Symbiosis Law School Pune presents Symbhav 2013!

In the year 2009, a group of enterprising law students decided to work together and give Pune it’s biggest college fest – Symbhav! The fest has continued its steady rise as a platform for college students from across the country to showcase their talent, and have a good time while they’re at it!

Symbhav features a wide variety of events ranging from quizzes, debates, legal events to sports, theatre, music and fine arts events.

We have something for everyone, quite literally.

From the very beginning, Symbhav has been successful in playing host to renowned musical artistes and bands in the form of Pronights.

Artist over the years include Indian Ocean, Parikarama, Junkyard Groove, Jalebee Cartel, Them Clones, Advaita, Avial, Agnee, Cyanide, Navin Kumar, Niladri Kumar and Sivamani among others.

This year, we bring you the Fifth Edition of Symbhav :Symbhav 2013! and it’s going to be ‘Essentially Desi’!



Fashion Show:

Group Dance : Dance Vance

Solo Dance : Zara Nacke Dikha

For Those About To Rock

War Of Djs :Lord of the Beats



Tech-Biz Quiz : Biz Ipsa Loquitor

Entertainment Quiz : Les Quizrables

Legal Quiz :  The Shantanu Tomar Memorial Quiz on Law Economics and

International Affairs

Informals Quizzes

(Bollywood, Taboo And Testosterone)

  • General Quiz : Jigyasa
  • India Quiz : The Desi Quiz
  • Bollywood : Kitne Aadmi the


Whats The Good Word

Jam : Whiplash

Extempore : Ramble On

Debate : Behas Ki Bochaar

Ersatz – Beyond Words –  A Documentary Making Competition

Creative Writing

4th Estate


Gum Art – Chabao aur Chipkao

Face Painting : Rangrez

Finger Painting : Aaunguli Maar



Client Counselling : Farmayiye Huzoor

Moot Court : Tareeq Pe Tareeq

Negotiation : Jugaad

Mock Indian Parliament


Mr And Ms Symbhav

Photography : India Framed

Culinary Event : Rasoi Art

Dumb Charades: Dramebaaz

On The Spot Acting :

Mad Ads : Aachaar Prachaar

Street Play: Shank Naad

Gaming : Xenos

Stand Up Comedy : Boink


Western Solo Singing : Room Full of Mirrors

Hindi Solo Singing : Ninaad




Table Tennis







For registrations, contact us at:

reg [dot] symbhav [at] gmail [dot] com

Trishla Harish  9503491742

Ridhima Mandhar 9561125302


For Sponsorships, contact us at :

symbhav [dot] sponsorship [at] gmail [dot] com

Shruti Garg    9324796021

Karnataka State Law (KSLU) University Previous Years Model Question Papers for LLB First Semester – Law of Torts

Karnataka State Law (KSLU) University Previous Years Model Question Papers for LLB First Semester – Law of Torts

UNIT I: Law of Torts Model Question Papers


  • [Jan 2010] – “Every injury is damage but every damage is not injury.” Discuss.
  • [Jan 2010] – What is Tort? Discuss the essential elements of tortious liability.
  • [June 2010] – Define ‘Tort’ and distinguish it from crime and breach of contract.
  • [June 2010] – Explain the essential conditions of Tort with decided cases.
  • [Jan 2011] – Define tort and distinguish it from crime and contract.
  • [Jan 2011] – Explain the importance of mental elements in tort.
  • [Jan 2012] – Trace the development of law of torts in England and India.
  • [Jan 2012] – Distinguish between Damnum Sine injuria and injuria sine damnum with the help of leading cases.
  • [Dec 2012] “A  torts are civil wrongs,but all civil wrong are not torts”.Justify the statement with leading cases.
  • [Dec 2012] Define torts, Distinguish torts from contractual and criminal liability.


