The purpose of this course is to acquaint the students with the study of select
modern ideologies with the following objectives.
I. To understand the difference between ideology and thought as well as between theory
II. To understand the relationship between ideas and politics.
III. To understand the core doctrines of each of the ideologies and to make sense of politics
through different ideological perspectives.
The course introduces the student to the leading institutions of the Indian political
system and to the changing nature of these institutions. Apart from explaining the structure and
functions of the main institutions the course will try to acquaint students with the idea of
institutional balance of power as discussed in the Indian constitution and as developed during the
functioning of Indian democracy over the past six decades.
- Teacher: Shabana Shaikh
This course seeks to help students understand important concepts, approaches and
theories of public administration. The course aims to equip students with understanding of the
latest developments in the field of Public Administration. The course will be useful for students
who seek to understand and analyze broad transformations in the study of public administration
in the course of changes in socio-economic and political life.
This Course introduces Political Theory as a distinctive area of inquiry that is
integral to the study of politics. It highlights contemporary normative debates and places them in
a historical perspective. The Course projects the global and interdisciplinary orientation of
Political Theory. It also emphasizes the interplay of theory and practice in the political process.