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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 79 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 79 sessions in total, and will offer personalised guidance and doubt-clearing to all the learners part of the limited batch.

  • 20th June to 11th 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
Wednesday, 27th June, 5:30 am
6
Webers Bureaucratic theory of Organisation Part II & Karl Marx
Thursday, 28th 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
Wednesday, 11th July, 5:30 am
15
Comparative Public Administration - Part II
Thursday, 12th July, 5:30 am
16
Development Dynamics - Part I
Friday, 13th July, 5:30 am
17
Development Dynamics - Part II
Saturday, 14th July, 5:30 am
18
Theories of Motivation
Sunday, 15th July, 5:30 am
19
McGregor and Argyris
Monday, 16th July, 5:30 am
20
Theories of Leadership and Renis Likert
Tuesday, 17th July, 5:30 am
21
Peter Drucker and Management by Objectives
Wednesday, 18th July, 5:30 am
22
Dwight Waldo, Summary and Contingency theories
Thursday, 19th July, 5:30 am
23
Public Policy - Part 1
Friday, 20th July, 5:30 am
24
Public Policy - Part 2
Saturday, 21st July, 5:30 am
25
Administrative Law
Sunday, 22nd July, 5:30 am
26
Techniques of Administrative Improvement
Monday, 23rd July, 5:30 am
27
Strategy for tackling Paper I questions & Mock questions
Wednesday, 25th July, 5:30 am
28
Kautilyas Arthashastra
Thursday, 26th July, 5:30 am
29
Evolution of Indian Administration under British Rule
Friday, 27th July, 5:30 am
30
Total Recall
Thursday, 2nd August, 5:30 am
31
Political Culture and Constitutionalism with Salient features
Friday, 3rd August, 5:30 am
32
Parliamentary Democracy
Saturday, 4th August, 5:30 am
33
President
Monday, 6th August, 5:30 am
34
Prime Minister
Tuesday, 7th August, 5:30 am
35
Judiciary Phases and Evolution
Wednesday, 8th August, 5:30 am
36
Financial Administration - Part I
Thursday, 9th August, 5:30 am
37
Financial Administration - Part II
Friday, 10th August, 5:30 am
38
Financial Administration - Part III
Monday, 13th August, 5:30 am
39
Financial Administration - Part IV
Tuesday, 14th August, 5:30 am
40
Financial Administration - Part V
Wednesday, 15th August, 5:30 am
41
Financial Administration - Part VI
Thursday, 16th August, 5:30 am
42
Civil Services in India - Part I
Friday, 17th August, 5:30 am
43
Civil Services in India - Part II
Monday, 20th August, 5:30 am
44
Civil Services in India - Part III
Tuesday, 21st August, 5:30 am
45
Personnel Administration - Part I
Wednesday, 22nd August, 5:30 am
46
Personnel Administration - Part II
Thursday, 23rd August, 5:30 am
47
Plans and Priorities
Friday, 24th August, 5:30 am
48
Public Sector Undertakings
Monday, 27th August, 5:30 am
49
Center State Relationship
Tuesday, 28th August, 5:30 am
50
Center State Relationship and Administrative aspects of Governance
Wednesday, 29th August, 5:30 am
51
Administrative Aspects of Governance
Thursday, 30th August, 5:30 am
52
Administrative Reforms
Friday, 31st August, 5:30 am
53
District Administration
Monday, 3rd September, 5:30 am
54
Rural Development
Wednesday, 5th September, 5:30 am
55
Urban Local Government
Thursday, 6th September, 5:30 am
56
Right to Information
Friday, 7th September, 5:30 am
57
Citizens Charter
Monday, 10th September, 5:30 am
58
Social Audit
Tuesday, 11th September, 5:30 am
59
Self Help Group
Wednesday, 12th September, 5:30 am
60
Role of NGO
Thursday, 13th September, 5:30 am
61
Role of Media
Friday, 14th September, 5:30 am
62
Corruption
Saturday, 15th September, 5:30 am
63
Public Private Partnerships
Tuesday, 18th September, 5:30 am
64
Regulatory Authorities
Wednesday, 19th September, 5:30 am
65
Disaster Management
Thursday, 20th September, 5:30 am
66
Law and Order Administration - Part I
Friday, 21st September, 5:30 am
67
Law and Order Administration - Part II
Monday, 24th September, 5:30 am
68
Theories of Communication and Morale
Tuesday, 25th September, 5:30 am
69
Values and Ethics in Governance
Wednesday, 26th September, 5:30 am
70
Electoral Reforms
Thursday, 27th September, 5:30 am
71
Boards and Commissions
Friday, 28th September, 5:30 am
72
Administrative Systems
Saturday, 29th September, 5:30 am
73
Second ARC
Monday, 1st October, 5:30 am
74
National Human Rights Commission
Wednesday, 3rd October, 5:30 am
75
Minnowbrook conferences and Public Choice Theory
Thursday, 4th October, 5:30 am
76
Committees on Centre and State relations
Friday, 5th October, 5:30 am
77
Security Agencies and Mandate
Tuesday, 9th October, 5:30 am
78
2018 Paper I Discussion
Wednesday, 10th October, 5:30 am
79
2018 Paper II discussion and Goodbye Session
Thursday, 11th October, 5:30 am
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About the educator
Siva Prasad
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Alumni- Indian Institute of Science(IISc), Bangalore; UPSC Mains'17;Stanford Reliance Fellowship Finalist; GMAT-730; Telegram- akmsiva

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20th June to 11th October 2018

158 hours of live classes

Private Discussion Forum

Doubt clearing sessions and Live quizzes

25,900

Includes 18% GST

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