  • [Jan 2010] – Write a short note on: Distinguish between Tort and Crime.
  • [Jan 2010] – Malice.
  • [June 2010] – ‘X’, a banker refuses to honour customer’s cheque having sufficient funds in his hands belonging to the customer. Customer intends to file a suit against the banker, will he succeed?
  • [June 2010] – ‘A’, a barber was running a Saloon. ‘B’, a wealthy person was one of his customers. ‘A’ and ‘B’ quarelled for some reason. ‘B’, with a malicious intention, to cause loss to ‘A’, employed some barbers and opened a saloon just opposite to ‘A”s saloon and charges for less. Consequently, ‘A’ lost his customers and suffered heavy loss. Can ‘A’ recover damages from ‘B’?
  • [Jan 2011] – “Injuria Sine Damnum and Damnum Sine Injuria”
  • [Jan 2011] – Evolution of law of tort in India
  • [Jan 2012] – Plaintiff, the owner of a coal mines, brought an action against defendant, a Miner’s Union, for inducing its workmen to make them to take certain holidays, for keep up the price of coal, by that plaintiff suffered loss, whether the defendant’s are liable?
  • [Jan 2012] – Distinguish between Intention and Motive.
  • [Dec 2012]  Malice in fact and malice in law.
  • [Dec 2012] Explain the maxim ‘ubi’ jus ibi remedium”.

UNIT II: Law of Torts Model Question Papers


  • [Jan 2010] – Explain the doctrine of “violenti non fit injuria” with various exceptions.
  • [Jan 2010] – What are the basis for Vicarious Liability?
  • [June 2010] – Briefly explain the various defences available to the defendant in an action for tort.
  • [June 2010] – Examine the general rule that an employer is not liable for the torts of his independent contractor? Are there any exceptions to it?
  • [Jan 2011] – Discuss with illustrations the liability of a master for the wrongful acts of his servant.
  • [Jan 2011] – Explain the defenses to defendant if that person committed the Tort.
  • [Jan 2012] – Explain ‘plaintiff’s fault’ and ‘act of god’ as general defenses, with the decided cases.
  • [Jan 2012] – What is ‘vicarious liability’? Explain with decided cases.
  • [Dec 2012] “One who agree to suffer the risk, has no remedy for that in tort”- Explain with exceptiosns.
  • [Dec 2012] Discuss with illustrations the liability of a master for the wrongful acts of his servant.


  • [Jan 2010] – Write a short note on: Private Defence.
  • [Jan 2010] – Statutory Authority
  • [June 2010] – Write a note on the liability of independent contractor. Explain.
  • [June 2010] – The plaintiff’s and the defendant’s dogs were fighting. The defendant was beating them in order to separate them, the plaintiff was looking on. The defendant accidently hit the plaintiff in the eye causing him a severe injury. The plaintiff brings an action against the defendant can he succeed?
  • [Jan 2011] – Rescue Cases
  • [Jan 2011] – Doctrine of common employment
  • [Jan 2012] – Difference between servant and independent contractor.
  • [Jan 2012] – Rescue Cases
  • [Dec 2012] ‘A’ has given some amount and cheque to his friend,Who was an employee of the bank for depositing in the A’s amount.But the friend, instead of depositing in the A’s amount, misappropriated it. Is the bank liable?
  • [Dec 2012] Raju was an employee in a stone quarry. He was testing some explosive in the, site without wearing precautionary coverings, which were provided by the employer. Explosion took place and Raju gets seriously injured. Raju brings an action against employer to recover damages.Decide.

UNIT III: Law of Torts Model Question Papers


  • [Jan 2010] – Explain the ingredients of Tort of Negligence with the help of decided cases.
  • [Jan 2010] – Discuss the various kinds of judicial and extrajudicial remedies that are available to the plaintiff who has suffered an injury.
  • [June 2010] – Explain the essential elements of ‘negligence’, with the help of decided cases.
  • [June 2010] – Discuss the rule of ‘Strict liability’ with exceptions.
  • [Jan 2011] – Explain strict liability with reference to Rylands Vs. Fletcher
  • [Jan 2011] – Define Nuisance. Explain kinds of nuisance.
  • [Jan 2012] – Discuss the role of foresee-ability in the determination of remoteness of damage with decided cases.
  • [Jan 2012] – Explain the kinds of Nuisance, with decided cases.
  • [Dec 2012] Explain the concept of strict liability and state the exceptions.
  • [Dec 2012] Comment on the general principles of contributory negligence and what is ‘Doctrine of alternative danger’ ?


