- Total 26 Tests (16 Sectional+ 10 Comprehensive)
- Each sectional Test- 120 Marks.
- Each Comprehensive Test-250 Marks
- Comprehensive syllabus coverage through four tests of each of the four sections.
- Detailed Test Discussion + Answer Content to be provided.
- Focus on understanding the question demand and improving the structuring of the answer
- Evaluation within 10 days.
- Flexible answer submission time.
- Additional content on contemporary topics to be provided and discussed in the class.
- One-to-One discussion with the faculty after test evaluation. (On student demand).
- Course to remain valid till Mains 2024.
Western Political Thought: Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, John S. Mill, Marx, Gramsci, Hannah Arendt.
Indian Political Thought: Dharmashastra, Arthashastra, and Buddhist Traditions; Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Sri Aurobindo, M. K. Gandhi, B. R. Ambedkar, M. N. Roy.
Theories of state: Liberal, Neo-liberal, Marxist, Pluralist, Post-colonial, and Feminist.
Political Ideologies: Liberalism, Socialism, Marxism, Fascism, and Feminism.
Political Theory: meaning and approaches;
Political Theories: Justice, Equality, Rights, Democracy, Concept of power.
Strategies of freedom struggle, Perspectives on National Movement, Making of Indian Constitution and its salient features
Principal organs of Union and state governments, Judiciary, statutory Institutions; federalism;
Planning & Economic Development, Green Revolution, Economic reforms; Grassroot democracy;
Caste, religions and Ethnicity in Indian politics; Party System, Pressure groups, changing profile of legislators; Social Movements
Full Length Test- Paper I
Comparative Politics: Nature and major approaches; Limitations of the comparative method.
State in Comparative Perspective: Characteristics and changing nature of the State in capitalist and socialist economies, and advanced industrial and developing societies.
Politics of Representation and Participation: Political parties, pressure groups and social movements in advanced industrial and developing societies.
Globalisation: Responses from developed and developing societies.
Approaches to the Study of International Relations: Idealist, Realist, Marxist, Functionalist and Systems theory.
Key Concepts in International Relations: National interest, security and power; Balance of power and deterrence; Transnational actors and collective security; World capitalist economy and globalisation.
Changing International Political Order:
Evolution of the International Economic System: From Bretton woods to WTO; Socialist economies and the CMEA (Council for Mutual Economic Assistance); Third World demand for new international economic order; Globalisation of the world economy.
United Nations: Envisaged role and actual record; Specialized UN agencies—aims and functioning; the need for UN reforms.
Regionalisation of World Politics: EU, ASEAN, APEC, AARC, NAFTA.
Contemporary Global Concerns: Democracy, human rights, environment, gender justice terrorism, nuclear proliferation.
Indian Foreign Policy: Determinants of foreign policy; the institutions of policy-making; continuity and change.
India’s Contribution to the Non-Alignment Movement Different phases; current role.
India’s Neighbourhood; ASEAN, Africa;
India and Global centres of power: USA, EU, Japan, China and Russia.
India and the UN System: Role in UN Peace-keeping; Demand for Permanent Seat in the Security Council.
India and the Nuclear Question: Changing perceptions and policy.
Demand for reform of Multilateral institutions;
Recent developments in Indian Foreign Policy: India’s position on the recent crises; Vision of a new world order.
India and Global South: Latin America, Central Asia, South Pacific
Full Length Test- Paper II
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