Highlights of Full Time Program

Interactive Sessions

Interactive sessions with national level leaders from Political, Social, Bureaucratic, Judicial, Media & Corporate sector.

Local Field Visits

Local field visits to NGO's, Model Villages, Grampanchayats, Zilla Parishads, Municipal Corporations, Political Party Offices, etc.

Model Parliament

The Participants enact a model parliament, emulating the proceedings of the parliament.

Campaign Management Studies

Campaign Management Studies are conducted each year in one of the states which are preparing for assembly polls. Students study various political campaigns and the needs and demands of the local residents to try and predict the results of the election.

10-day National Study Tour to Delhi

It is normally conducted during the budget session beginning in the February each year. During the visit, the participants witness, first hand, the proceedings in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. They can interact with Member of Parliament from both houses. Visits are organized to the North Block, South Block, Supreme Court, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Election Commission, etc. Academic sessions are organized at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), the Centre for Continuing Education (CCE), the Centre for Science & Environment (CSE), the Centre for Civil Society (CCS), and the Centre for Media Studies (CMS), etc. This also gives the participants an opportunity to interact with many eminent political leaders from various political parties and visit their national offices to understand the functioning of the offices.

2-Week International Study Tour to Europe (Optional)

This is a unique opportunity for participants to gain exposure to international polities and experience the functioning of international offices. The tour comprises of visits to the British Parliament, Commonwealth Secretariat, British Library, British History Museum and interaction with Members of Parliament, Participants also get a chance to visit NATO office in Brussels, Belgium, followed by the UNESCO offices at Paris, The Hague International University, the Parliament of Netherlands, International Court of Criminal Justice & international social organizations like GHRD and OPCW. There are also visit to the WTO, UN office, ICRE, OHCHR and the Indian Embasy in Switzerland.

Internship

Students are required to work for a minimum of 2 months with political party offices and / or Political Leaders towards the end of the academic year.

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