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Varun said: (Tue, Apr 22, 2014 01:05:04 PM)    
 
Everybody is aware that our nation is handled by illiterate people. To qualify a Indian Civil Services there is need of tough recruitment process and to be a politician there is no as such need and anyone can be a politician. A person who can even enter his/her own e-mail address is sitting in parliament and making decisions on behalf of whole country, state and his constituency. Education is for a cause to move ahead and gain a critical understanding. It is a high time now our politicians Should be EDUCATED and well Qualified.

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Arw said: (Mon, Apr 21, 2014 08:52:12 PM)    
 
I believe that since now a days many employees of companies are looking for people with not only good academic record but also all round achievements hence the same should be applied to Indian Politicians as well. As the country can be drastically affected by the type of leadership thus they must be selected and appointed by certain panellist which should be fair in selection.

Politicians should be the best of the best from societies who have far more to offer to their people than some foreign nation. There must be talent hunt sessions for identification of such individuals at a young age and train them to be great leaders.

At last I would like to say that if voting is so important then isn't the development of the candidate for which you are voting more important. So why not make institutions specially dedicated to training exceptional individuals for field of politics.

Won't that be a better long short.

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Karan said: (Mon, Apr 21, 2014 06:34:04 PM)    
 
If education is relate with ethics, moral and vision then politician should be educated.

Many parents not afford to educate their children then its mean they never become politician even they have true feeling towards our nation.

We have seen many of the educate politician are on the top of corruption list. On the other hand we seen many of illiterate politician did great for our country.

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Ruma said: (Mon, Apr 21, 2014 12:23:24 AM)    
 
Education qualification is not a perfect criteria for becoming a politician. Work of a politician is to lead the Nation. So, he must be a good leader and must possess good leadership qualities.

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Harish Kumar said: (Fri, Apr 18, 2014 11:12:54 AM)    
 
I think every politicians should have either good working experience/association for the well being of people or educated. But all of the above he should be honest and good IQ level. Education is the key for understanding the problems & getting the perfect solution.

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Ananth Doss said: (Wed, Apr 16, 2014 01:15:49 PM)    
 
I am going with the opinion whoever said education decides the quality of a ruler, but in my view education does not take full authority about the quality of ruler.

According to me a ruler who rules the country must satisfy three basic qualifications:

1. He must be somewhat enough educated to rule the nation.

2. He must be indulged into many social activities and have great concern about people than him.

3. He must tested twice or thrice for the above qualities by a committee and has to be counseled repeatedly to improve the above qualities and then only he or she has stand for the candidate of elections.

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Apana said: (Mon, Apr 14, 2014 07:37:04 PM)    
 
Let's take it from this angle, to be able to make decisions that will impact lives positively the decision should intersect these three points, it must be legal, ethical and effective, here I mean when about ten professionals are put to the same test they will make decisions very close to yours, a politician without any proper level of education will not think about legality in his decision making process, he may not even care about the ethical implications of his decisions and most importantly he will not think outside the box but will only be interested in fulfilling the wish of his followers irrespective of what harm that decision may cause to society at as a whole, let's put professional at the helm of affairs and put them to task, let us ask more questions than allow them to tell us stories, let us not allow them to come and read speeches prepared for them and leave but let us rather interact with them.

Education is the key to success, will anyone of you visit a surgeon who has never been trained to do surgery? then why should we leave our destiny in the hands of people who have nothing to offer us. "When a blind man leads another blind man they will fall into a pit".

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Anurag Priyedarshi said: (Mon, Apr 14, 2014 04:33:05 PM)    
 
Hello friends,

I too education is necessary for someone to be a good politician. But ONE Thing that is to be noticed is that "One should not confuse "education" with literacy or the formal education that we are getting. " For example-Most of the literate population of India does not even bother to Vote. SO are they really educated?

On the other side there have been personalities like "Akbar, Kabir" who were not formally educated or literate. But they had wisdom.

