On November 26, 1949, the Constituent Assembly adopted the Constitution of India, which entered into force on January 26, 1950. Seventy-two years later, the Constitution of India added several amendments, sections and articles.
To publicize the different mandates of the Constitution, several organizations that organize competitions still attach great importance to the subject.
The curriculum of the civil service UPSC, SSC-CGL, NDA and other such exams extensively covers the Indian Constitution at all stages of the test. In recent years, the UPSC preliminary exam has included at least 7-8 questions on the Constitution while, overall, the topic is widely covered in the GS II curriculum. This makes reading and understanding the Indian Constitution a prerequisite for taking the exam.
While the Constitution is self-explanatory, the language of the charter often confuses aspirants. Various platforms host online workshops as well as courses on the main features of the Indian Constitution, which can be a good way to understand it in a simple and jargon-free way.
Indian Constitution Course – Ministry of Law and Justice, NALSAR Hyderabad
The Legal Affairs Department of the Ministry of Law and Justice, in collaboration with NALSAR Law University, Hyderabad, has launched an online course on the Indian Constitution which will be available on the website at legalaffairs. nalsar.ac.in. Registration for this course is free. However, for those who wish to obtain a certificate of appreciation or a certificate of merit, a symbolic fee of Rs 100 will be charged, according to an official statement. The online course includes 15 concept videos and the first video conference will be available upon registration.
Constitution of India – Udemy
Udemy, an online learning platform, offers a course on the “Constitution of India”. The course highlights the main features of the Indian Constitution and aims to provide general awareness of the Indian Constitution. Some topics are read like a podcast in order to give learners the feel of audiobooks.
Indian Politics and Constitution – Udemy
Likewise, another program, the “Indian Polity and Constitution” course at Udemy, covers the detailed concept of constitutional framework, system of government, constitutional and non-constitutional bodies, and so on. The program is specially designed for competition candidates. The course is divided into 51 lectures lasting approximately three hours. Participants receive a certificate at the end of the course.
Constitutional Law in 90 Minutes – Udemy
If you are short on time and need a quick summary of the constitutional framework, then “Constitutional Law in 90 Minutes” is the course for you. The course may be of use to law students as well as students opting for the optional right to the UPSC Civil Service Examination. This course will give you a bird’s-eye view of the whole subject.
The Constitution of India (Part 1) – Learn Finology
Finology learn offers an in-depth course to understand the drafting and implementation of important provisions of the Constitution. The course offers 20 modules covering over 60 topics. Modules are delivered through video lectures and full notes and a certificate is provided to students upon completion of the course.
Fundamental Rights in the Indian Constitution – My Law
This course provides a detailed understanding of the meaning of fundamental rights, their purpose in the Constitution and how the Supreme Court of India has interpreted them.
In addition to practical exercises per unit, this course offers a Course Completion Test (CCT). To qualify for the CCT, a learner must complete more than 90 percent of the course. The CCT takes place online to provide maximum flexibility to the learner. Based on the results of the CCT, a learner will be awarded a certificate, which is recognized by various employers in the legal sector.