PG Diploma in Public Leadership

Rashtram Accelerator Programme 21-22

Rashtram’s mission is to nurture ‘self-aware’ and ‘civilisationally assured’ public leaders – the Accelerator Programme is how we intend to do it.

Based on our campus in Delhi NCR, Rashtram Accelerator Programme is firmly focused on nurturing public leaders to solve the most pressing Indian and global problems. Accelerator is designed to instil a renewed sense of learning to help our future public leaders adapt quickly in this VUCA world (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous).

If you’re a change-maker with deep devotion and drive to help rebuild this nation, this is the right programme for you. India needs more coherence amongst these three domains of public leadership for sustainable change. Apply for Accelerator and begin your journey in public leadership.

Programme Duration

11
Months

Learners will spend 34 Weeks on-campus with Faculty and additional 12 Weeks with Partner Organisations on Projects.

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Programme Format

Full-Time
Residential

Learners live on campus along with mentors and faculty for a continuous learning experience. They will focus on crystallising and accentuating their physical, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual intelligences.

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Degree Programme

PG Diploma in Public Leadership

Public Leadership exists at the cross-section of public policy, governance, strategy, and physiological acuity, all fueled by Indic Knowledge Systems.

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3 Domains of Specialisation

Academics, Politics & Civil Society

Learners will study track-specific courses including sessions on fund-raising, political strategy, mass mobilisation, foreign policy, and data-driven research. They will be active participants in designing their projects, guided by their mentors.

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Admissions Open

Phase I of Application Closes on 31 January, 2021.

For any queries, contact us on namaste@rashtram.org.

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What is Public Leadership?

Public leadership is the creative ability to harmonise binaries, bring coherence to the trikarana of thought, word and deed, thereby generating the perceptual acuity to imagine a larger vision, and the mastery to articulate it. By building the vision on the bedrock of Indic knowledge systems, which cradle the Dharmic values, the public leaders we nurture will be equipped to apply the IKS frameworks to solve the problems of the global commons.

Academic
Leaders

Intellectuals and thought leaders in a society produce ideas that create and nurture Identity of a nation. From Kautilya and Confucius to Locke and Hegel, history is replete with examples of intellectuals whose ideas animated and birthed entire Nations. This is the role of Academic Leaders.
Learners in this track will go on to build careers in:

  • Academic Institutions & Think Tanks
  • Consulting Companies
  • Media

Political
Leaders

Political executives backed with the will of the people preside over the process of institutional securitisation which confers Legitimacy. From Edmund Burke and Abraham Lincoln to Mahatma Gandhi, this is the lesson we learn from all master architects. This is the true job of Political Leaders.
Learners in this track will go on to build careers in:

  • Electoral Politics
  • Campaign Management & Political Consulting
  • Public Policy

Social
Leaders

The life-blood of ideas and will need to be circulated through the entire body of the society through action. This prosperity is achieved through the moral compass that leaders from the community provide. From Narayan Guru to Acharya Vinobha Bhave, this is the role of Social Leaders.
Learners in this track will go on to build careers in:

  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Non-Profits & Social Organisations
  • CSR & Consulting Firms

RASHTRAM ACCELERATOR WAS PREVIOUSLY VISION INDIA FELLOWSHIP

Vision India Fellowship transformed into the Rashtram Accelerator Programme in 2020. Similar to Accelerator, the Fellowship was launched to incubate public leaders. In its 4 years of operations (2016 – 2020), we have incubated 25 individuals who have shown promise to lead in various domains of academia, politics, and civil society.

25

Fellows incubated

10,000+ KMS

Travelled by Fellows on Socio-Political Projects

26 YEARS

Average age of Fellow

Shyam
Krishnakumar

EDITOR, INTECH
Technology Policy

“The Fellowship has given me the opportunity to research the dharmic worldview to design governance processes.”

Apula
Singh

ASSOC. MANAGER, JANAAGRAHA
Urban Governance

“There is immense thrust on identifying and honing what one is good at and complete autonomy, support and resources are provided to fulfil that.”