SO I sum up my lines by the statement- "That education is necessary but this education is correlated to "Wisdom" and "Vision" and not with the Literacy or formal education. As we all know that many literate ones can be fools while many illiterate may be visionary.

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Dhamm Kirti Vikram said: (Mon, Apr 14, 2014 01:56:20 AM)    
 
In my view education must not be a criteria to be a politician. There can be other criteria like his police record must be good enough. Must belong to local areas so as to understand need and feelings of locals and there would an emotional attachment with local land. We need leaders who have welfare approach and can use common sense in decision making. We don't need economist because we have plenty of competent experts of economics, science, environment, agriculture etc in advisory committee. Journey of our 63 year aged democracy tells that educated politicians and IAS officers looted our country.

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Subho said: (Sun, Apr 13, 2014 12:21:58 PM)    
 
Education is mandatory for all people because education is the only one way which make positive attitude & correct decision making power. Politician leader must be educated so that they can take a perfect solution in any types of problem.

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Vijendran said: (Wed, Apr 9, 2014 09:03:36 PM)    
 
Hi friends.

From the 50+ years of Indian history we have seen a number of great uneducated leaders who were not even entered the school, but did a lot for the society without any self expectation. Also we have seen a number of well educated politicians who have looted our nation's wealth.

If only educated politicians can make India a developed nation, our nation had many educated politicians who were well educated, even graduates from highly reputed universities abroad. But those are the one who stand at the top of corruption list. By this time our country must be one among the developed countries. But still we are developing. Why? What is the reason? Corruption. Who is at the back of corruption?

Educated politicians.

So from my point of view, setting any educational criteria for politicians will change nothing. It is not in their certificates, but should be in their heart to be true to the nation and to lead the nation in a developing path.

Thank you.

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Elackya said: (Wed, Apr 9, 2014 08:42:54 PM)    
 
First of all, we should change the education system in India. Because which is not enough to develop the country. Then how can we say educational qualification is very important to leaders?

Development of country not only depends on leaders. It also depends on the people. So the educational qualification is not a matter.

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Komal Sharma said: (Tue, Apr 8, 2014 02:18:43 PM)    
 
Education is the base of every individual and our leader must be qualified, after that only our leader cope up with youth thinking and vice versa. I am not saying that our leader must be a highly qualified one, but yes he/she must be upto a level of knowledge that people of all class can co-relate with him. A leader's duty is to make each and every person of India educated, but how can he promote education if he/she doesn't know how valuable it is. So our leader must be qualified then only people follow his word and respect him.

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Sameer Khan said: (Sun, Apr 6, 2014 06:13:48 PM)    
 
I have seen your all views those induce to me write here. Politicians should be educated because education most important in politics that make us strong & creative knowledge. If our leaders highly qualified so they can bring improvement in our country. Due to this we can observe which country is developed or developing.

Main point is that education directly effect on our economic condition of country. But nowadays politics has been like business. We are seeing many criminals has been joined politics. I wanna ask you to everyone what they will do in politics for only hidden criminal activities or making money?

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Ajay said: (Sun, Apr 6, 2014 04:04:43 PM)    
 
I want to Start the discussion by saying that politicians must have education and skills in the field of imaginative thinking technical know how and leadership. They must have the idea in advance of the effects of implementing a particular policy to avoid wastages.

They not only takes care of their area but in broad sense cooperate with other state authorities to implement the programmes at national level so that each and every individual is benefitted. They must be aware of new technologies and advancements and must impose same in our nation to eradicate some of our inherent problems like illiteracy unemployment and social equity.

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Krishno Kanto Saha said: (Sun, Apr 6, 2014 01:41:58 PM)    
 
Hi friends,

Education is a very important thing in a developing country like India. For politicians as well, but I want to say that there should not be any criterion that if you want to join politics you have to be graduate or master in something etc. Because our History has proved that to be a great leader or a very wise man you need not to have a higher degree.

