LECTURER IN ECONOMICS COLLEGIATE EDUCATION
(CATEGORY NO. 585/2012)
Methodology of Microeconomics - Recent developments in consumer behavior - Modern
theories of demand analysis - Theories of production and cost - Input output analysis, Linear
programming and Game theory - Market models: -Perfect and Imperfect - Risk and Uncertainty
models in product and factor markets - Theories of General Equilibrium and Welfare economics -
Theories of Distribution.
Classical, Keynesian, post-Keynesian approaches in Macroeconomics - IS-LM Closed and
Open economy models - Consumption and Investment Theories - Theories of Demand for and
Supply of Money - Theories of Inflation - Theories of Business Cycle - Modern Developments in
Macroeconomics - Macroeconomic Policy.
Application of Matrix algebra, Differentiation and Integration in Economics - Theories of
Probability - Probability Distributions - Theories of Sampling - Theories of Estimation and Testing
of Hypothesis - Linear Regression Models - Violation of assumptions of Classical Linear
Regression models - Dummy variables
Economic Growth and Development: Concept, approach and measurement - Traditional and
Modern theories of development - Growth models: Harrod-Domar, neoclassical, Cambridge and
Endogenous growth models - Plan models - Human capital and Manpower Planning - Environment
and Sustainable development -Environmental policies.
Growth, Performance and Structural change in Indian economy since New Economic
reforms - Sectoral growth - Economic planning in India - Demographic development - Impact of
Economic reforms on poverty, unemployment and inequality - Fiscal, financial and external sector
reforms - Fiscal federalism and Finance Commissions - Development experience of Kerala:
Decentralization, Migration, Urbanization, Poverty, Unemployment and Inequality - Gender issues
- State finance
Trade and Growth - Pure theories of international trade - Recent developments in trade
theories - Trade policy and economic integration - International monetary system - Foreign
exchange market - Balance of payments and exchange rates - Internal and external balance under
alternative exchange rate regimes - International capital flows - Institutions and instruments in
Indian money and capital markets - Financial inclusion
Recent developments in Economics
Part VIII Research Methodology/Teaching Aptitude
I. TEACHING APTITUDE
• Teaching: Nature, objectives, characteristics and basic requirements;
• Learner's characteristics;
• Factors affecting teaching;
• Methods of teaching;
• Teaching aids;
• Evaluation systems.
II. RESEARCH APTITUDE
• Research: Meaning, Characteristics and types;
• Steps of research;
• Methods of research;
• Research Ethics;
• Paper, article, workshop, seminar, conference and symposium;
• Thesis writing: its characteristics and format.
Part IX(a) Salient Features of Indian Constitution
Salient features of the Constitution - Preamble- Its significance and its place in the
interpretation of the Constitution.
Fundamental Rights - Directive Principles of State Policy - Relation between Fundamental
Rights and Directive Principles - Fundamental Duties.
Executive - Legislature - Judiciary - Both at Union and State Level. - Other Constitutional
Centre-State Relations - Legislative - Administrative and Financial.
Services under the Union and the States.
Amendment Provisions of the Constitution.
Part IX(b) Social Welfare Legislations and Programmes
Social Service Legislations like Right to Information Act, Prevention of atrocities against
Women & Children, Food Security Act, Environmental Acts etc. and Social Welfare
Programmes like Employment Guarantee Programme, Organ and Blood Donation etc.
Part X(a) Renaissance in Kerala
TOWARDS A NEW SOCIETY
Introduction to English education - various missionary organisations and their functioning- founding
of educational institutions, factories.printing press etc.
EFFORTS TO REFORM THE SOCIETY
(A) Socio-Religious reform Movements
SNDP Yogam, Nair Service Society, Yogakshema Sabha, Sadhu Jana Paripalana Sangham, Vaala
Samudaya Parishkarani Sabha, Samathwa Samajam, Islam Dharma Paripalana Sangham, Prathyaksha
Raksha Daiva Sabha, Sahodara Prasthanam etc.
(B) Struggles and Social Revolts
Upper cloth revolts.Channar agitation, Vaikom Sathyagraha, Guruvayoor Sathyagraha, Paliyam
Sathyagraha. Kuttamkulam Sathyagraha, Temple Entry Proclamation, Temple Entry Act .Malyalee
Memorial, Ezhava Memorial etc.
Malabar riots, Civil Disobedience Movement, Abstention ovement etc.
ROLE OF PRESS IN RENAISSANCE
Malayalee, Swadeshabhimani, Vivekodayam, Mithavadi, Swaraj, Malayala Manorama, Bhashaposhini,
Mathnubhoomi, Kerala Kaumudi, Samadarsi, Kesari, AI-Ameen, Prabhatham, Yukthivadi, etc
AWAKENING THROUGH LITERATURE
Novel, Drama, Poetry, Purogamana Sahithya Prasthanam, Nataka Prashtanam, Library movement etc
WOMEN AND SOCIAL CHANGE
Parvathi Nenmenimangalam, Arya Pallam, A V Kuttimalu Amma, Lalitha Prabhu.Akkamma
Cheriyan, Anna Chandi, Lalithambika Antharjanam and others
LEADERS OF RENAISSANCE
Thycaud Ayya Vaikundar, Sree Narayana Guru, Ayyan Kali.Chattampi Swamikal, Brahmananda
Sivayogi, Vagbhadananda, Poikayil Yohannan(Kumara Guru) Dr Palpu, Palakkunnath Abraham
Malpan, Mampuram Thangal, Sahodaran Ayyappan, Pandit K P Karuppan, Pampadi John Joseph,
Mannathu Padmanabhan, V T Bhattathirippad, Vakkom Abdul Khadar Maulavi, Makthi Thangal,
Blessed Elias Kuriakose Chaavra, Barrister G P Pillai, TK Madhavan, Moorkoth Kumaran, C.
K P Kesava Menon, Dr.Ayyathan Gopalan, C V Kunjuraman, Kuroor Neelakantan Namboothiripad,
K P Vellon, P K Chathan Master, K Kelappan, P. Krishna Pillai, A K Gopalan, T R Krishnaswami
Iyer, C Kesavan.
Swami Ananda Theerthan , M C Joseph, Kuttippuzha Krishnapillai and others
Kodungallur Kunhikkuttan Thampuran, KeralaVarma Valiyakoyi Thampuran, Kandathil Varghesc
Mappila. Kumaran Asan, Vallathol Narayana Menon, Ulloor S Parameswara Iyer, G Sankara Kurup,
Changampuzha Krishna Pillai, Chandu Menon, Vaikom Muhammad Basheer. Kesav Dev, Thakazhi
Sivasankara Pillai, Ponkunnam Varky, S K Pottakkad and others
Part X(b) General Knowledge and Current Affairs
General Knowledge and Current Affairs
NOTE: - It may be noted that apart from the topics detailed above, questions from
other topics prescribed for the educational qualification of the post may also
appear in the question paper. There is no undertaking that all the topics above
may be covered in the question paper.