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Daily 2 Hour Classes
Daily half an Hour Answer Writing Session on the Topic taught in the Class.
Beginning with Basics, Equal Focus on Fundamentals & Applied Sociology. WIDER COVERAGE OF CURRENT SOCIOLOGY.
Focus On Previous year Questions of UPSC & Brainstorming on Expected Questions.
Printed Booklets of Concise, Well Researched, Exam Ready Study Material for Every Unit of the Syllabus.
Personal Mentorship of Vikash Ranjan Sir & SUPPORT till SUCCESS.
Weekly Extempore Session on Social Issues.
Vikash Ranjan Sir is the Specialist teacher of Sociology with vast experience in Teaching and Writing Books of Sociology. His Scientific, Systematic, Applied & Exam Focussed Approach has helped many students to get selected in the Civil Services. Students will LEARN SOCIOLOGY & PRACTICE ANSWER-WRITING under the Personal guidance of the well-experienced teacher ( Vikash Ranjan Sir ).
Vikash Sir will deliver lectures on respective topics to develop clarity in Concepts, Theories & Social Facts. There will be Explanation & DISCUSSION on Topics, but NO DICTATION. We consider that dictating the content to students in the classroom is simply wastage of time. Students will be provided with study Materials in advance for discussion in the Class. During class, STUDENTS CAN ASK QUESTIONS to clear their doubt. We motivate students to think over relevant questions in the classroom.
Study support from Triumph IAS & Personal Mentorship of Vikash Sir will be provided to Students till final Selection . The students can consult Vikash Ranjan Sir even after completion of their course .The Students can seek an appointment at the institute or contact via phone & Whatsapp #8586861046.
ONLINE SUPPORT SYSTEM (OSS)
Get access to BLOG, an Interactive Online Forum for Value Addition Study Material, Journals and Articles relevant to Sociology on www.triumphias.com
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STRATEGIC CLASSROOM PREPARATION
Interactive & Applied teaching with Exam Focused Approach which inculcates Sociological Sense and Competency from Day one.
Beginning with Basics, Equal Focus on Fundamentals & Applied Sociology.
Answer Writing starts from Day One through Regular Assignments & Tests.
Four Months of Classroom Sessions, Basic to Fundamentals-Theoretical Discussion, Concept Building & Answer writing with focus on Learning, Application & Performance.
Regular Personal Doubt Clearance and Feedback Sessions by Vikash Ranjan Sir.
Special Guidance Session for “Essay & General Study”.
ALL INDIA SOCIOLOGY UPGRADATION-TEST SERIES (Mains):
All Classroom Students will be entitled for our All India Sociology Test Series (Mains) at Concessional Fee.
COMPREHENSIVE STUDY MATERIAL
Printed Booklets of Concise, Well Researched, Exam Ready Study Material for Every Unit of the Syllabus.
Every Booklet figures Mind Maps-Flow Charts and Block Diagrams.
Booklet on Contemporary Society, & Sociology Extract from Journals & All leading Newspapers.
Booklet of Previous 23 Years Question Papers.
Why Sociology OPTIONAL in CSE Mains?
IN COMPARISON TO OTHER HUMANITIES SUBJECTS like Geography, Public Administration, Political Science etc.,
SOCIOLOGY has been SAFE & SECURE optional because of SHORTEST SYLLABUS & LIMITED NUMBER OF THINKERS &
THEORIES (Only six thinkers & six major theoretical strands). Subject like Geography, Public Administration, Political Science etc. are
specialist in nature with big syllabic content.
History, Geography, Political Science, Pub. Admin. etc. HELPS in a particular paper of GENERAL STUDIES. For example History
helps in G.S. Paper-I, Political Science and Pub. Admin. helps in Paper-II, Economics helps in Paper-III, Philosophy and Psychology helps
in Paper-IV. SOCIOLOGY is the only optional which empowers you for all the Papers of G.S. with small but variable syllabic content and
understanding of static and dynamic & concepts and facts.
Also Topics in Sociology Syllabus is Relevant to Day Today Life. For Example Family, Marriage, Kinship, Religion, Education, Agriculture etc.
Sociology is the Best performing optional, also because of higher Predictability In Question Pattern. Seventy percent of the questions
repeated from previous year questions.
