Faculty of Governance

Associate Director

Dr. Shailashree Haridas
Associate Director
MIT-SOG

Message from Associate Director


It is my pleasure to welcome you to MIT-WPU School of Government (MIT-SOG), Pune. We are the first institute of its kind in India & Asia to have initiated a one-year full time residential political leadership training program for young and dynamic youth, for a career in Politics & Government and from the last academic year, we have been offering two-year Post Graduate degree program in Political Leadership & Governance.
This is a unique concept of Mr. Rahul V. Karad, its Initiator & Executive President, MIT World Peace University, Pune. His vision and enterprising thoughts on bringing professionalism into politics with the importance of education & training through this unique institution is truly a visionary step. The Institute provides much needed practical exposure on various aspects of the functioning of government at various levels and grass root understanding of the political system in India. Our newly introduced two-year Post Graduate degree program offers career opportunities to young leaders as Political Analyst, Political Strategist, Campaign Managers, Election consultants, Constituency managers and so on. Our faculty has vast experience in areas like political science, sociology, public administration, rural development, political economy, constitutional framework, etc. and our academic partners are well known educational leaders like TISS Mumbai, VAMNICOM and University of North Carolina, School of Social Work.
As we enter the 15th year of academics, we aim to reach out to the maximum number of nation builders. In this process, we are also offering short term programs and customized training programs for the benefit of working professionals from different domains who are socially active and politically sensitive. I invite you to join our mission, “Kindling the Flame of Democratic Leadership”.

Dr. Shailashree Haridas
Associate Director, MIT-SOG
Ph.D. (Eco): E PLM (IIM-C)