CHRIST (Deemed to University), Bangalore

DEPARTMENT OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

School of Commerce, Finance and Accountancy

Syllabus for
Master of Arts (Public Policy)
Academic Year  (2022)

 
1 Semester - 2022 - Batch
Course Code
Course
Type
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
MPP131 POLICY ANALYSIS AND PROCESS Core Courses 4 4 100
MPP132 GOVERNANCE, POLITY AND CONSTITUTION Core Courses 4 4 100
MPP133 STATE, MARKET AND ECONOMY Core Courses 4 4 100
MPP134 SOCIO- ECONOMIC HISTORY Core Courses 4 4 100
MPP135 GEO POLITICAL DETERMINANTS OF PUBLIC POLICY Core Courses 4 4 100
MPP136 ETHICS IN PUBLIC POLICY Core Courses 4 4 100
MPP151 SKILL ENHANCEMENT-I Skill Enhancement Course 3 3 50
2 Semester - 2022 - Batch
Course Code
Course
Type
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
MPP231 TECHNOLOGY IN PUBLIC POLICY - 4 4 100
MPP232 RURAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY - 4 4 100
MPP233 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION - 4 4 100
MPP234 SOCIOLOGICAL THEORIES OF SOCIAL CHANGE-I - 4 4 100
MPP235 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY - 4 4 100
MPP236 ADVANCED ECONOMICS-I - 4 4 100
MPP251 SKILL ENHANCEMENT-II - 3 3 50
3 Semester - 2021 - Batch
Course Code
Course
Type
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
MPP331 INDIAN FOREIGN POLICY Core Courses 4 4 100
MPP332 MICRO-FINANCE POLICY AND IMPLEMENTATION Core Courses 4 4 100
MPP333 MEDIA AND PUBLIC POLICY Core Courses 4 4 100
MPP334 URBAN PLANNING AND POLICY Core Courses 4 4 100
MPP335 ADVANCED ECONOMICS-II Core Courses 4 4 100
MPP336 SOCIOLOGICAL THEORIES OF SOCIAL CHANGE-II Core Courses 4 4 100
4 Semester - 2021 - Batch
Course Code
Course
Type
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
MPP431 SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY - 4 4 100
MPP432 HUMAN RIGHTS AND PRISON POLICY - 4 4 100
MPP433 GENDER AND MINORITY LAWS IN PUBLIC POLICY - 4 4 100
MPP434 EDUCATIONAL POLICY - 4 4 100
MPP435 PUBLIC HEALTH - 4 4 100
MPP481 RESEARCH PROJECT/PROJECT WORK - 4 4 100
    

    

Introduction to Program:

Master of Public Policy Program in Christ (Deemed to be University) will enable students to obtain an in-depth understanding of public policy and perform effectively in contemporary political, economic, and social environment in a coherent and comprehensive manner. The interdisciplinary curriculum equips students to create social impact at local, national, and global levels and prepare for Civil Service examination in India. Students would develop quantitative, qualitative, and analytical skills, and receive substantive exposure to the real-world policy making processes.

Programme Outcome/Programme Learning Goals/Programme Learning Outcome:

PO1: Apply theoretical principles and integrate technology to enable and implement interventions to key social issues around them and thereby positively impact policy making.

PO2: Advise corporate organisations looking to understand and intervene in exogenous and endogenous policy issues to their business model.

PO3: Build distinguished careers as policy makers ethical and social sensitivity with government bodies, state machinery and global institutions.

PO4: Apply advanced knowledge of research and statistics to conduct independent research investigations and formulate solutions to complex problems of policy and social impact.

PO5: Analyse and evaluate and apply the relation between socio economic and political scenario (both historical and contemporary) of the country and policy making.

PO6: Exhibit deep understanding of the challenges and requirements of rural india with knowledge and skills to develop policies towards betterment of rural India thereby promoting inclusiveness and diversity.

PO7: Evaluate and resolve real time social issues through effective policy making and implementation with specialised knowledge developed through experiential learning.

PO8: Exhibit a critical and solution-oriented mind set by integrating interdisciplinary knowledge and skills for effective policy making and implementation.

PO9: Demonstrate leadership traits, communication skills and innovative thinking for optimal performance in personal, professional, societal and environmental domains.

PO10: Evaluate personal and professional choices in terms of ethical values and governance and their application to society, business and professions.

Assesment Pattern

 

Grading pattern will be the same as approved by the University for UG Courses as detailed herein below:

Percentage

Grade

Grade Point

Interpretation

Class

80 and Above

A+

  4.00

Outstanding

First Class with Distinction

73-79

A

3.67

Excellent

First Class

66-72

A-

  3.33

Very Good

First Class

60-65

B+

  3.00

Good

First Class

55-59

B

  2.67

Aveage

Second Class

50-54

C+

  2.33

Satisfactory

Second Class

45-49

C

2.00

Pass

Pass Class

40-44

D

  1.00

Pass

Pass Class

39 and Below

F

    0

Fail

Fail

Examination And Assesments

Evaluation Pattern

Department of Professional Studies follows a rigorous system of continuous evaluation, and the assessment events include quizzes, tests, assignments, mid-term and end-term exams, individual/group project work, presentations etc.  

Students are evaluated for each course on the basis of written examination and continuous internal assessments. Each paper carries maximum of 100 marks and is evaluated as follows:

End Semester Examination (ESE)

50%

Mid Semester Examination (CIA-2)

25%

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA - 1 & 3)

20%

Attendance 

05%

Total

100%

           

·       Written Examinations consists of:

§  Mid Semester Exam – 50 Marks (2 hours duration)

§  End Semester Exam – 100 Marks (3 hours duration)

·       A student should secure a minimum of 40% Marks in the ESE to pass in that paper.

·       In aggregate for each paper, for internal and end semester put together, at least 40 Marks out of 100 must be secured to pass in that paper.

 

Question Bank:

Subject wise Question Bank is prepared every semester to test the Conceptual, Application, Analytical and Problem-solving skills of the students. These question banks are prepared by the faculty member teaching the subject and duly verified by the subject expert.

Question Paper Pattern for the End Semester Examination:

The question paper pattern for the End Semester Examination is as follows:

 

Sections

Type

Marks

A

Conceptual / Descriptive/Analytical Type questions

20X5 = 100

Continuous Internal Assessments (CIA):x

CIA – 1 and 3 : Continuous Internal Assessment

Written (reports) – Group or Individual, Understanding of the subjects, Participative learning, Presentation and VIVA, Quiz, Multiple choice based test etc.

CIA – 2:  Continuous Internal Assessment - Mid Semester Exam (MSE)

Mid Semester Exam marks will be taken for Internal Assessment. MSE marks will be reduced to 25 for this purpose. The question paper pattern for the Mid Semester Examination is as follows:

Sections

Type

Marks

A

Short Answer Questions

5 x 2 = 10

B

Conceptual / Descriptive Type questions

2 x 5 = 10

C

Analytical / Essay Type Questions

2 x 15 = 30

 

Attendance:

The marks distribution for attendance is as follows:

95 – 100%       -           5 marks

90 – 94%         -           4 marks

85 – 89%         -           3 marks

80 – 84%         -           2 marks

76 – 79%         -           1 mark

MPP131 - POLICY ANALYSIS AND PROCESS (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course is designed to familiarize students with the basic concepts, theories and models of public policy analysis. 

Course Outcome

CO1: Use proven methods and frameworks to analyze key policies

CO2: Identify and explain the key determinants of policy-making

CO3: Evaluate the potential outcomes and effects of public policies

CO4: Understand and apply various approaches to policy-making

CO5: Critically analyze the existing policies in India

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Historical and Structural Contexts of Public Policy Making
 

Introduction to Public Policy, Attributes, Definitions and Relevance of Public Policy, Policy Inputs, Outputs and Outcomes, Typologies, Policy Cycle, Bardach’s Eightfold Path to Problem Solving and Policy Analysis: Constraints in Policy Making

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:8
Problem Emergence
 

Identification of issue, Framing of Problem, Problem of definition and assembling of evidence, Writing a Problem statement, Policy problems as market and governmental failure, Distributional and Other Goals

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:8
Agenda Setting
 

Brewer’s initiation, Identification of the problem context, Communication of Problem , Focusing Events, The policy agenda: Public Agenda vs. Institutional agenda. Kingdon’s Window of Opportunity Model; Policy communities, Pluralism vs Elitism. Rational Model

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:12
Policy Formulation
 

 

Determination of goals and objectives. Constructing Alternatives and Selecting Criteria.. Analysis and Authorization. Prediction of outputs, outcomes and consequences. Criteria Alternatives Matrix and other models. Selection of Policy choice and confronting trade-offs. Use of design thinking in evaluation of policy alternatives. Insights from behavioral economics.

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:12
Techniques and Models of Policy implementation
 

 

Top-down approach to implementation. The implementation game. Bottom-up approach. Street level bureaucrats, Challenges involved, Conditions for Successful Implementation. Role of various agencies and institutions in policy implementation. Incremental Model. Public Sector Strategic Planning. Dimensions of Policy Implementation

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:10
Policy Review and evaluation
 

Policy Impact, Evaluation and Change. Criteria for Evaluation. Types and methods of evaluation, Cost Benefit Analysis, Management by Objectives (MBO), Operations Research, Programme Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) & Critical path Method (CPM).

Text Books And Reference Books:

1.     Weimer, D. L., & Vining, A. R. (2011). Policy analysis: Concepts and practice. Boston: Longman.

2.     Mintrom, Michael. (2007). Public Policy: The Competitive Framework - by Ewen J. Michael. Australian Journal of Public Administration - AUST J PUBL ADM. 66. 387-388. 10.1111/j.1467-8500.2007.00550_7.x.j.

3.     Bardach, Eugene (2011). A Practical Guide for Policy Analysis: The Eightfold Path to More Effective Problem Solving. CQ Press College.

4.     Birkland, Thomas A. (2011). Policy Process: Theories, Concepts, and Models of Policy Making. Routledge.

5.     Bhuyan, Jorgensen and Sharma (2010), ‘Taking the Pulse of Policy: The Policy Implementation Assessment Tool’, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), p.7.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

1.     DeLeon, Peter & DeLeon, Linda (2002). What Ever Happened to Policy Implementation?  An Alternative Approach. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory,12 (4), pp. 467-492.

2.     Simeon, R. (1976). Studying Public Policy. Canadian Journal of Political Science / Revue Canadienne De Science Politique, 9(4), 548-580

3.     Mintrom, M., & Luetjens, J. (2016). Design thinking in policymaking processes: Opportunities and challenges. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 75(3), 391-402

4.     Kingdon, John. ‘Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies, ‘Update Edition (2nd Edition) (Longman Classics in Political Science), Pearson

5.     Lipsky, Michael (2010). Street Level Bureaucracy: Dilemma of the Individual in Public

Services. Russell Sage Foundation.

Evaluation Pattern

Students are evaluated on the basis of written examination and continuous internal assessment. Each paper carries maximum of 100 marks and is evaluated as follows:

End Semester Examination (ESE)                                      :           50%

Mid Semester Examination (CIA-2)                                   :           25%

Continuous Internal Assessments (CIA- 1 & 3)                 :           20%

Attendance                                                                             :           05%

Total                                                   :          100%                         

·         Written Examinations consists of:

Mid Semester Exam – 50 marks (2 hours duration)

End Semester Exam – 100 marks (3 hours duration)

·         A student should have secured minimum 40% marks in the ESE to pass in that paper.

·         In aggregate for each paper, for internal and end semester put together, at least 40 marks out of 100 must be secured to pass in that paper

MPP132 - GOVERNANCE, POLITY AND CONSTITUTION (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course reinforces and establishes the importance of governance, polity and constitutional provisions in policy design and implementation

Course Outcome

CO1: Evaluate the role of key government policies and interventions

CO2: Identify and explain the features and provisions of the Indian Constitution

CO3: Discuss concepts in transparency and accountability of policy-makers

CO4: Understand the role of various stakeholders in the policy process

CO5: Establish a relationship between existing policy implementation with Indian polity and Governance

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:6
Introduction to Constitutional framework
 

Historical Background, Making of the Constitution, Salient Features, Amenability of the Preamble, Citizenship and fundamental rights, The impact of CAA, DPSP, Fundamental Duties and Basic Structure. Relevant Judgements.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:14
Government Structure
 

Parliamentary and Federal System, Central and State government functions. SC judgements limiting role of government. Local Government and government in Special Areas. Scheduled and Tribal Areas. Key Constitutional and non-constitutional bodies including Election Commission, GST Council, NITI Aayog and Information Commission (RTI). Accountability

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:8
Policy Dimensions in the Constitution
 

Constitutional provisions and amendments on Language, tribes, class and caste. Policy shifts leading to important constitutional amendments. The emergence of regional issues and the rise of regional political parties. Electoral issues and Pressure Groups that impact policy and constitutional provisions. People’s Representation Act

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:12
Governance framework in India
 

The role of NGOs, SHGs, FPOs various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders. Relevant schemes such as Bank Linkage Programme (SBLP) Impact of Covid-19 on the functioning of these bodies.  

