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MIT-SOG to host 9th Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad conclave

January 22, 2019

Pune based MIT School of Government (MIT-SOG) – India’s one of its kind institute offering short-term certification and postgraduate programmes in Political Leadership & Government – will be hosting the ninth Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad (BCS) at its campus from January 18 to 20, 2019. The announcement was made at a press conference by Rahul Karad, founder & dean, MIT-SOG and executive president, MIT World Peace University.

Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad (BCS) is a first-of-its-kind social initiative aimed at channelising the youth towards the strengthening of democracy and tackling issues related to nation-building. The event invites students from colleges and institutions from across the country. The 9th edition of BCS will be graced by prominent personalities from different walks of life providing their views on a range of topics regarding India’s progress and development as an emerging global power. The event aims to encourage young minds to be politically active and work towards the development of the country.

Comments Karad, “India is rapidly moving towards robust and structurally sound global economic superpower but to win this race we will need progressive and knowledgeable leaders who can cross this hurdle that arise in political decision making. At MIT-SOG we are trying to bridge this gap and committed to create leaders for tomorrow who have the required dedication for the nation-building. To strengthen this, we have started the UGC approved two years Masters in Political Leadership Government (MPG) and BCS which is the largest classroom of over 10,000 politically active students of India and the world for creating future political leaders. BCS is critical to developing a sense of character and the right ideals among the youth, and giving them an opportunity to interact with some of the best minds in the country. The overwhelming response to the last eight editions has positioned BCS as a platform for the youth of the country, where they can share their views and concerns on the issues pertaining to them. On this occasion, I would also like to thank Devendra Fadnavis – honourable chief minister of Maharashtra for supporting this endeavour by becoming the chief patron.”

In the 9th edition of BCS, students will get to listen and interact with various dignitaries from political, social and entrepreneurial background. Devendra Fadnavis – chief minister-Maharashtra, Sharad Pawar – national president- NCP and Rajyasabha MP, Brinda Karat – senior leader-CPI, Trupti Desai – gender equality activist, Adv. Jignesh Mewani – Dalit activist and MLA, Gujarat,  Prakash Raj-film actor and founder- Prakash Raj Foundation, Ashutosh – senior journalist, Hitendra Nath Goswami – speaker-Assam State Legislative Assembly, Shankarsinh Vaghela – former CM-Gujarat, Tushar Gandhi-president Mahatma Gandhi Foundation, Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi – eminent lawyer and MP Congress, Adv. Prashant Bhushan – eminent lawyer and social activist, Adv. Majeed Menon – MP Rajysabha NCP, Dr. A Velumani – founder Thyrocare Technologies are among some of the prominent speakers who will grace the three-day student parliament.

MIT’s School of Government (MIT-SOG) offers UGC approved two years Masters in Political Leadership Government (MPG) course which is designed to channelise the strength of young aspirants and to enable them to be competent political leaders. This programme helps individuals to better comprehend how governments operate and interact, the influence government policies have on the economic stability and growth, and how laws affect the social and political environment of the country. Those who are interested in contesting elections and or working with leading political leaders, social leader, and other government bodies, or as back office executive in political parties etc. gets highly benefited from this course. Students with Masters in Political Leadership and Government (MPG) degree can look forward to various career prospects such as Research Associate, Political Analyst, Policy Associate, Political Strategist, Political Consultant, Election Research & Campaign Managers, Social Media Analyst, among others.

Part of the Pune based MIT World Peace University (MIT-WPU), MIT-SOG is the only school in India which teaches political process to young students with political aspirations. This school is modelled on the Kennedy School of Politics, USA. To learn more, visit

Formerly known as MAEER’s MIT Group of Institutions, MIT-WPU Pune is a highly acclaimed name in the field of education that boasts educational institutions right from primary schools to postgraduate institutions. To learn more, visit

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