Shubhra Ranjan Academy

Announcements           on  11/20/2021 10:06:17 AM

Dear Students,

Admissions are open for Anthropology  Classroom/ Tablet Batch Dec 2021.

Batch Starting from - 15 December, 2021


Course Features

- This course is aimed to provide comprehensive coaching for UPSC Civil Services Examination (Mains) Anthropology Paper-1 & Paper-2.

- Course Curriculum:  90-100 Classes  [Covers Complete Syllabus of Anthropology (Paper-1 & Paper-2)].

- Detailed Class Discussions and Notes.

- Total course duration is around 225 Hours.

- Study Material/Study Planner will be provided in printed format.

- Course Content and Methodology changed from batch to batch to improve the scoring.

- Focus On Concept Building and Improving Presentation In The Exam  Tests and Assignments to improve writing skills of students.  

- Individual Attention & Interview Guidance.  

- 4 Assignments (self-assessment based) with classroom discussion.

Classroom Course Link :

Live Tablet Batch Link :

Announcements           on  11/20/2021 10:00:38 AM

Dear Students,

Admissions are open for CSAT Dec 2021 Offline Cum Online Batch.

Batch Starting from - 2nd December, 2021


Discount of 20% for first 50 enrollments and for all SR IAS old students.

Course Features - 

1) 150 Hours classroom program.
 a) 120 Hours quantitative aptitude, Reasoning (Nonverbal), Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency.
 b) 30 Hours of English Reasoning (Verbal), Reading comprehension.

2) Class Assignments (detailed), Class Tests, Full length Tests, notes resources.

3) Course Duration: 3.5-4 months.

4) Doubt solving faculties available for 5 hours per day for 6 days a week.

Online doubt solving for online students. 

5) Class handouts / material will be provided in Hard copy format.

Course Link :

Announcements           on  10/23/2021 12:16:31 PM

Dear Students,

Admissions are open for PSIR Crash Course & Test Series 2021 (Batch 2).

Batch Starting from - 22nd October, 2021


Salient features of Test Series :-

- 8 Full length Test on UPSC pattern

- Lectures on important issues for CSE Mains

- Revision of entire syllabus in fast-track mode

- Tips for Answer Writing

- Video discussions and Model answers will be available on the website after each test to be accessible till Mains

Course Link :

Announcements           on  10/23/2021 12:03:17 PM

Dear Students,

Admissions are open for Essay Program for Mains 2021 (Batch 2).

Batch Starting from - 26th October, 2021


Essay Program For Mains 2021 (Batch 2) by Dr. Jayesh Khaddar

Course Features :

- 9 themes to be covered
- each lecture will be followed by zoom discussion
- 6 tests
- reading material to be provided along with lectures
- course to be conducted in online format only.
- course validity: till Mains 2021

Course Link :

Announcements           on  10/23/2021 12:00:20 PM

Dear Students,

Admissions are open for Sociology Dec 2021 Online/Offline  Batch.

Batch Starting from - 1st December, 2021


We are proud to introduce SOCIOLOGY Optional by UPENDRA GAUR SIR.

THE BEST Teacher for Sociology Optional. He has been successfully guiding students since 1981.

We are ALSO Proud of Our Unique Pedagogy and Our Students who have accomplished their Cherished Goal by putting TRUST in Us.

Course Features:

  • Comprehensive coverage of the entire Syllabus.
  • Focus on Conceptual Clarity.
  • Students will develop Capacity to link the Theory and the Empirical/Current Developments to cater the Expectations of the Mains Exams.
  • We Firmly believe that Students will not require to refer anything beyond the Class Notes.

Online Batch Link :

Offline Batch Link :

Announcements           on  10/23/2021 11:53:13 AM

Dear Students,

Admissions are open for Geography Optional And Test Series Oct 2021 Tablet.

Batch Starting from - 25th October, 2021


Course Features:

  • Intensive theme-based learning with Exam focused approach.
  • The session starts with Basic concepts in Geography for building conceptual clarity.
  • Answer writing skill development sessions and personal guidance.
  • Regular Map marking sessions and Test Series covering entire syllabus.

