Community Development

July 5, 2008

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Specialization Papers Syllabus

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (RURAL & URBAN) (SPECIALIZATION)
PAPER-14 RURAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
UNIT. I
Community development-concept, definition, meaning, need, history, principles, objectives and scope. Rural development-concept, definition, meaning, need, objectives and scope.
Rural development in India – Orgin and background -early experiments like Srinekethan, Sevagram, Marthandam, Gurugen expriment, Baroda expriment, Firka development in Madras, Nilokheri expriment, Etowah pilot project etc. Rural development programmes since independence. Approaches to rural development – Gandhian contractive progam – contribution of Vinobaji.
UNIT. II
Problems and prospects of rural life with reference to agriculture and allied actives like land and its use, animal husbandry, irrigation, pre-production, production and post harvest technology, rural infrastructure- drinking water, housing, health and education.
UNIT.III
Rural backwardness- causes and the need for planned change. Rural poverty -causes, consequences, measurement.Five year plans and major rural development programs- objectives, characteristics, strategies, organization and administration.
UNIT IV.
Administrative and organizational arrangement for rural development from block to National level.Panchayati Raj- origin, philosophy and characteristics – Constitution 73rd amendment and its implications.Rote of co-operatives and rural banks, NABARD, District Rural Development Agency in rural development.
UNIT. V
Agrarian relations and movements in India with special reference to Bhoodan and Gramdhan. Role of NGOs, Industries in rural development. Voluntary efforts in rural community development with reference to Tamilnadu – case studies on specific rural development projects like Kunrakudi, ASSEFA etc.

PAPER-15 URBAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
UNIT. I
Understanding urbanization and urban growth in India – definition and characteristics of urban areas, town, city, metropolis, suburbs, satellite towns, the relevance of urban ecology, urban sociology and environmental psychology for urban community development practice. The demographic and land use pattern in urban areas- social area analysis.
UNIT II
Urban community development – meaning and scope. Urban development programs in India. Review of Indian experience in urban development with reference to town planning, slum clearance and improvement. IDSMD (integrated development of Small and Medium Towns etc).
UNIT. III
Problems and prospects of urban life with reference to crowding and density, noise, air ,solid, and liquid pollution, urban housing, drinking water supply, transport, urban public health, urban non-formal sector, Commercial Sex Work and Juvenile Delinquency.
UNIT. IV
Slums in India: theories, causes and conditions, poverty in urban areas, culture of poverty in slums, poverty alleviation programmes. UNIT V
Administrative and policy arrangements for urban development with reference to municipalities, corporations, metropolitan development authorities, housing and slum clearance boards. Constitution-73rd amendment and its relevance to urban community development.
PAPER-16.REGIONAL PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
Course Material 1. 2.
UNIT-I
Concept of Region. Types of Regions -functional and formal region. Techniques of regions delimitation. Regionalisation in India. Physiographic, Economic, Linguistic. Classification and Hierarchy of regions. The Concept of Rural – Urban Continuum.
UNIT-11
Causes and consequences of regional inequalities in India. Policy measures to overcome regional Inequalities. Backward Area Development Approach, Industrial licensing policy, Industrial Estates and concessions. Sub – plan approach.
UNIT-III
Methods of regional analysis and development. Export – base Model. Central place Theory. Growth Pole Hypothesis. Myrdal’s Theory of Cumulative Causation.
UNIT-IV
Definition, Scope and Methods of Regional Planning. Town and Country Planning. Water- shed Planning. Agro-Climatic Regional Planning, District – Level Planning, Micro-level Planning. Relevance of micro-level planning in local self-government.
UNIT-V
Understanding Tamilnadu as a Region. Administrative Regions -District and Taluk – Characteristics of Population, agriculture, Industries. Issues related to education, health and infrastructure. Regional Planning in Tamilnadu.

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The group photo of the CD.2008 looks beautiful because “we” are not there.It will be nice if they also post the earlier version of ‘ration shop que

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