  • [Jan 2010] – The plaintiff, who was in an advanced state of pregnancy was standing behind her husbands’s public bar. The defendant’s servant negligently drove a horse van into the bar with the result that she got a severe shock and delivered child which became dull headed. Advise her.
  • [Jan 2010] – Plaintiff resided in a house next to a Roman Catholic Chapel of which defendant was the Priest. The Chapel bell kept ringing at all hours of day and night. Advise the plaintiff.
  • [June 2010] – Plaintiff resided next to a Roman Catholic Church of which defendant was the priest. The Church bell kept ringing during day and night disturbing the plaintiff. Advise the plaintiff.
  • [June 2010] – ‘A’ threw a lighted squib into the market house which was crowded, which fell in the shed on ‘B’. ‘B’ threw it away in the same manner, which fell on the shed of ‘C’. ‘C’ also threw it away in the same manner, which burst in the face of ‘P’ and injured him. Who is liable for the injury?
  • [Jan 2011] – A circus lion escapes and injures some spectators. Discuss the liability of the manager of the circus for the injury caused.
  • [Jan 2011] – ‘X’ wrongfully obstructed a road by putting a pole across it. ‘Y’ riding rashly on the motor cycle in the dusk, was overthrown by the pole and injured. The pole was visible at a distance of 100 meters. Is ‘X’ liable to Y for damages?
  • [Jan 2012] – The plaintiff’s and defendant’s dogs were fighting. The defendant was beating them in order to separate them, and the plaintiff was looking. Defendant accidently hit plaintiff’s eye causing severe injury. Is defendant liable for damage?
  • [Jan 2012] – Res Ipsa loquitur
  • [Dec 2012] The plaintiff resided in a house next to a roman Catholic Church, of which the defendant was the priest and the Church bell was being rung at all hours of the day and night. The plaintiff filed a suit for nuisance.Decide.
  • [Dec 2012] What are the remedies available for nuisance ?

UNIT IV: Law of Torts Model Question Papers


  • [Jan 2010] – What is libel? How it differs from slander?
  • [Jan 2010] – What constitutes false imprisonment? Explain various defenses available to a defendant in case of false imprisonment.
  • [June 2010] – Discuss the essentials of defamation with the help of decided cases.
  • [June 2010] – Define assault and distinguish it from battery.
  • [Jan 2011] – Define ‘assault’ and distinguish it from ‘Battery’.
  • [Jan 2011] – Define defamation. Discuss briefly the various defenses available in an action for defamation.
  • [Jan 2012] – Discuss ‘Assault’ and ‘Battery’ with the help of cases.
  • [Jan 2012] – What is ‘Malicious prosecution’? Explain with essentials.
  • [Dec 2012] What is defamation ? Explain the defences to an action for defamation.
  • [Dec 2012] Discuss ‘Assault’ and ‘Battery’ with the help of decided cases.


  • [Jan 2010] – Rahim assaulted Buron. Buron brought an action and recovered damages for the assault. After sometimes Buron had to have a bone removed from his skull because of injuries he had received; he then brought another action in respect of this injury. Is Rahim liable?
  • [Jan 2010] – ‘Sham’ is fast asleep in a room and ‘Ram’ closes the main door of the room from outside and opens in before ‘Sham’ wakes up. Whether ‘Ram’ is guilty of falsely imprisoning ‘Sham’, while he is asleep?
  • [June 2010] – Write a short note on: Malicious Prosecution
  • [June 2010] – Intimidation
  • [Jan 2011] – A famous biscuit company published a picture in a newspaper showing one famous Cricket Player Sachin eating their biscuit. Advise him about his legal remedies.
  • [Jan 2011] – A cat strayed from its owner’s land into the land of a neighbour and killed birds kept there. Is there owner of cat liable?
  • [Jan 2012] – Short note on Innuendo
  • [Jan 2012] – False Imprisonment
  • [Dec 2012] False imprisonment.
  • [Dec 2012] malicious Prosecution.