Nivedita
Tiwari

EDITOR, NEW INDIA JUNCTION
Media

“This programme propelled me in the right direction to create positive impact for the country and help proliferate our civilisational values.”

Naman
Bansal

PROG. MANAGER, BAREFOOT COLLEGE
Education

“Fellowship has been a journey – both within as well as on the outside, with every moment a learning or an unlearning.”

Amrut
Kulkarni

POLITICAL OPERATIVE, BJP
Politics

“This programme gives an environment by providing all needed support to grow as a leader in your respected field and work for India.”

Supriya
Patil

FACULTY, ART OF LIVING
Social Development

“VIF fellowship made me contemplate what I wanted to achieve  in life and what should be the course of action to achieve it.”

THE FACULTY
COMPRISES LEADERS FROM VARIOUS DOMAINS & FIELD EXPERTS TO HELP NURTURE OUR LEARNERS IN THEIR JOURNEY OF BECOMING PUBLIC LEADERS.

The Rashtram Faculty has been picked to offer our Learners a wide variety of knowledge and lenses to view the world with.

J SAI DEEPAK

COLUMNIST & COUNSEL, SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
will teach
Dharma & Constitutional Morality

SANJAY PULIPAKA

SENIOR FFELLOW AT DELHI POLCY GROUP
will teach
Strategic Affairs, IR & Foreign Policy

Dr. Mukul Asher

FORMER PROFESSOR AT LEE KUAN YEW SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY
will teach
Economic Reasoning & Thought

Dr. Nagaraj Paturi

DIRECTOR AT INDIC ACADEMY INTER GUTUKULA UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR IKS
will teach
Structure of Indic Knowledge Systems

BAIJAYANT PANDA

NATIONAL VICE PRESIDENT, BJP & FORMER MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT
will take a session on
Indian Politics

PROF. K RAMASUBRAMANIAN

PROFESSOR AT IIT BOMBAY
will teach
Introduction to Nyaya

Aravindan Neelakandan

AUTHOR & CONTRIBUTING EDITOR TO SWARAJYA MAGAZINE
will teach
Rtachit - Systems Theory & Paradigms

Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan

FOUNDER OF LOK SATTA PARTY & FORMER MEMBER OF LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY
will take a session on
Governance & Public Policy

OUR PARTNER ORGANISATIONS
HELP US FOSTER AN ECOSYSTEM OF YOUNG LEADERS IN INDIA AND ABROAD

ELEMENTS OF TEACHING METHODOLOGIES

Swadhyaya

One of the Niyamas defined by Patanjali, Svadhyaya is the time provided for personal study, meditation, higher-level reflection, as well as performing practical tasks such as completing assignments and preparing for presentations and discussions.

Samvada

Samvada refers to an elevated form of debate and discussion, where the objective is to uncover the truth and dispel doubts, rather than argue and win. Every day there will be time allocated for discussions that will be guided by our mentors. These sessions will help hone the skills and let the ideas take root in the minds of the learners.

Yatra

Our traditions and culture still thrive across the length and breadth of this land – where the Gitopadesa was given, where the innumerable saints, poets, gurus live and realise the one, all-pervading truth of existence; that land must be experienced in its raw beauty and spirit. A short term travel programme will help the learners take in the spirit of our native land, which has given rise to the oldest, continually existing culture in the world.


LEARNING AT RASHTRAM

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CURRICULUM

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FACULTY

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Admission Process

Steps to apply
1

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

candidates should submit an online application by clicking on ‘Apply Now’ button

2

APPLICATION REVIEW

application review within 4 weeks of submission and communication of application status

3

INTERVIEW

the candidates who have cleared the first round screening will have to appear in the group interview round

4

PAYMENT OF FEES

selected candidates should pay the programme fee within 30 days of receiving the confirmation email

5

CONFIRMATION

admissions will be based on a first-come-first-serve basis until the maximum intake.

FEES & FINANCIAL
AID

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are you a future public leader of India?