Friday, June 16, 2017

ITCSA session on 24-06-2017@Hyderabad


Mega Awareness & Interactive Session on Civil Services 


'Indian Telugu Civil Servants Association' (ITCSA) & Prajahitha are jointly organising an Awareness & Interactive Session on Civil Services Prelims and Mains Exam for the benefit of aspirants. Many Toppers from recent batches including 2017 batch are attending the event. As the speakers give valuable inputs to the aspirants, it will be a golden opportunity for all the civil services aspirants & beginners for gaining insights into the CSE new pattern & syllabus and also for knowing how to succeed in each stage of the exam  in minimum possible attempts. Voluntary contributions received from this event will be entirely used to support the cause of orphan kids at Laalana Welfare Organisation, Hyderabad.

Date: 24-06-2017 (Saturday)

Time: 10AM onwards

Venue: AV College, Domalguda, Hyderabad.

  

                                                                                             All are welcome


Saturday, June 3, 2017

Inspirational journey of Civil Service toppers -2017

మిత్రులందరికీ శుభోదయం,

చాలా సంతోషం కలిగించిన వార్త.
తొలిసారిగా తెలుగు మాధ్యమం మొదటి ఐదు స్థానాల్లో చేరడం మనందరికీ గర్వకారణం. ఆ మొదటిస్థానం కూడా ఎంతో దూరంలో లేదనిపిస్తోంది.
విజయాన్ని ఆహ్వానించి ఆస్వాదిద్దాం.
జై తెలుగు

ఏడీ సర్కారు బడి పనికిరాదన్నోడు..? ఏడీ తెలుగు మీడియం దండుగన్నోడు..?

ప్రతి సర్కారు బడిలో ఈయన కథను నోటీసు బోర్డులో అతికించాలి… ప్రతి పిల్లవాడికీ చెప్పి స్ఫూర్తిని నింపాలి… తెలుగు మీడియంలో చదివే ప్రతి విద్యార్థికీ ఈ కథ చెప్పి ఆత్మన్యూనతను తొలగించాలి… వారిలో పట్టుదలను, కసిని, జ్ఞానతృష్ణను పెంచాలి… ఎవరైతే సర్కారు బడిలో చదవడం దండుగ అంటాడో తనకు ఈ ఫోటో చూపించాలి… తెలుగు మీడియం పనికిరాదన్న ప్రతివాడినీ రోణంకి గోపాలకృష్ణ తెలుసా అనడగాలి… ఎందుకు..? ఎందుకు..? 'ముచ్చట' మనస్పూర్తిగా అభినందిస్తూ, ప్రశంసిస్తూ చెబుతున్న ఓ రియల్ సక్సెస్ స్టోరీ ఇది… కృత్రిమమైన విజయగాథలకు భిన్నంగా, చీత్కారాలు, ఎగతాళి వ్యాఖ్యల నడుమ సివిల్స్ థర్డ్ ర్యాంకును కొట్టేసిన ఈ సిక్కోలు మణిపూస కథ ఇది… ఎందుకంటే ఈ ర్యాంకు సాధన మనకు చాలా చాలా పాఠాలు చెబుతున్నది గనుక…!

ఈయన పేరు రోణంకి గోపాలకృష్ణ… తల్లీ తండ్రీ ఇద్దరూ వ్యవసాయ కూలీలు… నిరక్షరాస్యులు… ఊరు శ్రీకాకుళం జిల్లాలోని పలాస మండలం, పారసంబ… వీథిబడిలోనే స్కూల్ చదువు… ఇంటర్ దాకా తెలుగు మీడియం… డిగ్రీ చేసింది ఆంధ్రా యూనివర్శిటీ దూరవిద్యలో… ప్రతిభకు కులం ఉండదు, పేదరికం ఉండదు, ప్రాంతం ఉండదు… మనిషిలో ఎదగాలనే కసి ఉండాలే గానీ ఏదీ అడ్డురాదు అని చెప్పేందుకు ఉదాహరణ తను… ఉపాధ్యాయ శిక్షణ పొందాక 2007లోనే టీచర్ అయ్యాడు… అదే మండలంలోని రేగులపాడులో సర్కారీ టీచర్… 2006 నుంచి సివిల్స్ కోసం పోరాటం… 2012లోనే గ్రూపు-1 ఇంటర్వ్యూల దాకా వెళ్లాడు… చివరకు గోల్ కొట్టాడు… అదీ జాతీయ స్థాయిలో థర్డ్ ర్యాంకు… అదీ అల్లాటప్పా కాదు… ఎలాగంటే..?

