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Centre-State Relations in India

Achieve an Overview of Centre-State Relations in India


IIT Kharagpur and NPTEL

About the Course

The course aims to provide an overview and knowledge of how the relationship between states and centres works in terms of administrative, legislative and financial aspects. It also aims to examine the constitutional provisions concerning the conflict areas of different states. It helps to analyse the tension between two or more states or even centre and state. This course will also deal with the schemes and interpretations upheld while designing the constitution of India. The course also highlights the role of several institutions in strengthening our federal system that their vital role.

1.What You Will Learn?
2.Who Should Go For It?
3.Points to Note

The students will step into the world of administration. The working of both the centre and state shall be discussed at length. After completing the course, they can be the judge of what changes are required in our constitution to strengthen it. Some main pointers regarding the course include:

Legislative Relations: Territorial Jurisdiction
Financial Relations: Tax, Revenue Distribution
Centre-state Relation: Constitutional Provisions
Administrative Relation: Obligation of the Centre and the States
All India Public Services: Administrative Relations During Emergency
Economic Insights: GST, Aid and Discretionary Grants

Students who are interested in this course need to fulfil only one criterion. Applicants need to have a higher secondary degree to pursue this course. If pursued during post-graduation, graduation is a must. This course is intended for the students of the following interests:

Law students
Administrative students
Political Science students
UPSC aspirants
Candidates willing to pursue this course need to have a higher secondary qualification from a recognised board.
This course is primarily designed for Humanities and Law students as it is relevant to their field of study.
There are 40 video lectures covering various concepts of Centre-State Relationship, intended to be completed over a duration of 8 weeks.
During the course, candidates will receive certificates at three intervals based on their performance: gold, elite, and completion certificates.


Field of Study:Centre-State Relations in India
Type:Free Certificate Course
Duration:Around 12 weeks
Mode of Learning:Online
Average Salary Offered:The average salary offered in this field ranges from ₹42,000 - ₹1,95,000 per month, depending upon your skills, experience, and level of knowledge.
Employment Roles:
  • Lawyer or Employee in a Legal firm
  • Administrator
  • Central Government Employee
  • Political Leader