For example Akbar was the greatest ruler India had ever got, but he was illiterate. Same for rabindraNath Tagore, who is one of the most wise man in India, whose Iq was more than Einstein had never gone to school. But In present day we find many IAS as corrupt.

Education teaches people how to analyse things. So, It is more important for our common peoples rather politicians, because we have to choose a right leader from our area.

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Swapnil Singh said: (Sat, Apr 5, 2014 07:34:59 PM)    
 
Hi friends in my point of view education is necessary for our our politician, as these are the people who are going to frame act or law on the basis of which the development of country is decided. With education comes awareness, to analyse the situation and take decision which is must for a politician.

There is a entrance exam for grade-4 worker then why not for politician (or policy maker). And not only the educational qualification the past record must be seen to ensure no criminal records against a candidate to ensure the good governance. Thank you.

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Gunjal Soni said: (Sat, Apr 5, 2014 01:49:06 PM)    
 
Hi friends, I think leaders of political parties should be educated because education is must a powerful tool to make a strong base for India's like leading country. A definite academic qualification should be compulsory for everyone who want to make a candidate for any party.

Because India since independence we are only a developing country, so there are many problems occur in our country which has not a perfect solution. So a good qualified person can solve this problem's by their knowledge and creativity. And creativity is come from knowledge so I think that a predetermine criteria should be sate for every candidate.

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Bena said: (Sat, Apr 5, 2014 01:40:58 PM)    
 
I think leaders must have some amount of educational qualification. Because then only he/she have to read people's mind and also bring the positive change in the society. Education is must need for problem solving in critical situation and also need for decision making.

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Rohit Batra said: (Sat, Apr 5, 2014 03:05:58 AM)    
 
Saying that education imparts one with the skills and knowledge to drive a nation would not be correct, for one can be wise enough to run a nation even without education. What a politician should be is properly award of the present and past situations, capable enough to analyse things and make the best decisions.

Now, education is one way to achieve this wisdom. Law professional indeed make good politicians, we have examples for that. A person who has done a B-Tech in Civil Engineering, though may not have the best of expertise in politics but he sure did add value to his way of thinking when he did engineering. And thats what we need, good thinkers, analysers, performers and decision makers. The education system in India adds these qualities to a person.

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Aneesh said: (Thu, Apr 3, 2014 09:09:55 AM)    
 
Education is a mandate for all posts other than politics. This created a notion that politics is for uneducated, but this notion is not true. Politics and politicians are steering the nation. This is the most skilled job in nation. Since the future of people depends on the direction of nation, and direction is determined by the ruling class or politicians.

The prime quality for a politician is not education it is altruism, but a person with altruism may not have the skill to drive a nation. To drive a nation required skills talent and knowledge. Even though an altruist person can be devised by pragmatic persons surrounding him if he lacks skills and knowledge. Their lies the importance of education. Education imparts the skills and talent to drive a nation to an altruist person.

In present days leading the nation is a complex task that requires the most skilled people in the country. To endure prosperity we have to mandate education for politicians. Since the future of our nation lies in the hands of politicians.

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Ravindra.Kamble said: (Wed, Apr 2, 2014 05:46:09 PM)    
 
I think, a politician should have a some amount of education qualification to know and develop the our nation.

And it is necessary to take a decision like, finance decisions, economy of the country, and also developing towards the rural area.

Lastly I say that, if a politician have a education, he will contribute something towards the society and our nation.

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Gurpreet Singh said: (Wed, Apr 2, 2014 01:46:06 PM)    
 
Well friends from my point of view a certain good level of education to be eligible to contest in elections or to become a member of any legislative assembly or to be a part of politics is MUST. Our Govt must frame a strict policy on this matter.

Well friends as we all well aware of the fact that in India to be an IAS officer how much hard work and effort one has to put to achieve this and after clearing the IAS they have to work under the politicians who are far away behind them in education qualification and decision making.