Relatively Short Syllabus, Predictability in Question Pattern, Makes SOCIOLOGY the most suitable subject for Students with
science (Engineering and Medicine) and Commerce Background.
Every Year there are atleast two to three ESSAYS are related with Sociology Syllabus. Sociology Empowers aspirants for Interview too.
Why Vikash Ranjan's Classes for Sociology ?
In past few years, the NATURE OF QUESTIONS in Sociology has become MORE CONTEMPORARY AND CURRENT ORIENTED. Now
there is a shift from bookish academic approach to ANALYTICAL and APPLIED one. Questions in the last four Years Paper demand in-depth
understanding of basics and interlinking it with current happenings and analytical, applied Explanations.
Proper guidance and assistance is required to learn the skill of interlinking current happenings with the conventional topics. VIKASH
RANJAN SIR at TRIUMPH IAS guides students according to the recent trends of UPSC. He begins the Civil Services Optional Subject with
basics keeping in mind the understanding level of students, who have no academic background with the subject. Once the students are
well conversant with the terms and terminologies and basics of the subject, they move forward.
While dealing with each topic of Sociology, he not only interlinks it with CONTEMPORARY & CURRENT ISSUE but also teaches you how to
intertwine both the optional papers (Paper I and II).
Extracted from different text books, website, journals, etc. Vikash Ranjan's STUDY MATERIAL is the best for SOCIOLOGY OPTIONAL
PAPERS. The study material not only saves students' precious time which they spent in searching for books but also provides updated
reports, recent structural-institutional changes and developments reported in newspapers and journals, which are useful to answer
unconventional questions and helps in scoring good marks in Main examination. This saves students' time and helps in revising the same
study material ten times rather than going for ten books once.
At Triumph IAS, with Applied classes and the best study material ,Regular Assignments and Class Tests are also conducted to
assess candidates' writing skills and understanding of the subject. Based on students' performance, individual feedback is provided to
improve their writing skills.
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Sociology Related Questions asked in GS Paers- I,II, III & IV (2013-2017)
Sociology & GS Paper-I
Discussion the various SOCIAL PROBLEMS which originated out of the speedy process of urbanization in India
MALE MEMBERSHIPneeds to be encouraged in order to make WOMEN'S ORGANIZATION free from gender bias. Comment.
Critically examine the EFFECTS OF GLOBALIZATION on the aged population in India
Growing feeling of REGIONALISMis an important factor in the generation of demand for a separate state. Discuss
How does PATRIARCHYimpact the position of a MIDDLE CLASS WORKING WOMANin India?
Why do some of the most prosperous regions of India have an adverse sex ratio for women? Give your arguments
TheLIFE CYCLE OF A JOINT FAMILY depends on economic factors rather than social values. Discuss.
Discuss the various ECONOMIC AND SOCIO-CULTURAL FORCES that are driving increasing FEMINIZATION OF AGRICULTUREin India.
How do the Indian debates on SECULARISM differ from the debates in the West?
Describe any four CULTURAL ELEMENTS OF DIVERSITY IN INDIA and rate their relative signiicance in building a national identity
Critically examine whether GROWING POPULATIONis the CAUSE OF POVERTYOR poverty is the main CAUSE OF POPULATIONincrease in India
How do you explain the statistics that show that the SEX RATIO IN TRIBES in India is more favourable to women than the SEX RATIO AMONG SCHEDULED CASTES?
Discuss the changes in the trends of labour migration within and outside India in the last four decades
Discuss the positive and NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF GLOBALIZATION ON WOMENin India
Debate the issue of whether and how CONTEMPORARY MOVEMENTS for assertion of DALIT IDENTITYwork towards ANNIHILATION OF CASTE
Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, despite having DIVERGENT APPROACHES AND STRATEGIES, had a common goal of AMELIORATION OF THE DOWNTRODDEN.Elucidate.
“An essential condition to eradicate POVERTY is to liberate the poor from deprivation.” Substantiate this statement with suitable examples.
. Why are the TRIBALS IN INDIAreferred to as THE SCHEDULED TRIBES? Indicate the major provisions enshrined in the Constitution of India for their upliftment.
With a brief background of QUALITY OF URBAN LIFE IN INDIA,introduce the objectives and strategy of the 'Smart City Programme'.
What is the BASIS OF REGIONALISM? Is it that unequal distribution of beneits of development on regional basis eventually promotes regionalism? Substantiate your answer.
