Limitation Law: Decoding the Law on Debarring

This course gives you insight of the provisions and applicability of limitation law.

Limitation Law: Decoding the Law on Debarring

Course Description

This LawSkills course helps you understand the law of limitation as applicable in India. It apprises you on the strict application of this law, when the exceptions to limitation come into play and in what situations its applicability can be excluded. You will also learn to analyze what meets the threshold of invoking a condonation of delay. The course assists you in comprehending the effects of certain actions on the limitation period so as to better understand the process of litigation, rights of individuals and general interest in a welfare state like India.

Course Outcomes:
  • Recognize the importance of limitation period in suits
  • Understand how to calculate the prescribed period
  • Analyze the exceptions and exclusions to the general bar of limitation
  • Comprehend the concept of ownership by possession
Course Details:

Target Audience

  • Lawyers

  • Law Students

  • Other Stakeholders

Access Timeframe

6 Months


There are no prerequisites for this course.
Certificate Info:

Type of Certification

Certificate of Achievement

Format of Certification


Professional Association/Affiliation

LawSkills & Manupatra

Method of Obtaining Certification

Learners must attempt the exam at the end of the course and secure at least 50% marks to obtain the course certificate. Upon meeting these requirements, the certificate will be printable on demand.

Course Outline

  • Policy, object and scope of law of limitation
  • Meaning of limitation and salient features of the act
  • Applicability of the act
  • Difference between limitation and estoppel, laches, prescription
  • Relationship between res judicata and section 3
  • Bar of limitation and exception to the same
  • Concept and period of limitation
  • Condonation of delay and other related concepts
  • Concepts and condition relating to exclusion of times in legal proceedings
  • Effect of death, fraud, mistakes, acknowledgment, continuing breaches and torts
  • Easement by prescription
  • Exclusion in favour of reversioner of servient tenement
  • Extinguishment of rights to property
  • Calculation of limitation in various kinds of suits
  • Application articles


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