Here I want to say that if we want to develop our nation we must select good qualified leaders who lead the nation well towards progress.

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Revathi said: (Tue, Apr 1, 2014 01:58:16 PM)    
 
One thing which I want to know is, how you define educational qualification?please be specific that how a "WELL EDUCATED" person is more suitable for politics compared to someone who actually want to work for society but don't have a degree?and if some politician will show you some Mit or oxford certificate then how can we believe on him that it is authentic ?

So in my opinion politics is for those who believes in working for society, who are capable of bringing positive change in current scenario, who is having courage to stand against evil practices and then one who believes to work for the development of the country with the countrymen and not try to rule over the country.

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Abhishek Pathak said: (Tue, Apr 1, 2014 12:51:01 AM)    
 
Yeah sure. Leader must have a good qualification. A leader should be elected by seeing all his positive parts as a leader because he has to work for his nation. If a leader does not know the basics how will he contribute for his nation. Everyone now is corrupted. We need to have well qualified, sensible leaders who could think of doing good for their nation instead of spoiling it. It will not only bring a good part but will also encourage our youngsters to contribute for their nation by becoming a well qualified leader.

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Sudip Bauri said: (Sun, Mar 30, 2014 05:37:49 PM)    
 
In a country like India we have no rules regarding the education qualification for politicians. Educational qualification is necessary for the politicians even because the future of the people of the country. Only a well educated politician can understand the people's problems and can bring a best solution to it and not manipulating their problems. And now a day every in every country have lots of problems and many countries solving those problems in different ways. That's why our politicians should know how other countries solving their problems & which is the best method for solving a particular problem. Politicians should know about the already developed country. How they developed? For development of our whole country politicians should be broad minded. They should work all together without any type of complication.

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Suneet Lanjekar said: (Sat, Mar 29, 2014 06:28:00 PM)    
 
In Todays current condition, my first question to politicians are why they join Politics without having educational qualification? Its create lots of problem in all areas. Each politicians must have educational qualification.

But Today's situation is politicians act without having or understanding proper knowledge of that subject which create lots of problems.

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Shobha said: (Wed, Mar 26, 2014 11:58:34 AM)    
 
Main obstruction to develop our country is politics (60%) , Police department (25%) and common people (10%) , illegal commanders (5%) in my view. Because when someone did illegal thing police dept catch him definitely when recommendation comes from some political leader or they did bribe they become again senior in their illegal level. First stop the police corruption give punishment equal to their illegal things whomever he. The common people will breath free and piece will be available in India.

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Charan said: (Mon, Mar 24, 2014 11:26:23 AM)    
 
Politician must study why because the world goes in advance but India is still developing country why because from the many years uneducated people are ruling our country and they don't know how to improve the country so in this 21st century India want become developed country.

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Pinky said: (Sun, Mar 23, 2014 03:34:39 PM)    
 
I think a leader must be qualified so that at least he can read that papers on which he has to sign so that no 1 can cheat him. And also he can read letters sent by the people to him in which they are telling him the problems and he will understand them & try to solve it. !

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Aniket said: (Wed, Mar 12, 2014 11:39:06 AM)    
 
Hi friends.

My opinion about that is it must be necessary that a leader who leads the party should be well qualified because it's very important for him to know about the terms, conditions and rules & regulation of the party so that he/she leads the party very well without doing any illegal things. And this will also make a difference in the field of politics and also a well qualified leader thinks about future enhancement.

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Kartik said: (Mon, Mar 10, 2014 07:25:20 PM)    
 
In my opinion there should be no politicians because some of them think they are very high and we have freedom why should we let others control us our parents should control us and there should not a leader who is not understanding other opinions and on his own.

