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Courses and Eligibility
There is no set qualification or course to become a politician in our country. But to be successful knowledge of political system (and thus course in political science and politics) and law etc can be use full (Thus course in law will also be good). Since politicians are involved in making decisions elated to many fields like investments, busineesses, governanace etc they need to be qualifications in various fields.
Many politicians have also come from families who have had their members in politics since some time. However, things are changing in the country and we do have examples of people having no family connections in politics also joining and doing well in politics.
One can begin by joining a local political party. During election times they need a lot people. One can display own skills and make a place for oneslf. This way one can slowly work one’s way upwards. The other way is through the Panchayat system. Another way is getting elected at the university level as president for youth wing of political party.
Some of the IAS officers also have joined politics after 6-8 years of service. Noted economists, social workers and lawyers also have joined politics.
Where to Study
Course for Aspiring Women Politicians by IIM Bangalore – IIM-B & Delhi's Centre for Social Research have launched a certificate course in political leadership for women. Called 'India – Women in Leadership', it aims to equip them with knowledge and practical skills required to excel in politics. The 10-week course will include:
- theory lessons at the IIM-B campus
- a week-long stay in Delhi to witness Parliament's monsoon session
- field work in the candidates' constituencies
- a seven-day programme in Singapore to understand the public policies practised in developed countries
JNU, New Delhi offers MA in Politics ( With specialization in International Politics).