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 Programme(PGP) 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 Programme(PGP) 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.”



Socio-political Awareness

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



To inculcate and enhance leadership values and capacities.


Political Opportunity

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



Trained Leaders

Trained and competent political leaders and social workers.

Skilled Resource

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

Aware Youth

Socially sensitised and politically aware youth.

Curriculum Overview

Syllabus Structure & Academic Calendar

The Academic year will be divided into three semesters.

Sr. no. Semester No. of theory modules No. of practical modules No. of study tour Modules No. of Projects Total no. of Modules No. of field visits No. of weeks
1 Leadership & Management 6 1 1 1 9 2 7
2 Governance & Public Policy 7 1 1 1 10 2 10
3 Politics & Democracy 10 1 1 1 13 2 13

There will be continues assessment throughout the semester and performance of each candidate will be assessed by two ways.

Sr. no. Way of assessment Weightage
1 Internal 50%
2 External 50%

Internal Assessment

Sr. no. Type of assessment Parameters Marks
1 Regularity & overall conduct
  • Attendance
  • Punctuality
  • Team work
  • General behavior during the course
2 Filed visits/ study tour/ presentations (Performance & Report)
  • Pre-visit information
  • Interaction
  • Content Compilation 
  • Presentation
3 Skills development Progress
  • Gradual progress in oral & written communication
4 Periodical reviews of major project
  • Fortnightly review of preparation of major project
Total 50

External Assessment

Sr. no. Type of assessment Parameters Marks
1 Term end written examination
  • Subjective questions based on theory modules 
  • Long descriptive questions- 2/5 (16 Marks)
  • Short descriptive questions-3/6 (9 Marks)
2 Major project evaluation
  • Literature survey 
  • Research
  • Presentation
Total 50

Syllabus Structure & Academic Calendar

Sr. no. Semester Theory Modules Practical Modules Study Tour Modules Project

Leadership & Management
(Total Modules: 09)

  • Self-awareness
  • Team building & stress elimination
  • Karyakarta & Indic approach to leadership
  • Essential tools in public life
  • Electioneering & data analytics
  • Constituency management
  • Field survey
  • Assembly election study tour
  • Constituency profiling & preparation of vision document

Governance & Public Policy
(Total Modules: 10)


  • Indic issues in governance
  • Governance & Public administration
  • Indian economy & developmental issues
  • Planning governance & Public policy
  • Implementation of policies & schemes
  • Citizen centric digital governance
  • Social issues & role of voluntary organisations
  • Model United Nations
  • National Capital Study tour
  • Policy Document preparation in collaboration with Govt./ Pvt. Agencies

Politics & Democracy
(Total Modules: 13)


  • Basic political concepts: State, Nation & Government
  • Political thought & philosophy
  • Democracy & constitution 
  • Political history of India
  • Understanding political parties, movements & media
  • Regional parties- Presentation
  • National security 
  • Identity politics
  • India & the world
  • International affairs & Geo- Politics
  • Model Parliament
  • Rural excursion/ general election study tour
  • Theme based case studies and analysis
  • Detailed schedule of each semester will be released before commencement of thesame.
  • Candidate need to carry out the major project in each semester. It includes research through reading, collection of data, interviews, writing thesis along with presentation & defending the same.


The methodology followed in the PGP 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 PGP. 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


Total Seats

₹ 1,000

Application Fee

₹ 2,50,000

Course Fee

₹ 1,50,000

Hostel and Mess Fee

₹ 10,000

Security Deposit

Who can attend ?


Graduates from all streams

Social Workers

Political and social workers of today and tomorrow

Future Politicians

Youth that aspires to join politics


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)
Zero Hour/ Skill Development 09:00 - 10:15hrs
First Session 10:30 - 12:00hrs
Second Session 12.15 - 13. 45 hrs
Third Session 14.30 - 16.00 hrs
Fourth Session (not on all days) 16.15- 17.45 hrs

*Alternate Saturdays will be working

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 iidl@rmponweb.org.
(*Application form fee is not refundable)


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

PGP Process

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

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