The Constituent Assembly adopted the Constitution of India on 26 November 1949 and it came into force on 26 January 1950. Seventy-two years later, several amendments, clauses and articles have been added to the Constitution of India.
To spread awareness about the various mandates of the Constitution, many bodies conducting competitive examinations still give more importance to this subject.
The syllabus of UPSC Civil Services, SSC-CGL, NDA and other such exams covers the Indian Constitution intensively at all stages of the test. In recent years, UPSC Preliminary exam had at least 7-8 questions on Constitution, while in Mains, the subject has been extensively covered in the GS II syllabus. This makes reading and understanding the Indian Constitution a prerequisite for passing the exam.
While the constitution is self-explanatory, the charter language often confuses the candidates. Various forums host online workshops as well as courses on the salient features of the Indian Constitution, which can be a good way to understand it in a simple and jargon-free manner.
Course on Constitution of India – Ministry of Law and Justice, NALSAR Hyderabad
The Department of Legal Affairs, Ministry of Law and Justice in association with NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad has launched an online course on Indian Constitution which will be available on the website legalaffairs.nalsar.ac.in. Registration for this course is free. However, for those who wish to obtain the Certificate of Appreciation or Certificate of Merit, a token fee of Rs 100 will be charged, according to an official statement. The online course consists of 15 conceptual videos and the first video lecture will be available upon registration.
Constitution of India – Udemy
Udemy, an online learning platform, offers the course “Constitution of India”. The course throws light upon the salient features of the Indian Constitution and aims at providing general awareness about the Indian Constitution. Some topics are read like podcasts to give learners the feel of an audiobook.
Indian Polity and Constitution – Udemy
Similarly, the “Indian Polity and Constitution” course in Udemy, another program, covers a detailed concept of constitutional framework, system of government, constitutional and non-constitutional bodies, etc. The program is specially designed for the competitive exam aspirants. The course is divided into 51 lectures of approximately three hours each. Participants are awarded a certificate upon completion of the course.
Constitutional Law in 90 Minutes – Udemy
If you are short of time and need a quick summary of the constitutional framework then ‘Constitutional Law in 90 Minutes’ is the course for you. This course can be helpful for law students as well as students opting for alternative law in UPSC Civil Services Examination. This course will give you a “bird’s eye” overview of the entire subject.
Constitution Of India (Part 1) – Phenology Learn
Phenology Learn provides a comprehensive course to understand the drafting and implementation of important provisions of the Constitution. The course offers 20 modules covering 60+ topics. Modules are provided through video lectures and comprehensive notes and a certificate is awarded to the students upon completion of the course.
Fundamental Rights in the Indian Constitution – My Law
This course provides a detailed understanding of what Fundamental Rights mean, their purpose in the Constitution and how they are interpreted by the Supreme Court of India.
Apart from unit-wise practice exercises, this course offers a Course Completion Test (CCT). To qualify for CCT, a learner has to complete more than 90 percent of the syllabus. CCT is conducted online to provide maximum flexibility to the learner. Based on the results of the CCT, a learner will be given a certificate, which is recognized by various employers in the legal industry.