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Public Administration Optional for Mains
Siva Prasad

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This course will cover the entire syllabus of Public Administration optional subject for both paper I and paper II with respect to the demands of the UPSC civil services mains examination. The course focuses on conceptual clarity for tackling questions related to administrative thinkers by providing learners with a simplified version of the administrative theories with abundant examples. Public administration is a favourite optional for UPSC aspirants, hence it is important to write answers that clearly sets one apart from the herd and this is only possible with conceptual clarity, ability to interlink topics of Paper I and paper II with each other and also with current affairs, providing relevant examples and knowing the right right strategy to approach and address a question in the Pub Ad paper. This course is a comprehensive coverage to ensure learners to write answers like toppers. 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 89 sessions of 2 hours duration each. Session recording will be provided for all the sessions.

Discussion Forums

Access to a private forum moderated by Siva Prasad 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.

In this course, learners will get 89 classes covering the entire syllabus of the Public administration optional subject. Conceptual clarity with respect to the ideas/theories of the administrative thinkers. Previous years questions related to the topics covered will be discussed at the end of the session. Doubt clearing sessions at the beginning of every class. Dedicated sessions for improving answer writing in mains examination. How to approach public administration questions and how to write answers that will make you score more than the others. Mock questions will be made available at the end of the course along the same lines of UPSC exam paper. Interlinking topics with current developments/ current affairs. Given the overlapping topics, ample fodder points for paper II (Polity & Governance) and Paper IV (Ethics) will be ready with the student. At the end of the program adept and able to solve the exam based test papers. 
Course Curriculum

The course is divided into 89 sessions in total, and will offer personalised guidance and doubt-clearing to all the learners part of the limited batch.

