Started on Jan 17, 2022

Foundation Course for Public Administration Optional - UPSC CSE 2023/24

Started on Jan 17, 2022
An Intensive online learning programme that ensures holistic coverage and understanding of Public Administration Optional for UPSC-CSE.
  • It provides coverage of all the concepts and topics by India’s Best Faculty for Public Administration Optional.
  • Focus on building basics through IGNOU Notes and the standard textbooks.
  • In-depth study of Paper 1 and Paper 2 for UPSC Public Administration Optional.
  • Meticulously curated quality content with focus on conceptual clarity and understanding.
  • Lucid and well-organised study material.
An Intensive online learning programme that ensures holistic coverage and understanding of Public Administration Optional for UPSC-CSE.
  • It provides coverage of all the concepts and topics by India’s Best Faculty for Public Administration Optional.
  • Focus on building basics through IGNOU Notes and the standard textbooks.
  • In-depth study of Paper 1 and Paper 2 for UPSC Public Administration Optional.
  • Meticulously curated quality content with focus on conceptual clarity and understanding.
  • Lucid and well-organised study material.

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Course Schedule

17
Jan
Introduction to Public Administration
18
Jan
Significance & Nature of public administration
19
Jan
Basic Concepts-1: (Organisation, Hierarchy, Unity of Command, Span of Control)
21
Jan
Basic Concepts-2: (Authority & Responsibility, Coordination, Centralisation & Decentralisation, Delegation)
24
Jan
Scientific Management Theory (Taylor)
25
Jan
Scientific Management Theory (Part-2)
27
Jan
Classical Thinkers (Henry Fayol, Urwick, Gulick and others)
31
Jan
Neo Classical Thinkers
03
Feb
Max Weber Bureaucracy Part-1
04
Feb
Max Weber Bureaucracy Part-2
07
Feb
Criticism Of Weber's And Post Variable Development
08
Feb
New Public Administration
10
Feb
New Public Management
11
Feb
Good Governance
15
Feb
Approaches to the study of Public Administration
17
Feb
Public Choice Theory
18
Feb
Elton Mayo [Human Relations school]
21
Feb
Mary Parker Follett
02
Mar
Behavioural Thinkers (Chester Barnard) and Doubt Session
03
Mar
Herbert Simon [Theory of Decision Making]
05
Mar
Management & Leadership Theories-1
07
Mar
Management & Leadership Theories-2
08
Mar
Theories of Motivation
09
Mar
Criticism of Herbert Simon
11
Mar
F.W. Riggs [Prismatic Sala Model]
14
Mar
Comparative Public Administration [Part-1]
15
Mar
Comparative Public Administration [Part-2]
16
Mar
Development Dynamics
21
Mar
Development Dynamics: ‘Anti-development thesis’; Bureaucracy and development; Strong state versus the market debate;
22
Mar
Public Policy Part - 1
23
Mar
Public Policy Part -2
24
Mar
Personnel Administration-1
25
Mar
Personnel Administration-2
30
Mar
Financial Administration
31
Mar
Administrative Law [Dicey’s ideas]
01
Apr
CTO-Luther Gullick-1
02
Apr
CTO-Luther Gullick-2
06
Apr
CTO-Luther Gullick-3
07
Apr
Theory of Organisation-Lyndall Urwick
11
Apr
Classical Theory of Organisation
12
Apr
Classical Theory of Organization-Criticism
13
Apr
Ideals of MP Follet 1
14
Apr
Ideals of MP Follet 2
18
Apr
Ideals of MP Follet 3
19
Apr
Ideals of MP Follet & Chester Barnard
20
Apr
Chester Barnard
26
Apr
Behavioral Theorist 1
27
Apr
Behavioral Theorist 2
28
Apr
Communication
02
May
Behavioural Theorist
04
May
Herbert Simon 1
05
May
Herbert Simon 2
06
May
Herbert Simon & Decision Making
10
May
Human Relation - Elton Mayo
11
May
Human Relations Theory & Elton Mayo 1
12
May
Human Relations Theory & Elton Mayo 2
18
May
Human Relations Theory & Elton Mayo 3
19
May
Human Relations -Rensis Likart
20
May
Human Relations -Rensis Likart And Doglous McGregor
23
May
Human Relations - Chris Argyrys
25
May
Chris Argyris
13
Jun
Leadership 1
15
Jun
Leadership 2
15
Jun
Leadership 3
16
Jun
Motivation 1
20
Jun
Motivation 2
21
Jun
Motivation 3
22
Jun
Motivation 4
23
Jun
Motivation 5
17
Mar
Doubts & Discussion Session-2
18
Mar
Doubts & Discussion Session-3
28
Jun
New Public Administration-1
29
Jun
New Public Administration 2
01
Jul
New Public Administration 3
04
Jul
New Public Administration 4
05
Jul
New Public Management 1
07
Jul
New Public Management 2
08
Jul
New Public Management 3
15
Jul
Development Administration 1
20
Jul
Development Administration 2
21
Jul
Development Administration 3
25
Jul
Development Administration 4
26
Jul
Comparative Public Administration 1
27
Jul
Comparative Public Administration 2
28
Jul
Comparative Public Administration 3
29
Jul
Comparative Public Administration 4
01
Aug
Comparative Public Administration 5
02
Aug
Comparative Public Administration 6
03
Aug
Comparative Public Administration 7
05
Aug
Comparative Public Administration 8
08
Aug
Comparative Public Administration 9
09
Aug
Kautilyan Administration 1
12
Aug
Kautilyan Administration 2
18
Aug
Mughal Administration 1
19
Aug
Mughal Administration 2
23
Aug
Indian Administration under British Rule
24
Aug
Indian Administration under the British Rule 2
26
Aug
Indian Administration Under the British Rule 3
29
Aug
Indian Administration under British Rule 4
30
Aug
Bureaucracy and Development
31
Aug
Bureaucracy and Development 2
01
Sep
Bureaucracy and Development 3
06
Sep
Bureaucracy & Development 4
07
Sep
Development Dynamics 1
09
Sep
PSU 1
20
Sep
PSU 2
21
Sep
PSU 3
26
Sep
District Administration 1
27
Sep
District Administration 2
28
Sep
Police Reforms 1
30
Sep
Police Reforms 2
04
Oct
Police Reforms 3