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Aditya said: (Sun, Mar 9, 2014 04:30:37 PM)    
 
Education is necessary not only for politicians but for each and every individual of any country. Educated citizens builds strong foundation for nation and qualified politicians are required for administration and management of it. For a country like India which has one of the most sophisticated system of democracy, educated politician is a must. We can see hues and cries occurring in parliament or even in political rallies. Here a qualified candidate will try to analyse the situation before plunging into chaos. It will also provoke youth to drop their political apathy and enter into politics. We Indians have outshines in every field worldwide, lets have those outshiners in our political arena and establish a solid foundation for our democratic culture.

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Ananya.V said: (Wed, Feb 26, 2014 05:42:34 PM)    
 
I think education is the first and foremost qualification for an politician. If a person need to do his duty as a good administrator in any sector he need to have basic information about that sector. Even though he is not specialized in that particular sector, he can get the necessary knowledge only if he is educated. Most of the corruptions take place because of poor knowledge of the politicians who are cheated by the contractors and officers. Thus it necessary to choose an educated candidate.

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Prabhji said: (Mon, Feb 17, 2014 09:52:08 PM)    
 
A politician needs good qualification so that :

1. He can understand his people's problems and can bring a best solution to it and not manipulating their problems with ridiculous statistics showing avg. Growth.

2. He can improvise the situation from his knowledge and abilities but not removing people who bring problems to him by his servants.

3. He can leave his seat for better upcoming person and admits that his time is over and needs to help others through experience and knowledge.

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Vijaya said: (Mon, Feb 17, 2014 02:31:40 PM)    
 
Educational qualification is necessary for the politicians even because the future of the people who voted for them depends on the politicians themselves. In a country like India we have no rules regarding the education qualification for politicians. If it was there then India would have been a developed country some years ago.

But the position was not like this. The person who was unable to have a simple job was entering the politics and was playing with the lives of people. It is really unfortunate. Even though a educated one enters he will not remain in the politics till the end. Because the politics in India was similar to a Drainage. Sorry to comment like this. But the condition was same. Sorry if I hurt the feelings of anybody,

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Thiyagachozhan said: (Sun, Feb 16, 2014 01:17:34 PM)    
 
Hi one and all,

Yes the Educational Qualifications should be made compulsory for the Politicians. Now it is made compulsory that one who works in a department should have the Educational Qualification about that department. It is because the one who knows about the particular department only can perform well in that particular department. That's why all the company recruit the workers on the basis of their Educational Qualifications.

The one who works at the basic level itself is selected on the basis their own Educational Qualifications. Then why it is not so in the case of the Politicians.

The Politicians are the one who works entirely for a particular department. So the Politicians (Ministers) one who works for the particular department should have the enough Educational Qualification about that particular department.

Nowadays in India, the politicians are not at all qualified. It has became an fashion that the qualification to enter into Politics is became Not educationally qualified. The Politicians are mostly doing rowdism in the society. The educationally qualified will maintain their Personality. So Educational qualifications should be made compulsory for the Politicians.

For Example:

The Ministers of the Respective Department should have Respective degree:

1. Law Minister should have atleast a Law degree.

2. Educational Minister should atleast have a BEd. , degree.

Kindly think that all the appointment of the Judges will include the recommendation of the Minister for his behavior. Likely all the Teachers, Professors are appointed by the Educational Minister. Then how it can be allowed the person without qualification can appoint the one who have a proper qualification.

Think India.

Question the Government.

Work for the Country.

Jai Hind.

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Rajkumar said: (Thu, Feb 6, 2014 04:14:47 PM)    
 
In my opinion Education is must for all politicians because we are seeing that in our country or in any country even for a d grade job or even for a workers post we search for some education.

For politicians only not required any minimum educational qualification. It is very bad.

In my opinion certain educational requirements is must for based upon their positions for politicians. For ex: for finance minister he must be Qualified CA or CMA or Even MBA Finance Why because One countries total finance decisions is in the hands of this minister so like that some educational qualifications is must for every politician based up their category.

