Shubhra Ranjan Academy

Announcements           on  6/14/2021 4:27:27 PM

Dear Students, admissions are open for GS Foundation (Prelims cum Mains 2022) Tablet Course

Batch Starting From 6th July, 2021
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.
• EXCLUSIVE Mentorship Programme to support the student at Prelims and Mains Examinations. (NEW FEATURE)

Announcements           on  6/12/2021 6:17:42 PM

Dear Students,

We are starting “PSIR Answer Writing  Module 2022” from “08 August 2021”.

What will I get in PSIR Answer Writing Module 2022 ? 

• 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. 

• Telephonic counseling with the evaluators. 

• Material handouts/PDFs

course Link :

Announcements           on  5/26/2021 11:38:55 AM

Dear Students,

We are starting “Essay Course For Mains 2021” from “01 June 2021”.

Course Features:
The course will be conducted by Dr Jayesh Khaddar followed by Zoom discussion.
Lecture Schedule Followed by Zoom Discussion.
Lecture 1: Gender- Creating a gender just society - 1st June.
Zoom Session 1: How to Write Essay: Do's and Don’ts
Lecture 2:  Education: A tool for creating a just society?  -  9th June
Lecture 3: Globalization - Issue, Challenges, Future Prospects.   -  17th June
Zoom Session 2: Supplemental Session on Education and Globalization
Lecture 4: Health: Designing a healthcare system for 21st century.  -  25th June
Lecture 5: Migration: Migration is a process, not a problem   - 1st July.
Zoom Session 3: Supplemental Session on Health and Migration
Lecture 6: Non-Violence:  Site relevance - 9th July
Zoom Session 4:  How to write Philosophical Essay.
Lecture 7: Profit & Profiteering - 15th July
Lecture 8: sustainable Development & Environment: the buying Issue of 21st C.  -  23rd July
Lecture 9: Social Welfare: Welfare of all - 13th July
Zoom Session 5: Greed, Profiteering, Social Welfare & Sustainable Development
Test Schedule
Test 1: Gender/Education (Followed by Zoom Discussion) - 11th June.
Test 2: Globalization/Health (Followed by Zoom Discussion) - 26th June.
Test 3: Migration (Followed by Zoom Discussion) - 2nd July.
Test 4: Non-Violence (Followed by Zoom Discussion) – 10th July.
Test 5: Greed, Profit and Profiteering (Followed by Zoom Discussion) – 26th July
Test 6: Social Welfare/Sustainable Development (Followed by Zoom Discussion) 1st Aug.
Important Information:
All classes will be conducted online only.
Reading Material Will Be Provided as Soft Copy Only.
Course Start Date: 01 June 2021
Course Fee: 11000 + GST = 12980/-
Old Students: 8000 + GST = 9440/-
Course Validity: Till Mains
Total Viewing Time: 2X Time Course Duration

For old students, the course is available at a cost of 9440/- If you are not getting discount, contact

Please visit the following link for admission.
Course Link :

Announcements           on  5/12/2021 3:56:02 PM

Dear Students, admissions are open for PSIR Tablet Course
Batch Starting from 6th July, 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  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.

Announcements           on  3/22/2021 4:31:54 PM

Dear Students, admissions are open for PSIR Answer Writing (June) Module 2022

Starting Date: 6th  June, 2021

Link of course details :

Link of Test timetable :

Salient features of the Test Series

• Includes Postal Correspondence Course notes***

• Available in both Online and Offline Mode

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

• 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.

• Telephonic counseling with the evaluators.

• Material handouts/PDFs

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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