02
May
Introductory class: Linkages between Paper-1 & 2
04
May
Kautilya And Mughal Administration
25
Mar
Administration during British Rule: Govt. of India Act, 1935
28
Mar
Value Premises of Indian Constitution: Constituent Assembly debates & Preamble
29
Mar
Constitutionalism: Text & Context
30
Mar
President: Analysis of oath, Powers, Position, Comaprison with U.S. & France
31
Mar
Parliamentary Democracy in India: Issues & Analysis
01
Apr
Institution of Prime Minister: PMO & Cabinet
04
Apr
Council of Ministers; Cabinet; EGoM, Collective Responsibility
05
Apr
Cabinet Secretariat; Ministries & Departments [Art. 77]
06
Apr
The Judiciary: From 1970s to present times [NJAC, Collegium, Backlog of cases]
07
Apr
The Judiciary: High Courts & Subordinate courts: Issues & Analysis
08
Apr
State Administration: The institution of the Governor
11
Apr
The Chief Minister & Council of Ministers
12
Apr
Rise of Regional Political parties & Political discourse
13
Apr
Anti-Defection Law & emerging issues
14
Apr
Need for Second State Reorganisation Commission
15
Apr
The Chief Secretary & State Secretariat
18
Apr
Union Finance Commission & States Finance Commissions
19
Apr
District Administration
20
Apr
The Institution of District Magistrate: Roles & Responsibilities
21
Apr
Local Governance-1: Rural Local Governance [73rd Constitution Amendment Act] Governance
22
Apr
Local Governance-2: Urban Local [74th Constitution Amendment Act]
26
Apr
Local Governance-3: The problem of Funds, Functions & Functionaries
27
Apr
Economic Survey and Budget 2022 Part-1
28
Apr
Civil Services: Article 312
02
May
UPSC & SPSC: Facts & Analysis
03
May
Civil Services: Generalists Vs. Specialists
04
May
Civil Services: Morale & Motivation, Training etc
05
May
IAS/IPS/ IFOS, Need for More All India Services.
06
May
Accountability & Control: RTI, CVC, CBI, Judiciary
09
May
Accountability & Control: Lokpal & Lokayuktas
10
May
Administrative Reforms: Second ARC, NCRWC
11
May
Development Administration: Planning & NITI Aayog
12
May
Elections: ECI & Electoral Reforms
13
May
Elections: Contemporary Issues [Paid News, Criminalisation of Politics]
14
May
Police Administration: Problems & Reforms
15
May
Contemporary issues: Corruption, Naxalism, Privatisation