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Prasannakumar said: (Tue, Jan 28, 2014 05:08:31 PM)    
 
Politicians and all persons should be educate but in politics education is the secondary thing to our politicians, education gives knowledge but practically it doesn't works. So politicians must be honest, always think want to do something for people. In INDIA most scams are done by more educated politicians. Uneducated politicians are also done their work perfectly.

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Richad said: (Mon, Jan 27, 2014 05:55:38 PM)    
 
Hi friends, Education is a must for everyone in the world and it is the most important thing a political leader of a state and a nation need and it a must, only then will the country know development and can come on top, when a leader represents himself as an uneducated leader it is a shame to us, in order to enter politics there must be rules and educational qualification and not everyone and anyone can enter it there must be a minimum educational qualification at least in order for this developing country to become fully developed, instead anyone can become a leader if he has the support whether he is educated or not he can become a leader.

Look at the leaders of the developed countries almost all the politicians are educated and have gone to the best universities and that is why they are where they are and we are stuck as still a developing country. The#1 rule to enter politics should be education and only a well educated person who has the qualification should be able to stand in election not any person who just has support from different groups of people, this will not help the country but only help themselves and we will be left with the name of still a developing country even for the next 100 years so there must be a change if we have to ever see the light. Education can change the world and is a must for every political leader.

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Shivani said: (Thu, Jan 23, 2014 07:59:08 AM)    
 
According to me, education is necessary in politics because politicians are our country leaders & if they have not got even a secondary level education they will represent our country as an illiterate country. It is a shame to be known by this title.

Politicians need to know the constitution and this is also a part of education. Education means not to study to become a doctor or engineer. It is a system which teaches us how to tackle with different situations of our life & this is more needed for a politician.

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Sash said: (Wed, Jan 22, 2014 04:18:42 PM)    
 
To become a politician one should have a minimum qualification because as in India even for a D class post there is some eligibility.

And since there is a vast view for the politician so he should have a optimistic approach so for that also person should have basic knowledge so that it understand the people opinion.

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Govin said: (Sat, Jan 18, 2014 07:19:11 PM)    
 
EDUCATION is a must needed quality which is required in any of the leaders. Politicians are the very important assets of our society. They are the who running the nation. Do you want your nation to be led by uneducated peoples. NO ! We want our leaders to be well-educated, one who makes unbiased, intelligent & quality decisions.

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Pradeep said: (Fri, Jan 17, 2014 08:33:07 PM)    
 
Education qualification not must but necessary for every one who want to be in politics but not such higher qualification, just need to be simple graduate. So that he/she can understand the Law & rule and regulation in a better way or can help to impose.

Despite of that other qualities like.

- Honesty.
- Patriot.
- Well committed for country & people.
- Willing to work for. By the people, for the people & to the people.

Thanks.

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Balwan Singh said: (Sat, Jan 4, 2014 11:53:19 PM)    
 
Hi everyone.

According to my point of view a politician should be well educated because its necessary to understand the politics and system for him. Uneducated is just unable to follow the policy or regulations of politics.

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Emily said: (Sat, Dec 28, 2013 11:52:39 PM)    
 
Hey friends, I went through some of your thoughts. And now I will give my thoughts an I hope someone objects against it because I have a debate.

1. Now lets take an eg: for a cricket team educational degree is not important but the ability to play cricket well is important. Similarly the relevant qualification for being an MLA or MP is the ability to understand peoples concern, problem and to represent their Interests.

2. And then in India putting an educational qualification would go against the spirit of democracy for yet another reason. It would mean depriving a majority of the country the right to contest elections.

Thank you for reading and I will be more thankful if I get a rebut against it. :-).

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Krishna said: (Sat, Dec 28, 2013 07:24:59 AM)    
 
Political should be educated because if he goes to foreign he will give a paper to sign if he is uneducated he will not understand what is it and he will sign foreign can cheat him if he is educated he will know what is it.

