Indian Institute of Democratic Leadership

IIDL

Democracy in particular, and politics in general are the two significant areas of public life where capacity building mechanisms are not just absent but perhaps, not very seriously thought of. Most officials and employees almost mandatorily undergo some training, but those from whom the officials are supposed to take orders, are believed to be born knowledgeable and skilled to govern. It is also taken for granted that they are working for a cause too. This presupposition is not only grossly wrong but also is a potential threat to effective implementation of the concepts like welfare state and development administration.

Democracy, world over is considered as the most acceptable system of governance despite lingering doubts about its efficacy. One of the significant reasons for this paradoxical situation is the fact that elected representatives, although most popular in a given situation, more often than not are not considered to be very efficient in governance. This not only hampers the cause of democratic governance but also dilutes popular confidence in democracy as a system, but also promotes the most dangerous phenomenon of contagious cynicism. The way for strengthening democracy, therefore goes via empowering elected representatives.

Academically speaking, this also calls for evolving a branch like Applied Political Science with an element of good public administration. Indian Institute for Democratic Leadership (IIDL), a centre promoted by Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini (RMP) precisely wants to do the same. Extensive Exposure, Sound Knowledge-base, Deeper Understanding and Collective Mentoring are the four main pillars of all the academic programmes of IIDL.

CM's Address at RMP's Indian Institute of Democratic Leadership's Launch Event

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

Post Graduate programme

Post Graduate programme (PGP) in Leadership, Politics and Governance is a unique inter-disciplinary course designed to close the gap between young talent and India’s democratic political entity and governance.

The programme 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 is designed to produce trained, ethical and responsible leaders, in short - “New Leaders for a New India”.

Application Process

Applicant should fill up the registration form before the deadline

1

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)

2

Confirmation

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

3

PGP Process

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

Academic Advisory Board

Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe

President-Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Member of Parliament-Rajya Sabha Vice Chairman, Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini

Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe

Vice Chairman, Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini

Prof. E. Vayunandan

Vice-Chancellor, Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik

Prof. E. Vayunandan

Vice-Chancellor, Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik

Dr. R Balasubramaniam

Founder and Chairman- Grassroots Research and Advocacy Movement (GRAAM), Mysore

Dr. R Balasubramaniam

Founder and Chairman - G.R.A.A.M, Mysore

Dr Himanshu Roy

Associate Professor of Political Science- University of Delhi

Dr Himanshu Roy

Associate Professor of Political Science- University of Delhi

Smt Bhawana Luthra

Executive Director- LEAD (Leadership for Environment and Development) International, New Delhi

Smt Bhawana Luthra

Executive Director- LEAD International, New Delhi

Shri. Jai Mrug

Psephologist and CEO- M76 Analytics, Mumbai

Shri. Jai Mrug

Psephologist and CEO- M76 Analytics, Mumbai

Shri Sandeep Singh

Author and Member - Board of Governors, IIM- Kashipur

Shri Sandeep Singh

Author and Member - Board of Governors, IIM- Kashipur

Shri. Ravindra Sathe

Dean - IIDL Director General, Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini

Shri. Ravindra Sathe

Dean - IIDL Director General, Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini

Shri Ravi Pokharna

Deputy Dean-IIDL, Executive Head-Administration & Programmes,Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini

Shri Ravi Pokharna

Deputy Dean-IIDL, Executive Head-Administration & Programmes,RMP

About RMP

Get To Know About RMP

Established in 1982, RMP is a unique Training and Research Academy, primarily aimed at enhancing the capabilities of voluntary activists and elected representatives of the people.

RMP has an excellent state-of-the-art training facility spread over 15 acres of land on the outskirts of Mumbai, known as Knowledge Excellence Centre (KEC). RMP-KEC will be the host campus for the PGP course being conducted by IIDL.

Facility