Transparency and accountability. Emergence and need for corporate governance

E-governance: Applications and Models. Successes limitations and potential citizens charters, Digital Revolution

 

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:10
Policy interventions and Welfare Schemes
 

Centrally sponsored schemes. Aadhar Foreign aid and the role of FDI in ‘good governance’ projects. Lesson from experiences of Power, rail and other administered sectors. Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by centre and states.

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:10
Review and evaluation of Governance Programmes
 

Performance of welfare schemes. Issues relating to the development and management of Social Sector/Services. Issues relating to poverty and hunger. Review of programmes in place addressing these issues

Text Books And Reference Books:

1.     Laxmikanth, M. (2019). Indian Polity (6th ed.). McGraw-Hill.

2.     Ministry of Finance, Government of India, 2021. "Economic Survey 2020-21"

3.     Kapur, D., & Mehta, B. P. (2007). Public Institutions in India: Performance and Design (Oxford India Collection (Paperback)). Oxford University Press.

4.     Laxmikanth, M. (2014). Governance in India. McGraw Hill Education (India) Private Limited.

5.     Committee, C. D. O. C. P. S. F. I. (2012). Select constitutions of the world. Ulan Press.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

1.     Corbridge, S., Williams, G., Srivastava, M., & Véron, R. (2005). Seeing the State: Governance and Governmentality in India (Contemporary South Asia, Series Number 10) (Illustrated ed.). Cambridge University Press.

2.     Desai, M. (2017). The Raisina Model: Indian Democracy at 70. Penguin Random House India Private Limited, 2017.

O’Brien, D. (2015). Derek Introduces The Constitution and Parliament of India. Rupa Publications Private Limited.

Evaluation Pattern

Students are evaluated on the basis of written examination and continuous internal assessment. Each paper carries maximum of 100 marks and is evaluated as follows:

End Semester Examination (ESE)                                      :           50%

Mid Semester Examination (CIA-2)                                   :           25%

Continuous Internal Assessments (CIA- 1 & 3)                 :           20%

Attendance                                                                             :           05%

Total                                                   :          100%                         

·         Written Examinations consists of:

Mid Semester Exam – 50 marks (2 hours’ duration)

End Semester Exam – 100 marks (3 hours’ duration)

·         A student should have secured minimum 40% marks in the ESE to pass in that paper.

·         In aggregate for each paper, for internal and end semester put together, at least 40 marks out of 100 must be secured to pass in that paper

MPP133 - STATE, MARKET AND ECONOMY (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course is designed to familiarize students with the basic concepts, theories and models of economics, market and the state which are relevant to public policy

Course Outcome

CO1: Define and remember basic concepts of economics applicable to public projects

CO2: Explain and identify key factors affecting/ determining market variables

CO3: Compare and evaluate different economic Policies in India

CO4: Describe and evaluate trends in State policy

CO5: Review and Evaluate the Indian economy

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:6
Economic Reform in Ancient and medieval India
 

Economic relations according to Arthashastra and Milinda-panho, Mauryan Economy and the rise of guilds, Monetisation, peasant production and urbanisation

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:8
Factors affecting Development
 

Poverty, Inequality and Unemployment. Definitions, causes; measurement and status, The role of the state. Market Intervention.
Agriculture. Policies attempting to revolutionize agriculture.
Jobless Growth in India: Reasons and Consequences

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
Agenda Setting through Monetary & Fiscal Policy
 

Monetary Policy in India: Inflation, deflation, Recessionary and Inflationary Scenarios. Monetary Policy tools and Money Supply in India. Banks and Financial Markets; Privatization and Reforms in Banking and Insurance, fiscal multipliers, compensatory fiscal policy, functional finance approach, fiscal policy for inflation, full employment and economic growth

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:12
Policy Formulation, Planning and the Budget
 

Development models:
The Role of the State in the Economy. The Government Budget: Revenue Budget, Capital Budget, Government Deficits. Budgetary procedure in India. Types of Budgets in India. Budget 2021 analysis
: Economic Planning in India , Planning commission v/s NITI Aayog, Five Year Plans, Centre state Finance Relations, Finance commission in India. LPG policy in India.

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:12
Policy interventions and Economic Policy
 

Agriculture: Electronic Markets, PPP-model,  Farm Bills, 
Money: The impact of Demonetization on the economy. Role of Covid-19 on Economic Policy Socio-Economics: Development Poverty eradication programmes, poverty and resource policy, tribal rights and issues, livelihood mission. MNERGS, MSMEs,
International Economics: Make in India, industrial corridors, black money, international treaties and organisations, India’s policies with neighbours.

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:12
Review and evaluation of Economic Programmes
 

Distributive impact of economic policies, development versus growth, determinant of growth and development: HPI/MPI, HDI, PQLI, GEM, GDI/GII, TAI, Green index, sustainable development, India’s ranking in the various indices

Text Books And Reference Books:

1.     Singh, R. (2021). INDIAN ECONOMY 11/ED. McGraw Hill Education.

2.     Verma, S. (2021). The Indian Economy . . .An Analysis of Economic Survey 2019–20 & Budget 2020–21. Unique Publishers India Private Limited.

3.     Kapila, U. (2021). Understanding the Problems of Indian Economy. Academic Foundation.

4.     Sharma, R.S. and D.N. Jha, (1974), ‘The Economic History of India up to A.D.1200: Trends and Prospects’, Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, vol. 17

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

1.     Lindsey, B., Teles, S. M., Compton, S., & Audio, T. (2018). The Captured Economy: How the Powerful Enrich Themselves, Slow Down Growth, and Increase Inequality. Tantor Audio.

2.   Ashwani, D. G. M. (2017). Indian Economy, 72nd Edition. S CHAND & Company Limited.

3. Bellinger, W. K. (2015). The Economic Analysis of Public Policy (2nd ed.). Routledge.

Evaluation Pattern

Students are evaluated on the basis of written examination and continuous internal assessment. Each paper carries maximum of 100 marks and is evaluated as follows:

End Semester Examination (ESE)                                      :           50%

Mid Semester Examination (CIA-2)                                   :           25%

Continuous Internal Assessments (CIA- 1 & 3)                 :           20%

Attendance                                                                             :           05%

Total                                                   :          100%                         

·         Written Examinations consists of:

Mid Semester Exam – 50 marks (2 hours’ duration)

End Semester Exam – 100 marks (3 hours’ duration)

·         A student should have secured minimum 40% marks in the ESE to pass in that paper.

·         In aggregate for each paper, for internal and end semester put together, at least 40 marks out of 100 must be secured to pass in that paper

MPP134 - SOCIO- ECONOMIC HISTORY (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course introduces students to important concepts in the field of Indian History necessary for formulation of effective policy-making in India

Course Outcome

CO1: Analyze the role of historical factors in policies and interventions

CO2: Discuss socio-economic concepts that characterize Indian Society

CO3: Identify historical factors that shape policy making

CO4: Understand non-human considerations of the policy process

CO5: Analyze the impact of ancient and medieval history on the policy-making process.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:12
The shaping of Indian Society in Ancient India
 

Stone Age, Palaeolithic Age, Mesolithic Age, Neolithic Age and Chalcolithic Age: Important incidents.

Indus Valley civilization: Society, Religion Important Harappan towns & artifacts excavated. Town Planning. Geographical distribution and characteristics of pastoral and farming communities outside the Indus region,  Economical Importance. Political Life. Causes of decline

Aryan Civilization: Origin. Vedic literature. Religion & Society. Polity. Economic Conditions. The evolution of monarchy and varna system.

Difference between Indus and Aryan

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:4
The shaping of religious thought
 

Jainism & Buddhism: About Mahavira & teachings. Buddha teachings. Councils. Important books and literature. Causes for decline

Sufi and Bhakti religious movements, their sequence and socio-economic impact

 

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
Formation of Economic and social structure in Early medieval India
 

The Mauryan Empire: The significance of Ashoka. Administration and Society. Art and Architecture.
The influx of other cultures: Indo- Greeks. Shakas. Pacthians Article and Architecture and the Kushans
South India formations: Sangam Age. Satavahanas. Chola's and Pallavas. Culture, Society, Art 
and architecture

Gupta Empire: Administration and social development. Art and Architecture. Post-Gupta period. Important figures.and the Fendal System 

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:12
Agenda setting of Monarchies in Medieval India
 

Major political developments in Northern India and the Peninsula, origin and the rise of Rajputs; The Cholas: administration, village economy and society; “Indian Feudalism”
Administration and policy decisions by Delhi Sultanate: Aibek, Iltumish, Balban, Aluddin Khilji, Mohamad bin Tughlug, Feroz Tughlug, Sikandu lodi, Ibrahim Lodi.
Polity and Policy in the Deccan: Vijayanagar Empire. Krishna Devaraya in detail. Creation of temples and literature
Economy and Society
: Mughals: Babar, Akbar, Jehangir, Shahjahan and Aurangazeb in detail

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:6
Policy Intervention and formulation under British Rule
 

Economy, administration and decline of the Marathas and the Peshwas. Policy intervention by European powers in India
Policy formulation by the East India Company. Important Governor Generals. Early administrative structure; From diarchy to direct control;
British policy impact on India

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:6
British Policy Implementation and Social Awakening
 

British expansion and resistance: Economic Impact of the British Raj; land revenue settlements (zamindari, ryotwari, mahalwari); Deindustrialisation; Railways and commercialisation of agriculture; Growth of landless labour. Indian Renaissance, social and religious reform movement. Reform Movements.

Policy shaping events: 1857 Revolt. Freedom Struggle and the formation of INC. Moderates and Extremists. Partition Role of Bengal/Surat Split. Formation of Muslim league and Hindu Mahasabha. Lucknow pact. Minto Morley/Montagu Chelmsford

Unit-7
Teaching Hours:6
Actors in the policy process during Colonial rule
 

Gandhian Policy Reactions: Non Cooperation Movement. Civil dis-obedience movement. Gandhi - Irwin Pact. August Offer. Quit India Movement. Cripps mission. Cabinet Committee, Subash Chandra Bose and INA formation in detail. Indian National Congress, meetings and resolutions

Unit-8
Teaching Hours:4
Policy outcomes post-independence
 

Indian independence to 1964. A parliamentary, secular, democratic (republic the 1950 Constitution). Jawaharlal Nehru’s vision of a developed, socialist society. Planning and state-controlled industrialization. Agrarian reforms. The foreign policy of Non-alignment

Text Books And Reference Books:

 

1.     1.     Sharma, R. (2006). India's ancient past. Oxford University Press.

 

2.    2.  Chandra, S., & Sharma, R. (2018). History of Medieval India. Orient black swan and Oxford India.

 

3.     3. Das S.K. (2007). Economic History of Ancient India. Vohra Publishers & Distributors, Delhi.

 

4.     4. Ahir, R. (2020). A Brief History of Modern India. Spectrum Books Pvt. Ltd.

5. Chandra, B. (2020). History of Modern India. Orient blackswan pvt ltd

 

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

1.     Chandra, M. (1977). Trade and trade routes in ancient India. Abhinav Publications.

2.     Thapar, R. (1990). From lineage to state: social formation in the mid-first millennium BC in the Ganga valley. Oxford University Press.

3.     Trautmann, T. (2005). The Aryan Debate. Oxford University Press

Evaluation Pattern

Students are evaluated on the basis of written examination and continuous internal assessment. Each paper carries maximum of 100 marks and is evaluated as follows:

End Semester Examination (ESE)                                      :           50%

Mid Semester Examination (CIA-2)                                   :           25%

Continuous Internal Assessments (CIA- 1 & 3)                 :           20%

Attendance                                                                             :           05%

Total                                                   :          100%                         

·         Written Examinations consists of:

Mid Semester Exam – 50 marks (2 hours’ duration)

End Semester Exam – 100 marks (3 hours’ duration)

·         A student should have secured minimum 40% marks in the ESE to pass in that paper.

·         In aggregate for each paper, for internal and end semester put together, at least 40 marks out of 100 must be secured to pass in that paper

MPP135 - GEO POLITICAL DETERMINANTS OF PUBLIC POLICY (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course introduces students to vital geographical factors that influence the policy process

Course Outcome

CO1: Analyze the geographical considerations in policy-making

CO2: Discuss key geopolitical concepts inherent in policy discussions

CO3: Identify geographical factors that shape policy making

CO4: Understand geographical considerations of the policy process

CO5: Review policy through a geographical lens.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:8
Global Geo-political factors
 

Major natural regions. Regional geography of developed countries. Regional geography of developing countries. Regional geography of South Asia

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:12
Indian Geo-political factors
 

Major natural regions. Regional geography of developed countries. Regional geography of developing countries. Regional geography of South Asia

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:8
Agendas of Geographical Policy
 

Geomorphology. Climatology, Oceanography & Biogeography. Landforms formed by fluvial, aeolian and glacial actions. Major climatic types. Major biomes of the world, Environmental degradation and conservation

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:12
: Geographical determinants of Policy formulation
 

Man & environment and their interrelationship and the growth and development, Population, tribes, migration; Population policies. Economic activities – agriculture, manufacturing, industries, tertiary activities, Settlements & urbanisation, functional classification of towns. Economic Infrastructure

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:10
Geo-political policy implementation
 

Related SDGs. Energy conservation. Red-listing of Species. Government schemes in Agriculture. Interlinking of rivers. Global policy interventions.