UNIT V: Law of Torts Model Question Papers


  • [Jan 2010] – What are the objects of the Central Consumer Protection Council?
  • [Jan 2010] – Explain the composition, powers and jurisdiction of National Commission.
  • [June 2010] – Define and explain the terms “Consumer” and “Services”, under the Consumer Protection Act, 1986.
  • [June 2010] – State the procedure to be followed by the District Consumer Forum on the receipt of a complaint.
  • [Jan 2011] – Explain the procedure for making a complaint to the District Forum.
  • [Jan 2011] – Explain in detail the composition, appointment and jurisdiction of State Commission.
  • [Jan 2012] – Explain the composition, appointment and jurisdiction of National Commission.
  • [Jan 2012] – Who is consumer? Explain the objectives of the Consumer Protection act 1986
  • [Dec 2012] Explain the liability of doctors under Consumer Production Act, with decided cases.
  • [Dec 2012] Explain compostion,appointment and jurisdiction of district forum.


  • [Jan 2010] – Write a short note on: District Forum
  • [Jan 2010] – Consumer
  • [June 2010] – Write a short note on: Deficiency in service.
  • [June 2010] – Complaint.
  • [Jan 2011] – Short note on Appeals
  • [Jan 2011] – Service
  • [Jan 2012] – Short note on Service
  • [Jan 2012] – Restrictive trade practice.
  • [Dec 2012] Rights of consumers.
  • [Dec 2012] Monopolystic Trade practice.

National Conference On Constitution And Marginalized Sectors: Challenges In The Twenty First Century

National Conference on Constitution and marginalized sectors: challenges in  the twenty first century

8 – 9 March 2013

Christ University is one of India’s premier universities offering a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programme. Christ University was established as a College in July 1969 by the Carmelites of Mary immaculate (CMI), founded by Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara. It was conferred a Deemed University Status in 2008 by the University Grants Commission under Section 3 of the UGC Act.  The School of Law was introduced in 2006 and presently offers five year integrated law programme (BA, LLB and BBA,LLB), LLM (Corporate Law and Intellectual Property Law), MPhil and PhD. It provides an environment to facilitate holistic development through various co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

“All men are not created equal, and that is the root of social evil”

-Frank Herbert

Marginalization has been, by and large, described as blatant action or tendency of human societies whereby certain sections in our community are removed or excluded from the prevalent systems of protection and integration, thus limiting their opportunities and means for survival. Marginalization lies at the core of all social, political and economic conflicts wherein vulnerable groups undergo victimization.

The historical discrimination and exclusion encountered by certain groups and communities have been sought to be ameliorated by the Indian constitutional provisions of inclusion and positive discrimination. Steps of great magnitude, for empowerment of these excluded and marginalized groups, have been institutionalized under the Constitution of India leading to social restructuring of the entire socio-politico-economic system.

In spite of the express rights that have been embodied in the Indian Constitution, questions still loom about the sidelined fate of the unorganized sector. The condition of the unorganized sector, brings to fore the important question as to whether there is inadequacy in the giving of rights or inadequacy in terms of protection of already existent rights. A matter of serious consequence is the empowerment and integration of differently abled persons. The issues faced by this group also questions the veracity of the rights guaranteed to them. Another pertinent question relates to rights that are given to, what would become the backbone of the nation someday, i.e., the children. Issues relating to education, health and general well-being of the children in India are still highly debatable. The questions relating to the legal safeguards granted to the women and the achievement of gender justice in the Indian climate is one that has not been fully settled upon to this date. The constitutional provisions, legislative protections and the issues faced by migrants, displaced persons and refugees are an area of utmost importance especially considering the diverse populous of the country. In this National Conference on Constitution and Marginalized Sectors: Challenges in the Twenty First Century, we seek to dwell upon some of the imperative questions of these times, relating to these marginalized sectors, to understand how such adaptations fit within our constitutional framework.

