Meet the Dean
Rahul Vishwanath KaradExecutive President
Realizing a Magnificent Dream!
In India, the word ‘Politics’ connotes different meanings to different people. For some, it is the study of the political process and the functioning of the government, some view it as a power game riddled with considerations of selfish gains and objectives, while others see it as a noble profession devoted to social welfare and the progress of the country. Whatever the perception, the fact remains that politics is one of the most potent tools to bring a qualitative change in society and the greater the participation of educated and dedicated professionals in it, the better will be the outcome.
Politics is in fact a full-time career now. All the political parties are embracing this reality and are looking forward to active participation from young and educated individuals. Just like the professionals who work for a corporate organization to enhance its brand equity, balance sheet, and customer feedback, politicians too are striving hard for their respective political parties and constituencies. Consequently, a political leader must play many roles- strategist, policy maker, campaign manager, fund manager, PRO, political analyst, etc.
Initiation of the MIT School of Government (MIT-SOG) in 2005 has been one major step in this direction, where we provide a platform for such young men and women to assimilate and adopt the intricacies of politics and government functioning, thus developing themselves into dynamic leaders who will immensely contribute towards the nation building. The contribution of Late Shri T N Seshan,the 10th Chief Election Commissioner of India, in the propagation of the School of Government has been immense. He has been instrumental in promoting this vision of mine across India via press conferences and interactions with a cross-section of eminent leaders across different domains.
We are committed to this cause and striving hard to actualize this magnificent dream. By participating in this programme, you too will be a part of this dream and will make a significant contribution to this all-important task.
I urge you to be a part of this mission.