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Course Code MPA-15


1. Discuss the significance of policy sciences and various stages in policy cycle. 20

2. Critically examine Laswell’s contribution to the study of policy sciences. 20

3. Analyse the role of inter-governmental relations in policy-making. 20

4. ‘Civil society organisations are expected to play an important role in policy–

making and development’. Comment. 20

5. Discuss the current paradigm shift in Indian public policy, and bring out

the constraints in public policy formulation. 20


6. Evaluate the bottom – up and top – down approaches to policy implementation and

justify the need for following multiple approaches. 20

7. Discuss the process of policy monitoring and suggest the remedial measures for

effective monitoring. 20

8. Describe the modes of policy delivery with special reference to the role of judicial

bodies. 20

9. ‘Simulation models are more appropriate than optimisation models’. Critically

evaluate the statement. 20

10. Evaluate the telecom policy of India. 20



Course Code: MPA-016

Assignment Code: MPA-016/Asst/TMA/2012-13

Marks: 100


1. Examine the constitutional dimensions of democratic decentralisation in India. 20

2. What is Empowerment? Discuss the various initiatives taken for empowerment in

India. 20

3. Discuss how components of Decentralised Development lead to equal distribution

of benefits of development. 20

4. ‘Special and Single Purpose Agencies defeat the spirit of the local Governance’.

Discuss. 20

5. Explain the impact of Decentralised Development in realising the objectives of

Local Governance. 20


6. Discuss the important recommendations of various Committees on Local

Governance. 20

7. ‘The study of 11th Schedule suggests that Local Bodies have been assigned major

responsibilities’. Discuss. 20

8. Describe the significance and issues in Micro-Level Planning. 20

9. Highlight the modalities for Peoples’ Participation in Local Governance. 20

10. Define Sustainable Development and identify inter-linkages between Sustainable

Development and Governance. 20

MPA-017: E-Governance

Course Code: MPA-017

Assignment Code: Asst/TMA-017/2012-13

Marks: 50


1 Discuss the concept and models of e-governance. 10

2 ‘ICT enables transformation of traditional administration into a sophisticated

and an electronic one’. Discuss. 10

3 Describe the role of ICT in agricultural development. 10

4 Enumerate the different modules enabling e-panchayat in Andhra Pradesh. 10

5 ‘ICT applications facilitate virtual learning environment for learners’-Explain. 10


6 Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of e-commerce. 10

7 Describe ICT applications in Indian Railways. 10

8 ‘Saukharyam Project of Visakhapatnam enables seamless services to the

citizens’- Comment. 10

9 The Right to Information Act 2005 upholds the fundamental right to know and

the freedom of speech and expression-Justify. 10

10 Examine the critical gaps in the effective implementation of e-governance in

India. 10

MPA-018: Disaster Management

Course Code: MPA-018

Assignment Code: Asst/TMA/2012-13

Marks: 50


1. Define Disaster and make an overview of natural disasters in India. 10

2. Write a note on disaster management in mountainous region. 10

3. Discuss International Approach to disaster management. 10

4. ‘Risk sharing and transfer pave the way for building disaster resilience’.

Discuss. 10

5. Define disaster mitigation and point out its major problem areas. 10


6. Discuss major requirements in Warehousing and Stockpiling. 10

7. ‘Relief distribution is carried out through different steps’. Discuss. 10

8. Write a note on organizational set-up of EOC. 10

9. Define damage assessment and discuss its features. 10

10. Define the rationale of ‘First Response’ and discuss the role of people as

First Responders. 10




Course Code: MPS-003

Assignment Code: ASST/MPS-002/TMA/2012-13

Marks: 100


1. Discuss the working of federal system in India.

2. Critically examine the following in about 250 words each:

a) Differences between procedural and substantive democracy.

b) Importance of development for democracy.

3. Discuss main challenges of ethnicity to the nation-state in India.

4. Analyse the relationships among bureaucracy, police and army in India.

5. Discuss the role of pressure groups in Indian democracy.


6. Comment on the following in about 250 words each:

a) Meaning of Identity

b) Caste in Indian politics

7. Comment on the following in about 250 words each:

a) Role of civil society in Indian democracy

b) Sustainable Development

8. Discuss the substantive and procedural aspects of democracy.

9. Comment on the following in about 250 words each:

a) Regionalism during the 1950s

b) Relationship between gender and development

10. Discuss the economic consequences of regionalism in India.

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