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Life if full of a million things that we remember and cherish, enough to not even fill "One Gargantuan Monkey Fist". This is a collection of those special,unique and funny events my life, thoughts on technology, F1 and the ying-yang of relationships.

Monday, July 11, 2005

How about an educated politician with a Masters Diploma in Government ?

Hello My Tifosi Chums,

The hurricane Dennis passed my town without much damage. In between this, a killer work schedule and my personal life taking a exponential downward spiral, I have not had time to post.

Its a fact that most politicians in India are not educated. Most of them are conferred with a honorary degree. But things are about to change. The Maharashtra Academy of Engineering and Educational Research has a new school. The MIT School of Government (MITSOG).

The best part is that the school is its chairman and dean, Mr. T.N.Seshan. He claims this to be the first institute in Asia to offer a full-fledged post graduate course in social and political leadership with a Masters Diploma in Government. How cool is a course like that ? This is the first time I have heard of a course with such a name.

I have a deep respect for Mr. Seshan, he took on the politicians and flipped them around like broccoli in stir-fry pan. It was amazing. The guy is practical and he welcomed booth capturing. His response was "India is the largest democracy and a miniscule percentage of booth capturing shows the frustration of people, nothing to be worried about".

Good Luck Mr. Seshan and if I get a chance, I might come by and check out the classes ;-).

You can read an article in the Hindu at http://www.hindu.com/2005/07/12/stories/2005071209120100.htm

The MISSOG website is here http://www.mitsog.com/. Check out the dean's message.