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Unit I- HISTORY

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• Major landmarks in the History of Rajasthan from Pre-historic time to close of 18 Century, Important dynasties, their administrative and revenue system.
• Salient events of 19 & 20 centuries: Peasant & Tribal Movements. Political Awakening, Freedom Movement and Integration.
• Heritage of Rajasthan: Performing & fine Art, Handicraft and Architecture; Fairs, Festivals, Folk Music and Folk Dance
• Important works of Rajasthani Literature and Dialects of Rajasthan.
• Saints , Lok Devtas and eminent personalities of Rajasthan
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[su_spoiler title=”Part b – Indian History” open=”yes” style=”fancy” icon=”arrow”]
• Indian heritage: Fine Art, Performing Art, Architecture & Literature from Indus Civilization to British Era.
• Religious Movements and religious philosophy in Ancient and Medieval India.
• History of Modern India from beginning of 19 Century to 1965 AD: Significant events, personalities and issues.
• Indian National Movement- Its various stages & streams, important contributors and contribution from different parts of the country.
Socio-religious Reform Movements in 19 and 20 Century.
Post Independence consolidation and reorganization – Accession of princely states & Linguistic reorganisation of the states.
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[su_spoiler title=”Part C – History of Modern World (up to 1950AD)” open=”yes” style=”fancy” icon=”arrow”]
Renaissance and Reformation.
Enlightenment and Industrial Revolution.
• Imperialism and colonialism in Asia and Africa.
• Impact of World Wars.
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Unit II- ECONOMICS

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• Major Sectors of Economy: Agriculture, Industry & Service- Current Status, Issues and Initiatives.
Banking: Concept of Money supply & High Powered Money. Role and Functions of Central Bank & Commercial Banks, issues of NPA, Financial Inclusion. Monetary Policy- Concept, objectives & Instruments.
Public Finance: Tax reforms in India- Direct & Indirect, subsidies- Cash Transfer and other related issues. Recent Fiscal Policy of India.
Recent Trends in Indian Economy: Role of Foreign Capital, MNCs, FDI, PDS, Exim Policy, 12 Finance Commission, Poverty alleviation schemes.
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[su_spoiler title=”B- World Economy” open=”yes” style=”fancy” icon=”arrow”]
Global Economic issues and trends: Role of World Bank, IMF & WTO.
Concept of Developing, Emerging and Developed countries.
India in global Scenario.
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[su_spoiler title=”Part C- Economy of Rajasthan” open=”yes” style=”fancy” icon=”arrow”]
• Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Dairy and Animal husbandry with special reference to Rajasthan.
• Industrial Sector- Growth and recent trends.
• Growth, Development & Planning with special reference to Rajasthan.
• Recent development and issues in service sector of Rajasthan.
• Major Development Projects of Rajasthan- their objectives and impact.
• Public Private Partnership Model for Economic Transformation in Rajasthan.
• Demographic Scenario of the State and its impact on Rajasthan Economy.
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Unit III- SOCIOLOGY, MANAGEMENT & Accounting and Auditing

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Development of Sociological Thought in India
Social Values
Caste Class & Occupation
Sanskritization
Varna, Ashram Vyavastha, Purusharth Vyavastha and Sanskar Vyavastha
Secularism
Issues and Problems of Society.
Tribal community of Rajasthan: Bhil, Mina (Meena) and Garasia.
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[su_spoiler title=”Part B- Management” open=”yes” style=”fancy” icon=”arrow”]
Management – Scope, concept, functions of Management – Planning, Organizing, Staffing, Direction, Coordination and Control, Decision-Making: concept, process and techniques.
Modern concept of Marketing, Marketing Mix – Product, Price, Place and Promotion
Objective, concept of maximization of wealth, Sources of Finance – Short and Long term, Capital Structure, Cost of Capital
• Concept and Main theories of Leadership and Motivation, Communication, Basics of recruitment, selection, induction, training & development and appraisal system
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[su_spoiler title=”Part C- Accounting and Auditing” open=”yes” style=”fancy” icon=”arrow”]
Techniques of analysis of Financial statements, Basics of Working Capital Management, Responsibility and Social Accounting
Meaning & Objectives of Auditing, Internal Control, Social, Performance and Efficiency Audit.
Basics of different types of Budgeting, Budgetary control
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