GE2072 INDIAN CONSTITUTION AND SOCIETY Syllabus - Anna University

GE2072 INDIAN CONSTITUTION AND SOCIETY L T P C
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UNIT I 9
Historical Background – Constituent Assembly of India – Philosophical foundations of
the Indian Constitution – Preamble – Fundamental Rights – Directive Principles of State
Policy – Fundamental Duties – Citizenship – Constitutional Remedies for citizens.
UNIT II 9
Union Government – Structures of the Union Government and Functions – President –
Vice President – Prime Minister – Cabinet – Parliament – Supreme Court of India –
Judicial Review.
UNIT III 9
State Government – Structure and Functions – Governor – Chief Minister – Cabinet –
State Legislature – Judicial System in States – High Courts and other Subordinate
Courts.
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UNIT IV 9
Indian Federal System – Center – State Relations – President’s Rule – Constitutional
Amendments – Constitutional Functionaries - Assessment of working of the
Parliamentary System in India.
UNIT V 9
Society : Nature, Meaning and definition; Indian Social Structure; Caste, Religion,
Language in India; Constitutional Remedies for citizens – Political Parties and Pressure
Groups; Right of Women, Children and Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and
other Weaker Sections.
TOTAL: 45 PERIODS
TEXT BOOKS:
1. Durga Das Basu, “ Introduction to the Constitution of India “, Prentice Hall of India,
New Delhi.
2. R.C.Agarwal, (1997) “Indian Political System”, S.Chand and Company, New Delhi.
3. Maciver and Page, “ Society: An Introduction Analysis “, Mac Milan India Ltd., New
Delhi.
4. K.L.Sharma, (1997) “Social Stratification in India: Issues and Themes”, Jawaharlal
Nehru University, New Delhi.
REFERENCES:
1. Sharma, Brij Kishore, “ Introduction to the Constitution of India:, Prentice Hall of
India, New Delhi.
2. U.R.Gahai, “Indian Political System “, New Academic Publishing House, Jalaendhar.
3. R.N. Sharma, “Indian Social Problems “, Media Promoters and Publishers
Pvt. Ltd.