ఓ సాదాసీదా కూలీ కుటుంబం… కాసింత పొలం… చదివింది తెలుగు మీడియం, సర్కారు బడి… పైగా డిగ్రీయేమో దూరవిద్య… వెనుకబడిన జిల్లా… ఇప్పటికీ తన ఊరికి న్యూస్ పేపర్ రాదు… తను సర్కారు బడిలో చదివే రోజుల్లో ఆ ఊరికి అసలు కరెంటే లేదు… గుడ్డి దీపాలే… తన సివిల్స్ కోరిక విని అడ్మిషన్స్ ఇవ్వటానికే నిరాకరించాయి హైదరాబాద్‌లోని పలు కోచింగ్ సెంటర్లు… మొహం మీదే నవ్వి వెక్కిరించారు… వాటి నడుమ తనలో పట్టుదల మరింత పెరిగింది… ఏకంగా తెలుగులో మెయిన్స్, తెలుగు లిటరేచర్ ఆప్షనల్… తెలుగులో ఇంటర్వ్యూ… మొత్తం తెలుగే… చూడండి… ఎన్నిరకాల ప్రతికూలతలు, అయితేనేం… పదకొండేళ్ల ఆ పోరాటానికి చివరకు ఆ సివిల్స్ శిఖరం తనే వంగి సెల్యూట్ కొట్టింది…
ఆ కుటుంబం సామాజికంగానూ ఇక్కట్లు పడింది… అప్పుడెప్పుడో 25 ఏళ్ల క్రితం తండ్రి ఎవరో నిమ్నకులస్తుడి ఇంట్లో భోంచేసినందుకు చుట్టాలు, ఊరోళ్లు దాదాపు వెలివేశారు… ఎవరూ మాట్లాడరు… అదో శిక్ష… బాగా సాధనసంపత్తి ఉండి, విద్యావాతావరణంలోనే పెరిగి, అత్యుత్తమ కోచింగ్ తీసుకుని సివిల్స్ కొట్టినవాళ్లు, ర్యాంకులు పొందినవాళ్లకన్నా ఇలాంటి వ్యక్తులు సాధించిన ర్యాంకులకే విలువ ఎక్కువ… ఎందుకంటే, ఈ ర్యాంకుకు కన్నీటి రుచి ఉంది… మట్టి వాసన ఉంది… చీత్కారాల రంగు ఉంది… అన్నింటికీమించి తెలుగు మీడియాన్ని రద్దు చేస్తూ, సర్కారు బళ్లు మూసేస్తున్న ఇప్పటి దుస్థితిలో ప్రతి సర్కారు బడి విద్యార్థి, ప్రతి తెలుగు మీడియం విద్యార్థి తల ఎత్తుకుని చెప్పుకోగలిగేది ఈ కథ… అందుకే ఇదీ రియల్ సక్సెస్ స్టోరీ… కంగ్రాట్స్ గోపాలకృష్ణా…

https://youtu.be/8MRdzAS6Lec

https://youtu.be/FsMvgXfMNIE

https://youtu.be/iebqOOEsg9I

https://youtu.be/irxk3sRcEa8

https://youtu.be/oKSn1_6B5Dw

https://youtu.be/S_uY14YAEUQ

https://youtu.be/Mg39Vw_jFcw

https://youtu.be/FlLMsjmvusw

https://youtu.be/JpVYJBQExLI

Balalatha Mallavarapu trained a topper & Secured a Rank Herself in UPSC
www.thebetterindia.com/103238/balalatha-mallavarapu-upsc-rank-holder-mentor/ -via Flynx

http://m.hindustantimes.com/delhi-news/parents-disowned-disabled-girl-for-studying-after-class-8-she-cracked-civil-services-exam/story-vouuuC5Q7r3rzt1ItM4jLI.html

సంకల్పం ఉంటే ఏదైనా సాధ్యమే..
http://dhunt.in/2nnXl?s=a&ss=wsp

https://soundcloud.com/allindiaradionews/air-exclusive-interview-with-upsc-third-topper-gopalkrishna-ronanki