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:10
Policy review through geographical lens
 

Environmental degradation and conservation. Changes in Human Geography, Demographics. Census 2011. Considerations for Census 2021. Distribution of key natural resources. HDI. Economic and ecological impacts of policy decisions. Green Budget India

Text Books And Reference Books:

1.     Husain, M. (2020). Geography of India. McGraw Hill Education (India).

2.     Chandra, R.(2009). A Geography of Population: Concepts, Determinants and Pattern. 8th ed. Kalyani Publications.

3.     Knowles, R. and Wareing, J. (1990). Economic and Social Geography – Made Simple. 1st ed. Elsevier.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

1.     Khullar, D. (2021). Physical, Human and Economic Geography. Access Publishing

2.  Nerurkar, P. A., & Pavate, A. A. (2019). Mastering Geography India and World: Geography India and World (UPSC). Independently published.

Evaluation Pattern

Students are evaluated on the basis of written examination and continuous internal assessment. Each paper carries maximum of 100 marks and is evaluated as follows:

End Semester Examination (ESE)                                      :           50%

Mid Semester Examination (CIA-2)                                   :           25%

Continuous Internal Assessments (CIA- 1 & 3)                 :           20%

Attendance                                                                             :           05%

Total                                                   :          100%                         

·         Written Examinations consists of:

Mid Semester Exam – 50 marks (2 hours’ duration)

End Semester Exam – 100 marks (3 hours’ duration)

·         A student should have secured minimum 40% marks in the ESE to pass in that paper.

·         In aggregate for each paper, for internal and end semester put together, at least 40 marks out of 100 must be secured to pass in that paper

 

MPP136 - ETHICS IN PUBLIC POLICY (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course establishes the importance of ethics in policy-making and orients students with fundamental concepts in the field of ethics

Course Outcome

CO1: Understand ethical considerations of policies

CO2: Identify and explain the ethical factors of policies in redistribution

CO3: Analyze the need for ethics in various state policies

CO4: Discuss the role of various stakeholders in the policy process

CO5: Evaluate the impact of public policy on the socio-economic scenario in India.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Theoretical Frameworks for Ethical Analysis
 

Utilitarianism and Morality: The Social Contract Theory and Distributive justice; The trolley problem and consequentialism. Rawls’ Theory of Justice.
Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and the world to the concepts of morality

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:8
Ethical framework for Public Policy
 

Essence, Determinants and Consequences of Ethics in - Human Actions; Dimensions of Ethics; Human Values - Lessons from the Lives and Teachings of Great Leaders, Reformers and Administrators; Role of Family Society and Educational Institutions in Inculcating Values

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:12
Ethical Issues in Public Administration
 

Status and Problems; Ethical Concerns and Dilemmas in Government and Private Institutions; Laws, Rules, Regulations and Conscience as Sources of Ethical Guidance; Accountability and Ethical Governance; Strengthening of Ethical and Moral Values in Governance; Ethical Issues in International Relations and Funding; Corporate Governance.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:8
Agenda-setting for Civil Service
 

Aptitude and Foundational Values, Integrity, Impartiality and Non-partisanship, Objectivity, Dedication to Public Service, Empathy, Tolerance and Compassion towards the weaker-sections. Emotional Intelligence-Concepts, and their Utilities and Application in Administration and Governance

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:10
Policy intervention in Public Service
 

Basis of Governance and Probity; Information Sharing and Transparency in Government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work Culture, Quality of Service Delivery, Utilization of Public Funds, Challenges of Corruption

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:12
Policy Review through lens of ethics
 

Content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.
Review of CAA. Review of Privatization of economy. Ethical considerations of major global and local policies

Text Books And Reference Books:

1.     Sandel, M. J. (2010). Justice: What’s The Right Thing To Do? (1st ed.). Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

2.     Upadhyay, R. (2019). Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude in Governance (First ed.). SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd.

3.     Kumar, N. (2020). Lexicon for Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude - 6th Paper Edition. Chronicle books.

4.     Second Administrative Reforms Commission. (2007, January). Ethics in Governance (fourth report). Government of India.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

1.     Sen, Amartya, (1979). “Utilitarianism and Welfarism”. The Journal of Philosophy. (Vol. 76, No. 9, September). pp 463-489.

2.     Walzer, Michael, (1973). “Political Action: The Problem of Dirty Hands”, Philosophy & Public Affairs, Vol. 2, No. 2 (Winter), pp. 160-180. Wiley-Blackwell Stable

3.     Bethke, Elshtain , Jean, (1974), “Moral Woman and Immoral Man: A Consideration of the Public-Private Split and Its Political Ramifications” - https://doi.org/10.1177/003232927400400402.

 

Evaluation Pattern

Students are evaluated on the basis of written examination and continuous internal assessment. Each paper carries maximum of 100 marks and is evaluated as follows:

Students are evaluated on the basis of written examination and continuous internal assessment. Each paper carries maximum of 100 marks and is evaluated as follows:

MPP151 - SKILL ENHANCEMENT-I (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:45
No of Lecture Hours/Week:3
Max Marks:50
Credits:3

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course is designed to equip students with the necessary skills for effective policy making and efficient policy management

Course Outcome

CO1: Use important tools of policy analysis

CO2: Evaluate the potential outcomes and effects of policies

CO3: Interpret data to provide efficient policy recommendations

CO4: Understand different methods of policy evaluation

CO5: Enable students with relevant communication and verbal skills required in the policy space

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:8
Comprehension
 

Writing skills, Breivity in communication, vocabulary.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:8
Interpersonal skills including communication skills.
 

Interpersonaal skills in administrative role..

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:8
Logical reasoning and analytical ability.
 

Logical reasoning and analytical ability to cater to competetive exams.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:8
Decision-making and problem-solving
 

Decision-making and problem-solving in competitive exams.

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:8
General mental ability.
 

General mental ability useful to qualify competitive exams

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:8
Basic numeracy and Data interpretation
 

Basic numeracy and Data interpretation skills useful in competitive exams.

Text Books And Reference Books:

1.     Pandey, M. K. (2012). Analytical Reasoning (3rd ed.). Bsc.

2. Aggarwal, R. S. (2021). A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning. S Chand.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading
  1. L, G. (2013). New Look At Modern Indian History (From 1707 To The Modern Times). S. Chand & Company LTD.

 

Ahuja, R. (2021). SOCIAL PROBLEMS IN INDIA (Fourth Edition). Rawat.

Evaluation Pattern

Total marks:50 Marks

CIA 1- 10 marks

CIA 2:25 marks

CIA 3: 10 Marks

Attendance:5 Marks

MPP231 - TECHNOLOGY IN PUBLIC POLICY (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

The course orients students with emerging and innovative technological inputs of the policy cycle and associated impacts

Course Outcome

CO1: Discuss the impact of technological intervention on policy-making

CO2: Analyze the priorities for use of technology and dedication of resources

CO3: Understand the constraints inherent in digitalization and shift to technological processes

CO4: Identify potential policy gaps that technology can bridge

CO5: Establish priorities for technology policy

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Framework for Technological Development
 

Developments in Science and Technology Applications of scientific developments in everyday life. Effects of scientific developments in everyday life. The impact of Globalization in exchange of knowledge and advancement of technology

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:8
Technological advancements
 

Scientific Advancements: Dark Matter, Higgs Boson. Rare Earth Elements
Applied Science: GM Crops, Gene Editing, Changes in the field of agriculture triggered by science based technologies
Emerging technologies: Artificial Intelligence, Space Technology & Defence Technology
Important contributions of Indians in Science and Technology. Indigenization of technology. Developing new technology indigenously

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:8
Policy issues with Technology
 

Scientific Advancements: Dark Matter, Higgs Boson. Rare Earth Elements
Applied Science: GM Crops, Gene Editing, Changes in the field of agriculture triggered by science based technologies
Emerging technologies: Artificial Intelligence, Space Technology & Defence Technology
Important contributions of Indians in Science and Technology. Indigenization of technology. Developing new technology indigenously

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:14
Agenda and Priorities for technology policy
 

Security: Technology to stop extremism. Linkages between development and spread of extremism. Role of state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security
Challenges to Internal Security through communication networks: Basics of Cyber Security
Role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges.
Recent policy shifts to curb these platforms.  IRNSS Programme
Crime: Money laundering and its prevention. Technology to detect. Linkages of organized crime with terrorism. Various Security forces and agencies and their mandates. Shift to digital warfare

Covid-19: Dedication of technological resources to management, vaccination and logistics surrounding the virus

Other priorities: Impact of technology on biopharma, Thermal power, Digital India Programme for farmers

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:10
Technology Policy interventions and implementation
 

Digitalization of government services. Shift to Digital India. Associated Policies

India’s gross expenditure in R&D, Policies on Research parks technology business incubators (TBIs) and (RPs).National Artificial Intelligence Strategy, MOUs with foreign research centres, Indian Institutes of Information Technology laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020.

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:10
Global trends of Technology policy
 

AI, Blockchain, Machine learning, Data sciences e-gov, economics and regulation of platforms. Global case studies of innovative policies in regards to the technological revolution in education, health, culture, social and economic policies, security and defense

Text Books And Reference Books:

1.     Rajaram, K. (2014). Science and Technology in India. Spectrum.

2.     Agrahari, R. (2018). Science And Technology. MC GRAW HILL EDUCATION PVT LTD

3.     Niti Aayog. (2021). Connected Commerce: Creating a Roadmap for a Digitally Inclusive Bharat. Niti Aayog.

4.     Second administrative reforms commission. (2008, June). Combatting terrorism protecting by righteousness (8th report). Government of India.

Indian Institutes of Information Technology Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

1.     Ellig, J. (2001). Dynamic Competition And Public Policy: Technology, Innovation, and Antitrust Issues (1st ed.). Cambridge University Press.

Edler, J., Cunningham, P., Gök, A., & Shapira, P. (2016). Handbook of Innovation Policy Impact (Eu-SPRI Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation Policy series). Edward Elgar Pub.

Evaluation Pattern

Students are evaluated on the basis of written examination and continuous internal assessment. Each paper carries maximum of 100 marks and is evaluated as follows:

End Semester Examination (ESE)                                      :           50%

Mid Semester Examination (CIA-2)                                   :           25%

Continuous Internal Assessments (CIA- 1 & 3)                 :           20%

Attendance                                                                             :           05%

Total                                                   :          100%                         

·         Written Examinations consists of:

Mid Semester Exam – 50 marks (2 hours’ duration)

End Semester Exam – 100 marks (3 hours’ duration)

·         A student should have secured minimum 40% marks in the ESE to pass in that paper.

·         In aggregate for each paper, for internal and end semester put together, at least 40 marks out of 100 must be secured to pass in that paper

MPP232 - RURAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course familiarizes students with key concepts in agricultural and rural transformation and the associated policy making process

Course Outcome

CO1: Understand the dynamics of political, economic and social change in rural India

CO2: Analyze problems of rural India in a theoretical and historical framework

CO3: Identify key determinants of the efficiency of government programmes in the rural sector

CO4: Discuss the role of various stakeholders in the rural policy process.

CO5: Evaluate implementations of Government schemes and policies for rural areas.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:8
Post-independence framework of Rural Reform
 

Agrarian Crisis; Land Policy; Agricultural Labour; Rural Credit Policy; Non-Farm Sector. Agrarian Economy after Independence Agrarian and Land Reforms; Green Revolution and Class Structure of Rural India; 

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:10
Problems in Rural Development
 

Economic Reforms: Issues related to planning, Mobilization of resources, Growth, Development & Employment in rural sector
Agriculture and Rural Society; Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies. Issues related to Minimum Support Prices. Public Distribution System: objectives and status. Issues related to buffer stocks and food security. Economics of Animal rearing

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
Agenda of Rural policy formulation
 

Welfare Policies, Education, Public health and Sanitation, Women empowerment, Infrastructure development (electricity, irrigation, etc.), Facilities for agriculture extension and research, Availability of credit, Employment opportunities. Related Policies

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:12
: Policy Formulation and implementation
 

Agriculture: Credit and marketing in rural areas, Agricultural market system, Emerging alternative marketing channels, Issues related to transport and marketing of agricultural produce. E- technology in the aid of farmers.  Diversification into productive activities, Farm Mechanization and creation of sustainable value chains. E-NAM and FPOs. Emergence of organic farming 

Education and Employment Policies specific to rural sector. Inclusive growth. Issues arising from or related to inclusive growth. Effects of Liberalization on the economy. Effects of changes in industrial policy on rural development

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:8
Policy intervention through PPP in Rural Sector
 

SAP and IMF, Neo-liberal approach and New Public Management. Global Experience of PPP in rural development. India approach:  Hub-and-spoke model and the role of PPP in micro-irrigation. PPP vs FPCs

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:12
The role of institutions in Rural development
 

NABARD, Key Policies of the Central and State Government, Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRIs), Co—operative Institutions Co-operative banks, Commercial banks and Regional Rural Banks. Global bodies and models of development: China ( New Rural Reconstruction Movement ) and the four asian tigers.

