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Master’s Degree in Political Leadership & Government

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Master’s Degree in Political Leadership & Government

India has the demographic advantage as none other in the world. Our majority of the population is young as we progress to be a global superpower, we need political leaders who are young, educated, dynamic, proactive, capable and knowledgeable to handle the utmost challenges of Politics not only in India but globally. This requires knowledge & skills especially in the areas of Political management, Constituency development & management, Elections management, International relations, Political processes, Political systems, Political economy, Public Policy, Constitution, Five Tier Structure of Government etc. This program prepares you for careers in Politics.

Program Objectives

MA in Political Leadership and Government is a unique program where in first year comprises campus based classroom learning, field visits and study tours. Second year comprises different kinds of internships and attachments. The objective is to offer a blend of classroom teaching & practical exposure enabling young aspirants realize their leadership potential in Politics, viz.

  • To become trained Political Leaders and understand the dynamics of Indian Politics

  • To learn to manage Election Campaign, learn techniques of Constituency Management.

  • To understand Functions of Government – be it Judiciary or Bureaucracy

  • To understand the Ministries, their role & responsibilities, Members of Parliament from Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha

  • To know the process of drafting & presenting a Bill in the Parliament / Assembly

  • To understand the process of Budget preparation

  • To understand the role of Planning Commission

Program Outcome

The holders of the Master’s Degree in Political Leadership & Government 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