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Civil Service Exam toppers in 2017 (CSE-2016)


The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) declared the final results of the civil services examination 2016 on 31-5-2017. The civil service exams were conducted in August 2016 for which 11,35,943 candidates applied and over 4 lakh candidates appeared for the exams. About 15,452 candidates qualified for the main written exam that was conducted in December 2016 of whom 2,961 qualified for the Personality Test. A total number of 1099 candidates have been recommended for appointment among whom are 500 candidates from the general category and 347, 163 and 89 candidates from the OBC, SC and ST categories respectively.They include 44 physically handicapped candidates (22 orthopedically handicapped; seven visually challenged and 15 hearing impaired). The top 25 candidates comprise 18 men and 7 women.

Rank-1 : Nandini K R, who hails from Karnataka, has topped the exam in her fourth attempt. Nandini got 849 rank in the 2014 civil services exam and was allotted IRS (Customs and Central Excise). She had taken the exam again in 2015 but could not crack it.

Rank-2 : Anmol Sher Singh Bedi (23 yrs) is the topper among male candidates securing overall second rank in his first attempt. He is an engineering graduate in computer science from BITS, Pilani.

Rank-3 :  Ronanki Gopal Krishna (30 yr) from Palasa in Srikakulam district has bagged the 3rd rank. Gopala Krishna Ronanki's parents are agricultural labourer, did not even have electricity at home or enough money to send him to a private school. Ronanki has been a teacher in a primary school for the last 11 years.As a secondary grade school teacher, Ronanki appeared for his graduation privately from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, and completed his B Sc (MPC). As he had done schooling and intermediate course in the Telugu medium, Ronanki chose Telugu literature as his optional in the civils (mains). He was also allowed by UPSC to appear for the personality test in Telugu with the help of the Telugu interpreter.


For the full results please see https://goo.gl/Ylem9m 



NTR vidyonnati scheme from AP govt.


Monday, May 29, 2017

Seminar on "21st Century Terrorim - Challenges for India"


 

 

You and your friends are cordially invited to a Seminar on

 

21st Century Terrorism – Challenges for India

 

Speakers:

Shri Shakti Sinha

Director, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML), New Delhi;

Distinguished Fellow, Institute for National Security Studies Sri Lanka (INSSSL), Colombo

 

Guests of Honour:

Maj. Gen. (Dr.) Dhruv C Katoch

Director, India Foundation; Editor, SALUTE Magazine;

Secretary General, Indian War Veterans Association (IWVA);

Former Director, Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS); New Delhi

 

Guest of Honour:

Lt. Gen. Mohammad Ahmed Zaki (Retd.)

Padma Shri Awardee; Former Advisor to the Governor of J & K;

Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia University

 

Chair:

Dr. K. Aravinda Rao, IPS (Retd.)

Former Director General of Police, Govt. of A.P.

 

 

Date & Time:

4th June, 2017 (Sunday) at 10.30 a.m.

Please join us for tea at 10.00 a.m.

 

Venue:

Conference Hall, Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Bella Vista, Raj Bhavan Road, Hyderabad

 

All are welcome

 

On this occasion, a book titled "Global Terrorism: Challenges and Policy Options" which was edited by Shri Shakti Sinha and Maj. Gen. Dhruv C Katoch, and which was the outcome of the Counter Terrorism Conference 2016 organised by India Foundation at Jaipur would be launched in Hyderabad.

 

Civils coaching from Maulana azad national Urdu university


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

NTR Vidyonnathi 2017 Notification for SC & ST, Minority aspirants

NTR Vidyonnathi 2017 Notification :


  Applications are invited from the eligible SC & ST, Minority "NTR Vidyonnathi-2017" Students for appearing for Entrance Test under NTR Vidyonnathi scheme, conducted by JNTU Kakinada. The selected candidates will be sponsored to Reputed Institutes in the Country for providing professional guidance for Civil Services Examination to be conducted by UPSC for Prelims-cum-Mains.

Eligibility: Age: 

  A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 37 years on the 1st of August, 2016. In case of disabled candidates (VH/HH/OH), upper age limit is 42 years. Educational Qualification: Candidate should have passed any Degree course. Income ceiling: Annual family income shall not exceed Rs.6.00 lakhs.