Text Books And Reference Books:

1.     Borras Jr., S.M., Kay, Cristóbal & Akram-Lodhi, A. Haroon, (2007), Agrarian Reform and Rural Development: Historical Overview and Current Issues, ISS/UNDP Land, Poverty and Public Action Policy Paper No. 1, The Hague: ISS.

2.     Bhattacharya, Neeladri (2003). Labouring Histories: Agrarian Labour and Colonialism, NLI Research Study Series 049 / 2003, Noida: V. V. Giri National Labour Institute

3.     Chakravarti, A. K. (1973). Green Revolution in India. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 63 (3),pp.319-330.

Dantwala, M. L., (1979), Agricultural Policy in India since Independence, in Shah C. H. (ed.) Agricultural Development of India: Policy and Problems, Orient Longman, Bombay

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

1.     Ramakumar, R, (2010), Continuity and Change: Notes on Agriculture in ‘New India’. In Anthony D’Costa (ed.), A New India? Critical Perspectives in the Long Twentieth Century, Anthem Press, London.

2.     Reddy, D. Narasimha & Srijit Mishra (2009) (ed.). Agrarian crisis in India, New Delhi

3.     Schultz, Theodore (1974). Transforming Traditional Agriculture, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Evaluation Pattern

Students are evaluated on the basis of written examination and continuous internal assessment. Each paper carries maximum of 100 marks and is evaluated as follows:

End Semester Examination (ESE)                                      :           50%

Mid Semester Examination (CIA-2)                                   :           25%

Continuous Internal Assessments (CIA- 1 & 3)                 :           20%

Attendance                                                                             :           05%

Total                                                   :          100%                         

·         Written Examinations consists of:

Mid Semester Exam – 50 marks (2 hours’ duration)

End Semester Exam – 100 marks (3 hours’ duration)

·         A student should have secured minimum 40% marks in the ESE to pass in that paper.

·         In aggregate for each paper, for internal and end semester put together, at least 40 marks out of 100 must be secured to pass in that paper

MPP233 - PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course orients students with mechanisms of public administration that are fundamental to effective policy making 

Course Outcome

CO1: Define key concepts in public administration

CO2: Understand the role of public institutions in the policy process

CO3: Analyze models of and approaches to public administration

CO4: Evaluate the functioning of public administration institutions in India

CO5: Compare global and National trends in public administration.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:12
Introduction to Public Administration
 

Good Governance: concept and application; New Public Management.

Weber’s bureaucratic model its critique and post-Weberian Developments; Human Relations School (Elton Mayo and others); Simon’s decision-making theory; Participative Management (R. Likert, C. Argyris, D. McGregor.)

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:8
: Structural Framework of Administration
 

Ministries and Departments, Boards and Commissions; Dicey on Administrative law; 

Delegated legislation; ‘Anti-development thesis’; Bureaucracy and development;  Administrative ethics.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:12
Issues with Accountability and Control
 

Values in public service; Regulatory Commissions; National Human Rights Commission; Problems of administration in coalition regimes; Citizen administration interface; Corruption and administration; Disaster management. Impact of liberalization on administration in developing countries; PM Cares Fund: Debates and issues

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:10
Policy Formulation in Public Administration
 

Administration and politics in different countries; •   The machinery of planning; Role, composition, and functions of the Planning Commission and the National Development Council; ‘Indicative’ planning; Process of plan formulation at Union and State levels; Constitutional Amendments (1992) and decentralized planning for economic development and social justice

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:8
Policy Implementation by Administrators
 

Changing role of the Collector; Union-State-local relations; Imperatives of development management and law and order administration;  74th Constitutional Amendment; Important Committees and Commissions; 

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:10
Global trends in Public Administration
 

Global-local debate; New localism; Development dynamics, politics and administration with special reference to city management. Women and development - the self-help group movement. Reforms in financial management and human resource development; 

Problems of implementation

Text Books And Reference Books:

1.     Bhattacharya, M. (2018). New Horizons of Public Administration. Jawahar Publishers & Distributors.

2.     Prasad, D. and Prasad, V. (1980). Administrative Thinkers. Sterling Publishers Pvt Limited.

3.     Sharma, M. and Sadana, B. (2019). Public Administration In Theory And Practice. 48th ed. Kitab Mahal.

Arora, R. (1996). Comparative Public Administration. 2nd ed. NEW DELHI: ASSOCIATED PUBLISHING HO.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

1.     Baker R J S. (1972). Administrative Theory and Public Administration. Huthinson, London

2.     Barnard, Chester. (1969). The Functions of Executive, Cambridge, Harvard University Pres

3.     Donald Menzel and Harvey White (eds) (2011). The State of Public Administration: Issues, Challenges and Opportunity. New York: M. E. Sharpe.

4.     Jay M. Shafritz (ed) (1998), International Encyclopedia of Public Policy and Administration, Westview Press

5.     Luther Gulick & Lyndall Urwick (eds.)(1937), Papers on Science of Administration, New York Institution of Public Administration, New York

Evaluation Pattern

Evaluation Pattern for Theory Core Papers

Students are evaluated on the basis of written examination and continuous internal assessment. Each paper carries maximum of 100 marks and is evaluated as follows:

End Semester Examination (ESE)                                      :           50%

Mid Semester Examination (CIA-2)                                   :           25%

Continuous Internal Assessments (CIA- 1 & 3)                 :           20%

Attendance                                                                             :           05%

Total                                                   :          100%                         

·         Written Examinations consists of:

Mid Semester Exam – 50 marks (2 hours’ duration)

End Semester Exam – 100 marks (3 hours’ duration)

·         A student should have secured minimum 40% marks in the ESE to pass in that paper.

·         In aggregate for each paper, for internal and end semester put together, at least 40 marks out of 100 must be secured to pass in that paper

MPP234 - SOCIOLOGICAL THEORIES OF SOCIAL CHANGE-I (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course builds a sociological framework for students to analyze policy-making within

Course Outcome

CO1: Assess changes in society through theoretical frameworks

CO2: Examine the impact of policy on the social structure

CO3: Analyze the role of social institutions in the policy process

CO4: Critique state policies through a sociological lens

CO5: Evaluate the role of the family in policy formulation and intervention.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:12
Theoretical frameworks
 

Modernity and emergence of sociology. Sociology as Science:

Scientific method and critique. Positivism and its critique. Fact value and objectivity. Non- positivist methodologies. 

Historical materialism, mode of production, alienation, class struggle.

Division of labour, social facts, Social action, ideal types, Social system, pattern variables.

Latent and manifest functions, conformity and deviance, reference groups, Self and identity.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:14
Sociological Problem emergence
 

Equality, inequality, hierarchy, exclusion, poverty and deprivation

Theories of social stratification- Structural functionalist theory, Marxist theory, Weberian theory. Social stratification of class, status groups, gender, ethnicity and race.

Social mobility- open and closed systems, types of mobility, sources and causes of mobility.

 

Social organization of work in different types of society- slave society, feudal society, industrial /capitalist society. Formal and informal organization of work Labour and society

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:8
Framing of Policy issues with research methods
 

Qualitative and quantitative methods. Techniques of data collection. Variables, sampling, hypothesis, reliability and validity.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:12
Social institutions as Policy intervention
 

Politics and Society:
Theories of power. Power elite, bureaucracy, pressure groups, and political parties. Nation, state, citizenship, democracy, civil society, ideology. Protest, agitation, social movements, collective action, revolution.

Religion and Society:
Theories of religion. Types of religious practices: animism, monism, pluralism, sects, cults.
Religion in modern society: religion and science, secularization, religious revivalism, fundamentalism.

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:6
The role of family in Policy formulation and intervention
 

Kinship:
Family, household, marriage. Types and forms of family. Lineage and descent Patriarchy and sexual division of labour. Contemporary trends.

 

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:8
Kinship: Family, household, marriage. Types and forms of family. Lineage and descent Patriarchy and sexual division of labour. Contemporary trends.
 

Theories of social change. the direction of social change and the causes of social change.
Process of Social Change: Social evolution and progress
Development and dependency. Agents of social change. Education and social change. Science, technology and social change

Text Books And Reference Books:

1.     Bottomore, T., & Bottomore, T. B. (1987). Sociology: A Guide to Problems and Literature (3rd ed.). Routledge.

2.     Scott, J. (2014). A Dictionary of Sociology (Oxford Quick Reference) (4th ed.). OUP Oxford.

3.     Abraham, F. M. (1983). Modern Sociological Theory: An Introduction (1st ed.). Oxford University Press.

4.     Parsons, T., & Smelser, N. J. (2012). The Social System. Quid Pro, LLC.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

1.     Giddens, A., & Sutton, P. W. (2021). Sociology (9th ed.). Polity.

2. Ritzer, G. (2020). The McDonaldization of Society: Into the Digital Age (Tenth ed.). SAGE Publications, Inc.

Evaluation Pattern

Evaluation Pattern for Theory Core Papers

Students are evaluated on the basis of written examination and continuous internal assessment. Each paper carries maximum of 100 marks and is evaluated as follows:

End Semester Examination (ESE)                                      :           50%

Mid Semester Examination (CIA-2)                                   :           25%

Continuous Internal Assessments (CIA- 1 & 3)                 :           20%

Attendance                                                                             :           05%

Total                                                   :          100%                         

·         Written Examinations consists of:

Mid Semester Exam – 50 marks (2 hours’ duration)

End Semester Exam – 100 marks (3 hours’ duration)

·         A student should have secured minimum 40% marks in the ESE to pass in that paper.

·         In aggregate for each paper, for internal and end semester put together, at least 40 marks out of 100 must be secured to pass in that paper

MPP235 - RESEARCH METHODOLOGY (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Business and management research involves undertaking systematic research to find out decision outcomes. It is trans-disciplinary, and engages with both theory and practice. The course intends to provide comprehensive knowledge & skills about the research methods that are employed to investigate problems in business.

Course Outcome

CO1: Explain the overall process of designing a research study from its inception to its report

CO2: Discuss the primary characteristics of quantitative research and qualitative research

CO3: Conduct a literature review for a scholarly educational study

CO4: Critically analyze research methodologies identified in the existing literature

CO5: Develop a comprehensive research methodology for a research question

CO6: Organize and conduct research in a more appropriate manner

CO7: Discuss ethical issues in educational research, including those issues that arise in using quantitative and qualitative research

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:12
: Introduction to Research:
 

Meaning, Objectives, Types of research, significance of research, research process, criteria of good research, Review of Literature, Identification, selection and Defining research problem.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:12
Research and Sampling Design
 

Meaning, Need for research design, features of a good design, Different Research Designs.

Sampling Design: Census and sample survey, steps in sampling design, criteria of selecting a sampling procedure, characteristics of a good sample design, different types of sampling designs- Probability and Non-Probability Sampling Design, Sampling v/s Non-Sampling Error; Determination of Sample Size.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:12
Data Collection, measurement and scaling
 

Qualitative methods of data collection, attitude measurement and scaling-types of measurement scale, attitude, classification of scales - Single Item v/s Multi Item Scales, Comparative v/s Non-Comparative scales, Continuous Rating Scales; Criteria for Good Measurement, questionnaire design.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:12
Data Processing and Analysis
 

Data Preparation, Field Validation, Data editing, Coding, Content Analysis, Classification and Tabulation of Data. Basic data analysis: Descriptive Statistics, Univariate and Bivariate Statistical Analysis (concepts), Parametric & Non-Parametric Tests; Null & Alternative Hypothesis, Error in Testing of Hypothesis, Critical Region, Degrees of Freedom, One Tailed & Two Tailed Tests, Standard Error; Procedure for Testing of Hypothesis. Parametric test, Non parametric test. Data analysis using SPSS

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:12
Research Report Writing
 

Ethics in research – plagiarism, Types of Research Report, Report Structure, Report Writing: Report Formulation, Citation and Referencing styles Guidelines for effective Documentation and visual representation (Graphs) and Research Briefing –Oral Presentation 

Text Books And Reference Books:

1.             Kothari C.K. (2004). Research Methodology – Methods and Techniques. New Delhi: New Age International.

2. Krishnswamy, K.N., Shivkumar, Appa Iyer and Mathiranjan M. (2006). Management Research Methodology; Integration of Principles, Methods and Techniques. New Delhi: Pearson Education. 

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

1.             Deepak Chawla, Neena Sondhi. Research Methodology Concepts and Cases. Vikas Publishing.

2.             William Zikmund, Barry Babin, Jon Carr, Mitch Griffin. Business Research Methods.   Cengage.

3.             Naval Bajpai. Business Research Methods. Pearson Education

4. Donald R Cooper and Pamela S Schindler. Business Research Methods. Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Company Ltd

Evaluation Pattern

Evaluation Pattern for Theory Core Papers

Students are evaluated on the basis of written examination and continuous internal assessment. Each paper carries maximum of 100 marks and is evaluated as follows:

End Semester Examination (ESE)                                      :           50%

Mid Semester Examination (CIA-2)                                   :           25%

Continuous Internal Assessments (CIA- 1 & 3)                 :           20%

Attendance                                                                             :           05%

Total                                                   :          100%                         

·         Written Examinations consists of:

Mid Semester Exam – 50 marks (2 hours’ duration)

End Semester Exam – 100 marks (3 hours’ duration)

·         A student should have secured minimum 40% marks in the ESE to pass in that paper.

