Introduction

Distinction between substantive and procedural law

Conceptions of evidence in classical Hindu and Islamic Jurisprudence

Evidence in customary law systems (Non-state law)

Introduction to the British ‘Principles of Evidence’

Legislations dealing with evidence (other than Indian Evidence Act) with special reference to CPC, Cr.P.C., Bankers Book Evidence Act, Commercial Document Evidence Act, Fiscal and revenue Laws

Salient features of the Indian Evidence Act, 1861

Applicability of the Indian Evidence Act

Central Conceptions in Law of Evidence

Facts – Facts in issue and relevant facts

Evidence – Circumstantial and direct evidence

Presumptions, proved, disproved, not proved Witness

Appreciation of evidence

Relevancy of Facts

Facts connected with facts in issue

Doctrine of Res gestae

Sections6, 7, 8 and 9 of Evidence Act

Evidence of Common Intention – Section 10

Relevancy or otherwise irrelevant facts

Facts to prove right or custom – Section 13

Facts concerning state of mind/state of body or bodily feelings (Sections 14 and 15)

Relevancy and admissibility of admissions

Privileged admissions evidentiary value of admissions (Sections 17 to 23)