MSOE-004

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July 2017 and January 2018

Answer any five questions in about 500 words each. Attempt at least two questions from each section. All questions carry equal marks.

SECTION - I

  1. Define the concept of “urban” and describe the patterns of urban growth in India with suitable illustrations.
  2. Describe the nature of different cities in India with special reference to the mega cities.
  3. Critically discuss the ecological approach to understand cities.
  4. What are pre industrial cities? Discuss with example.
  5. Discuss with examples, the historical comparative approach towards understanding of urban society in India.

SECTION - II

  1. Discuss the impact of urbanisation on the structure and functions of family in India.
  2. How does the urban impact the rural society in India? Discuss with examples.
  3. Describe the nature and condition of unorganised labour in India with a suitable example.
  4. Define the term ‘slum’. What are its essential features?
  5. Write short notes on any two of the following:
    a) Urban governance
    b) Urban planning
    c) Urban poverty
    d) Rural urban transition in India

July 2016 and January 2017

Answer any five questions in about 500 words each. Attempt at least two questions from each section. All questions carry equal marks.

Section-I

  1. Discuss the ecological approach with suitable examples.
  2. Define the concept of city and give same of the ways in which city is described.
  3. Is there a rural – urban continuum? Discuss with examples.
  4. Describe the major features of an ancient city in India.
  5. Discuss the structure of a city as delineated by the Chicago school theorists.

Section-II

  1. Discuss same of the major aspects of urbanization and urban environment.
  2. Define the idea of a neighborhood. Can it be used to understand social stratification in the cites? Explain.
  3. Discuss the nature of unorganized sector of Indian economy in comparison with the organized sector.
  4. Discuss the merits and demerits of globalization process on economy in India.
  5. Discuss the ways in which media can play an important role in urban governance.

July 2015 and January 2016

Answer any five questions in about 500 words each. Attempt at least two questions from each section. All questions carry equal marks.

Section-1

  1. Define the concept of urban and describe the socio-historical background of urbanization in India.
  2. Define and distinguish between city metropolis and megalopolis with suitable examples.
  3. Discuss the major features of a colonial city with suitable examples.
  4. Compare and contrast a modern industrial city with a pre-industrial city in India.
  5. Describe and discuss the major contributions of the Chicago School theorists in the field of urban sociology.

Section-II

  1. Discuss the major characteristics of traditional and modern neighborhoods.
  2. Analyse the impact of city life on rural societies. Does it change their social structure. Discuss?
  3. Explain the impact of economic reforms on the formal employment sector in India.
  4. Is globalization related with poverty in India? Discuss with suitable examples.
  5. Does media play an important role in Indian economic growth? Explain.

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