·         In aggregate for each paper, for internal and end semester put together, at least 40 marks out of 100 must be secured to pass in that paper

MPP236 - ADVANCED ECONOMICS-I (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course orients students with mechanisms of public administration that are fundamental to effective policy making 

Course Outcome

CO1: Evaluate the merits of major economic policies formulated on a global level

CO2: Analyze policy decisions in the framework of advanced economic models

CO3: Examine the role of institutions in economic stabilization

CO4: Dispute the functioning of economic policy against welfare indicators

CO5: Understand economic adjustments in policy implementation

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Theoretical structures in Micro and Macro Economics
 

Micro-Economics: Price determination. Alternative Distribution Theories; Markets Structure and Modern Welfare Criteria. Related Theorems
Macro-economics

Macro-Economics: Approaches to Employment Income and Interest Rate determination:

Classical,Keynes (IS)-LM) curve, Neo-classical synthesis and New classical,

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:12
Policy considerations in Framework for Economic Policy
 

(a) Demand for and Supply of Money: Related theories

Goals and Instruments of Monetary Management in Closed and Open Economies.

Proposal for ceiling on the growth rate of money.


(b) Public Finance and its Role in Market Economy: Stabilization of supply, allocation of resources and in distribution and development.

Forms of Taxes and Subsidies, their incidence and effects. Limits to taxation, loans, crowding-out effects, and limits to borrowings. Public expenditure and its effects. Petrol prices in India Case study

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
Global models of Economic Policy Formulation
 

Old and New theories of International Trade.

Comparative advantage, Terms of Trade and Offer Curve. Product Cycle and Strategic Trade Theories.

Protectionism: Tariffs, quotas and other modes

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:12
Economic adjustments in policy implementation
 

Balance of Payments Adjustment: Alternative Approaches. Price versus income, income adjustments under fixed exchange rates. Theories of Policy Mix.

Exchange rate adjustments under capital mobility.

Floating Rates and their Implications for Developing Countries : Currency Boards.

Trade Policy and Developing Countries. BOP, adjustments and Policy Coordination in open economy macro model. Speculative attacks.

 

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:6
Global bodies for economic policy review
 

Trade Blocks and Monetary Unions.
WTO: TRIMS, TRIPS, Domestic Measures, Different Rounds of WTO talks.

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:10
Review of impact of Economic Policy trade-offs
 

Theories of growth : Review under theoretical models. Process of Economic Development of less developed courtries: Impact of Economic Development and International Trade and Investment on developed and developing countries

 

Welfare indicators and measures of growth. Human Development Indices.

The basic needs approach.

Development and Environmental Sustainability: Renewable and Non-renewable Resources,

Environmental Degradation, Intergenerational equity development.

Text Books And Reference Books:

1.     Meier, B. G. M. (1966). Economic Development. John Wiley and Sons.

2.     Samuelson, P., & Nordhaus, W. (2009). Economics (19th ed.). McGraw-Hill

3.     Education..

4.     Salvatore,Dominick (2021). International Economics. [2003,8th Edition.] Hardcover. WiIey.

5.     Shapiro, E. (1982). Macroeconomic analysis (5th ed.). Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.

6.     Kurihara, K. K. (2007). Monetary Theory and Public Policy (1st ed.). Routledge.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

1.     Gruber, J. (2019). Public Finance and Public Policy (Sixth ed.). Worth Publishers.

2. Banerjee, A., & Duflo, E. (2019). Good Economics for Hard Times. PublicAffairs.

Evaluation Pattern

Evaluation Pattern for Theory Core Papers

Students are evaluated on the basis of written examination and continuous internal assessment. Each paper carries maximum of 100 marks and is evaluated as follows:

End Semester Examination (ESE)                                      :           50%

Mid Semester Examination (CIA-2)                                   :           25%

Continuous Internal Assessments (CIA- 1 & 3)                 :           20%

Attendance                                                                             :           05%

Total                                                   :          100%                         

·         Written Examinations consists of:

Mid Semester Exam – 50 marks (2 hours’ duration)

End Semester Exam – 100 marks (3 hours’ duration)

·         A student should have secured minimum 40% marks in the ESE to pass in that paper.

·         In aggregate for each paper, for internal and end semester put together, at least 40 marks out of 100 must be secured to pass in that paper

MPP251 - SKILL ENHANCEMENT-II (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:45
No of Lecture Hours/Week:3
Max Marks:50
Credits:3

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course introduces and equips students with important tools from history, geography and science as approaches to policy making

Course Outcome

CO1: Evaluate the role of non-human determinants of policy

CO2: Identify and explain the historical, geographical, and social aspects of the policy process

CO3: Discuss tools and analytical models for policy-makers

CO4: Understand the governance structure in the Indian context

CO5: Understand and Evaluate the policies related the climate and sustainability

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:9
1. Counterfactual analysis and Classifying History
 

History of India & Indian National Movement.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:9
Geographic Information System Mapping
 

Indian & World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India & the World

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:9
Organizational Configuration
 

Indian Polity & Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:9
Life-cycle assessment
 

Economic & Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:9
Ecosystem-services valuation
 

General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity & climate change. General Science.

Text Books And Reference Books:
  1. L, G. (2013). New Look At Modern Indian History (From 1707 To The Modern Times). S. Chand & Company LTD.

 

2. Ahuja, R. (2021). SOCIAL PROBLEMS IN INDIA (Fourth Edition). Rawat.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading
  1. L, G. (2013). New Look At Modern Indian History (From 1707 To The Modern Times). S. Chand & Company LTD.

 

Ahuja, R. (2021). SOCIAL PROBLEMS IN INDIA (Fourth Edition). Rawat.

Evaluation Pattern

Total Marks: 50

CIA 1:10 Marks

CIA 2:25 Marks

CIA 3: 10 Marks

Attendance: 5 Marks

MPP331 - INDIAN FOREIGN POLICY (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course description:

The course orients students with stances and policy tradeoffs involved in Indian Foreign Policy

Course Outcome

CO1: Contrast Indian Foreign Policy with global policy-making frameworks

CO2: Appraise the determinants of India?s Foreign Policy

CO3: Understand the domestic factors that constrain foreign policy

CO4: Identify emerging areas for global partnerships

CO5: Evaluate the historical context of foreign policy

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:14
Historical Context of Foreign Policy
 

India’s foreign policy stance as a new nation in 1947, Establishment of MEA and Nehruvian foreign policy, Reaction to Cold War.  North Atlantic Treaty Organization (US) and the Warsaw Pact (Soviet Union)
Agenda: Resistance of dilution of sovereignty, rebuilding of economy and consolidation of integrity. India as a leader for decolonizing countries in Asia and Africa
Principles shaping foreign policy: Equality of all nations, respect for all races and opposition to colonialism. Establishment of the Non-Alignment Movement , Third World solidarity.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:10
Emergence of Problems
 

1962 Chinese Conflict, Realism and Recovery, Choices on security and political challenges, Alignment with western powers and its impact on third party agreements; Tashkent agreement. Policy tilt towards USSR.
Liberation of Bangladesh and subsequent conducting of Pokhran-1.
Emergence of US-China-Pakistan axis and Impact on India. Collapse of USSR. Gulf War, economic stagnation and domestic turbulence leading to BOP Crisis

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:8
Agenda setting and Regional Assertion
 

Socio- Economic Agenda: The role of India’s history, culture, geography and economy in 1991 on foreign policy. Status of resources. Safeguarding of strategic autonomy
Global unipolarity (USA) and the emergence of WTO.
Revised principles shaping Indian Foreign Policy: Adopting the path of the Washington Consensus

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:10
Indian Foreign Policy formulation and choices
 

Pokhran-II and Policy trade-offs in securing 123 Agreement (India-US nuclear deal ).
Juxtaposition with global models of foreing policymaking. Consolidation of position with Russia and China and the emergence of BRICS. Gujral Doctrine
The steadfastness of Non-aligned approach and the formulation of global trade policy in balanced manner

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:10
Policy implementation and energetic engagement
 

Transitional geopolitics, Transformation of Non-Alignment into Multi Alignment at policy intervention level.
Participation in global commitments: Technology and knowledge sharing, climate change negotiations and Indian Ocean Region (SAGAR initiative)

Regional Consolidation of power through diplomatic relations Act East policy and Think West policy.

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:8
Review of Foreign policy choices in India
 

The relevance of NAM, Indian Diaspora as policy actors and the need for a nuanced approach. Current uses of hard power and soft power. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests. Status of SAARC, ASEAN, BIMSTEC, BRICS

Text Books And Reference Books:

Essential references:

  1. Tharoor, S. (2012). Pax Indica. Penguin Random House India.
  2. Government of India. (2020). Public Diplomacy Articles. Www.Mea.Gov.In. https://www.mea.gov.in/article.htm
  3. Dubey, M. (2010). India’s Foreign Policy: Coping with the Changing World. Orient Blackswan Pvt Ltd.
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Recommended references:

  1. Beitelmair-Berini, B. (2021). India’s Grand Strategy and Foreign Policy: Strategic Pluralism and Subcultures (Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies) (1st ed.). Routledge.

Observer Research Foundation. (2021). Indian Foreign Policy. Orfonline.Org. https://www.orfonline.org/topic/international-affairs/indian-foreign-policy/.

Evaluation Pattern

Students are evaluated for each course on the basis of written examination and continuous internal assessments. Each paper carries maximum of 100 marks and is evaluated as follows:

End Semester Examination (ESE)

50%

Mid Semester Examination (CIA-2)

25%

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA - 1 & 3)

20%

Attendance 

05%

Total

100%

           

·       Written Examinations consists of:

§  Mid Semester Exam – 50 Marks (2 hours duration)

§  End Semester Exam – 100 Marks (3 hours duration)

·       A student should secure a minimum of 40% Marks in the ESE to pass in that paper.

·       In aggregate for each paper, for internal and end semester put together, at least 40 Marks out of 100 must be secured to pass in that paper.

MPP332 - MICRO-FINANCE POLICY AND IMPLEMENTATION (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course description:

This course familiarizes students with key concepts in microfinancing and the unique models initiated and developed in India

Course Outcome

CO1: Discover the onset and status of microfinance programmes in India

CO2: Correlate Indian status with global frameworks of microfinance

CO3: Identify key determinants of the efficiency of micro-financing programmes

CO4: Discuss the role of various stakeholders in the rural policy process

CO5: Evaluate microfinance policy formulation and implementation.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:6
Historical framework of Microfinancing
 

1800s and work of  Lysander Spooner, Friedrich      Wilhelm            Raiffeisen and cooperative lending banks in Germany. Scenario in India; History of Microfinance in India, 

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:6
Agenda of Microfinance in India
 

Principles of Microfinance. Recommendations of various committees, Status, Outreach, Potential of Microfinance in India. Financial Inclusion – National Strategy for Financial Inclusion. Malegam Committee

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:14
Policy Formulation and implementation
 

Models in Microfinance. Global and local. : Introduction, Models of Credit disbursement under microfinance, Models in International microfinance. Grameen Model Bank

Microfinance Institutions. MI under Non-Banking Financial Company -Micro Finance Institutions (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2011.
Livelihood Promotion, Integrated Sectoral Strategies, Strategies for vulnerable segments of the population, Delivery of Livelihood,Participatory Rural Appraisal

Conducting Participatory Assessment, Tools and Techniques of Participatory Assessment for formulation of effective models

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:12
Policy intervention through PPP in Rural Sector
 

Cooperative banks: SEWA Cooperative Bank. Current status and relevance
Joint Liability Group, mutual guarantee and agricultural purposes or associate activities.

Self Help Group: The Indian model and experience. Role of The
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) SHG linkage programme.

Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) in India, end-to-end development of the rural economy.
Rural Cooperatives: Relevance and status. Establishment of Micro Units Development Refinance Agency (MUDRA)

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:10
Review of allied programmes in India
 

PMMY – Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana, Non-Banking Financial Institutions India, Small Finance Banks
Development Financial Institution SIDBI – Small Industries Development Bank of India   FSDC – Financial Stability and Development Council. RBI – Reserve Bank of India            Micro-Irrigation Fund Finance Commission of India 

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:10
Future of Microfinance
 

Challenge and Benefits. Building a Sustainable and scalable model. Poverty alleviation. Social development projects. Stimulation of financial inclusion. Promotion of financial literacy.
Social barriers: Inclusion of women and vulnerable groups into the financial model
Addressing the ‘stated purpose of the loan’ issue. Development of banking infrastructure based on learnings and purpose.
Social impact scorecard. Impact of Covid-19. 