Has the formation of linguistic States strengthened the cause of Indian Unity?
In the context of the DIVERSITY OF INDIA, can it be said that the regions form CULTURAL UNITS rather than the States? Give reasons with examples for your view point.(150 words)
. What are the two major legal initiatives by the State since Independence addressing DISCRIMINATION AGAINST SCHEDULED TRIBES(STS)? (150 words) (250 words)
THE SPIRIT OF TOLERANCE and love is not only an interesting feature of Indian society from very early times, but it is also playing an important part at the present. Elaborate. (250 words)(2017)
The women's questions arose in modern India as a part of the 19th century social reform movement. What are the MAJOR ISSUES AND DEBATES CONCERNING WOMEN
in that period? (250 words)(2017)
Distinguish between RELIGIOUSNESS/RELIGIOSITY AND COMMUNALISM giving one example of how the former has got transformed into the latter in independent India(250 words)(2017)
“The growth of CITIES AS I.T. HUBS has opened UP NEW AVENUES OF EMPLOYMENT, but has also created NEW PROBLEMS”. Substantiate this statement with examples
Sociology & GS Paper-II
THE CONCEPT OF MID DAY MEAL (MDM) SCHEMEis almost a century old in India with early beginnings in Madras Presidency in pre-independent India. The scheme has again been given impetus in most states in the last two decades. CRITICALLY EXAMINEits twin objectives, latest mandates and success
Article 244 of the Indian Constitution relates to administration of schedules area and TRIBAL AREAS. Analyse the impact of non-implementation of the provisions of the Fifth schedule on the growth of Left Wing extremism
Normally countries shift from AGRICULTURE to INDUSTRY and then later to SERVICES, but India shifted directly from agriculture to services. What are the reasons for the huge growth of services vis-a-vis industry in the country? Can India become a developed country without a strong industrial base?
While we found India's DEMOGRAPHIC DIVIDEND, we ignore the dropping rates of employability. What are we missing while doing so? Where will the jobs that India desperately needs come from? Explain
The right to fair compensation and transparency LAND ACQUISITION, REHABILITATIONand RESETTLEMENT act, 2013 has come into effect from 1 January 2014. What implication would it have on industrialization and agriculture in India?
CAPITALISM has guided the world economy to unprecedented prosperity. However, it often encourages shortsightedness and contributes to wide disparities between the rich and the poor. In this light, would it be correct to believe and adopt capitalism driving INCLUSIVE GROWTHin India? Discuss.
The diverse nature of India as a MULTI-RELIGIOUS and MULTI-ETHNIC SOCIETY is not immune to the impact of RADICALISM which has been in her neighborhood.
Discuss along with the strategies to be adopted to counter this environment.
The nature of economic growth in India in recent times is often described as a JOBLESS GROWTH.Do you agree with this view? Give arguments in favour of your answer.
. Livestock rearing has a big potential for providing NON- FARM EMPLOYMENTand income in RURAL AREAS. Discuss suggesting suitable measures to promote this sector in India.
In the view of the declining average size of LAND HOLDINGS in India which has made agriculture non – viable for a majority of farmers should contract farming and land leasing be promoted in agriculture? critically evaluate the pros and cons
How can the Digital India program help FARMERS to improve farm productivity and income? What step has the government taken in this regard?
RELIGIOUS INDOCTRINATION via social media has resulted in Indian youth joining the ISIS. What is ISIS and its mission? How can ISIS be dangerous to the internal security of our country
The persisting drives of the government for development of large industries in backward areas have resulted in isolating the TRIBAL POPULATION and the FARMERS who face multiple displacements. With Malkangiri and Naxalbari foci, discuss the corrective strategies needed to win the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) doctrine affected citizens back into mainstream of social and economic growth
How GLOBALIZATION has led to the reduction of employment in THE FORMAL SECTOR of the Indian economy? Is increased INFORMALIZATION detrimental to the
development of the country?
WOMEN EMPOWERMENTin India needsGENDER BUDGETING.What are the requirements and status of gender budgeting in the Indian context?
Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) is necessary for bringing unbanked to the institutional inance fold. Do you agree with this for FINANCIAL INCLUSION OF THE POOR SECTION of the Indian society? Give arguments to justify your opinion.
