Degree

MPG

Programme Details

Master’s Programme in Government

One-Year full time Master’s Programme in Government (MPG) comprises of classroom lectures, assignments, projects and field visits including local, state, national and international study tours. MPG is an experiential learning program where 50% of the learning is imparted through classroom sessions and 50% through various field visits, projects & assignments. Internships & attachments are offered to the students for a duration of two months during the academic year with Political Party Offices and Political Leaders, leading to various career opportunities.

Why to Choose?

Society needs leaders who are dynamic, proactive, capable and above all, knowledgeable. There is a leader hidden within each one of us. The few who let go of their inhibitions and seek answers are the ones who take a lead and inspire others. There is a multitude of unanswered questions which we help address and channelize the energy of aspiring leaders to help them realize their dreams. MIT-WPU’s MIT School of Government (MIT-SOG) was initiated with the objective of imparting the necessary knowledge & to empower these young aspirants. MIT-SOG has been established with the active support of the UNESCO Chair for Human Rights, Democracy and Peace from the World Peace Centre (Alandi) MAEER’s MIT, Pune in 2005.

Programme Highlights

Interactive sessions with National Level Leaders from Political, Social, Bureaucratic, Judicial, Media & Corporate sector Local Field Visits to NGOs, Model Villages, Gram Panchayats, Zilla Parishads, Municipal Corporations, Political Party Offices, etc. 10-day National Study Tour to Delhi: It is normally conducted during the budget session beginning in February each year. During the visit, the participants witness, first hand proceedings in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. They can interact with Members 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 politics 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 the NATO office in Brussels, Belgium; followed by the UNESCO office at Paris, The Hague International University, the Parliament of The Netherlands, International Court of Criminal Justice & international social organizations like GHRD and OPCW. There are also visits to the WTO, UN office, ICRC, OHCHR and the Indian Embassy in Switzerland.

Salient Features

  • 10 day National Study Tour
  • World Peace Courses: Unabridged Peace
  • 1 week Rural Immersion Programme
  • 10 Business Talks
  • 2 week Live Industry Internship
  • Opportunity to be part of the organizing team of three mega National Events; Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad (BCS), National Teacher’s Congress (NTC) & National Women’s Parliament (NWP)
  • Harmonious Yoga wisdom
  • Film appreciation at systematic interludes
  • Students will be given inspirational biographies and enriching books to read and comprehend

In this Programme, You will learn….

  • Political Marketing and Branding
  • Political Economy
  • Public Policy
  • Global Politics
  • Law, Public Administration and Governance
  • Research Methods for Contemporary Political Issues
  • Social Media Handling

How will this Programme be taught?

  • Training on various leadership styles along with detailed study of many national & international leaders through their biographies
  • Module based teaching
  • How to win elections? Allocation of seats in elections. SWOT analysis of the party as compared to other political parties. How is your political party different from other political parties?
  • Case based methodology coupled with study tours & live Project

Programme Structure

Guest Lectures

Sessions on Political Leadership, Political Oratory, and Communication Skills & Media Interaction with Political leaders.

Activities

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. Field Study/Projects: The participants are required to undertake field visits and projects as a part of their curriculum. Issue based activity: An issue-based internship and a Rural Development Program with TISS is also conducted during the program.

Industry Internship

Internship is offered in 2 Phases Internship during the Programme: Students will be attached to a Political Party/Political Leader of their choice in Pune to conduct research based study on secondary data. The nature of work may vary from handling social media to generating questions for Parliamentary news analysis. Final 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.

Assessment

Students will be evaluated on a continuous trimester-wise pattern on different topics, field visits and their internships. After successful completion of this one – year programme, a Master’s Programme in Government (MPG) Certificate will be issued.

Infrastructure

College Infrastructure

Hostels Spacious Rooms (AC/Non-AC), Laundry
Canteens Wide range of meal options
Recreation facilities / Sports Basketball court, Gymnasium, Wrestling arena, volleyball court, Athletics track
Classrooms Equipped with audio-visual facilities, modern ICT facilities
Auditorium Fully air-conditioned with around 800 seating capacity with excellent acoustics, used by students for performing arts and movie screening.

Placement

More than 350 participants have completed MPG programme from the MIT-SOG. Over 150 of our alumni have already occupied eminent positions in the political arena. Some are associated with the youth wings of political parties while others are associated with political leaders as consultants, strategists, campaign managers etc.

Selection Criteria

The selection process for MPG-13 comprises of a descriptive written test followed by a detailed personal interview.

Important Dates

MPG-13 Classes begin: 1st August 2017 (Tuesday)

Application Form Fees

INR 1500/-
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