Course Link :

Announcements           on  10/23/2021 11:51:35 AM

Dear Students,

Admissions are open for Political Science & IR Nov 2021 Tablet Batch.

Batch Starting from - 8th November, 2021


Course Features:

  • Comprehensive coverage of the entire Syllabus.
  • Focus on Conceptual Clarity.
  • Students will develop Capacity to link the Theory and the Empirical/Current Developments to cater the Expectations of the Mains Exams.
  • We Firmly believe that Students will not require to refer anything beyond the Class Notes.

Course Link :

Announcements           on  9/14/2021 10:50:50 AM

GS Prelims cum Mains Classroom Batch
Batch starting from 18th October, 2021
Offline Workshop 15th September || @ 5:00 PM
At our "Delhi Center"
25 Pusa Road,
1st First Floor, Karol Bagh
New Delhi

Workshop Video Link :

Announcements           on  9/14/2021 10:39:57 AM

Dear Students,

Admissions are open for GS Prelim cum Mains Classroom / Live Tablet Batch.

Batch Starting from - 18th October, 2021


General Studies Course Features:

  • Comprehensive coverage of the entire Syllabus.
  • Focus on Conceptual Clarity, interlinking between the Concepts and the Dynamic aspects of the Syllabus.
  • Prelims Test Series.
  • Mains Answer Test Series.
  • General Studies classes will be held from Monday to Friday (5 days a week).
  • Current Affairs classes on Saturday and Sunday (in online mode only).
  • Crash course/Quality Enrichment Program (QEP2022) for Preliminary Exam 2023.
  • EXCLUSIVE Mentorship Programme to support the student at Prelims and Mains Examinations. (NEW FEATURE)
  • We are a Young and Motivated Team having experience in TEACHING for Civil Services over the years with concrete accomplishments. 

Course Link  :

Announcements           on  9/9/2021 3:16:03 PM

Dear Students,

Admissions are open for PSIR Answer Writing (October) Module 2022.

Batch Starting from - 17th October, 2021


Last Opportunity to Join PSIR Answer Writing Module Targeting 2022.

What will I get in PSIR Answer Writing (Oct) Module 2022 ?

Multiple revision of the syllabus (5 Times) 

• Total of 25 tests which includes :

- Short length Tests (8 questions) 

- Full length comprehensive tests 

- Crash Course for Mains 2022 

• Model Answers 

• Class Discussion of the questions 

• Quality Evaluation. 

• Material handouts/PDFs


Course Link :

Announcements           on  8/19/2021 4:42:01 PM

Dear Students,

Admissions are open for Perspectives Current Affairs Program.

Batch Starting from - 01 Sep, 2021


Course Features

360 degree Coverage of Prelims+Mains Syllabus

- Coverage of all topics relevant for Prelims & mains 2022.

- Weekly lectures on Sat & Sun

- Monthly current affairs magazine

- Lectures by Shubhra Ranjan IAS faculties

- Lectures of the course will be available for the duration of the course.

Shubhra Ranjan - Polity & International Relations

Dr. Jayesh Khaddar - History, Art & Culture & IR

Vivek Singh - Indian Economy

Nikhil Lohithakshan - Geography and Environment

Saurabh Kumar - Polity, Governance, Social Issues and Internal Security

Atul Garg - Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude

Class Timing : 5 pm

Course Link :

Announcements           on  4/24/2021 11:34:48 AM

Workshop for Anthropology Optional by Thirumurugan. A & Kavitha. K
Followed by the Q&A session on zoom.

Date: 28th April || Time: 02:00 PM

Link to Register

NOTE: Registration is Mandatory for the Q&A session on zoom.

Announcements           on  4/23/2021 5:55:14 PM

Geography Optional Demo Lecture by Nikhil Lohithkshan Sir.
Lectures will be followed by Q&A Session on Zoom.
Lecture 1:  24th  April 2021 @ 11:00 AM

Lecture 2:  25th April 2021 @ 11:00 AM

Link to Register

Note: Registration is Mandatory for Q&A Session on Zoom and Handouts.