Text Books And Reference Books:

Essential references:

  1. V, R. (2013). MICROFINANCE -Principles and Approaches: Ten Commandments for responsible financing to the poor (1st ed.). Notion Press.
  2. NABARD. (2019). Status of Microfinance in India. Rajashree K. Baruah.
  3. Azam, M. S., & Alam, M. Z. (2019). Grameen Bank Micro-credit Model Effect: Realities and Evidence. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing.
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Recommended references:

  1. Roodman, D. (2012, February 1). Think Again: Microfinance. Https://Www.Povertyactionlab.Org/. https://www.povertyactionlab.org/sites/default/files/2012.2.1-microfinance-Foreign-Policy.pdf
  2. Reserve Bank of India. (2020, September 11). Microfinance: Reaching out to the Bottom of the Pyramid. Rbi.Org.In. https://www.rbi.org.in/scripts/BS_ViewBulletin.aspx?Id=19775
Evaluation Pattern

Students are evaluated for each course on the basis of written examination and continuous internal assessments. Each paper carries maximum of 100 marks and is evaluated as follows:

End Semester Examination (ESE)

50%

Mid Semester Examination (CIA-2)

25%

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA - 1 & 3)

20%

Attendance 

05%

Total

100%

           

·       Written Examinations consists of:

§  Mid Semester Exam – 50 Marks (2 hours duration)

§  End Semester Exam – 100 Marks (3 hours duration)

·       A student should secure a minimum of 40% Marks in the ESE to pass in that paper.

·       In aggregate for each paper, for internal and end semester put together, at least 40 Marks out of 100 must be secured to pass in that paper.

MPP333 - MEDIA AND PUBLIC POLICY (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course description:

This course critically analyzes and deconstructs the role of the media in shaping and formulating public policy 

Course Outcome

CO1: Assess key outputs and outcomes of media policy

CO2: Understand the role of media institutions in the policy process

CO3: Analyze the global scenario of media houses as policy actors

CO4: Evaluate the functioning of media institutions in India

CO5: Evaluate policy implementation through media regulation.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Theoretical Framework of Media
 

Evolution of Mass Media. Historic Press Freedoms. Global events shaping the significance and role of mass media. Current forms and status.Comparative Media Systems. Factors that Influence the Development of Media Systems

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:10
Problem emergence in Media policy
 

Media ethics and financing. Regulation and censorship.
Constitutional Provisions on the Freedom of Speech and Expression
Emerging Rights : Privacy, Information, Anti-defamation

Emerging platforms: Social Media

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
Agenda setting of Media policy
 

The role the media plays in economic development and agenda setting.
Information Dissemination and consolidation (elections and campaigning)
Impact of Globalization on Media Structure. Committees & Commissions Regarding Media. Press councils and press laws. Public Morals and Public Policy.

Standard of ethics in public relations, advertising and mass media

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:10
Policy Formulation in Media
 

Media laws and adopted standard of ethics.
The role of media houses in the policy process. Journalistic ethics. The shift to populism.
Global models of media policy strategy: Media impact on the political status quo, Newsmaking and policymaking.
Impact of Media on Domestic Policy: Guarding against global media and social media platforms
Understanding public policy through news broadcasts. Rhetoric of public policy issues in mass media elections.

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:10
Policy Implementation through media regulation
 

Establishment of regulatory organizations: Press Council of India (PCI), Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995. Related Acts.
Relevant provisions of IT Act

Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021.
Social Media: Emergence, importance and regulation.
Freedom of press as a measure of democracy. Status in India. Internet Saathi Program

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:10
Review of Media Policy
 

Media as the fourth pillar. Global learnings from censorship and easing.

Press Freedom Index. The role of media during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Net Neutrality.
Emergence of OTT platforms and the shifts in media policy

Activism in the media. The #metoo movement and the shift to media for social movements. Response from regulatory organizations

Text Books And Reference Books:
  1. Picard, R. G. (2020). Media and Communications Policy Making: Processes, Dynamics and International Variations (Palgrave Global Media Policy and Business) (1st ed. 2020 ed.). Palgrave Macmillan.
  2. Spitzer, R. J. (1993). Media and Public Policy. Praeger.
  3. Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (Intermediary Rules 2021.)

Department of Electronics and Information Technology. (2020). Framework & Guidelines for Use of Social Media for Government Organisations. Ministry of Communications & Information Technology Government of India.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading
  1. Election Commission of India. (2019). Handbook for Media. https://eci.gov.in/files/file/9785-handbook-for-media/
  2. Barnett, S., & Townend, J. (2015). Media Power and Plurality: From Hyperlocal to High-Level Policy (Palgrave Global Media Policy and Business) (1st ed. 2015 ed.). Palgrave Macmillan.
Evaluation Pattern

Students are evaluated for each course on the basis of written examination and continuous internal assessments. Each paper carries maximum of 100 marks and is evaluated as follows:

End Semester Examination (ESE)

50%

Mid Semester Examination (CIA-2)

25%

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA - 1 & 3)

20%

Attendance 

05%

Total

100%

           

·       Written Examinations consists of:

§  Mid Semester Exam – 50 Marks (2 hours duration)

§  End Semester Exam – 100 Marks (3 hours duration)

·       A student should secure a minimum of 40% Marks in the ESE to pass in that paper.

·       In aggregate for each paper, for internal and end semester put together, at least 40 Marks out of 100 must be secured to pass in that paper.

MPP334 - URBAN PLANNING AND POLICY (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course description:

This course builds a framework for students to analyze the role of urban planning as a determinant of public policy

Course Outcome

CO1: Assess changes in society through urban planning framework

CO2: Examine the impact of urban planning on social policy

CO3: Analyze the role of planning the policy process

CO4: Critique state policies through an urbanization lens

CO5: Review and evaluate urban planning policy in India

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Historical Context of Urbanizations
 

City Development in Ancient and Medieval India Mohenjodaro and Harappa, Gridiron town planning, Prominent towns and cities developed during medieval times under various rulers and dynasties, Urban Planning under British Rule in India. 

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:10
Problem emergence in Urban planning
 

Public health and sanitation, famines leading to urbanization, Spatial and Social Segregation, Institutional and Administrative Edifices, Knowledge Edifice                                                                                                                       
Planning for land use and zoning, Access to serviced land and affordable housing, Access to 
mass transit systems and road networks, Creating a favorable environment for starting, operating, and growing a business.

  

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
Agenda setting in Urban Planning
 

Considerations of urban planning policy. Metropolitan Areas.
Priorities at the  Statutory Towns, Census Towns, Urban Agglomeration and Out Growth
Impact on jobs and the economy. Impact on social welfare distribution
Transport and mobilization. Metros and monorails. Efficiency,
‘Urban poor’ and related challenges. Maintenance of rank on development indices

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:10
Urban Policy formulation
 

Recommendations of The HPEC (High Powered Expert Committee), the World Bank, and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Empowerment Deficit, Resource Deficit, Accountability Deficit, Delivery Deficit, integrated land connectivity, landfills, urban drainage networks, land requirements, and related urban complexities.

74th Constitutional Amendment

Global models and partnerships, “Smart cities” and Spatial plans. 

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:10
India?s urban policy implementation
 

Establishment of  region development authority and  Housing and urban development cooperation

Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) – Housing for all (Urban), Smart Cities Mission (SCM), Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY), Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Urban Livelihood Mission (DAY-NULM)

Functions of  Ministry of housing and urban poverty alleviation (MoHUPA) and Ministry of Urban development. National urban policy framework 2018. 

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:10
Urban planning Policy review and evaluation
 

Current approach. Global experiences and learnings

Populist measures vs Effective measures, Failure of initiative such as Metropolitan Planning Committees (MPC), overlapping functional jurisdictions
Success stories: ‘Kudumbshree’ model, Chhattisgarh PDS model ,Solid waste management in OKHLA, Delhi metro, Community policing for security (Kerala)

Status of Indian cities and way forward

Text Books And Reference Books:

Essential references:

1.     Aithal, B. H., & Ramachandra, T. V. (2020). Urban Growth Patterns in India: Spatial Analysis for Sustainable Development (1st ed.). CRC Press.

2.     Rao, P. (2012). Urban Planning: Theory & Practice (1st ed.). CBS Publisher & Distributors P Ltd.

3.     Fernandes, B. G. (2016). Fixing Flawed Urban Planning. Van Haren Publishing.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Recommended references:

1.     I. (2018, November 13). Urbanization in India: Facts and Issues. Insightsonindia.Com. https://www.insightsonindia.com/2014/10/29/urbanization-in-india-facts-and-issues/

2.      D. (2019, July 31). The Lacuna in Urban Planning. Https://Www.Drishtiias.Com/. https://www.drishtiias.com/daily-updates/daily-news-editorials/the-lacuna-in-urban-planning

Evaluation Pattern

Students are evaluated for each course on the basis of written examination and continuous internal assessments. Each paper carries maximum of 100 marks and is evaluated as follows:

End Semester Examination (ESE)

50%

Mid Semester Examination (CIA-2)

25%

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA - 1 & 3)

20%

Attendance 

05%

Total

100%

           

·       Written Examinations consists of:

§  Mid Semester Exam – 50 Marks (2 hours duration)

§  End Semester Exam – 100 Marks (3 hours duration)

·       A student should secure a minimum of 40% Marks in the ESE to pass in that paper.

·       In aggregate for each paper, for internal and end semester put together, at least 40 Marks out of 100 must be secured to pass in that paper.

MPP335 - ADVANCED ECONOMICS-II (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course description:

This course reinforces concepts in economics that are fundamental to effective policy making and introduces students to Indian Economic theory 

Course Outcome

CO1: Compare major economic policies formulated on a global level against Indian Policies

CO2: Analyze policy decisions in the framework of Indian constraints

CO3: Examine the role of domestic institutions in economic policy formulation

CO4: Dispute the functioning of economic policy against welfare indicators in India

CO5: Understand new economic policy formulation.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:6
Indian Economy in PreIndependence Era
 

Land System and its changes, Commercialization of agriculture, Drain theory, Laissez faire theory and critique. Manufacture and Transport: Jute, Cotton,Railways, Money and Credit.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:8
Indian Economy after Independence
 

Contribution of Vakil, Gadgil and V.K.R.V. Rao.Agriculture: Land Reforms and land tenure system, Green Revolution and capital formation in agriculture,Industry Trends in composition and growth, Role of public and private sector, Small scale and cottage industries.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:6
Pre-liberalization Era
 

National and Per capita income: patterns, trends, aggregate and Sectoral composition and changes therein. Broad factors determining National Income and distribution, Measures of poverty, Trends in poverty and inequality.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:8
Post-liberalization Agenda
 

New Economic Reform and Agriculture: Agriculture and WTO, Food processing, Subsidies,Agricultural prices and public distribution system, Impact of public expenditure on agricultural growth.New Economic Policy and Industry: Strategy of industrialization, Privatization, Disinvestments, Role of foreign direct investment and multinationals

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:10
New Economic Policy Formulation
 

Intellectual property rights: Implications of TRIPS, TRIMS, GATSand new EXIM policy.New Exchange Rate Regime: Partial and full convertibility, Capital account convertibility.New Economic Policy and Public Finance: Fiscal Responsibility Act, Twelfth Finance Commission andFiscal Federalism and Fiscal Consolidation.New Economic Policy and Monetary system.

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:12
Role of Institutions in Economic Policy implementations
 

Role of RBI under the new regime.Planning: From central Planning to indicative planning, Relation between planning and markets forgrowth and decentralized planning: 73rd and 74th Constitutional amendments.New Economic Policy and Employment: Employment and poverty, Rural wages, Employment Generation, Poverty alleviation schemes, New Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.

Unit-7
Teaching Hours:10
Current Issues and challenges in Economic Policy
 

Petrol and Diesel price balancing, Inflation correction

Impact of demonetization and related economic policies
Status and strategy post-covid. Relief packages. Stimulus vs dole economics

Text Books And Reference Books:

Essential references:

1.     Singh, R. (2021). INDIAN ECONOMY 11/ED. McGraw Hill Education.

2.     Verma, S. (2021). The Indian Economy . . .An Analysis of Economic Survey 2019–20 & Budget 2020–21. Unique Publishers India Private Limited.

3.     Jha, M., & Srirangam, S. (2021). Indian Economy : Principles, Policies and Progress. Pearson India.

4.     Karuppiah, S. (2020). Indian Economy. McGraw-Hill Education.

5.     Report of the Second Working Group. (1977). Money supply in India: Concepts, compilation and analysis. Reserve Bank of India.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Recommended references:

1. S.N., R. R., & Singha, K. (2021). The Routledge Handbook of Post-Reform Indian Economy (1st ed.). Routledge India

2. Bourne, R. A. (2021). Economics in One Virus: An Introduction to Economic Reasoning through COVID-19. Cato Institute.

 

Evaluation Pattern

Students are evaluated for each course on the basis of written examination and continuous internal assessments. Each paper carries maximum of 100 marks and is evaluated as follows:

End Semester Examination (ESE)

50%

Mid Semester Examination (CIA-2)

25%

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA - 1 & 3)

20%

Attendance 

05%

Total

100%

           

·       Written Examinations consists of:

§  Mid Semester Exam – 50 Marks (2 hours duration)

§  End Semester Exam – 100 Marks (3 hours duration)

·       A student should secure a minimum of 40% Marks in the ESE to pass in that paper.