 How to apply: 

Eligible candidates who wish to apply have to submit their applications through ONLINE mode only by login into www.ntrvidyonnathi .org.           Total 700 Scheduled Caste students and 300 Scheduled Tribe students will be selected through Entrance Exam in the State.

Important Dates of Entrance Examination: 

  1. Commencement of the submission of online applications 25-05-2017
  2. Last date for submission of online application 14-06-2017
  3. Downloading of hall tickets from website 15-06-2017 to 19-06-2017
  4.  Date of entrance examination 20-06-2017

For more information : 
Dr. S.Srinivas Kumar
 Convener- Entrance test for NTR Vidyonnathi Scheme
 Director (R&D) JNT University, Kakinada ,EG, AP – 533 003
 Land Line Number : 0884-2300992 (9.00 A.M. to 6 P.M) during working days 
 Any queries may be posted to the E-mail address: ntrvidyonnathi@gmail.com

Monday, April 10, 2017

Free KG to PG books and CBSE ebooks online


Free KG to PG books - 6,648,140 items hosted in National Digital Library (NDL), which is an all-digital library that will integrate all existing digitized and digital contents across Institutions of the nation to provide a single-window access with e-learning facility to different groups of users ranging from primary level to higher education level and even life-long learners of our country. It will provide educational materials in various languages, in all disciplines, in different forms of access devices and will cater to differently-abled learners as well...   please visit   https://ndl.iitkgp.ac.in/





 Free CBSE ebooks online   http://cbse.nic.in/ecbse/index.html

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Civil Service Free coaching@Hyderabad : Last Dt. 20-04-2017


e-PGPathshala and SWAYAM for Civil service exam preparation


e-PGPathshala is a one portal under which High quality, curriculum-based,interactive content in different subjects across all disciplines of social sciences, arts, fine arts & humanities, natural & mathematical sciences, linguistics and languages is being developed.An MHRD, under its National Mission on Education through ICT (NME-ICT), has assigned work to the UGC for development of e-content in 77 subjects at postgraduate level.


SWAYAM is a programme initiated by Government of India and designed to achieve the three cardinal principles of Education Policy viz., access, equity and quality. The objective of this effort is to take the best teaching learning resources to all, including the most disadvantaged. SWAYAM seeks to bridge the digital divide for students who have hitherto remained untouched by the digital revolution and have not been able to join the mainstream of the knowledge economy.



http://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/

https://swayam.gov.in/Home

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Social Cause Invitation to Seminar on "1965 & 1971 India-Pakistan Wars ..."


 

 

 

Social Cause

(Regd. No.614/2003)

 

The 1965 and 1971 Indo-Pak wars took place 51 and 45 years ago respectively, teaching Pakistan a lesson. Yet India continues to be challenged by Pak's proxy war.To throw light on the nagging issue, Social Cause cordially invites you and your friends to a Seminar on –

 

1965 & 1971 India-Pakistan Wars:

How They Shaped India's Security Architecture

 

Principal Speaker:

Maj. Gen. Dhruv C Katoch (Retd.)

Editor, SALUTE Magazine,

Secretary General, Indian War Veterans Association,

Former Director, Centre for Land Warfare Studies, New Delhi

 

Guests of Honour:

Sri Prafulla Ketkar

Editor, Organiser, New Delhi

 

Sri Perala Shekhar Rao

Vice-Chairman, Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan,

Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India

 

Chair:

Sri K. Padmanabhaiah, IAS (Retd.)

Former Union Home Secretary, Govt. of India; Padmabhushan Awardee

 

Some war veterans who participated in these wars would be felicitated as a symbolic expression of deep gratitude of civil society to our Defence Forces.

 

Date & Time:

20th November, 2016 (Sunday) at 10.30 a.m.

Please join us for tea at 10.00 a.m.