Syllabus          on  3/18/2021 1:02:26 PM


Political Theory and Indian Politics :

1. Political Theory: meaning and approaches.

2. Theories of state : Liberal, Neo-liberal, Marxist, Pluiralist, post-colonial and Feminist.

3. Justice : Conceptions of justice with special reference to Rawl’s theory of justice and its communitarian critiques.

4. Equality : Social, political and economic; relationship between equality and freedom;Affirmative action.

5. Rights : Meaning and theories; different kinds of rights; Concept of Human Rights.

6. Democracy : Classical and contemporary theories; different models of democracy—representative, participatory and deliberative.

7. Concept of power : hegemony, ideology and legitimacy.

8. Political Ideologies : Liberalism, Socialism, Marxism, Fascism, Gandhism and Feminism.

9. Indian Political Thought: Dharamshastra, Arthashastra and Buddhist Traditions; Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Sri Aurobindo, M. K. Gandhi, B. R. Ambedkar, M. N. Roy.

10. Western Political Thought : Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, John S. Mill, Marx, Gramsci, Hannah Arendt.

Indian Government and Politics

1. Indian Nationalism :

  •  Political Strategies of India’s Freedom Struggle : Constitutionalism to mass Satyagraha, Non-cooperation, Civil Disobedience; Militant and Revolutionary Movements, Peasant and Workers Movements.
  •  Perspectives on Indian National Movement; Liberal, Socialist and Marxist; Radical Humanist and Dalit.

2. Making of the Indian Constitution : Legacies of the British rule; different social and political perspectives.

3. Salient Features of the Indian Constitution : The Preamble, Fundamental Rights and Duties, Directive Principles; Parliamentary System and Amendment Procedures; Judicial Review and Basic Structure doctrine.

4. Principal Organs of the Union Government : Envisaged role and actual working of the Executive, Legislature and Supreme Court Principal Organs of the State Government : Envisaged role and actual working of the Executive, Legislature and High Courts.

5. Grassroots Democracy : Panchayati Raj and Municipal Government; Significance of 73rd and 74th Amendments; Grassroot movements.

6. Statutory Institutions/Commissions : Election Commission, Comptroller and Auditorm General,

Finance Commission, Union Public Service Commission, National Commission for Scheduled

Castes, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes, National Commission for Women;

National Human Rights Commission, National Commission for Minorities, National Backward Classes Commission.

7. Federalism : Constitutional provisions; changing nature of centre-state relations; integrationist tendencies and regional aspirations; inter-state disputes.

8. Planning and Economic development : Nehruvian and Gandhian perspectives; Role of planning and public sector; Green Revolution, land reforms and agrarian relations; liberalization and economic reforms.

9. Caste, Religion and Ethnicity in Indian Politics.

10. Party System : National and regional political parties, ideological and social bases of parties;

Patterns of coalition politics; Pressure groups, trends in electoral behaviour; changing

socio-economic profile of Legislators.

11. Social Movement : Civil liberties and human rights movements; women’s movements; environmentalist movements.


Comparative Politics and International Relations

Comparative Political Analysis and International Politics :

1. Comparative Politics : Nature and major approaches; Political economy and political sociology perspectives; Limitations of the comparative method

2. State in Comparative Perspective : Characteristics and changing nature of the State in capitalist and socialist economies, and advanced industrial and developing societies.

3. Politics of Representation and Participation : Political parties, pressure groups and social movements in advanced industrial and developing societies

4. Globalisation : Responses from developed and developing societies

5. Approaches to the Study of International Relations : Idealist, Realist, Marxist, Functionalist and Systems theory.

6. Key Concepts in International Relations : National interest, security and power; Balance of power and deterrence; Transational actors and collective security; World capitalist economy and globalisation.

