Degree Programme

Master of Arts in Public Leadership

MA in Public Leadership is a research-oriented masters programme. Through interdisciplinary coursework and research, scholars are encouraged to study public issues and use Bharata’s civilisational wisdom to design solutions for the world’s contemporary challenges. The programme is for those who want to pursue a doctorate or research-oriented careers in academia, think-tanks, governance or consulting.





The Rashtram Experience

Learning Reimagined

‘Learning’ and ‘living’ are not two distinct activities. They are integrated and should happen simultaneously.
Thus, learning environment and learning methods should be as natural as life itself. Keeping this in mind, our pedagogy is titled “L2” – learning and living.

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Our Faculty

Dr. Armin Rosencranz

Former Trustee - Stanford University

Mahesh Sharma

Professor of Practice; Social Worker and Padmashri Awardee

Dr. Mala Kapadia

Professor, Director of Wellness Practice & Resident Mentor

Vindhya Adapa

Asst Gen Counsel at HIAS, Inc. Washington DC, Juris Doctor, University of Pennsylvania

Baijayant Jay Panda

Former MP- Lok Sabha

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What They Say

Rashtram is important because, in an institutional way, it addresses the need for leadership to be rooted in India’s culture.

Pawan Varma

IFS and Former Rajya Sabha MP

Creating the next generation leaders is the key to global peace and justice.  Institutions like Rashtram, of the Vision India Foundation, have an important mission at hand.

Justice Stephen Breyer

Justice, Supreme Court of the USA

I believe that Rashtram will bring the required change in the way we think of education, especially for public leadership. I am a part of this initiative.

Mahesh Sharma

Padmashri Awardee; Founder, Shiv Ganga

In my journey in public life, I have realised the need for having young talent doing research, community work, and politics. Producing leadership in these domains is laudable. In this context, the (VIF) is transforming into School of Public Leadership – Rashtram, which aims to be a world-class institute to create future public leaders of India.

Piyush Goyal Ji

Hon'ble Minister of Railways and Commerce

In the coming time, when this country’s history is written, people then will take note of the change-makers of our generation. You are those change-makers.

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat Ji

Hon'ble Union Cabinet Minister in Ministry of Jal Shakti

Public Institutions are witnessing a transformation in the country with enormous lateral entry avenues opening up in Government and Policy Circles. Citizens are coming together to take up the mantle of change via effective leadership. Rashtram School of Public Leadership is a unique institution by young change makers, propelled with Indic values and knowledge, to address the pressing concerns of our country.

Baijayant Panda Ji

National vice-president and spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party
Inaugural Batch


Applications for the inaugural batch of the Rashtram Accelerator program will be open soon for aspirants

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Rashtram School of Public Leadership produces ‘self-aware’ and ‘civilisationally assured’ public leaders who are nourished by Indic Knowledge traditions and systems of thought. The specific focus of the school is to prepare leaders in three domains - Academia, Politics, and Community.


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