 

Venue:

Conference Hall, Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Bella Vista, Raj Bhavan Road, Hyderabad

 

All are welcome

 

Monday, September 5, 2016

Free Hostel facility for students by SLVPCT

Sree Lakshmi Venkateshwara Polapragada Charitable Trust (SLVPCT ) is a voluntary organisation registered in March 1996 as a Charitable Trust . The trust has issued notification for providing free hostel facility to Rural and poor students.The Hostel inmates enjoy the following facilities free of cost:

  • Accommodation
  • Boarding
  • Bus-pass
  • Examination fee, subject to certain conditions
  • Clothes
  • Computer
  • Internet

Last Date 15-09-2016

for more details pls see http://slvpct.org/

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

ITCSA session on 13th Aug. 2016


Mega Awareness & Interactive Session on Civil Services Mains Exam

'Indian Telugu Civil Servants Association' (ITCSA) & Prajahitha are jointly organising an Awareness & Interactive Session on Civil Services Mains Exam for the benefit of aspirants. Many Toppers from recent batches including 2016 batch are attending the event. As the speakers give valuable inputs to the aspirants, it will be a golden opportunity for all the civil services aspirants & beginners for gaining insights into the CSE new pattern & syllabus and also for knowing how to succeed in each stage of the exam  in minimum possible attempts. Voluntary contributions received from this event will be entirely used to support the cause of orphan kids at Laalana Welfare Organisation.

Date: 13th Aug. 2016 (Saturday)

Time: 3.30 PM onwards

Venue: AV College, Domalguda, Hyderabad.

 

All are welcome



(ITCSA is an informal grouping of like-minded Civil Servants hailing from Andhra Pradesh working in different parts of India and abroad. The association uses web-based Google Group named 'ITCSA' as the major platform for interaction among members.  One of the major aims of ITCSA is to guide budding civils aspirants by organizing awareness sessions etc. Anyone can interact with ITCSA members at: www.itcsa.blogspot.com
 
or itcsa2006@gmail.com.

'Prajahitha
' is a registered social service organization established in 2012 and primarily working for all-round development of youth and children, especially those in rural areas who need support and guidance. For details, www.prajahitha.org
 


Laalana
was started on 13 june 2009 with five children. It has at present 30 children ranging in age of 5 to 15 years. All of them have either been abandoned or orphaned. For details  http://laalanawelfare.com/  )

Thursday, August 4, 2016

UPSC ANTHROPOLOGY STRATEGY - by Kirthi Chekuri (Rank – 14)


UPSC ANTHROPOLOGY STRATEGY

Detailed Strategy by Kirthi Chekuri (Rank – 14, Anthro Marks 275, CSE – 2015) – Diagrams, Case Studies and Tips on Presentation


 

Sources I've followed for Anthropology

Paper 1 Socio-Cultural Anthropology – Muniratnam Sir Printed material, Braintree notes

Paper 1 Physical Anthropology – Muniratnam Printed Material, Braintree and P. Nath

Paper 2 Indian Anthropology – Tribal India Nadeem Hasnain, Indian Anthropology Nadeem Hasnain, Muniratnam Printed material, Braintree

I did not cover these books from cover to cover. I've selectively read them based on the topics mentioned in Syllabus. I would suggest having one material/source as a base and then just extracting information/examples/case studies/diagrams regarding that topic from other books in case the content for that topic needs to be enriched.

As long as you can cover the entire syllabus, which books or how many books you follow will not make much difference in my opinion. To get that extra edge in marks, I would strongly suggest focusing on answer presentation instead of reading more and more books.

Answer Presentation

As in GS, what ultimately translates into marks is how you present your answer to the examiner. With the same content/knowledge, some would get more marks in the exam due to better presentation. The reason for my good marks in Anthropology in CSE 2014(271 marks) and CSE 2015(275 marks) is due to focus on presenting the same content or knowledge that everyone else had in a better manner.

I found this article by RajaGopal Sunkara extremely useful and I followed the tips given in the article religiously.

https://sykobanerises.wordpress.com/2015/07/30/anthropology-by-raja-gopal-sunkara-air-49/

I've made the following broad changes in my answers that I think made the difference

  • Side headings: As RajaGopal opined in the above article, they give structure to your answer and makes your answer more readable, presentable and likeable. I had side heads for all the questions (10/15/20 marks)
  • Diagrams: I've attempted questions in the exam that had scope of diagrams/flow charts in them. That included more physical anthropology questions. And also wherever possible I drew diagrams/ figures. Try to include flow charts/ diagrams/ figures/ maps etc. in as many answers as possible. They're sure to make your answers look better and these small incremental changes in my opinion make a huge difference in your marks.

