Programme in Political Leadership & Government

Two-years Post Graduate Degree

Two-years Post Graduate Degree programme in Political Leadership & Government


As India is progressing to be a global superpower. It needs leaders who are dynamic, proactive, capable and knowledgeable to handle the utmost challenges of Politics. This is crucial as it concerns the wellbeing of a nation and its populace at large. Today’s political environment demands knowledge & skills especially in the areas of Political Processes, Political Systems, Foreign Policy, Political Economy, Public Policy, Constitution, Five Tier Structure of Government etc. Constituency Development and Election Management are key areas of focus in Politics.

Programme Objectives


MIT-WPU School of Government offers a blend of classroom teaching & practical exposure through its 2-year Post Graduate degree program to channelize the energy of young aspirants, enabling them realize their leadership potential in Politics

  • To become trained Political Leaders.

  • To understand the dynamics of Indian Politics.

  • To learn to manage Election Campaign

  • To learn techniques of Constituency Management.

  • To understand Functions of Government.

  • To understand Judiciary of India.

  • To understand Bureaucracy of India.

  • To understand biggest Democracy of the World.

  • Know the Ministries, their role & responsibilities.

  • What are the roles & responsibilities of Members of Parliament from Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha?

  • Know the process of drafting & presenting a Bill in the Parliament / Assembly .

  • How is the Budget prepared?

  • What is the role of Planning Commission?

  • How does the Human Rights Commission work?

  • What is Disaster Management?

Programme Structure


Program Outcome


The holders of the Two-year Master’s in Political Leadership & Government, Pune moulded as leaders holding positions in the services of the Democratic societies would master skills w.r.t Personal enhancement and communication with the society.

  • Professional approach to pursuing a career in the political & governmental sector.

  • Widening the horizons of performance by benchmarking the performance of their offices to match the best prevalent practices globally.

  • Understanding the hierarchy of processes with respect to various levels of government from the Panchayats to the highest national offices.

  • Chalking a career route with respect to occupying positions in the social, political and bureaucratic structure of democratic institutional offices.

Career Prospects


Electoral Politics being the ultimate objective where in every student aspires to contest elections at some level in our democratic system. They get plenty of opportunities in the offices of Members of Parliament, Speakers, Chief Ministers & Members of Legislative Assemblies. They also get opportunities in functional politics as –

  • Research Associate

  • Political Analyst

  • Policy Associate

  • Political Strategist

  • Political Consultant

  • Election Manager

  • Election Research & Campaign Managers

  • Social Media Analyst

  • Constituency Manager

  • Associate Assistants in Parliamentary Affairs