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CUCET Human Rights & Conflicts Management Syllabus

Central Universities Common Entrance Test commonly known as CUCET is conducted for admission to Integrated / Under-graduate, Post-graduate and Research Programmes in Centres Universities. Ten Central Universities (Bihar, Gujarat, Jammu, Jharkhand, Kashmir, Kerala, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu) have joined hands and institutionalised "Central Universities Common Entrance Test" (CUCET). Thus, one single application and entrance test (CUCET) provides opportunities for admission in Ten Central Universities located nationwide.

This is part of PG Syllabus for CUCET

CUCET Human Rights & Conflicts Management Syllabus

Test Paper Code: PGQP13

Concept of Human Rights and Duties

1. Values: Democracy, Liberty, Equality, Justice, Fraternity, Unity in Diversity
2. Inherent, Inalienable, Universal and Indivisible
3. Classification of Rights: Socio-Economic-Cultural, Political-Civil
4. Co-relation between Rights and Duties
5. State versus Individual Rights

Human Rights: Theories and Approaches

1. Natural Theory, Force Theory, Social Contract Theory,Evolutionary Theory
2. Legal Positivist Theory
3. Liberal Approach
4. Marxist Approach
5. Feminist Approach
6. Third World/Gandhian Approach
7. Right to Development Approach
8. Social and New Social Movements

United Nations, Human Rights and Duties

(i) UN system and human rights

(a) Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948
(b) International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1966
(c) International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 1966
(d) Convention on elimination of all forms of racial discrimination, 1965
(e) Convention on elimination of all forms of discrimination against women, 1979
(f) Convention on the rights of the child, 1989

Indian Constitution: Human Rights and Duties in India

A. Evolution

(ii) Fundamental Rights (part III)
(iii) Directive Principles of State Policy (Part IV)
(iv) Fundamental Duties (part IVA)
(v) Their inter-relationship

B. Protection and enforcement of Human Rights and Duties:

(a) Judiciary
(b) National and State Human Rights Commissions and other grievance redressal mechanisms
(c) NGOs, social movements and pressure groups

Understanding concepts and values of peace and conflict studies/ Diagnosis and analysis of conflict

a. An introduction to peace and conflict studies focusing on the theories, values, and concepts of the areas.
b. Analysis of various conflicts in the context of India:
i. Naxalism
ii. Insurgency
iii. Human migration induced conflict
iv. Conflict in north-eastern states.
v. Son of the soils and the language conflict
c. In-depth views at the conflict analysis, including the diagnosis and assessment of conflict as well as peace interventions.

Conflict management skills, approaches and strategies/ Conflict Transformation and building a sustainable peace

a. Focuses on concrete skills and strategies for conflict management such as negotiation, mediation, and communication.
b. Ways in which conflict can be transformed to peace, and how peace can be sustained with the participation of various stakeholders in society.
c. Conflict resolution and management in India:
i. Role of the state
ii. Role of Civil Society Organizations
iii. Constitutional and legal provisions
iv. Role of Judiciary
v. Political parties, pressure groups and media.


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