The MIT School of Government (MIT-SOG) is a visionary initiative founded by Shri Rahul V. Karad, Executive President of Dr Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University. This first-of-its-kind institution was established in 2005 to create ethical, motivated, and committed political leaders for the country from diverse backgrounds. The program offers a two-year Master’s degree in Political Leadership & Government (MPG) and a BA Honours in Government & Administration.
Emphasising on experiential learning, the first year of MIT-SOG’s Master’s program is focused on campus-based education. Including lectures by core and visiting faculty members, and experts from various fields such as politics, social work, bureaucracy, the judiciary, media, and the corporate sector. Additionally, students participate in field visits and study tours.
In the second year, students receive training and engage in internships in various areas, including constituency-based, issue-based, NGO-based, and media work, and final career-based internships with political leaders and parties.
The overarching aim of MIT-SOG is to promote a culture of peace through value-based education and to nurture global competency among students. Shri Rahul V. Karad founded the institution to build the nation and produce well-rounded and capable political leaders.