What are 'SMART CITIES'? Examine their relevance for urban development in India. Will it increase rural-urban differences? Give arguments for 'SMART VILLAGES' in the light of PURA and RURBAN Mission
Discuss the role of LAND REFORMS in agricultural development. Identify the factors that were responsible for the success of land reforms in India
Discuss India's achievements in the ield of SPACE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. How the application of this technology has helped India in its SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT?
. Use of INTERNET AND SOCIAL MEDIA by non-state actors for SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES is a major security concern. How have these been misused in the recent past? Suggest effective guidelines to curb the above threat.
Explain VARIOUS TYPES OF REVOLUTIONS,took place in AGRICULTURE after Independence in India. How these revolutions have helped in poverty alleviation and food security in India?(2017)
THE NORTH-EASTERN REGION of India has been infested with insurgency for a very long time. Analyze the major reasons for the survival of armed insurgency in this region.(2017)
What are the salient features of 'INCLUSIVE GROWTH'?Has India been experiencing such a growth process? Analyze and suggest measures for inclusive growth.(2017)
MOB VIOLENCEis emerging as a serious law and order problem in India. By giving suitable examples, analyze the causes and consequences of such violence.(2017)
Sociology & GS Paper-IV
Case Study:- Related with Society & Sociology
Case: Child Labourers in Sivakasi (25m|300w)
Case: Sexual Harassment (20m|250w)
Case: Environment degradation (20m)
Case: Why villagers migrate? (20m)
Case: Dalit community and untouchability in a panchayat
Case: Rural Society a& Girls Education.
Case: Family matter Case Study: Wife-beater Boss: To do something or not? (2016)
Case: Draft better Land-acquisition policy (2016)
Sociology & GS Paper-IV
“HUMAN BEINGS should always be treated as 'ends' in themselves and never as merely `means'.” Explain the meaning and signiicance of this statement, giving its implications in the modern techno-economic society
Which EMINENT PERSONALITYhas inspired you the most in the context of ethical conduct in life? Give the gist of his/her teachings giving speciic examples, describe how you have been able to apply these teachings for your own ethical development
THE CURRENT SOCIETY is plagued with widespread trust-deicit. What are the consequences of this situation for personal well-being and for SOCIETAL WELL-BEING? What can you do at the personal level to make yourself trustworthy?
It is often said that POVERTYleads to corruption. However, there is no dearth of instances where afluent and powerful people indulge in corruption in a big way. What are the basic causes of corruption among people? Support your answer with examples.
What factors affect the formation of a person's attitude towards SOCIAL PROBLEMS? In our society, contrasting attitudes are prevalent about many social problems. What contrasting attitudes do you notice about the caste system in our society? How do you explain the existence of these contrasting attitudes?
We are witnessing increasing instances of SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMENin the country. Despite existing legal provisions against it, the number of such incidences is on the rise. Suggest some innovative measures to tackle this menace.
SOCIAL VALUES are more important than economic values. Discuss the above statement with examples in the context of inclusive growth of a nation. (150 words) (10Marks)
Increased national wealth did not result in EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION of its beneits. It has created only some “enclaves of modernity and prosperity for a small minority at the cost of the majority.” Justify. (150 Words, 10)
DISCIPLINE generally implies following the ORDER AND SUBORDINATION. However, it may be counter-productive for the organisation. Discuss. (150 Words,
Without commonly shared and widely entrenched MORAL VALUES AND OBLIGATIONS, neither the law, nor democratic government, nor even the market economy will
function properly. What do you understand by this statement? Explain with illustration in the contemporary times. (150 Words, 10) (2017)
I Thank Vikash Sir for his Personal Guidance to me in Sociology and Essay. I found His classes much beneficial and as per requirements of the exam. As the pattern of exam is very dynamic, Vikash Sir focused on each and every aspect of the Syllabus which could be asked in Mains. His Intelligent Guess Work in Tests made me comfortable in examination Hall. His Application Focused Approach build my Confidence.
I am grateful to Vikash Ranjan Sir for the support I received throughout the preparation. Sociology Preparation under Vikash Ranjan Sir gave me a sense of discipline and writing practice provided me tremendous confidence in writing even complicated questions in sociology. The Teachings method of Vikash Sir is Applied and interactive and very much EXAMFOCUSED. He provides wholesome guidance. His value addition discussions in class was game changer in my interview too.
