Political Institutions in India
Making of the Indian Constitution: Colonialism heritage and the contribution Indian National Movement to the making of the Indian Constitution
Constituent Assembly: Composition, Ideological Moorings, Constitutional Debates
Philosophy of the Constitution: Preamble, Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles
Constitutionalism in India: Democracy, Social Change, National Unity, Checks and Balances, Basic Structure Debate, Constitutional Amendments
Union Executive: President, Prime Minister and Council of Ministers
Union Parliament: Structure, Role and Functioning, Parliamentary Committees
Judiciary: Supreme Court, High Court, Judicial Review, Judicial Activism, Judicial Reform.
Executive and Legislature in the States: Governor, Chief Minister, State Legislature
Federalism in India: Strong Centre Framework, Asymmetrical Federal Provisions and Adaption, Role of Intergovernmental Coordination Mechanisms, Inter-State Council, Emerging Trends.
Electoral Process and Election Commission of India: Conduct of Elections, Rules, Electoral Reforms
Local Government Institutions: Functioning and reforms
Constitutional and Statutory Bodies: Comptroller and Auditor General, National Commission for Scheduled Castes, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes, National Commission for Human Rights, National Commission for Women, National Commission for Minorities.