Model Paper & Syllabus Department of Social Exclusion Studies EFL‐ University Entrance Tests 2013 Ph.D Social Exclusion Studies Time: 3 Hours Max. Marks 100 Instructions: 1. Write your Admit Pass No. in the boxes provided in the answer sheets. Do not write your name anywhere in the answer book. 2. Write all answers in the answer book provided Write an essay of about 800 to 1000 words on any Five of the following topics. (5x20 =100 Marks) 1. Do you think social movements liberate subordinated communities? 2. Explain whether the big dams are boom or bane for development? Discuss special reference to Adivasis. 3. Do you think the Indian communalism is by‐product of parliamentary politics? 4. Who are the sudhra castes? Asses the impact of globalization on their livelihood. 5. Discuss relevance of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s thoughts on caste system in India. 6. Critically examine M.K. Gandhi’s anti‐untouchability movement. 7. Do you think religion is source of women suppression? 8. Discuss how Periyar Ramaswamy’s non‐Brahman movement prepared a ground for the Dravida politics in Tamilnadu? 9. Write an account of growth of dalit literature in post‐independent India. 10. Explain the reasons for the rise and growth of regional movements in India.
Syllabus: The entrance test is aimed to test the critical and analytical understanding of students on various social, economic and political theories and issues of India as well as world. However the focus will be on the history, polity, economy, culture and literature of downtrodden (dalit, adivasi, bahujan and religious minorities) communities and women and physically challenged groups. Focus will be also made on government development initiatives and globalization and their impact on these communities and groups.