Key Highlights

Live Interactive Classes by Best-in-Class Faculties
Live Interactive Classes by Best-in-Class Faculties
Answer Writing Practice & Feedback by Experts
Answer Writing Practice & Feedback by Experts
Handwritten Notes with Concept Interlinking
Handwritten Notes with Concept Interlinking
Exclusive Telegram channels for Mentorship Support
Exclusive Telegram channels for Mentorship Support

About the Faculty

Jatin Verma
Jatin Verma

Jatin Verma is a renowned name in the comity of emerging UPSC Coaches. He has so far guided and coached around 30,000 UPSC CSE aspirants and has the success of many...

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Frequently Asked Questions

Edukemy’s Foundational Course for Public Administration Optional starts with the basics and thus is ideal for students from any background or at any stage of their preparation.
 
We shape civil servants out of aspirants!
 
This programme is ideal for All UPSC CSE 2023/24 Aspirants who plan to take Public Administration as their Optional Subject for Mains.

  • 90 sessions spread around a duration of 4 months
  • 180 hours of Program for complete course coverage.
  • Live class commencement date: January 17, 2022.
  • Class Timing: 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Monday – Friday).

  • Public Administration course covers the complete syllabus of Public administration in a holistic and balanced manner.
  • Complete coverage of basics from various sources like IGNOU Notes and the standard textbooks, along with discussion on relevant issues, reports and surveys.
  • It includes Regular Tests, Answer Writing Practice Sessions and Current Affairs coverage for Public administration.
  • Personalized suggestions and Feedback by the faculty to help aspirants improve their answer writing skills for Public administration.
  • Students' mentorship and assistance by in house subject experts.
  • Regular Q/A sessions: Topic based questions at the end of every unit.
  • Supplementary notes on every unit with latest updates.

  • Unit tests after each unit of syllabus will be conducted systematically.
  • Test Papers will be evaluated by a team of subject experts & faculty members. Citation of Second ARC and other relevant recommendations etc.
  • Examples from current affairs of polity and public affairs.
  • Free test Series based on UPSC Pattern along with evaluation by Jatin Sir with personalized feedback for improving aspirants’ writing skills
  • Answer-writing practice via Assignments & PYQs.
  • Home Assignments on regular basis for practice.
  • Detailed feedback on our app - Korrecto with in-depth feedback on your paper, line-by-line comments on your answers for improvement & hyperlink to reference reading material.

  • The programme will be handled by India’s Best faculty for Public Administration – Jatin Verma.
  • Our live interactive classes simulate the feel of offline classes, where students also have the choice to ask doubts, and interact with the faculty in real time. This enhances class engagement and retainability of the key concepts.
  • Peer interaction and discussion platforms ensure that you stay connected to other aspirants and remain in a mind simulating and competitive environment throughout your preparation.
  • Our subject experts and faculties are also involved in curating and overviewing all the contents and tests, to ensure quality and coherence with UPSC CSE exam.
  • Our handout and study-materials include hand-written notes with proper flow charts, diagrams, data, and links to help better learning.

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