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I owe great deal of my success to Vikash Ranjan Sir for his continuous support right from mains to Interview. My Carrier Aim is a reality today because of proficiency and expertise which Vikash Sir has in Sociology and Interview guidance and his immense faith in his students. I am deeply indebted to Sir for giving me Right kind of approach and applied knowledge which has helped me in improving my performance in Sociology and Interview.
I would like to Thank Vikash Ranjan Sir, for his personal guidance that I received from him in preparation of SOCIOLOGY. In changed pattern of Civil Services Exam, Application Focused Approach of Vikash Ranjan Sir has no match in Coaching Field in Delhi. He has taken a brilliant step of shifting from regular coaching to Personal guidance mode. His Notes and methods suggested are the most relevant. I RECOMMEND EXAM FOCUSED-APPLICATION FOCUSED APPROACH OF VIKASH SIR to future aspirant of Civil Services.
SATYA PRAKASH (IAS-2015)
I would like to Thank Vikash Sir for his rightful Guidance for answer writing in Sociology. I did SOCIOLOGY AWST Course and I received a qualitative guidance, which was highly INTERACTIVE AND APPLICATION FOCUSED, with due PERSONAL ATTENTION. The exhaustive coverage of CURRENT SOCIOLOGICAL INPUTS, regular answer writing practice coupled with an excellent teaching methodology is USP of Vikash Sir's Classes.
I Thank Vikash Sir for his Guidance in "SOCIOLOGY", "Essay" & "Interview". When I met Vikash Sir, I was confused regarding my Preparation, particularly writing Skill. His "Exam Focus Approach" & "Facilitative Style of Teaching" helped me gain confidence. I focused heavily on "Writing Practice" and finally got a Rank in CSE 13 to Join IAS.
I express my sincerest gratitude for the kind help provided by Vikash Ranjan Sir. I had a very positive and enriching experience with him. His Guidance played a very crucial role in my success, especially with regards to my Optional & Interview. He offers a pre-planned fixed routine and usually stays true to the original schedule and maintains Dynamism. I felt a personal touch to the guidance process.
DR. KONA VAMSI KRISHNA
Coming from ENGINEERING background, I didn't had academic knowledge about society and its problems. For Guidance in SOCIOLOGY I met Vikash Ranjan Sir. I Found "Facilitative Style of Teaching" and "EXAM FOCUS APPROACH" of Vikash Sir very beneficial for Preparation of Sociology Optional. His Focus on each & every aspect of Syllabus linked with Current Social Structure and Change helped me crack this exam in very FIRST ATTEMP. His Guidance in ANSWER WRITING and Prediction about Questions in CSE Examination is really excellent.
Just after CSE 2016 Prelims , I attended SOCIOLOGY Foundation Classroom Course under personal guidance of Vikash Ranjan Sir. I have to say, it was a really rewarding experience. His Examples for the concepts and theories was so interesting and simple, related with day today life that I managed to prep my optional in just three months. I followed his approach of answer writing and finally obtained 303 marks in Sociology optional which is one of the highest score in CSE 2016. I would definitely encourage you all to attend Vikash Ranjan Sir's Classes.
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Educator, Mentor & Author
Mr. Vikash Ranjan has emerged as a versatile genius in Teaching and Writing books on Sociology & General Studies. His Sociological Themes and Perspectives are excellent. His teaching aptitude is Simple, Easy and Exam Focused. Under his Expert Guidance many students have achieved success in civil services. In the Civil Service Exam 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 2014, 2015 & 2016 his guidance has helped many toppers to reserve their dream space in the final list. He has written and edited good number of Books for Civil Services. To mention a few- "Fundamental of Sociology" (For CSE Mains), "Applied Sociology" (For CSE Mains), "National Issues of Social, Economic and Political Relevance", "Survey of Health, Women and Child Development in India", "Indian Heritage and Culture-Themes & Perspectives".
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We, at Triumph IAS, believe that each Individual Aspirant is unique and requires Individual Guidance and Care. We prepare students keeping in mind his or her strength and weakness. We also cater to the needs of the students who are willing to join different State Civil Services. This intense focus on each individual's strengths and weaknesses is at the core of our GS Mains Modules (GSMM) & GS Prelims Modules (GSPM) as well as Essay and Sociology Optional Courses and has been the single most crucial factor in helping thousands of our students to achieve unprecedented success over the years.
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