I've come across this list of diagrams somewhere:

  • Case studies: In paper 2, there are many questions, which are very generic, which can be asked in GS1. To make your answers different from GS answers, a friend of mine suggested writing case studies for such questions. I've collected case studies for all generic topics in paper-2 and quoted them in my answer. Instead of quoting many case studies in a single sentence in your answer, I had case study as a separate side heading in the end under which I elaborated. This case study would occupy approx. 1/4th – 1/3rd of my answer.

Have case studies ready for all the generic topics in the Paper-2 so that you can readily quote them on questions on the day of exam. Also have case studies ready for all the generic questions in paper-2 from previous year chapter wise question papers. That'll also ensure that you have structure ready for all probable questions. Case studies could be picked up from internet/ Nadeem Hasnain/ Newspaper (Vedanta POSCO for FRA)

I've mentioned the topics for which case studies are to be collected and some case studies in this link.

  • Examples/ Definitions/ Studies: For questions on marriage/family/kinship etc., it's important to remember a few definitions given by famous thinkers. For questions on socio-cultural anthropology, make a note of examples of tribes you come across while reading (Law and Justice/ different types of descent groups/ Forms of exchange etc. Studies by famous anthropologist can be quoted. For eg. Paulin kolendas made some observations on Joint Family.

Incorporating all these in your answer, in my opinion, would definitely give you that extra edge. Following Chapter Wise Previous Year Question Paper is a must. I used to do all the value additions mentioned above to the previous year questions. Instead of just going through syllabus and reading books, following previous year question papers will channelize your efforts and help in making structured and enriched answers. So, instead of just reading a particular topic, doing those questions will help you make specific value additions (side heads, flow charts, diagrams, examples, case studies etc.) to the answer you'll otherwise miss in reading.

Value additions on some questions

 

  1. Paleolithic Culture (10 marks, CSE-15) – Age, Culture, Geographical distribution, Tools could be side heads. Draw maps under geographical distribution and tools
  2. Longitudinal method of studying growth (10 marks, CSE-15) – value addition by drawing this graph

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  1. Horticulture (10 marks, CSE-15)- Side heads of Population density, Polity, economy, religion etc. can be used; Can draw a small map suggesting geographical distribution if you know enough tribes across India.
  1. Double descent (10 marks, CSE-14)- Examples should be given and should draw descent group; Taken from Muniratnam printed material.

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  1. Archaeological Anthropology (10 marks, CSE-2015) – A basic flowchart suggesting 3 branches of Archeological anthropology and side heads such as scope, research methodology etc. can be used. Below is the flow chart taken from Muniratnam printed material. It doesn't have to be this elaborate but any basic flow chart would do

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  1. Tribe caste continuum (10 marks, CSE-2014) – Elaborating on one example, drawing a continuum with tribe at one end and caste at other with some features.
  1. Elucidate the skeletal differences between humans and chimpanzees (15 marks,CSE-14) – Can draw a table showing differences between humans and chimpanzees along with diagrams for Skeleton, Skull etc.
  1. Discuss Ageing and Senescence (20 marks, CSE-14). Describe either the biological or social theories of Ageing – A flowchart for different ageing theories and this one taken from P. Nath can be used in answer.

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Case Studies

Topics in Paper-2 for which case studies could be collected

5.2 Linguistic and religious minorities and their social, political and economic status.

5.3 Panchayati raj and social change; Media and social change.

6.2 Problems of the tribal Communities – land alienation, poverty, indebtedness, low literacy, poor educational facilities, unemployment, underemployment, health and nutrition.

6.3 Developmental projects and their impact on tribal displacement and problems of rehabilitation. Development of forest policy and tribals. Impact of urbanization and industrialization on tribal populations.

7.1 Problems of exploitation and deprivation of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes. Constitutional safeguards for Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes.

7.2 Social change and contemporary tribal societies: Impact of modern democratic institutions, development programmes and welfare measures on tribals and weaker sections.

7.3 The concept of ethnicity; Ethnic conflicts and political developments; Unrest among tribal communities; Regionalism and demand for autonomy; Pseudo-tribalism; Social change among the tribes during colonial and post-Independent India.