7. Changing International Political Order :

  • Rise of super powers; Strategic and ideological Bipolarity, arms race and cold war; Nuclear threat
  • Non-aligned Movement : Aims and achievements.
  • Collapse of the Soviet Union; Unipolarity and American hegemony; Relevance of non-alignment in the contemporary world.

8. Evolution of the International Economic System : From Brettonwoods to WTO; Socialist economies and the CMEA (Council for Mutual Economic Assistance); Third World demand for new international economic order; Globalisation of the world economy.

9. United Nations : Envisaged role and actual record; Specialized UN agencies—aims and functioning; need for UN reforms.

10. Regionalisation of World Politics : EU, ASEAN, APEC, AARC, NAFTA

11. Contemporary Global Concerns : Democracy, human rights, environment, gender justice terrorism, nuclear proliferation.

India and the World

1. Indian Foreign Policy : Determinants of foreign policy; the institutions of policy- making; Continuity and change.

2. India’s Contribution to the Non-Alignment Movement Different phases; Current role.

3. India and South Asia :

  • Regional Co-operation : SAARC-past performance and future prospects.
  • South Asia as a Free Trade Area.
  • India’s “Look East” policy.
  • Impediments to regional co-operation : River water disputes; illegal cross  border migration; Ethnic conflicts and insurgencies; Border disputes.

4. India and the Global South : Relations with Africa and Latin America; Leadership role in the demand for NIEO and WTO negotiations.

5. India and the Global Centres of Power : USA, EU, Japan, China and Russia

6. India and the UN System: Role in UN Peace-keeping; Demand for Permanent Seat in the Security Council.

7. India and the Nuclear Question : Changing perceptions and policy.

8. Recent developments in Indian Foreign Policy : India’s position on the recent crises in Afghanistan, Iraq and West Asia, growing relations with US and Isreal; Vision of a new world order.

Booklist          on  3/16/2021 3:41:33 PM

We recommend Shubhra Ranjan Ma'am’s notes , Which are exhaustive and comprehensive in nature . However, the interested Student's if they want can go for additional readings. We are providing you a Booklist for PSIR Optional :

  • A History of Political Thought : Plato to Marx   by Subrata Mukherjee & Sushila Ramaswamy (PHI)
  • Western Political Thought   by OP Gauba (National Paperback)
  • Political Ideologies   by Andrew Heywood (Red Globe Press)
  • Political Theory – An Introduction to Political Science by Rajeev Bhargav & Ashok Acharya (Pearson)
  • Foundation of Indian Political Thought by VR Mehta  (Manohar)
  • India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra (Penguin Random House)
  • Indian Government and Politics by BL Fadia  (Sahitya Bhawan)
  • The Oxford Companion to Politics in India by Pratap Bhanu Mehta   (Oxford)
  • Comparative Politics by J.C. Johari  (Sterling Publisher PVT)
  • Global Politics by Andrew Heywood  (Red Globe Press)
  • Globalization of World Politics by John Baylis, Steve Smith, Patricia Owens (Oxford University Press)
  • The Oxford Handbook of Indian Foreign Policy by David M. Malone,  C. Raja Mohan, and Srinath Raghavan  (Oxford Handbooks)

Announcements           on  3/13/2021 5:07:49 PM

Dear Students, admissions are open for  Interview Mentorship Programme  2020-21

Personalized 3-stage interview guidance program 

Stage 1: Individual guidance for filling DAF

Stage 2: Class discussions on important topics of current affairs 

Stage 3: Mock interviews

Starting Date: 5th  March, 2021

Ending Date: 30th May 2021

Workshops          on  3/12/2021 12:02:43 PM

Live :Geography Optional Introductory And Strategy Session By Nikhil Lohithakshan

Workshops          on  3/12/2021 11:57:17 AM

Live : Workshop for General Studies Foundation 2022 by Shubhra Ranjan & Team

Political Science & IR + GS Foundation Tablet Course (April/May 2021) Link of the course : GS Prelim Cum Mains Tablet Course (April 2021) Link of the course :

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