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WHY OUR ESSAY ENRICHMENT PROGRAMME? This is to highlight here that Two topics in Mains-2009 (3 topics in Mains2008) were based on the topics we had expected and given or Practice in our EEP Programme. Notes for three essays in Mains-2008 were provided in our study materials. In Mains - 2010 one topic was based on what we predicted and told our students.

In Mains 2011 the topic on Creation of Smaller States was very well analyzed in our Indian Polity Class and Study materials. Also in our essay test for Mains 2011 we had asked a question on Identity Politics.

ESSAY ENRICHMENT PROGRAMME


ESSAY Time Allowed: Three Hours Maximum Marks: 200 INSTRUCTIONS The Essay must be written in the medium specified in the admission certificate issue to you. The name of medium must be stated clearly on the cover of the answer-book in the space provided for the purpose. No credit will be given to the essay written in a medium other than that specified in the admission certificate. (Examiner will pay special attention to the candidates grasp of his material, its relevant to the subject chosen and to his ability to think constructed and present his ideas concisely, logically and effectively). Write an essay on any ONE of the following topics: S.NO Topic Year Creation of smaller states and the consequent administrative, economic and developmental 1. implication. Does Indian Cinema shape our popular culture or 2. merely reflect it? 3. Credit based higher education system status,

2011

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4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. opportunities and challenges. In the Indian context, both human intelligence and technical intelligence are crucial in combating terrorism. Geography may remain the same; history need not Should a moratorium be imposed on all fresh mining in tribal areas of the country? Preparedness of our society for India' global leadership role From traditional Indian philanthropy to the gates-buffet model-a natural progression or a paradigm shift? Are our traditional handicrafts doomed to a slow death? Are we a soft state? The focus of health care is increasingly getting skewed towards the 'haves' of our society Good fences make good neighbors Globalization vs. Nationalism Role of media in good governance National identity and patriotism Special economic zone: boon or bane Discipline means success and anarchy means ruin Urbanization and its hazards Is an egalitarian society possible by educating the masses? Independent thinking should be encouraged right from the childhood. Evaluation of Panchayati Raj System in India from the point of view of eradication of power to people. Attitude makes, habit makes character and character makes a man. Is Autonomy the best answer to combat balkanization? How has satellite television brought about cultural change in Indian mindsets? BPO boom in India. Women's Reservation Bill Would Usher in Empowerment for Women in India. Protection of Ecology and Environment is Essential for Sustained Economic Development. Importance of Indo-U.S. Nuclear Agreement.

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29. "Education for All" Campaign in India: Myth or Reality. Globalization Would Finish Small-Scale Industries in 30. India. Increasing Computerization Would lead to the Creation 31. of a Dehumanized Society. 32. Justice must reach the poor 33. The hand that rocks the cradle 34. If women ruled the world 35. What is real education? 36. Terrorism and world peace 37. Food security for sustainable national development 38. Indias role in promoting ASEAN cooperation 39. Judicial activism and Indian democracy 40. Whither womens emancipation 41. Globalization and its impact on Indian culture 42. The lure of space Water resources should be under the control of the 43. central government 44. The masks of new imperialism 45. How far has democracy in India delivered the goods 46. How should a civil servant conduct himself? 47. As civilization advances culture declines There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes 48. it so 49. Spirituality and scientific temper 50. Modern technological education and human values 51. Search for truth can only be a spiritual problem 52. If youth knew, if age could. 53. The paths of glory lead but to the grave 54. Privatization of higher education in India 55. Responsibility of media in democracy 56. What have we gained from our democratic set-up? 57. My vision of an ideal world order 58. The march of science and the erosion of human values 59. Irrelevance of the classroom 60. The pursuit of excellence 61. Empowerment alone cannot help our women

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62. Why should we be proud of being Indians? 63. The cyber world : its charm and challenges The country's need for a better disaster management 64. system 65. Indian culture today: a myth or a reality? 66. The implications of globalization for India 67. Modernism and our traditional socio-ethical values 68. Womens empowerment: challenges and prospects 69. The youth culture today 70. Mass media and cultural invasion 71. Resource management in the Indian context 72. Value-based science and education 73. Reservations, politics and empowerment 74. The composite culture of India 75. Woman is god' best creation 76. The misinterpretation and misuse of freedom in India 77. Indias contribution to world wisdom The language problem in India: its past, present and 78. prospects 79. The world of the twenty-first century What we have not learnt during fifty years of 80. Independence 81. Judicial activism Greater political power alone will not improve women 82. plight 83. True religion cannot be misused 84. The modern doctor and his patients 85. Urbanization is blessing disguise Literacy is growing very fast but there is no 86. corresponding growth in education 87. Restructuring of the UNO to reflect present realities 88. New cults and god men a threat to traditional religions 89. The VIP cult is a bane of Indian democracy 90. Need for transparency in Public Administration 91. Truth is lived, not taught 92. Politics without ethic is a disaster 93. The new emerging woman power: the ground realities

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94. When money speaks, the truth is silent 95. Whither Indian democracy? 96. Restructuring of Indian education system Disinterested intellectual curiosity is the life blood real 97. civilization Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our 98. deeds 99. Youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret 100. Indian Society at the crossroads 101. The Challenge before a civil servant today Modernization and westernization are not identical 102. concepts 103. A useless life is an early death 104. Politics, Business and Bureaucracy-a fatal triangle 105. Multinational Corporations-saviors or saboteurs 106. My vision of India in 2001 107. The emerging Global order, Political and Economic "He who Reigns within himself and Rules his Passions, 108. Desires and Fears, is more than a King" 109. Compassion is the basis of all Morality 110. Men have failed; let women take over Economic growth without distributive justice is bound 111. to breed violence 112. Ecological considerations need not hamper development 113. Computer: The harbinger of silent revolution

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