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(CATEGORY NO. 94/2011)
1. Social Work (MS W) 
I. .. Community Organization: Definition, Philosophy, Principles, Scope and historical 
development – Community Organization as a social work method- Approaches to 
community organization – Role and skills of community organizer – similarities and 
difference between community organization and community development – community 
dynamics and leadership : Concept – types of community leaders and power structure of 
the community. 
II. Phases, Methods and Models of Community Organ : Study- analysis – assessment- ization discussion – organization – action – evaluation – modification – continuation – methods of 
community organization: Public Interest Litigation, Protest and Demonstration Models of 
Community Organization: Social Planning, Locality development and Social action + Eight 
models of Mary Weil and Neighborhood Development Model – System Change – Model – 
Structural Change Model. 

III. Rural Development in the Planning Era : C III. Rural Development in the Planning Era ommunity Development Programme of 1952 
and National Extension Services: Objectives, Activities, Characteristics, Organisational and 
Administrative Structure and Evaluation – Rural Community Development – meaning , 
objectives, philosophy, principles and programmes objectives, philosophy, principles and programmes ---- Approaches and strategies to Rural 
Development – Rural Development Programmes under Five Year Plans – Hurdles to Rural 
Development. Concept of sustainability and sustainable development, Rural development 
policies in India. 
IV. Panchayati Raj and Rural Development in India:  Balwant Rai Mehta Committee and 
Democratic Decentralisation – Decentralisation attempts and the introduction of 
Panchayats in India and Kerala – 73rd Constitutional amendment and its characteristics –
Kerala Panchayati Raj Act 1994, its amendments and characteristics – Three Tier 
Panchayats at Village, Block and District Level, Powers and Duties of Panchayats – Role of 
Gramasabha, Revenue Administration.. 
V. Programmes for Rural Development: Ongoing P V. Programmes for Rural Development rogrammes of Ministry of Rural 
Development and Panchayati Raj of Government of India and Government of Kerala. 
Analysis of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), 
ICDS Scheme, Kudumbashree, Providing Urban Amenities in Rural Areas (PURA), National 
Rural Livelihood Mission for Rural Development. 
2.Sociology (MA) 
I. Tribe: Definition – Characteristics – Geogr I. Tribe aphical Distribution of Tribes in India – Tribal 
Zones – Classification of Tribes ( BK Roy Burman & Elwin) 
II. Divisions of Anthropology : : : Physical Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Social 
Anthropology, Social Anthropology – material and non-material culture – cultural lag – 
cultural evolution – cultural diffusion – norms – values 
III. Tribal Institutions: Tribal Family, Feature III. Tribal Institutions s of Tribal Family – Tribal Economy – 
Characteristics of Primitive Economy – Organisation of Labour – Division of Labour – 
System of Exchange – Tribal Religion meaning – Theories of Origin of Religion – sacred and 
profane – magic – taboo – totemism – animism polity – political organization power – state 
– law and justice – evolutionary study by Morgan – kinship – types of kinship – joking 
IV. Problems of STs : Indebtedness, land alienat IV. Problems of STs ion, bonded labour, displacement and 
tribals – problems due to contact with civilization – educational problems – struggle during 
British period, Tribal movement in Kerala (Muthanga) – Jharkhand and Chipko movements 
– causes of unrest. 
V. Tribal Welfare Programmes in India : Consti V. Tribal Welfare Programmes in India tutional Safeguards – Tribal Welfare programme – ITDP, SCA, LAMPS, TRIFED, Asrama Schools, Mobile Hospitals, Tribal Hostels, Coaching Centres. 
NOTE: - It may be noted that apart from the topics detailed above, questions from other topics prescribed for the educational qualification of the post may also appear in the question paper. There is no undertaking that all the topics above may be covered in the question paper.


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