Social Science for Competitive Exams

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS

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SOCIAL SCIENCE FOR COMPETITIVE EXAMINATIONS

Syllabus

Module I

History (10 hours)

Indian Freedom Movement

Revolt of 1857- social reformers of India- Indian national congress-moderates-extremists-division of Bengal – Swadeshi movement – Gandian era-non-co-operation movement-civil disobedience movement-round table conferences-quit India movement-cabinet mission plan-Cripps India mission-mount batten plan- Indian independence-five year plans- Nehruvian era-post Nehru period

Reformation in Kerala society

Socio religious reform movements-Channar agitation-SNDP yogam – NSS-Yogakshema Sabha-Sadhu Jana Paripalana Sangham-Sahodara Prasthanam –PRDS-Vaikom Sathyagraha-Guruvayoor Sathyagraha-Temple Entry Proclamation-Malayalee Memorial-Ezhava Memorial- Malabar riots-abstention movement -press, literature and reformers in Kerala renaissance

Module II

Political Science (10 hours)

Features of Indian Constitution – preamble-fundamental rights-directive principles of state policy-judiciary and fundamental rights-emergency provisions in Indian Constitution-amendment procedure-right to information act-features of Indian federalism-parliamentary system in India

Module III

Economics (10 hours)

Kerala model of development- land reforms- social security -devolution of powers, decentralised planning-women empowerment-achievements of Kerala in the field of education and health- policies, programs, initiatives and its impact- sustainability and replicability of the model.