Indian Polity and Public Policy is our attempt at creating a platform for constructive discourse and thinking through policy solutions in the Indian context. The mission of this class is to provide students with unbiased news and varied perspectives and help them form their own unique educated opinions on issues and their solutions through active discussion.
The course content has been created with the help of Vision India Foundation, a leading policy think tank based in New Delhi.
If you hold prior knowledge, this is the place where you can share and test it. If you are just someone excited by India or Public Policy, this is the place where you can learn and contribute.
Even though it's just a Decal, it's our first step towards a greater goal and we assure you that this in no way will be a basic course. We'll rapidly explore in depth a range of social and economic issues, evaluate existing and upcoming policies, and make it a worthwhile experience for all.
We have the following topics lined up for this semester: Constitutional framework and the Structure of the Indian govt, Indian Foreign Policy, Social Safety Net, Indian Education System, Freedom of Expression, Demonetization, Competitive vs Cooperative Federalism, Caste and Reservation, Political landscape and Elections, Infrastructure and Development efforts, and Media, Civil Society and Citizen Participation.
Note- This is a tentative syllabus and will be updated taking into account the class’s direction of interests, and in sync with the happenings in India.
Four single-page opinion papers on the topics discussed.
Participation: 50% (2 exemptions)
Final Presentation: 20%
The class is offered on P/NP basis. A 70% score is required to pass the class.
Get in touch if you seek any additional information.
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