Two year Post Graduate degree program in Political Leadership & Government - FAQ's

Any graduate can apply for the program. Students who have appeared in their final year of degree program from any faculty from a recognized University are also eligible to apply for the program.

It is a Political Leadership Program designed and devised for a select few who are interested in taking up leadership roles in the areas of Politics & Government. Their future role may involve an active interaction with government, society and media at various levels.

Masters in Political Science is a theoretical course where there is minimal exposure given to Students towards practical aspects of the functioning of government. Our course is also a PG Degree program but focuses on the experiential, facilitative and case study method of learning whereby the students are exposed to a participative mode of learning. The highlights are -
  • Interaction with Eminent Political Leaders, Social Activists, Civil Servants, Academicians, Media persons and Legal Practitioners.
  • Practical inputs will be in the form of a lot of field assignments like - projects on social causes.
  • An optional two weeks International Study tour to give the candidates - the global exposure towards functioning of their parliaments and offices.
  • National Study Tour to Parliament House, Rashtrapati Bhawan and Secretariats.
  • Local tours to State Assembly, Municipal Corporation, Zilla Parishad and Gram Panchayat have been incorporated in the program.
  • Field visits are also arranged to NGOs, Defence Establishment, Model Village, Media House, Co-operative etc.
Two year Post Graduate degree program in Political Leadership & Government is the only program of its kind in India & Asia offered at MIT World Peace University,Pune.
The career prospects for the students who graduate from MIT-WPU School of Government are excellent -
  • Students of this course can look forward to work with Leading Political Leaders, Social Leaders and various Government Bodies as Functional Advisors, Strategists & Policy Makers, back office executives in Political Parties and as Political Analysts, Election Consultants etc.
  • Students interested in actively pursuing politics, for them the course is an eye opener as we are exposing them to all the facets of Government & nuances of Politics in India as well as providing them with the much-needed global exposure.
  • Strong foundation for civil services aspirants who aspire to play leadership roles in the near future.
  • Several leading corporate houses having social wings are interested in recruiting people with this kind of exposure. A career in NGOs as Consultant or at the Advisory level is also a very good option.
  • This program also develops entrepreneurial spirit - Conceptualize and establish one's own NGO or political party to transform specific areas in the socio-political arena.
  • Networking of these students with their colleagues within the class as well as the networking they develop in due course of time with the guest & eminent faculties coming to deliver the lectures or while doing field projects and Internship in Political party offices and other sectors also generates immense opportunities in terms of career growth in related areas.
  • Pursue a career as a Freelancer in the field of Media or P.R.(Change Public Relations)
The selection process for MPG-15 comprises of a descriptive type written test followed by a detailed personal interview by the selection panel.
Two year Post Graduate degree program in Political Leadership & Government comprises of a trimester based system. There are total 6 trimesters in the program. One year On-Campus Learning and One year Off-Campus training.

First year On-campus Learning .

It includes Classroom lectures by core and visiting faculty, Interactive Sessions by national level eminent leaders from Politics, Social sector, Bureaucracy, Judiciary, Media and Corporate. Apart from classroom teaching Students get hands on experience via Local field visits to Gram Panchayat, Zilla Parishad, Municipal Corporation, State Assembly, Cooperatives and NGOs. Study Tours related to Constituency management, Campaign & Elections management and National Study Tour to Delhi.

The academic learning in the first year is focused on the following crucial aspects of Politics

  1. Political Management which deals with Verbal & Written communication, advertising & branding, social media management, public relations.
  2. Constituency Management which deals with Development and Management of a constituency may be of a MP, MLA, Corporator, Zilla Parishad member or member of a Gram Panchayat. It prepares them to effectively manage one’s constituency which is core to the development of the concerned region.
  3. Campaign & Elections management is an important focus area as it involves planning w.r.t preparation for an election may be Lok Sabha or State Assembly Elections or Municipal Corporation Council Elections, Zilla Parishad or Gram Panchayat Elections. This aspect also covers the crucial part of campaign planning utilizing Media, Research, Data mining, Data analysis, Psephology.
  4. Public Policy and International Relations are very important focus areas for study of this program.

Second year Off-campus training via different internships

Second year internships starts with one’s own Constituency then Issue based internship, Internship with NGOs, with Media Houses and Final career based internship with Political parties and/or with Political leaders which helps the students establish themselves firmly in the Political Sector.

These internships provide the necessary where withal for a young dynamic graduate to face the challenges in Politics and carve a niche career in Electoral Politics or be successful in Functional Politics as Political Analyst, Political Consultant, Policy Research Associates, Constituency managers, Campaign & Election Managers, Social Media Strategist, Public Relations officer etc.

The Program Fee comprises of two components COURSE FEE (mandatory) and OPTIONALS Course Fee: Rs. 2,50,000/- Payable in 2 installments (it includes cost of field visits, National Study Tour & course material offered by the institute.

Installment Due Date College Fee(INR)
I As informed in the offer letter 150000
II 30.11.19 100000

Optionals:
  • 2-WEEK INTERNATIONAL STUDY TOUR fee will be charged on actual basis.
  • In case of any further query, please do not hesitate to contact the admissions office on 020-30273613, 9850897039, 7720061611 or email us at admissions@mitsog.org
    The Candidate is required to produce following original documents on the day of entrance examination.
    1. Educational Certificates
    2. Experience Certificates
    3. ID Proof.
    The following self-attested documents are to be submitted on the day of joining MPG-15
    1. SSC Mark sheet (10th Std.)
    2. HSC Mark sheet (12th Std.)
    3. Transfer / Leaving Certificate / Migration after graduation (original)
    4. Graduation Mark sheets (All Semesters/years)
    5. Photo Identity Proof– (Voter’s ID/Driving License/PAN Card/ Passport/Adhaar Card)
    6. Permanent address Proof- (Ration card/Passport/Electricity Bill/Telephone Bill/Property tax Bill)
    7. GAP Affidavit (if applicable)
    8. Post-Graduation Mark sheet. (if any)
    9. Other Educational Qualification Course / Diploma Certificate (if any)
Affidavit for change in Name. (if applicable)
Current Parameters for interview - Communication; Vision/Objective; Passion/Attitude; Commitment/Motivation; Self-confidence; Academic ability.
Interview process is the vital and decision-making phase for allotment of an MPG seat. The Interviews are conducted by the Selection Panel designated by the Governing Council of MIT-WPU. They are aimed at evaluating the candidate's academic knowledge and general awareness. The Interview also aims to assess the aptitude of the candidate and their aspiration.
Successful Candidates are informed via phone and email on the same day or the next day of the selection process. Offer Letters are sent within two working days from the date of selection via courier or registered post as applicable.
IMPORTANT DATES- Admissions Open for MPG-15, Apply now! Admission Selection Fee Rs. 1500/- payable at the time of submitting the admission application form (cash is accepted if submitting in person). MPG 15, Course commencement on Thursday, 1st August 2019.
MIT-WPU has tie-up with a few nationalized and private banks for educational loans. Candidates looking to avail such facility may contact the admissions office. The rate of interest offered is in the range of 14% to 16%. They may require collateral security or guarantors.