8.1 Impact of Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam and other religions on tribal societies.

9.1 History of administration of tribal areas, tribal policies, plans, programmes of tribal development and their implementation. The concept of PTGs (Primitive Tribal Groups), their distribution, special programmes for their development. Role of N.G.O.s in tribal development.

9.2 Role of anthropology in tribal and rural development.

9.3 Contributions of anthropology to the understanding of regionalism, communalism, and ethnic and political movements.

Some 15/20 markers questions from 2015 paper-2 for which case studies could be elaborated.

  • Examine the social implications of media and communication technology – I've written the case study of Community Radio Initiative of a certain tribe in Jharkhand
  • Discuss the impact of Hinduism on the status of tribal women in Central India – case study for this could be picked from Tribal India(Nadeem Hasnain) or searched online
  • Discuss the impact of globalization on village economy in India – Impact of Monsanto and others in Indian villages and farmer suicides can be used?
  • Recently non-government organizations have been critiqued for interfering, with developmental process in tribal heartland. Critically comment.(9.1)
  • Discuss the sociocultural, economic and psychological constraints responsible for low literacy in tribal areas (6.2)

 

CASE STUDIES for some topics

Panchayat raj and Social Change

  • Combating the adverse CSR through Gram Sabhas" – The Bibipur Experience

A small village in the district of Haryana; Sarpanch has held the first ever Mahila Sabha on female foeticide, Women committed to the cause of the girl children have been selected as volunteers, and all pregnancies registered within the first trimester; One panchayat member and volunteer would keep a check on clinics and any case would be brought to immediate notice of police;  helped in reduction of CSR;

The real potential of Panchayati Raj as envisaged by Gandhi can be realized if the disparities and stratification systems based on class caste and gender , and the influence of the dominant castes in the working of PRIs are addressed.  

– Empowering Women. Bhuvneshwari Netam, Sarpanch, Balargaun, Chattisgarh

Netam personally address women at Anganwadi centres on matters related to maternal care,child birth, child care, breast feeding etc. Efforts to make women self sufficient in buying seeds, farming and selling the produce; Earlier villagers defecate in the open, now samuhik shauchalays built by the panchayats ( women do not suffer from the dignity) Panchayats runs schemes to enable differently abled to access financial assistance and education. Also in reclaiming land that was encroached 80 years ago converted to a community complex.  This panchayat has witnessed increased participation of women and the credit for this openness and responsibility with which women contribute is due to the Sarpanch being a woman 

  • Selfie with Daughter

Forest Rights Act

Positive case studies

Niyamgiri in Odisha- Khonds – asserted their rights to conserve culture and community traditional practises under the FRA and PESA; No bauxite mining;

Negatives

Kadars in pallakad dst in Kerala – no access to tradtiional forest reserves – honey cultivators – Non implementation of FRA

Globalisation/ Christianity

It is a fact that the Nagas and certain other North-East tribes opposed very much the entry of Europeans in their areas particularly the missionaries. Today almost 95% Nagas,99% Mizos,80% Khasis,94% Garos have embraced Christianity. Have the tribals of north-east lost their identities? The answer is both yes and no. Those who embraced Christianity, they have lost their nature-centric religion, but they have gain a lot in some other way. In other words, the tribals of north-east have immensely benefited by embracing Christianity. Christian missionaries not only converted them but also set up the best English medium schools, colleges, dispensaries, hospitals and other charitable homes. The numbers of civil servants, university and college teachers, engineers, doctors etc. are increasing day by day. The Bonda tribe of Orissa till yesterday didn't have a matriculate. Only recently the student from Bonda tribe passed matriculation compared with the number of North East tribals in universities.

Media and Social Change

Jharkhand Community Radio Initiative

Best practices

Success story of MFP activity can be used for many questions in paper-2 (Impact of govt. programs on tribals/ Discuss the nature of social change in tribal India under the impact of developmental programmes)

http://tribal.nic.in/WriteReadData/userfiles/file/TRIFED-SUCCESS%20STORIES%20ON%20MFP.pdf 

Some success practices in this page can be used for questions on TRIFED/ Cooperatives etc.

http://tribal.nic.in/Content/bestPra.aspx

Case studies can also picked up from Nadeem Hasnain Tribal India

DIAGRAMS

Download them HERE (200+ mb)


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