• Econometrics - definition, methodology, Data – meaning and types of data such as cross-section, time-series and panel data, primary & secondary data- advantages & disadvantages, Variables – meaning and types such as quantitative and qualitative variables, measurement scales of variables such as ratio, interval, ordinal and nominal-
  • MODERN HISTORY OF INDIA AND INDIAN CULTURE - Advent of European invasion- Expansion and consolidation of British rule - Effect of British rule on socioeconomic factors - Social reforms and religious movements - India since independence - Characteristics of Indian culture - Unity in diversity - race, colour, language, custom - India - a secular state - Organizations for fine arts, dance, drama, music - Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in Tamil Nadu - Political parties and populist schemes - National renaissance - Early uprising against British rule - 1857 Revolt - Indian National Congress - Emergence of national leaders - Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Netaji - Growth of militant movements -Different modes of agitations - Era of different Acts & Pacts - World war & final phase struggle - Communalism led to partition - Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle - Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar & Others.
  • History of Printing and Journalism in India - First Printed Book in Tamil in India, Thambiran Vanakkam; Zigenbalg's Printing Activities in Tarangambadi; James Augustus Hicky's Bengal Gazette and the Role of Press in Freedom Struggle – The Press in India after Independence – Press in Tamil Nadu after Independence.
  • Meaning and definition of Politics – Traditional view – Modern view – Power view of Politics – Liberal view of Politics; the Marxist view of Politics – Whether Politics is Science or Art – Scope of Political Science : study of State and Government – Political theory – Political institutions – study of Political dynamics – state and citizen relationship - study of national and international problems .
  • Meaning and definition of Politics – Traditional view – Modern view – Power view of Politics – Liberal view of Politics; the Marxist view of Politics – Whether Politics is Science or Art – Scope of Political Science : study of State and Government – Political theory – Political institutions – study of Political dynamics – state and citizen relationship - study of national and international problems .
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