·       In aggregate for each paper, for internal and end semester put together, at least 40 Marks out of 100 must be secured to pass in that paper.

 

MPP336 - SOCIOLOGICAL THEORIES OF SOCIAL CHANGE-II (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course description: The course reinforces theories of social change and examines them in the context of India and Indology

Course Outcome

CO1: Contrast Indian Social frameworks with global sociological frameworks

CO2: Appraise the social determinants of Indian Policy making

CO3: Understand the domestic factors that constrain development policy

CO4: Identify newer approaches to the development of socio-economic interests

CO5: Evaluate social policy formulation and visions of social change in India

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:8
Theoretical perspectives of Indian Society
 

Indology (GS. Ghurye). Structural functionalism (M N Srinivas). Marxist sociology (A R Desai). Impact of colonial rule on Indian society: Social background of Indian nationalism. Modernization of Indian tradition. Protests and movements during the colonial period. Social reforms.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:12
Problem emergence in caste, class and tribe
 

Caste System:Perspectives on the study of caste systems: GS Ghurye, M N Srinivas, Louis Dumont, Andre Beteille. Features of caste system. Untouchability – forms and perspectives. Tribal communities in India: Definitional problems. Geographical spread.

Colonial policies and tribes. Issues of integration and autonomy.

Social Classes in India: Agrarian class structure. Industrial class structure. Middle classes in India.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:8
Priorities of Indian Social Policy
 

The idea of Indian village and village studies. Agrarian social structure – evolution of land tenure system, land reforms. Systems of Kinship in India: Lineage and descent in India. Types of kinship systems. Family and marriage in India. Household dimensions of the family. Religious communities in India. Problems of religious minorities. Patriarchy, entitlements and sexual division of labour

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:10
Social policy formulation and visions of Social Change in India
 

Idea of development planning and mixed economy. Constitution, law and social change. Education and social change. Programmes of rural development, Community Development Programme, cooperatives, poverty alleviation schemes. Green revolution and social change

Changing modes of production in Indian agriculture .Problems of rural labour, bondage,migration.

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:12
Challenges and Cooperation in Social Policy Implementation
 

Evolution of modern industry in India. Growth of urban settlements in India. Working class: structure, growth, class mobilization. Informal sector, child labour. Slums and deprivation in urban areas. Nation, democracy and citizenship. Political parties, pressure groups , social and political elite. Regionalism and decentralization of power. Secularization.
Population size, growth, composition and distribution. Components of population growth: birth, death, migration. Population policy and family planning. Emerging issues: aging, sex ratios, child and infant mortality, reproductive health

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:10
Review and Response to Social Policy in India
 

Peasants and farmers movements. Women’s movement. Backward classes & Dalit movement. Environmental movements. Ethnicity and Identity movements. Crisis of development: displacement, environmental problems, and sustainability.Poverty, deprivation and inequalities. Violence against women. Caste conflicts. Ethnic conflicts, communalism, religious revivalism. Illiteracy and disparities in education.Peasants and farmers movements. Women’s movement. Backward classes & Dalit movement. Environmental movements. Ethnicity and Identity movements. Crisis of development: displacement, environmental problems, and sustainability.Poverty, deprivation and inequalities. Violence against women. Caste conflicts. Ethnic conflicts, communalism, religious revivalism. Illiteracy and disparities in education.

Text Books And Reference Books:

Essential references:

1.     Das, V. (2006). Handbook Of Indian Sociology (Oip). Oxford University Press.

2.     Srinivas, M. N. (2000). Social Change in Modern India. Orient Longman India.

3.     Desai, A. R. (2019). Social Background of Indian Nationalism (Sixth ed.). SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd.

4.     Doshi, S. L., & Jain, P. C. (1999). Rural Sociology. Rawat Publications.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Recommended references:

1.     Manor, J. R. K. (2021). Caste in Indian Politics (2nd Revised edition). Orient Longman.

2.     Ghurye, G. S. (1977). Indian Acculturation: Agastya and Skanda (First Edition). Popular Prakashan and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.

3.     Singh, Y. & Indian Council of Social Science Research. (2014). ICSSR Research Surveys and Explorations. Oxford University Press.

Evaluation Pattern

Students are evaluated for each course on the basis of written examination and continuous internal assessments. Each paper carries maximum of 100 marks and is evaluated as follows:

End Semester Examination (ESE)

50%

Mid Semester Examination (CIA-2)

25%

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA - 1 & 3)

20%

Attendance 

05%

Total

100%

           

·       Written Examinations consists of:

§  Mid Semester Exam – 50 Marks (2 hours duration)

§  End Semester Exam – 100 Marks (3 hours duration)

·       A student should secure a minimum of 40% Marks in the ESE to pass in that paper.

·       In aggregate for each paper, for internal and end semester put together, at least 40 Marks out of 100 must be secured to pass in that paper.

MPP431 - SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course description:

The course introduces students to environmental protection policies adopted globally and in India and the frameworks to balance development against social and environmental considerations

Course Outcome

CO1: Contrast Indian Environmental Policy with global policy-making frameworks

CO2: Appraise the determinants of India?s Environmental Policy

CO3: Understand the social factors that constrain environmental responsibility

CO4: Identify emerging opportunities for global collaboration on environmental responsibility

CO5: Interpret the social impact of environmental policy

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:6
: Environment theory
 

Important concepts: food chain, ecotone, biogeochemical cycle, biological oxygen demand, oligotroph. Ecological terms: Ecotone, Ecological niche ecosystem, effects of environmental deterioration, how it affects human being

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:8
Social and environmental issues
 

National Parks, reserves: Issues with tribal lands. Inclusive development. Inclusive conservation
Eco-sensitive areas. Eco-hazards.Impact on land usage and social development.
Chemicals and pollutants.  Acid rain, Photochemical smog, Green House Gases (GHG’s), Ozone hole, algal bloom. Impact on social development

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:14
Global Agenda setting for Environmental Responsibility
 

Laws,Regulatory Bodies and Policies at national and international level: Environment Protection Act, Forest Right Act, National Biodiversity Authority, Protocols and Summits like Cartagena Protocol, Nagoya Protocol and Lima Conference etc. Intergovernmental Organizations, Treaties and Conventions related to climate change, biodiversity- Ramsar Convention, Montreux Record, The three Rio Conventions—Convention on Biological Diversity(CoB), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and 

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification – from the 1992 Earth Summit) etc. Organisations like UNEP, FAO, UNESCO

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:10
Indian Environmental Policy formulation and choices
 

International Commitments. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and other international conventions and organisations (both UN and non-UN), Ramsar Convention.
Climate Change – mitigation measures taken at national and international level (Kyoto protocol, Montreal protocol) recent climate change summits held, objectives of the summits
Ecologically sensitive areas – Western Ghats, Himalayas.
Social Responsibility: Human factors.

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:12
Environmental Policy initiatives
 

Governmental initiatives on the environment such as the National Solar Mission, the National Mission for Sustaining Himalayan Ecosystem, the National Mission for Sustainable Habitat
Conservation- Conservation of natural resources, National Parks, Wildlife conservations, Wetlands, Biosphere Reserves etc. – internationally recognized Wetlands and Biosphere Reserves of India
Sustainable Development– renewable energy, Biotechnology (bio-fertilizers, bio-pesticides), Biomass gasification

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:8
Social impact of environmental policies
 

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA): Process, measures, Needs and benefits
Social Audit.
National Green Tribunal: Pronouncements and judgements
Measures: AQI,
Environment Performance Index, other key measures
PARIVESH

Text Books And Reference Books:

Essential references:

  1. Singh, B. B. (2020). Objective Environmental Sciences. Ramesh Publishing House.
  2. Sharma, P. D. (2021). Ecology and Environment (Seventh Edition). Rastogi Publications.
  3. Rajagopalan, R. (2016). Environmental Studies: From Crisis to Cure (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press.
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Recommended references:

  1. Oxford University Economic Recovery Project. (2021). Are We Building Back Better? Evidence from 2020 and Pathways for Inclusive Green Recovery Spending. UNEP.
  2. NDC synthesis report. (2021, February). UNFCCC. Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA).

3. UNEP DTU Partnership & World Adaptation Science Programme (WASP). (2020). Adaptation Gap Report. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Evaluation Pattern

Students are evaluated for each course on the basis of written examination and continuous internal assessments. Each paper carries maximum of 100 marks and is evaluated as follows:

End Semester Examination (ESE)

50%

Mid Semester Examination (CIA-2)

25%

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA - 1 & 3)

20%

Attendance 

05%

Total

100%

           

·       Written Examinations consists of:

§  Mid Semester Exam – 50 Marks (2 hours duration)

§  End Semester Exam – 100 Marks (3 hours duration)

·       A student should secure a minimum of 40% Marks in the ESE to pass in that paper.

·       In aggregate for each paper, for internal and end semester put together, at least 40 Marks out of 100 must be secured to pass in that paper.

MPP432 - HUMAN RIGHTS AND PRISON POLICY (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course description:

This course reinforces concepts in economics that are fundamental to effective policy making and introduces students to Indian Economic theory 

Course Outcome

CO1: Compare major economic policies formulated on a global level against Indian Policies

CO2: Analyze policy decisions in the framework of Indian constraints

CO3: Examine the role of domestic institutions in economic policy formulation

CO4: Dispute the functioning of economic policy against welfare indicators in India

CO5: Compare global and national present policy.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:12
Theoretical structures of human rights
 
Unit-2
Teaching Hours:8
Problem emergence in Prison Policy
 

Marginalization and representation of lowered caste  and class in prison populations
Access to justice: legal aid, fair trial, Principles of natural justice,
Access to safe environments: Hygiene, conditions, medical well-being, food and nutrition
Overcrowding: Global Scenario. Addressal. Situation in India
Infrastructure issues: Rehabilitation programmes, mulakaat deficiency, social ostracization

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:8
Agenda-setting of prisoner rights
 

UNHRC and SDG-16. Media coverage of prisons. Media trials
Imprisonment of noteworthy personnel. Reactions to unnatural deaths
Riots and unrest. Covid-19 and impact of illness in prisons. Interest groups and NGOs as actors: Related Case studies

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:10
Policy formulation for prisons
 

The Nelson Mandela Rules. Beijing Rules. Bangkok rules. Universal Declaration of Human rights. European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. Experiences with prison privatization. Theories of justice.
Macaulay Commission. Prison Discipline Committee. All India Committee on Jail Reforms (Mulla Committee) Rehabilitation and reformative stances.

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:12
Policy intervention in human rights and prisons
 

International humanitarian law and policies on political prisoners.
Anti-terrorism laws. Global laws governing capital punishment and rigorous imprisonment
Indian Prisons Act, 1894, Relevant constitutional provisions, Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, NAtional Policy on Prison reforms and correctional administration. Institute, Institute of Correctional Administration

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:10
Measures of prison policy efficiency
 

Access to justice: Related indices, Reports on use of capital punishment
Prison statistics of India: Demographic backgrounds.
Status of undertrials and efficiency measures of justice process
NCRB Data: Equating crime with background
Global data and trends on prison populations.

Text Books And Reference Books:

Essential references:

1.     United Nations Publications. (2018). Universal Declaration of Human Rights. United Nations.

2.     Prison Statistics India. (2019). National Crime Records Bureau.

3.     Mulla Committee. (1980). All India Committee on Jail Reforms. Ministry of Home Affairs.

4. Bureau of Police Research & Development. (2007). National Policy on Prison Reforms and Correctional Administration. Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Recommended references:

1.     Donnelly, J. (2013). Universal Human Rights in Theory and Practice (Third ed.). Cornell University Press.

 

2.     Thakur, R. (2013). Human Rights of Prisoners and Prison Justice. Raj Publications.

Evaluation Pattern

Students are evaluated for each course on the basis of written examination and continuous internal assessments. Each paper carries maximum of 100 marks and is evaluated as follows:

End Semester Examination (ESE)

50%

Mid Semester Examination (CIA-2)

25%

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA - 1 & 3)

20%

Attendance 

05%

Total

100%

           

·       Written Examinations consists of:

§  Mid Semester Exam – 50 Marks (2 hours duration)

§  End Semester Exam – 100 Marks (3 hours duration)

·       A student should secure a minimum of 40% Marks in the ESE to pass in that paper.

·       In aggregate for each paper, for internal and end semester put together, at least 40 Marks out of 100 must be secured to pass in that paper.

