We, Team Current Affairs Review, are presenting in fornt of you a modular course on Indian Society and Social Justice (Social Issue). The topic covers ‘Indian Society’ section of GS Mains Paper 1 and ‘Social Justice’ section of GS Mains Paper 2.
Now, one should naturally have a few questions here, like:
(a) Why another modular course?
(b) Why to integrate two separate topics from two separate papers of GS?
(c) What would be approach? How is it different from any other online module?
Let’s answer these questions one by one.
Well, this is not a new section. This section long been a part of General Studies (GS), even under the previous structure (before 2013). During that time, this topic was known as ‘Social Issues’. And it covered both the aspects, which are divided today in two separate papers. This section has been and is one of the most dynamic part of the syllabus.
As a result there is hardly any credible source or proper material for this topic. Even the syllabus given by UPSC is indicative only. We had to go through previous years question papers (both essay and the question papers: from 2009 to 2019) to prepare a holistic structure of the course. Now, who would make such a synchronised effort?
Additionally, though today, these topics have been separated and placed in two separate papers, but while ‘Indian Society’ of GS Mains Paper 1 deals with the problems of Indian Society, ‘Social Justice’ section of GS Mains Paper 2 deals with the government efforts (Programmes and Policies) to deal with these problems. Hence, it is not judicious to approach them separately.
Finally, this is not just another course. Here our primary focus is on ‘Student-Teacher interaction’. To cut down on the time and provide flexibility to the students, we have prepared the course material in recorded video format. But simultaneously to provided the much needed guidance, we have created a three layered module of interaction between the ‘Students’ and ‘the faculty’.
In case of any difficulty, the students can comment in the comment section given after every course, which will be answered by the faculty only. By the way, on every weekend there would be provision for live class (1 hour) on Zoom, to supplement the effort of the students. Additionally, the students can book appointment with the faculty every week whereby they would be having one-to-one conversation.
For a far detailed understanding, we suggest to go to the enrollment page, where you can see a demo-lecture video.