Overview

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India is going through interesting times. The people are restless and aspire a better life for themselves. Leaders from politics, media and voluntary organisations play an important role in shaping the discourse and policy in a democracy.

Fortunately, today the democratic process has become much more engaging and participative than ever. The youth is more aware of their rights and duties. They aspire to play a proactive role in the process of democracy. At the same time, the government and the political entity needs young talent equipped with the right ideas and competencies to keep pace with the changing times.

Post Graduate Diploma(PGD) in Leadership, Politics, and Governance(LPG) is a unique inter-disciplinary course designed to bridge the gap between young talent and India’s democratic political entity and governance. The programmeme is targeted at students and young professionals who wish to make a career in the field of politics, governance, public affairs and leadership.

The Post Graduate Diploma(PGD) launched by Indian Institute of Democratic Leadership (IIDL), a centre promoted by Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini is designed to produce trained, ethical and responsible leaders, in short – “New Leaders for a New India.”

Objectives

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Socio-political Awareness

To provide a deep insight into the socio-political ground reality of India.

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Leadership

To inculcate and enhance leadership values and capacities.

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Political Opportunity

To equip the participants with necessary skill-sets for having a career in politics, public affairs, voluntary organisations and allied areas.

Outcomes

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Trained Leaders

Trained and competent political leaders and social workers.
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Skilled Resource

Skilled and equipped human resource for governance both – within the government and outside.
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Aware Youth

Socially sensitised and politically aware youth.

Curriculum Overview

The PGD will follow a trimester pattern.

There will be three courses namely

Each course will have an equal weightage along with having its own set of assignments and examinations to assess the performance of the participants.

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Leadership and Management

  • Karyakarta
  • Dharmic Leader
  • Leadership as We Understand Today
  • Media Management and Brand
  • Electioneering and Data Analytics
  • Constituency Management
  • Stress Elimination and Work Life Balance
  • Political Organisation and their Development
  • Leaders and their Styles
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Politics and Democracy

  • Basic Political Concepts
  • Nationalism: Theories
  • Democracy: Definition and Meaning
  • Political Thought
  • Political History of India
  • Ideologies and Political Partie
  • Identity Politics
  • Social Movements and Civil Society
  • Indian Economy and Developmental
  • Challenges before the Nation
  • India and the World
  • Other important issues in the socio-political discourse of India
  • International Affairs and Geo-politics
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Governance and Public Policy

  • Citizen, State and Governance
  • Administration and Bureaucratic Reforms
  • Inclusive and Decentralized Governance
  • Corporate Governance
  • E-Governance and Human Resource Management
  • Implementation of Welfare schemes
  • Finance and Administration
  • Voluntary Organisations: Participants in Development
  • Constitution of India: Spirit and Features
  • Electoral System : Malpractices and Reforms

Methodology

The methodology followed in the PGD will be a mix of academic and experiential learning as IIDL believes it is essential to give equal importance to both classroom learning and experiential learning.

The classroom lectures will be conducted by academicians, subject and domain experts, policy makers, elected representatives, politicians, administrators, journalists, activists and so on.

Experiential learning would include at least one practical session/activity after every topic, field visits to Gram Panchayat, Parliament, Municipal Corporation, State Assembly, Voluntary Organisations and Development Projects.

There will be two study tours – a short one (constituency tour) and a long one (national capital study tour). The former will be more of a grassroots study tour whereas the national study tour would include a tour of the Rashtrapati Bhavan and Parliament house, visit to offices political parties, ministries, along with interactions with ministers, MPs and national politicians across party lines.

Last but not the least, participants would be taught the actual functioning of institutions with the help of a simulation named Model Parliament and Model United Nations.

There will be two internships in the PGD. The first internship would be a mid-sem internship where participants would be expected to intern in their home constituency. The second internship will be their major internship wherein the participants would have to work for a month with a Politician / Elected Representative / Ministry / Voluntary / Civil Society Organisation.

IIDL believes that audio-visual aids immensely contribute to learning. The participants would be shown movies, documentaries, and short-films which would help increase their understanding of the module they are studying.

Course Details

9 months

The total duration of the course

30

Total Seats

₹ 1,000

Application Fee

₹ 2,25,000

Course Fee

₹ 75,000

Hostel and Mess Fee

₹ 10,000

Security Deposit(Refundable)

Who can attend ?

Graduates

Graduates from all streams

Social Workers

Political and social workers of today and tomorrow

Future Politicians

Youth that aspires to join politics

Policy-Makers

Youth that aspires to engage with policy-makers

Civil Servants

Aspiring Civil Servants

Media Professionals

Aspiring Journalists and Media professionals

Development Sector

Youth that aspires to work in the non-profit or development sector

Contributors to the Society

All those who desire to contribute to the society in a meaningful way

Daily Schedule (weekday)

Daily Schedule
Session Time (HH:MM)
Yoga 08:00 - 09:00
Breakfast 09:00 - 09:30
First Session (theory) 10:30 - 11:45
Second Session (theory) 12:00 - 13:15
Lunch 13:30 - 14:00
Third Session (theory) 14:15 - 15:30
Fourth Session (practical) 15:45 - 17:00
Tea and Snacks 17:15 - 17:45
Dinner 20:00 - 21:00

*Saturdays will be dedicated to field visits, activities, and film screenings.

Application Process

Applicant should fill up the registration form before the deadline

Registration Fee

Participants should pay registration fee of Rs ₹1000.* Proof of payment to be emailed to devendrap@rmponweb.org.
(*Application form fee is not refundable)

Confirmation

If the candidate is shortlisted he/she would get a confirmation through email/phone call along with the interview dates.

PGD Process

After the interview, all the candidates selected for the PGD would be intimated for the admission process

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