MPP433 - GENDER AND MINORITY LAWS IN PUBLIC POLICY (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course description:

This course critically analyzes the inclusivity of gender and minority rights in shaping and formulating public policy 

Course Outcome

CO1: Assess key variables of inclusivity and marginalization of gender and minorities in public policy

CO2: Understand the role of minority rights in the policy process

CO3: Analyze the global scenario of the marginalized as policy actors

CO4: Evaluate the status of gender and other minorities in India

CO5: Understand policy implementation addressing minority rights

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Historical evolution of gender and minority rights
 

Evolution of Women -rights: Historic status globally and in India.
Suffrage movements and property rights.
Post-war W
omen's liberation movement and feminism
The emergence of Human rights. Key social movements globally. Key social movements in India. UN Declarations

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:10
Problem emergence in Human Rights
 

Gendered division of labour: Gender Gaps In Education The Labour Market And Politics

Social cleavages and gender equality. Intersectionality.
Status of Women: Global challenges. Indian scenario

Caste and Class as barriers to accessing welfare. Barriers for caste and religious minorities in redistribution policies

Transgender rights and understanding

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
Agendas and priorities in Gender and Minority Right
 

Emergence of gender violence on public policy agenda. The role of political elites and interest groups in prioritizing gender issues. Feminism, Gender, and Power Relations in Policy.
Social movements and newly politicized grassroots activists. Literature and other modes of highlighting issues affecting minority rights .                      

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:10
Policy Formulation for addressing minority rights
 

Creation of ‘schedules’. Reservation and Quotas. Provisions of relevant laws:The Dargah Khwaja Saheb Act, National Commission for Minorities Act, The Wakf Act. Women's reservation bill , POSH Act and policies for the protection of women.
Judgements on LGBT Rights and associated policies.
Landmark judgement of S Sushma v. Commissioner of Police

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:10
Policy Implementation addressing minority rightsv
 

Creation of ‘schedules’. Reservation and Quotas. Provisions of relevant laws:The Dargah Khwaja Saheb Act, National Commission for Minorities Act, The Wakf Act. Women's reservation bill , POSH Act and policies for the protection of women.
Judgements on LGBT Rights and associated policies.
Landmark judgement of S Sushma v. Commissioner of Police

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:10
Review of Status of Gender and minorities
 

Key Metrics: Sex ration, Female infancy mortality, indicators from authoritative sources of people under threat. Status of PVTG and related groups. Inclusion index and marginalization degree.
Efficiency of institutions formed to address gender and minority rights. Feedback loop into policy from learned experiences

Text Books And Reference Books:

Essential references:

  1. Gupta, K. R. (2009). Gender: Problems and Policies. Atlantic.
  2. Chatterji, A. P., Buluswar, S., Kaur, M., Pillay, N., & Das, V. (2016). Conflicted Democracies and Gendered Violence: The Right to Heal: Internal Conflict and Social Upheaval in India. Zubaan Books.
  3. Relevant provisions of The Indian Constitution
  4. Engineer, A. A., & Narang, A. S. (2006). Minorities & Police in India. Manohar Publishers and Distributors.
  5. National Policy for the Empowerment of Women, 2001
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Recommended references:

  1. Thomas, S., Sivaramakrishnan, K., Kaimal, P., & Yang, A. A. (2018). Privileged Minorities: Syrian Christianity, Gender, and Minority Rights in Postcolonial India (Global South Asia). University of Washington Press.
  2. National Plan of Action for the Girl Child (1991-2000)
  3. Satish Chandra (Editor). (2019). Psychosocial and Educational Problems of LGBTQ Community in India. IP Innovative Publication Private Limited.
Evaluation Pattern

Students are evaluated for each course on the basis of written examination and continuous internal assessments. Each paper carries maximum of 100 marks and is evaluated as follows:

End Semester Examination (ESE)

50%

Mid Semester Examination (CIA-2)

25%

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA - 1 & 3)

20%

Attendance 

05%

Total

100%

           

·       Written Examinations consists of:

§  Mid Semester Exam – 50 Marks (2 hours duration)

§  End Semester Exam – 100 Marks (3 hours duration)

·       A student should secure a minimum of 40% Marks in the ESE to pass in that paper.

·       In aggregate for each paper, for internal and end semester put together, at least 40 Marks out of 100 must be secured to pass in that paper.

 

MPP434 - EDUCATIONAL POLICY (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course description:

This course builds a framework for students to analyze the role of education in the public policy process

Course Outcome

CO1: Assess changes in society brought about by positive education policies

CO2: Examine the impact of education on social development

CO3: Analyze the role of education in the policy process

CO4: Critique state policies impacting access to education

CO5: Evaluate the role of institutions in education policy implementation.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:12
Theoretical approaches to Education
 

Purpose and Role of Education: Locke, Rousseau, Adler and educational perennialism,

Dewey and educational progressivism
Indian Thinkers: Ambedkar, Gandhi, Tagore, Phule
Philosophical & Sociological Foundations of Education: Elitism, Nehruvianism and development of Traditional Hindu education.
Colonial educational approach: Anglicists and orientalists . Macaulay`s Education policy

 

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:8
Problem emergence in Education
 

Financing: Education as a merit good. Return on Investment and economic issues.

Mass illiteracy and the problem of access to education: Social exclusion

Infrastructure and capacity building: Education on the concurrent list
Building specialization and professional programmes. Mapping to industry demands

(Capitalist model of education)

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:6
Agenda setting in Urban Planning
 

Budgets for education: Goal setting in education globally. SDG-4. Incheon Declaration
Eradication of illiteracy. Inclusivity in Education.Gendered access to education
Politics of education: Political pressure

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:12
Educational Policy formulation
 

Role of various stakeholders: Students, Educators, Parents, Decision-makers.
Setting objectives and desired outcomes. Free and compulsory education: Universalization of education. Global approaches. Education in democracies
Kothari Commission:  Increase in productivity, Development of social and national unity, Consolidation of democracy, Modernization of the country and development of social, moral and spiritual values

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:12
India?s educational policy implementation
 

1986 National Policy on Education: Geographical access to education. Standardization. prioritization of science and mathematics. Issues with access and quality
Operation Blackboard (1987), Restructuring and Reorganization of Teacher Education (1987). Minimum Levels of Learning (1991), District Primary Education Programme (DPEP) (1993), National Programme for Nutritional Support to Primary Education (1995), Educate All (2000) Right to Education. Article 21A
National Education Policy, 2020: Key objectives

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:4
Institutions in Educational policy implementation
 

Global institutions. UNESCO. Global experiences and learnings
India: NCERT, MERUs, HECI, NETF, PARAKH
Foreign Education in India

Text Books And Reference Books:

Essential references:

1.     Tilak, J. B. G. (2021). Education in India: Policy and Practice (Social Change in Contemporary India) (First ed.). SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd.

2.     Global Education Monitoring Report. (2020). Inclusion and Education. UNESCO.

3.     Rao, P. (2019). Beyond Macaulay: Education in India, 1780–1860 (1st ed.). Routledge India.

4.     Sharma, R. N., & Sharma, R. K. (2004). History of Education in India. Atlantic.

5.     Titus, M. (2021). Higher Education Policy Analysis Using Quantitative Techniques: Data, Methods and Presentation (Quantitative Methods in the Humanities and Social Sciences) (1st ed. 2021 ed.). Springer.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Recommended references:

1.     Jadhav, N. (2021). Future of the Indian Education System: How relevant is the national Educational Policy 2020? KONARK PUBLISHERS.

2.      Rajya Sabha [Rajya Sabha TV]. (2020, August 3). The Big Picture: NEP 2020 - Languages, Culture & Values [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YxlHJa5L30

Evaluation Pattern

Students are evaluated for each course on the basis of written examination and continuous internal assessments. Each paper carries maximum of 100 marks and is evaluated as follows:

End Semester Examination (ESE)

50%

Mid Semester Examination (CIA-2)

25%

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA - 1 & 3)

20%

Attendance 

05%

Total

100%

           

·       Written Examinations consists of:

§  Mid Semester Exam – 50 Marks (2 hours duration)

§  End Semester Exam – 100 Marks (3 hours duration)

·       A student should secure a minimum of 40% Marks in the ESE to pass in that paper.

·       In aggregate for each paper, for internal and end semester put together, at least 40 Marks out of 100 must be secured to pass in that paper.

MPP435 - PUBLIC HEALTH (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course description:

This course is designed to highlight the challenges in access to healthcare and the determinants of policy in the area of public health

Course Outcome

CO1: Discover the status of public health programmes in India

CO2: Correlate Indian status with global frameworks of public health

CO3: Identify key determinants of the efficiency of public health programmes

CO4: Discuss the role of various stakeholders in the health policy process

CO5: Evaluate public health programs in India

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Status of Public Health in India
 

Health systems: Goals, elements and characteristics
Health systems frameworks: building blocks of health systems. Governance, Financing, Human resource
Overview of the health system in India, human resource, Health system development and strengthening Health Policy and analysis – policy actors, focus and forms of policy analysis – policy analysis triangle
Development of National Health Policy

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:8
Issues in Public Health
 

Disease, its measures and prevention. Covid-19. Global health and epidemiological transition
Social determinants of health : socio economic position, education, occupation, ethnicity and health.
Associated Challenges With Public Health Systems in India: Lack of Primary Healthcare Services. Supply-Side Deficiencies. Inadequate Funding. Overlapping Jurisdiction. Sub-optimal Public Health System. 

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:6
Agendas of Public Health Programmes
 

Global agendas: Health for all- Millennium Development Goals- Sustainable Development Goals. Primary Health Care - Universal health coverage.
Health vs Nutrition: Introduction to nutrition, inter relationship between food, nutrients & health.Nutritional Status.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:12
Policy Formulation in Public health
 

12th Plan Strategy for Health. Inequalities and disparities in Health: Poverty, discrimination, vulnerability, income inequality and impact on health outcome, measuring poverty, measuring health inequalities.

 

Traditional Medicine, Complementary & Integrative Medicine, Global trends and policy framework. Adoption of homeopathy. Whole systems approaches, personalized health, predictive, preventive, personalized approaches, curative to preventive health care, global initiatives in Integrative Medicine, WHO traditional medicine strategy.

Global Health Frameworks. Cross-Cultural Approaches for Global Health Practice, Vaccine Diplomacy

 

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:10
Public Health Programmes
 

Development of National Health Policy. National Rural Health Mission . National Urban Health Mission. High Level Expert Group on Universal Health Coverage.
Health insurance in India: Private insurance, community based insurance schemes

 Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY). AYUSH. POSHAN and ICDS, PDS, and Food Security, Sterilization and tubectomy.Medical Tourism and Commercial Surrogacy
Taxation measures

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:10
Evaluation of Public Health Programmes
 

Demographic and Health data : Population census, Vital registration system, Sample Registration System, National Family Health Survey (NFHS), District Level Health Survey (DLHS), Annual Health Survey(AHS), National Sample Survey Organization (NSSO) Population policy: Population policy linkages with health issues

Health financing, budgeting and economics: cost and cost classification, Budget management. Cost-effective analysis, Cost-benefit analysis and Cost-Utility analysis

Text Books And Reference Books:

Essential references:

  1. Kelkar, S. (2021). India’s Public Health Care Delivery: Policies for Universal Health Care (1st ed. 2021 ed.). Palgrave Macmillan.
  2. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. (2020). India’s Journey towards Universal Health Coverage. Government of India. https://nhm.gov.in/WriteReadData/l892s/84141587321570098109.pdf
  3. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. (2013). District Level Household Survey - IV. Government of India.
  4. Schneider, M. (2020). Introduction to Public Health (6th ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Recommended references:

Mishra, A., & Subbiah, K. (2018). Ethics in Public Health Practice in India (1st ed. 2018 ed.). Springer.

 

Evaluation Pattern

Students are evaluated for each course on the basis of written examination and continuous internal assessments. Each paper carries maximum of 100 marks and is evaluated as follows:

End Semester Examination (ESE)

50%

Mid Semester Examination (CIA-2)

25%

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA - 1 & 3)

20%

Attendance 

05%

Total

100%

           

·       Written Examinations consists of:

§  Mid Semester Exam – 50 Marks (2 hours duration)

§  End Semester Exam – 100 Marks (3 hours duration)

·       A student should secure a minimum of 40% Marks in the ESE to pass in that paper.

·       In aggregate for each paper, for internal and end semester put together, at least 40 Marks out of 100 must be secured to pass in that paper.

 

MPP481 - RESEARCH PROJECT/PROJECT WORK (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course Objectives/Course Description

Student conducts research on a self-chosen subject in the field Public Policy/ Students complete a project report of project undertaken with any Government or Non-government Organization.

Course Outcome

CO1: Students will get an opportunity to study in-depth, a topic area of interest.

CO2: Students will get the experience of completing a significant research paper/project report in an intellectually independent and largely self-directed fashion

CO3: Students will develop skills of critical inquiry and ability to write an academic paper/ Project report that demonstrates an in-depth understanding of an area of research.

CO4: Students will be able to apply the research methods learned in the real-time context

CO5: Students will learn to draw the scope of a research study and the feasibility of any study

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:60
NA
 

Regular meeting with guide 

Text Books And Reference Books:

NA

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

NA

Evaluation Pattern

Research Project/ Project Work

Students assigned to a supervisor/mentor

 Weekly discussion with the supervisor on research project topic

 Submit the research project/Project Report

 Present your final research project to the panel of experts in viva.

Research Project- 75 Marks

Viva-Voce-25 marks