Sub Themes

  1. Rights of workers in unorganized sectors
  2. Issues relating to differently abled persons
  3. Constitutional safeguards and protection of children
  4. Protection of women and gender justice
  5. Issues relating to migrants, displaced persons and refugees

Submission Guidelines


The abstract should not exceed 300 words, and must be accompanied by a cover page stating the following:

  • Subtheme
  • Title of the paper
  • Name of the author(s)
  • Affiliation
  • E-mail address
  • Postal address and
  • Contact number


  • The paper should not exceed 2500 words. (not inclusive of footnotes).
  • Co-authorship is permitted with a maximum of two authors. But both authors should register separately.
  • In case of co-authorship at least one author must attend the conference to present the  paper.
  • The main text should be in Times New Roman with font size 12 and line spacing of 1.5.
  • The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, font size 10 with single spacing.
  • One-inch margins on all sides should be maintained.
  • Citation Style: Bluebook, 19th Edition.
  • The paper must be accompanied with the filled in registration form, DD details, a cover page – the details of which are mentioned in the abstract guidelines.
  • All submissions must be the author’s original and unpublished work. Plagiarized submissions will be disqualified.
  • We encourage authors to submit their manuscripts in Microsoft Word Format and to use gender neutral language.
  • Select papers, subject to peer review, will be published in the Conference Proceedings with ISBN No. 978-81-922281-7-4

Method of Submission

All submissions for the conference have to be electronically mailed with the subject column as “Submission-abstract/full paper” as the case may be and bearing the name(s) of the author(s) as the file name, only at the following email address: slcuconference [at] law [dot] christuniversity [dot] in

Important Dates

 10 December 2012 Submission of Abstract
 20 December 2012 Confirmation of Abstract
 20 January 2013 Submission of Full Paper
 30 January 2013 Confirmation of Selection
 8 – 9 March 2013 National Conference

Programme Schedule

8 March 2013 (First Day of Conference)

09:30 am – 10:30 am Inaugural Ceremony
10:30 am – 11:00 am Tea Break
11:00 am –  01:00 pm Presentation I
01:00 pm  – 02:00 pm Lunch
02:00 pm  – 03:30 pm Presentation II
03:30 pm  – 03:45 pm Tea Break
03:45 pm  – 05:15 pm Presentation III


9 March 2013 (Second Day of Conference)

09:30 am – 11:30 am Presentation IV
11:30 am – 12:00 noon Tea Break
12:00 noon – 01:00 pm Valedictory

2nd NLSIR Public Law Symposium On “Delimiting Media Freedoms: Discovering The ‘Delicate Balance’ Between Article 19 And Article 21″

The National Law School of India Review, the flagship journal of National Law School of India University, Bangalore is pleased to present the second NLSIR Public Law Symposium to be held on 22 December, 2012 at the National Law School campus.

Last year, the editorial board of NLSIR spearheaded the first edition of the Public Law Symposium on the “Adjudication of Socio-Economic Rights by the Supreme Court of India” in an effort to initiate a systematic study of public law jurisprudence in India.

The theme of the symposium this year is “Delimiting Media Freedoms: Discovering the ‘Delicate Balance’ Between Article 19 and Article 21″, an issue which has seen significant legal developments in the recent past. For this project, we are collaborating with the Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore. The symposium shall field opinions from the judiciary, practising lawyers, the media and students, and will be attended by renowned luminaries including Justice Muralidhar (Delhi High Court), Geeta Seshu (The Hoot), Apar Gupta (Partner, Advani & Co.), amongst others.

The discussion will be divided into two sessions. In the first session (scheduled between 10.30 A.M.-12.30 P.M.) the panel will discuss the right to privacy and the problems posed by its uncertain ambit of protection under Article 21. Questions regarding the balance between the right to privacy and the media’s purported objective to protect public interest as well as the standards of privacy enjoyable by public figures together with the development of procedural innovations globally will constitute an important part of the discussion.

