Foundation Course – Part I – Revised FYBBI Syllabus 2016

Foundation Course – Part I – Revised FYBBI Syllabus 2016

Modules at a Glance

Sr. No. Modules No. of Lectures
1 Overview of Indian Society 05
2 Concept of Disparity? 1 10
3 Concept of Disparity?2 10
4 The Indian Constitution 10
5 Significant Aspects of Political Processes 10
Total 45

Foundation Course – Part I – Syllabus Overview

Sr. No. Modules / Units
1 Overview of Indian Society
Understand the multi-cultural diversity of Indian society through its demographic composition: population distribution according to religion, caste, and gender; Appreciate the concept of linguistic diversity in relation to the Indian situation; Understand regional variations according to rural, urban and tribal characteristics; Understanding the concept of diversity as difference
2 Concept of Disparity? 1
Understand the concept of disparity as arising out of stratification and inequality;

Explore the disparities arising out of gender with special reference to violence against women, female foeticide (declining sex ratio), and portrayal of women in media;Appreciate the inequalities faced by people with disabilities and understand the issues of people with physical and mental disabilities

3 Concept of Disparity?2
Examine inequalities manifested due to the caste system and inter-group conflicts arising thereof; Understand inter-group conflicts arising out of communalism; Examine the causes and effects of conflicts arising out of regionalism and linguistic differences
4 The Indian Constitution
Philosophy of the Constitution as set out in the Preamble; The structure of the Constitution-the Preamble, Main Body and Schedules; Fundamental Duties of the Indian Citizen; tolerance, peace and communal harmony as crucial values in strengthening the social fabric of Indian society; Basic features of the Constitution
5 Significant Aspects of Political Processes
The party system in Indian politics; Local self-government in urban and rural areas; the 73rd and 74th Amendments and their implications for inclusive politics; Role and significance of women in politics


Reference books for subject: Foundation Course – Part I

Foundation Course – I
  • Social and Economic Problems in India, Naseem Azad, R Gupta  Pub ( 2011)
  • Indian Society and Culture, Vinita Padey, Rawat Pub (2016)
  • Social Problems in India, Ram Ahuja, Rawat Pub (2014)
  • Faces of Feminine in Ancient , medivial and Modern India, Mandakranta Bose Oxford University Press
  • National Humana rights commission- disability Manual
  • Rural, Urban Migration : Trends, challenges & Strategies, S Rajagopalan, ICFAI- 2012
  • Regional Inequilities in India Bhat L S SSRD- New Delhi
  • Urbanisation in India: Challenges, Opportunities & the way forward, I J Ahluwalia, Ravi Kanbur, P K Mohanty, SAGE Pub ( 2014)
  • The Constitution of India, P M Bakshi 2011
  • The Problems of Linguistic States in India, Krishna Kodesia Sterling Pub
  • Politics in India: structure, Process and Policy Subrata Mitra, Rouutlege Pub
  • Politics in India, Rajani Kothari, Orient Blackswan
  • Problems of Communilism in india, Ravindra Kumar Mittal Pub
  • Combating communalism in India: Key to National Integration, Kawal Kishor Bhardwaj, Mittal Pub



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