Ethics Module 2019
- Classes will be taken by Mr. Atul Garg, who is known for providing one stop solution to all your problems related to ethics paper. He is the first teacher to start guiding candidates for ethics in 2013 and since then, has guided more than 5000 students. Almost every question in last five ethics paper (2013-2018) has directly come from classroom discussions and notes.
- Syllabus covered: full GS Paper-IV + Governance topics from Paper-II.
- Topics will be discussed as per the syllabus and requirement of exam.
- Course will be completed in thirty classes, each of 2.5 hour duration.
- Classes will be supplemented by printed material.
- Around 50 case studies will be discussed comprehensively in the class.
- Around 100 case studies will be provided with solutions to help students check their progress.
- One to one discussions after class.
- Classes have been organized in such a way that concepts are discussed first and then only complex things are explained.
- Test series: The programme will include 5 Tests. Three will be topic wise and two will be comprehensive. These tests are flexible and can be given any time before mains exam.
- Duration: around 35 days (counted from the day of first class)
- Orientation Class will be Conducted on 20 Nov 2018 @ 2pm
|Class Number||Topics to be Covered|
|Class 1||Unit 1: Ethics and Human Interface • Basic concepts: beliefs, Values, Ethics, Morals, Attitude and Other Associated Terms. • Essence of Ethics|
|Class 2||Unit 1: • Determinants of Ethics • Consequences of Ethics in Human Actions • Dimensions of Ethics|
|Class 3||Unit 1: • Ethics in Private and Public Relationships • Role of Family, Society and Educational Institutions in Inculcating Values|
|Class 4||Unit 3: Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service: • Aptitude and Related Concepts. • Values of Objectivity, Empathy, Tolerance and Compassion Towards the Weaker Sections|
|Class 5||Unit 3: Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service: • Values of Integrity, Impartiality and Non-Partisanship, Dedication to Public Service.|
|Class 6||Unit 6: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: • Status and Problems of Ethics • Ethical Concerns in Government and Private Institutions|
|Class 7||Unit 6: • Ethical Dilemmas in Government and Private Institutions • Conflict of interest|
|Class 8||Unit 8: Case Studies on above issues • Basic Concepts • Discussion of Case Studies|
|Class 9||Unit 8: Case Studies on above issues • Discussion of Case Studies|
|Class 10||Unit 8: • Discussion of Case Studies|
|Class 11||Unit 2: Attitude: • Content, Structure, Functions of Attitudes|
|Class 12||Unit 2: Attitude: • Its influence and Relation with Thought and Behaviour • Moral and Political Attitudes|
|Class 13||Unit 2: Attitude: • Attitude formation and change • Social influence and persuasion|
|Class 14||Unit 4: Emotional intelligence • Concepts, and Their utilities • Emotional Intelligence in Indian Context • Application in Administration and Governance|
|Class 15||Unit 5: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world. • Moral philosophy in General • Ancient Western Moral Philosophy|
|Class 16||Unit 5: • Medieval Western Moral Philosophy • Modern Western Moral Philosophy • Contemporary Western Moral Philosophy|
|Class 17||Unit 5: • Modern Western Moral Philosophy • Contemporary Western Moral Philosophy|
|Class 18||Unit 5: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world. • Indian Moral Philosophy: Key Features • Concept of Dharma: Vedic Period-Contemporary Meaning|
|Class 19||Unit 5: • Bhagwat Gita • Buddhism • Jainism • Brief Discussion on Sikhism and Islam|
|Class 20||Unit 7: Probity in Governance: • Concept of Public Service • Philosophical Basis of Governance and Probity Unit 1: Ethics and Human Interface • Human Values – Lessons from the Lives and Teachings of Great Leaders, Reformers and Administrators • Notes on Some Committed Indian Civil Servants|
|Class 21||Unit 6: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: • Laws, Rules and Regulations as Sources of Ethical Guidance • Conscience as Sources of Ethical Guidance • Accountability and Ethical Governance • Strengthening of Ethical and Moral Values in Governance|
|Class 22||Unit 6: • Ethical issues in International Relations and Funding|
|Class 23||Unit 6: • Corporate Governance|
|Class 24||Unit 7: Probity in Governance: • Information Sharing and Transparency in Government • Right to Information • Codes of Ethics and Codes of Conduct • Citizen’s Charters|
|Class 25||Unit 7: • Codes of Ethics and Codes of Conduct • Work Culture • Quality of Service Delivery|
|Class 26||Unit 7: • Utilization of public funds • Challenges of Corruption|
|Class 27||Case Studies Discussion|
|Class 28||Case Studies Discussion|
|Class 29||Case Studies Discussion|
|Class 30||Paper II: Remaining Topics from Governance • Good Governance • Importance of Civil Services in Democracy • e-governance • Important Bills and Acts|