  • 20th June to 23rd October 2018
  • Class Timings: 5:30 am - 7:30 am
1
Meaning, Scope and Significance of Public Administration & and Evolution
Wednesday, 20th June, 5:30 am
2
Woodrow Wilsons vision of Pub Ad
Thursday, 21st June, 5:30 am
3
Organisational theories & some important concepts; SMT
Friday, 22nd June, 5:30 am
4
Scientific Management Theory - Taylor
Monday, 25th June, 5:30 am
5
Webers Bureaucratic theory of Organisation Part I
Tuesday, 26th June, 5:30 am
6
Webers Bureaucratic theory of Organisation Part II & Karl Marx
Wednesday, 27th June, 5:30 am
7
New Public Administration & New Public Management
Friday, 29th June, 5:30 am
8
Public Choice theory and Minnow-brook conferences
Monday, 2nd July, 5:30 am
9
Administrative Management Theory & Classical Theory of Organisation
Tuesday, 3rd July, 5:30 am
10
Human Relations theory- E Mayo
Wednesday, 4th July, 5:30 am
11
Ideas of M P Follet
Thursday, 5th July, 5:30 am
12
Ideas of Chester Bernard
Friday, 6th July, 5:30 am
13
Decision Making Theory - Herbert Simon
Monday, 9th July, 5:30 am
14
Comparative Public Administration - Part I
Tuesday, 10th July, 5:30 am
15
Comparative Public Administration - Part II
Wednesday, 11th July, 5:30 am
16
Development Dynamics
Thursday, 12th July, 5:30 am
17
Theories of Motivation - Abraham Maslow Hierarchy of Needs & Fredrick Herzberg
Friday, 13th July, 5:30 am
18
Douglas Mcgregor and Chris Argyris
Monday, 16th July, 5:30 am
19
Chris Arghyris and Renis Likert
Tuesday, 17th July, 5:30 am
20
Theories of Leadership part 1
Wednesday, 18th July, 5:30 am
21
Peter Drucker and Management by Objectives
Thursday, 19th July, 5:30 am
22
Dwight Waldo & Summary
Friday, 20th July, 5:30 am
23
Contingency Theories
Monday, 23rd July, 5:30 am
24
Public Policy
Tuesday, 24th July, 5:30 am
25
Administrative Law
Wednesday, 25th July, 5:30 am
26
Techniques of Administrative Improvement
Thursday, 26th July, 5:30 am
27
Miscellaneous topics for Paper I
Friday, 27th July, 5:30 am
28
Strategy for tackling Paper I questions & Mock questions
Monday, 30th July, 5:30 am
29
Kautilyas Arthashastra
Tuesday, 31st July, 5:30 am
30
Evolution of Indian Administration under British Rule
Wednesday, 1st August, 5:30 am
31
Salient Features of the Indian Constitution
Thursday, 2nd August, 5:30 am
32
Constitutionalism & Political Culture; Parliamentary Democracy
Friday, 3rd August, 5:30 am
33
Union Government
Monday, 6th August, 5:30 am
34
Parliament
Tuesday, 7th August, 5:30 am
35
Governor
Wednesday, 8th August, 5:30 am
36
State Government
Thursday, 9th August, 5:30 am
37
State legislature
Friday, 10th August, 5:30 am
38
Union State relationship
Monday, 13th August, 5:30 am
39
Office of President
Tuesday, 14th August, 5:30 am
40
Presidents of India Part I
Wednesday, 15th August, 5:30 am
41
Presidents of India Part II
Thursday, 16th August, 5:30 am
42
Prime Minister & Prime Ministers of India Part I
Friday, 17th August, 5:30 am
43
Prime Ministers of India Part II
Monday, 20th August, 5:30 am
44
Administrative aspects of Governance Part I
Tuesday, 21st August, 5:30 am
45
Evolution of PMO
Wednesday, 22nd August, 5:30 am
46
Administrative aspects of Governance Part II
Thursday, 23rd August, 5:30 am
47
District Administration and Role of Collector
Friday, 24th August, 5:30 am
48
Judiciary structure
Monday, 27th August, 5:30 am
49
Judiciary phases of Evolution, PIL and Judicial Activism & reforms
Tuesday, 28th August, 5:30 am
50
Financial Administration - Monetary and Fiscal Policy
Wednesday, 29th August, 5:30 am
51
. Financial Administration - Types of Budgets
Thursday, 30th August, 5:30 am
52
Financial Administration - Budgetary Process
Friday, 31st August, 5:30 am
53
Financial Administration - Auditing and Accounting
Monday, 3rd September, 5:30 am
54
Centre State Financial Relations
Tuesday, 4th September, 5:30 am
55
Accountability and Control - Legislative, Executive and Judicial control over administration
Wednesday, 5th September, 5:30 am
56
Accountability and Control - Civil Society, Media, RTI, Citizen Activism, Citizen Charters
Monday, 6th August, 5:30 am
57
Planning in India
Friday, 7th September, 5:30 am
58
Rural Development - Part I
Monday, 10th September, 5:30 am
59
Rural Development - Part II
Tuesday, 11th September, 5:30 am
60
Urban Development - Part I
Wednesday, 12th September, 5:30 am
61
Urban Development - Part II
Thursday, 13th September, 5:30 am
62
Civil Services in India Part I
Friday, 14th September, 5:30 am
63
Civil Services in India Part II
Monday, 17th September, 5:30 am
64
Personnel Administration
Tuesday, 18th September, 5:30 am
65
Law and Order administration
Wednesday, 19th September, 5:30 am
66
Law and Order challenges in India - Naxalism & Insurgency
Thursday, 20th September, 5:30 am
67
Law and Order challenges in India - Money Laundering, Cyber
Friday, 21st September, 5:30 am
68
Law and Order - Security agencies
Monday, 24th September, 5:30 am
69
Disaster Management in India
Tuesday, 25th September, 5:30 am
70
Constitutional Bodies and Issues - Part I
Wednesday, 26th September, 5:30 am
71
Constitutional Bodies and Issues - Part II
Thursday, 27th September, 5:30 am
72
Non constitutional Bodies - Part I
Friday, 28th September, 5:30 am
73
Non constitutional Bodies - Part II
Monday, 1st October, 5:30 am
74
Regulatory Bodies and Issues
Tuesday, 2nd October, 5:30 am
75
Autonomous Bodies
Wednesday, 3rd October, 5:30 am
76
Public Sector Undertakings & PPP
Thursday, 4th October, 5:30 am
77
Elections and Electoral reforms in India - Part I
Friday, 5th October, 5:30 am
78
Elections and Electoral reforms in India - Part II
Monday, 8th October, 5:30 am
79
Administrative reforms and Civil Services reforms
Tuesday, 9th October, 5:30 am
80
Ethics in Governance
Wednesday, 10th October, 5:30 am
81
Important aspects of Governance
Thursday, 11th October, 5:30 am
82
Comparing Constitutions & Administrative systems - Part I
Friday, 12th October, 5:30 am
83
Comparing Constitutions & Administrative systems - Part II
Monday, 15th October, 5:30 am
84
Miscellaneous Topics for Paper II part 1
Tuesday, 16th October, 5:30 am
85
Strategy for tackling paper II questions
Wednesday, 17th October, 5:30 am
86
Current developments relevant for Pub Ad Part I
Thursday, 18th October, 5:30 am
87
Current developments relevant for Pub Ad Part II
Friday, 19th October, 5:30 am
88
Current developments relevant for Pub Ad Part III
Monday, 22nd October, 5:30 am
89
Discussion of PYQ’s
Tuesday, 23rd October, 5:30 am
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About the educator
Siva Prasad
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Student at Indian Institute of Science(IISc), Bangalore; UPSC Mains'17; INSPIRE Scholar; Blogger; Physicist; Autodidact; Telegram-akmsiva

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