The second session (scheduled between 1.30 P.M.-3.30 P.M.) will focus on the controversial subject of ‘trial by media’ and the propriety of the judiciary governing the content of media reports through instruments such as the recently invoked ‘doctrine of postponement’. Lunch and refreshments will be provided by the Organizing Committee.

The registration fee for the symposium is Rs. 200 for students and Rs. 500 for professionals. All those interested are requested to register their attendance Register

For any further details regarding the symposium, please contact Ashwita Ambast (Chief Editor, NLSIR) at +91-9986478265 or Sahil Kher (Deputy Chief Editor, NLSIR) at +91-9739265715 or email us at mail [dot] nlsir [at] gmail [dot] com.

Nirma University’s National Law and Governance Essay Competition; Submit by Jan 31

Institute of Law, Nirma University’s National Law and Governance Essay Competition

The Centre for law & Governance, ILNU is proud to announce its 1st  National Law & Governance essay Competition. As an aspiration to stimulate its aim of proliferating new thoughts and research skills,  the competition is designed to motivate students and young  professionals to apply their tenderfoot genius to the complex world  of Legal governance.


  • Judicial Accountability Bill – Need & Consequences
  • Right to Information Act – Analysis & activism
  • Inference of Lokpal & Lokayukta – Transparency and accountability
  • Evolving Role of CAG in ensuring transparency & accountability
  • Impact of promotion in SC/ST & OBC quota in public employment
  • Social Networking websites vis-à-vis Art. 19(1)(a) of the Constitution
  • Role of Communication & Communication Management in Law


1st Prize – Rs. 10,000
2nd Prize – Rs. 7,000
3rd Prize – Rs. 5,000
4th prize – Rs. 3,000
5th prize – Rs. 2,000

Consolation Prizes:

  • 2 General consolation Prize – Rs. 1000 
  • 3 exclusive 1st year student prize – Rs. 1000

Publication: All the selected Essays would be published in Centre’s Publication.


Any undergraduate law student (3 years/5 years course) &  L.L.M can participate in the competition. No more than 2 authors can participate together.


Every participant of the essay competition has to submit a Demand Draft of Rs. 200 in the name of ‘Institute of Law, Nirma University, payable at Ahmadabad.

Note: If there are two authors then both has to pay individually.

Submission: You can submit your essay at

Important dates

Last Date of submission of essay – 5th December, 2012
Result declaration – 16th January


Competition Law Event: Roundtable Discussion on ‘Impact of Cartels on the Poor

Competition Law Event: 5th Dec | New Delhi | Roundtable Discussion on ‘Impact of Cartels on the Poor’ | CUTS International

Agenda for the Roundtable Discussion on ‘Impact of Cartels on the Poor’

1500 – 1530: Registration at Dy. Chairman Hall, 2nd Floor, V.P. House, Rafi Marg, Constitution Club of India

1530 – 1600: Opening Session, “Effective competition regime – increasing consumer welfare and economic growth” The session will focus on the benefits of effective implementation of a competition regime in increasing consumer welfare and economic growth. One often refers to the importance of promoting consumer welfare and economic growth through the application of competition law. However, the connection between consumer welfare, economic growth and the enforcement of competition law is not always straightforward. Thus, it would be important for the speakers to address the different interpretations of this important concept, and to focus on how competition law can best be used to promote consumer welfare and economic growth.

1600 – 1700: Roundtable Discussion on ‘Impact of Cartels on the Poor’ Cartels are considered the most egregious of anti-competitive practices. As always, it is the poor who suffers the most. The purpose of the session is to discuss issues pertaining to cartelisation and how it affects the common man in India. It would be useful for the Speakers to provide few examples and solutions on how to deal with cartels which results in exploitation of the common man. It would be pertinent to flag challenges in tackling Cartels and the need to create awareness on such issues.

1700 – 1710: Vote of Thanks

1710 – 1800: Tea/Coffee & Snacks