Indian Democracy and Governance Systems

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Indian Democracy and Governance Systems” is a foundational course for the school students who will be introduced to the key concepts of government and governance in India. Keeping in mind the governance issues a country as big and as diverse as India might face, the makers of the Indian Constitution created a comprehensive document that continues to power our democracy after many decades. In this course, students will learn about:
 
  1. What is Democracy and what are the different forms of democratic governments
  2. Introduction and Structure of the Indian Constitution
  3. Fundamental Rights, Duties and Directive Principles of State Policy
  4. Indian Parliament and Electoral Politics
  5. Governance Structures in India
  6. Judicial Systems and Judicial Activism in India
Each module comes with a set of videos lectures and activities that are aimed at enhancing key 21st century competencies of Critical Thinking, Problem-Solving, Online Research, Leadership, and Social Skills. The course is also in line with the academic curricula of multiple boards, and hence, students get to prepare for their exams while enhancing their 21st-century competencies and general knowledge through this course.
 
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Topics
  • Understand the concept of Democracy and different types of democratic governments
  • Understand the Indian Constitution, along with the Preamble in detail
  • Understand the concept of Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties, and Directive Principles of State Policy
  • Learn about the Indian Parliament and its functions
  • Understand the difference between the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha
  • Learn how the Parliament makes laws
  • Understand the concept of Electoral Politics
  • Learn about the governance structure in India
  • Understand the Indian Bureaucracy and get motivated to work as a civil servant
  • Understand the concept of Good Governance in detail
  • Learn about the Judicial System in India and its functioning
  • Learn about the powers of the Supreme Court
  • Understand Judicial Activism 
Skills
  • Enhance the skills of Critical Thinking and Problem Solving with the in-course activities
  • Work on the competencies of Leadership, Responsibility, and Initiative Taking
  • Video lectures are aimed at enhancing the Cross-Cultural Skills by covering a a diverse range of issues and topics
  • What is Democracy?
  • Why do we need Democracy?
  • Types of Democratic governments?
  • Introduction to the Indian Constitution
  • Structure of the Indian Constitution
  • Preamble of the Indian Constitution
  • Fundamental Rights
  • Directive Principles of State Policy 
  • Fundamental Duties
  • Governance and Government
  • Introduction  to the Parliamentary System
  • Why do we need Parliament
  • Introducing the Parliament of India
  • Functions of the Parliament
  • How Does the Parliament Make Laws?
  • Differences between powers of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
  • Parliamentary Procedures
  • Electoral Politics
  • What is Governance
  • Governance Structure in India
  • Executive in India
  • Prime Minister and Council of Ministers
  • Bureaucracy – Permanent Executive
  • Key Elements of Democratic Governance
  • What is Good Governance?
  • Principles of Good Governance
  • Role of Judiciary
  • Separation Powers and Independent Judiciary
  • Structure of Judiciary
  • Jurisdiction of Supreme Court
  • Public Interest Litigations
  • Know Your Rights – End of Module 1
  • Know Your MP – End of Module 2
  • Question Your MP – End of Module 3 
  • Become a Part – End of Module 4
Activities 
  1. Know Your Rights – End of Module 1
  2. Know Your MP – End of Module 2
  3. Question Your MP – End of Module 3 
  4. Become a Part – End of Module 4
 
Handouts
  1. Lesson 3 – Forms of Governments (Parliamentary vs Presidential)
  2. Lesson 8 – Directive Principles of State Policy
  3. Lesson 9 – Fundamental Duties
  4. Lesson 16 – Legislature in India
  5. Lesson 17 – Parliamentary Committees
 
Achievements
  1. Friends with the Government – On Enrolling in the Course
  2. Junior Dr. Ambedkar – On Completing Lesson 7
  3. Protector of Democracy – On Completing Module 1
  4. Legislator – On Completing Lesson 15
  5. Little Member of Parliament – On Completing Module 2
  6. Officer in the making – On Completing Lesson 23
  7. Master of Good Governance – On Completing Module 3
  8. Protector of Law – On Completing Module 4
  9. The change maker – On Completing the Course
  • 31 On-demand Video Lessons
  • 4 Engaging Activities
  • Assessments and Readings
  • Certificate of Completion

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