POLITICAL SCHOOL BATCH 2017-18
One Year Residential Training for the Youths Interested in Politics
FOR ENTRANCE TO POLITICS
Jalandhar, Punjab (India)
60 years ago, the champion of social justice Dr. B R Ambedkar with his thirty long years experience in active politics established 'Training School for Entrance to Politics' in July 1956 to groom youths for effective and genuine representation in our parliament & state legislatures. But, this visionary school was shut-down very soon after his death. It was such a unique institution in India that even today there exists none of its kind. Now, in the current scenario, when youths have disenchantment towards politics with inefficient, immoral and irresponsible representatives and many maladies in our parliamentary democracy in general and politics of social justice in particular, it becomes indispensable to revive this cherished institution of Ambedkar on an urgent basis. Therefore, Political School Foundation (a registered non-profit organisation, MCA, Govt. of India) is pleased to reinstate this precious thought by initiating one year training program in order to provide a golden opportunity to youths in enhancing their skill & knowledge in practical Politics.
Applications are invited across the country latest by 15th May 2017 with objectives: -
To train youths in active politics
To nurture efficient & moral legislators
To develop skills- oratory and creativity
To provide an alternative education
Graduate degree in any stream (Final year students can also apply).
Below the age of 30 years on 1st July 2017.
Education and age will not be a bar for exceptionally deserving candidates.
PREFERENCES AND REPRESENTATION ,.
o At least 50% women candidates.
o Under-represented community candidates.
o Backward and remote area candidates.
OPPORTUNITIES AFTER THE COURSE . . .
In Active Politics:
Efficient lawmakers in the Parliament, Legislative Assemblies and Panchayati Raj Institutions. The course also will be much beneficial for the candidates interested in Student Politics and Graduate Constituencies.
The course will give many lifelong insights, which will be advantageous if going in the field of Higher Education, Political Research, Journalism, Political Advisors, Advocacy, Consultancy, Cartoonist, NGOs, PA/PS to Ministers/MPs/MLAs, Policy Analysts, Writer, and Artists etc.
OUTLINE OF THE COURSE
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar had himself designed the course, which we have adopted while making it up-to-date. Broadly, the course is covered under the following headings:- Contemporary Politics, Political Philosophies, Constitutional Developments, Social Justice in Politics, Creative Engagements in Politics, Critical Understanding of Acts and Policies, Use of Traditional and New Age Media, Public-Networking, Oratory Skill, Parliamentary Procedures, Behavior & Language, Electoral System & Reforms, Indian Economy & Budget, International Cooperation & Pressures, and Constituency Study Methods. Other than classroom teachings the course will cover the following specific features: -
• Tour to the Parliament and other Places
• Study of Demography of the Constituencies
• Research on Issues of the Constituencies
• Presentations on Studies & Experts Guidance
• Mock Parliament
• Assignments on Each Paper
• Fortnightly Discussions & Special Lectures
One year residential training will start from 1st July 2017.
The candidates must do fieldwork in her/his chosen constituency for a few months during the course.
FEE & SPONSORSHIP
The course fee is Rs. 2,00,000/- (Two Lakh Rupees) including boarding & lodging charges. However, the selected students will be provided sponsorships/freeships, which will cover the fee of the course partially or fully, depending on the resources available, candidate's suitability and the decision of the concerned committee.
LODGING & BOARDING FACILITY
For all the selected candidates (Both Female & Male).
LIBRARY & WI-FI FACILITY
Library and free Wi-Fi Internet facility will be provided to all.
LANGUAGES OF INSTRUCTION
English and Hindi
RESOURCE TEAM/VISITING FACULTIES
Kshipra Uke (Ph.D), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Ramesh Katke, Dy. Registrar, Govt. of Maharashtra, Mumbai
Sunil Sardar, Social Activist, Truthseekers International, New Delhi
Pragyanshu Amaoni, Lok Sabha Secretariat, Parliament of India, New Delhi
Vinaya Rakkhita Bhante, Spoorthidhamma Vihar, Bengaluru, Karnataka
Manindra Nath Thakur, Associate Professor, CPS, JNU, New Delhi
Shiva Ruddrappa (IAAS), Audit & Accounts Services, Bengaluru, Karnataka
Ramesh Chander (IFS Retd.), Ambassador, Jalandhar, Punjab
Stalin K. Padma, Human Rights Activist and Film Maker, Goa
Veeramani S. (Ph.D), Assistant Professor, Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi
Raj Kumar, Associate Professor, Political Science, University of Delhi
K. R. Madhar (IRS), Customs & Central Excise, New Delhi
Charanjit Singh (IRS Retd.), Customs & Central Excise, Jalandhar, Punjab
Laxmi N. Berwa, M.D., F.A.C.P, Virginia, U.S.A
Sanjay Samant, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Hrishikesh Khakse, Amrawati, Maharashtra
Shiv Shankar Das (Ph.D), JNU, New Delhi
INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICANTS
The interested candidates are needed to fill the Application Form carefully, scan it and send at the above-mentioned email ID by 15th May 2017. OR
Send by post at-- Political School Foundation, Plot. No. 934, Urban Estate, Phase II, Jalandhar, Punjab, PIN 144022.
The shortlisted applicants will be called for interaction with the selection committee in the last week of May 2017.
Application processing fee of Rs. 200 (Two Hundred) will be collected from each shortlisted applicant before meeting the selection committee.
The recommended candidates by the selection committee will get an opportunity to appear before a sponsorship committee if they want any financial assistance.
Applicants are encouraged to apply early. The early applicants will receive our call for interaction with the selection committee in much advance so that they can book their travel tickets.
[Via Shiv Shankar Das]