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Political Science and International Relations Optional for Mains 2019
Ashna Sisodia

68k followers

In this Course, Ashna Sisodia will comprehensively cover complete Political Science and International Relations in the form of stories and elaborately explain topics, which will be helpful in solving Mains Optional Paper in UPSC latest pattern. The Course will be conducted in English and the notes will also be provided in English.

About this course
Live Sessions

The course consists of 65 sessions of 2 hours duration each. Session recording will be provided for all the sessions.

Discussion Forums

Access to a private forum moderated by Ashna Sisodia where you can discuss and debate with your peers, access learning material and more.

Personalized Learning

All learners will have access to weekly doubt clearing sessions, live quizzes, learning materials and discussion with peers.

The Course includes 65 detailed lessons of 1.5 hours each which will be extremely helpful in the UPSC CSE Mains - Optional. The Focus will be on Conceptual Clarity of topics through Flowcharts and Maps. Relevant material will be provided on the subject topics formed after exhaustive hard work. At the end of the program, students will be able to solve the exam based test papers. 
Course Curriculum

The course is divided into 65 sessions in total, and will offer personalised guidance and doubt-clearing to all the learners part of the limited batch.

  • 30th September to 25th January 2019
  • Class Timings: 7:30 am - 9:30 am
1
Introduction - Approach and Book Lists of PSIR
Sunday, 30th September, 7:30 am
2
Indian Foreign Policy: Determinants; institutions of policy-making; continuity and change.
Saturday, 20th October, 7:30 am
3
India's Contribution to the Non-Alignment Movement: Different phases; current role
Sunday, 21st October, 7:30 am
4
India and South Asia: Regional Cooperation; SAFTA etc.
Saturday, 27th October, 7:30 am
5
India's Look East and Act East Policy - ASEAN & APEC
Sunday, 28th October, 7:30 am
6
India and Pakistan Relations
Wednesday, 31st October, 7:30 am
7
Doubt Session
Friday, 2nd November, 7:30 am
8
India - China Relations
Monday, 5th November, 7:30 am
9
India-Bangladesh Relations
Tuesday, 6th November, 7:30 am
10
India- Nepal & India-Bhutan Relations
Friday, 9th November, 7:30 am
11
India-Srilanka & India-Maldives Relations
Saturday, 10th November, 7:30 am
12
India-Afghanistan Relations
Monday, 12th November, 7:30 am
13
India-Central Asia Relations: SCO challenges
Tuesday, 13th November, 7:30 am
14
India-Myanmar Relations
Wednesday, 14th November, 7:30 am
15
Doubt Session - Impediments to regional cooperation
Thursday, 15th November, 7:30 am
16
India & Global South - Africa
Friday, 16th November, 7:30 am
17
India & Latin America - Role in NIEO and WTO Negotiations
Monday, 19th November, 7:30 am
18
India-USA Relations
Tuesday, 20th November, 7:30 am
19
India-European Union Relations
Wednesday, 21st November, 7:30 am
20
India-Japan & India-Russia Relations
Thursday, 22nd November, 7:30 am
21
Doubt Clearing Session
Friday, 23rd November, 7:30 am
22
India-UN System : UN Reforms
Monday, 26th November, 7:30 am
23
India & Nuclear Questions
Tuesday, 27th November, 7:30 am
24
India & West Asia - Iraq, Israel and Other Countries etc.
Wednesday, 28th November, 7:30 am
25
US and Israel Relations - Doubt Cleaning Sessions
Thursday, 29th November, 7:30 am
26
Paper 2 Part A: Comparative Politics - Approach
Friday, 30th November, 7:30 am
27
Comparative perspective : changing nature of the state
Monday, 3rd December, 7:30 am
28
Politics of Representation & Participation and Globalisation
Tuesday, 4th December, 7:30 am
29
Theories of International Politics - Realist & Idealist
Wednesday, 5th December, 7:30 am
30
Theories of International Politics - Marxist & Liberal (Scientific Approach)
Thursday, 6th December, 7:30 am
31
Key Concepts in International & Doubt Session
Friday, 7th December, 7:30 am
32
Changing International Political Order and Evolution of International Economic system
Tuesday, 11th December, 7:30 am
33
Doubt Clearing Session
Wednesday, 12th December, 7:30 am
34
Western Political Thought - Plato
Thursday, 13th December, 7:30 am
35
Aristotle
Friday, 14th December, 7:30 am
36
Machiavelli
Saturday, 15th December, 7:30 am
37
Hobbes
Monday, 17th December, 7:30 am
38
Locke & Rosseau
Tuesday, 18th December, 7:30 am
39
John S. Mill
Wednesday, 19th December, 7:30 am
40
Karl Marx
Thursday, 20th December, 7:30 am
41
Gramsci
Friday, 21st December, 7:30 am
42
Hannah Arendt
Monday, 24th December, 7:30 am
43
Indian Political Thought : Dharamshastra & Arthshastra
Wednesday, 26th December, 7:30 am
44
Buddhist traditions & Doubts Clearing Session
Thursday, 27th December, 7:30 am
45
Syed Ahmed Khan & Sri Aurbindo
Friday, 28th December, 7:30 am
46
M K Gandhi and B R Ambedkar
Saturday, 29th December, 7:30 am
47
M N Roy and Doubt Clearing Session
Wednesday, 2nd January, 7:30 am
48
Political Ideologies - Liberalism
Thursday, 3rd January, 7:30 am
49
Multiculturalism & Socialism
Friday, 4th January, 7:30 am
50
Marxism, fascism and Feminism
Saturday, 5th January, 7:30 am
51
Theories of States
Monday, 7th January, 7:30 am
52
Concept of Power, Hegemony, Ideology etc
Tuesday, 8th January, 7:30 am
53
Democracy
Wednesday, 9th January, 7:30 am
54
Rights, Justice and Equality
Thursday, 10th January, 7:30 am
55
Doubt Clearing Session
Friday, 11th January, 7:30 am
56
Paper 1 Part B :Nationalism; National Movement
Monday, 14th January, 7:30 am
57
Making of Indian Constitution
Tuesday, 15th January, 7:30 am
58
Federalism : Union and State Government
Wednesday, 16th January, 7:30 am
59
Grassroot Democracy
Thursday, 17th January, 7:30 am
60
Statutory Commissions
Friday, 18th January, 7:30 am
61
Planning and Economic Development
Monday, 21st January, 7:30 am
62
Caste, Religion and Ethnicity
Tuesday, 22nd January, 7:30 am
63
Party System
Wednesday, 23rd January, 7:30 am
64
Social Movement : Civil liberties and human rights movements
Thursday, 24th January, 7:30 am
65
Women and Enviornmental movements
Friday, 25th January, 7:30 am
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About the educator
Ashna Sisodia
68k followers

A passionate teacher, having scored 125+ in the prelims and 140 in Essay Paper and 110+ each in GS 2 and GS 3 in the UPSC Mains 2017.

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