineers” is a sincere attempt to deal with all the aspects of the subject in accordance with syllabi of different universities across India. The book has been divided into Five parts. Firstly it deals with Introduction to Law (Meaning and Sources) and Law Making in India. Various important provisions of the Indian Constitution along with its interpretation have been discussed. Secondly it deals with the General Principles of Contract under Indian Contract Act, 1872.Thirdly it deals with the Adjudicatory System in India as under the Constitution and the Statues. This module further deals with Alternate Dispute Resolution, Arbitration and Conciliation Act and Legal Services Authority Act. Fourthly it focuses on Law Relating to Intellectual Property Rights in India. Various types of IPR (Copyright, Patent, Trademark, Design, Trade Secrets, Plant Varieties and Geographical Indications), their infringement and remedies available under the Indian Law have been discussed. In the last part it deals with the Privacy in Governance and Transparency covering Official Secrets Act, Right to Information Act and Privileged Communications under Indian Evidence Act. This section further deals with offences under Information Technology Act and important legislations of Labour Law. The concept of Collective Bargaining has also been incorporated in this too.

Although this book has been crafted primarily to fulfill the requirement of Engineering students studying this subject as a part of their curriculum, it would also be useful for students of law, academicians, lawyers and researchers.

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