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Evidence Act : An Interdisciplinary Approach


Gone are the days when a weapon at a crime scene was considered as the most important evidence in settling a case. The power vested in a piece of evidence to prove or disprove if the accused is guilty or not, is what makes it important for lawyers and the general public to be aware of its nature. Many lawyers agree that 'finding proof' is a challenging task. It is also extremely important to know what serves as evidence and how the evidence is presented and examined in the Court.

This course helps you understand the rules and limitations provided in evidence law to determine the nature of information that can be presented during legal proceedings. It emphasises on Indian Evidence Act and treats it as a foundation upon which the procedure and further examination is discussed. Lawyers and students will benefit from this course as it provides them with a step-by-step process, from finding evidence to examination, helping them become well versed with the proceedings.

Course Outcome


After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Know what evidence is, basic laws of evidence and their types
  • Understand the issue of admissibility of evidence in Court
  • Elaborate on the procedure of filing evidence in civil and criminal trials
  • Draft evidence for filing before a Court

Course Outline

  • Module 1 – Introduction to Evidence
  • Module 2 – Admissibility of Evidence in Court
  • Module 3 – Leading Evidence in Civil Trial
  • Module 4 – Leading Evidences in Criminal Cases
  • Certification Exam/ Assessment



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Who Should Take This Course?

  • Lawyers
  • Legal Advisors and Counsel
  • Law Students and Researchers
  • Other stakeholders interested in learning the procedure to file evidence in Court, in India

Level: Beginner

Language: English

Duration: 6 Months

Evaluation Method

Learners must submit all assignments and attempt the exam at the end of the course and secure at least 50% marks to obtain the course certificate.

About the Author

Gaurav Dubey, Partner, Dubey and Associates, has more than a decade of Courtroom action to his name. He holds special affinity for cross examinations in Delhi and Punjab High Courts. Along with a decade of Courtroom action to his name and his new found love for reading beyond case files, he has earned a reputation for irreverence, courage and professionalism. He lives with his family in New Delhi and is co-founder of the law firm Dubey and Associates.

Video Lectures by Advocate Avani Bansal, Supreme Court of India

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