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Ashvini Ojha said: (Sun, Dec 15, 2013 09:39:09 PM)    
 
Hello everyone. As we know India is a big country having on of the largest rule country, there are various amendments therefore the leader should have defiantly some criteria, I mean there are not enough educated but at least some educated to ruled the rule. Suppose we want to join in any organisation then they ask some criteria, this is a matter of future of a small organisation n then we should have some criteria so on the matter of a big country leader should have criteria like, 1. No any criminal record 2. Educated at secondary level 3. Leadership quality 4. Optimistic.

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Chaitanya said: (Sat, Dec 14, 2013 07:45:47 PM)    
 
In my point of view education is necessary for politician. Not only education, they need to know about moral values and also how to manage people. Some of the qualifications that the politician should maintain are Good communication skills, Positive thinking, Honesty etc. The point that you raised was correct.

Because now a days none of the politician does not have any qualification. It should contain some entrance test which are based on ethics and awareness about society. The people who have family background are easily entering into the politics without having lack of knowledge and also not suited for that post. Due to this the country is being corrupted. I would like to ensure that the politician should consist of basic education to lead the country.

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Jesty said: (Mon, Dec 2, 2013 06:08:16 PM)    
 
Yes, it is a must need for a politician to be educated. Without education it is nearly impossible to rule a vast country efficiently.

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Tanya said: (Sun, Nov 24, 2013 07:54:43 PM)    
 
Surely the politicians should be educated. Without education you cannot run a whole big nation. Specially in a country like India where there is so much of diversity and complicity, someone without education will not suffice in ruling the country properly. Only basic knowledge will not do. You need a vast amount of knowledge of a country and the way in which its political system works, to run it properly. Or else we are going to face the situation in which we are currently. Again and again.

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Atharv said: (Wed, Nov 20, 2013 10:46:05 PM)    
 
Hi Friends.

I have mixed feelings.

- I think candidates should not compulsorily be educated because the ruling of the politician doesn't depend on his qualifications but on his qualities to rule. He should have moral values for the people instead of a degree. He should be understanding and should understand people's needs!

- For the topic:

Education is important to become a leader but only to a certain level. Its not important to be highly educated, but to have basic qualification is very important. Qualifications should not be only money and manpower in politics.

Thanks for reading.

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Srinivas said: (Thu, Nov 7, 2013 05:28:37 PM)    
 
Education is base for human beings for property in right direction, it is not mean that one having a certificate is an educated. These certificates can be produced from many of universities with money and muscle power. To become a doctor or engineer or IAS or IPS officer etc. , entrance tests are required, unlike to become a politician (To serve the public). Some sorts of entrance tests are required to become a politician which are organised by the Govt Official like IAS or any other UPSE qualified people to avoid become a puppets in the hands of Politicians.

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Srujanwita Mohapatra said: (Mon, Nov 4, 2013 07:16:00 PM)    
 
In my point of view the minimum level of education for all politicians should be matriculation. Because now in almost every village there is a school which provides free & compulsory education up to 14 years. Besides this there should be an institute, where any person wants to join politics has to take admission there to become a successful leader.

In that institute, such persons have to work with the practical problems & by seeing their handling capacity, honesty & hard working, the institute give them a degree for becoming a politician. And such degree can be availed without expending so much money. Expert professionals, retired judges and other personnel, social workers as well as other successful politicians will train them.

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Rahman said: (Sun, Oct 27, 2013 10:41:39 PM)    
 
Democracy is a good system but it is now failing because no standard criteria is set for who can be the politician.

To become a physician one need to go to the Medical school for 5 years. To become an engineer one need to go to the Engineering school for 4 years or more.

But if you have money or muscle power you can become the politician and these people run the whole world.

This is the reason for so much problem in this earth.

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Pragathi said: (Sun, Oct 27, 2013 12:29:17 PM)    
 
Hi friends.

In my point of view Education is important for politicians. But there is no need of higher education. Because higher educational people also corrupting. The Politicians need to know some basic rules about their job. And the main thing is they should have more knowledge about the country situation. What are the decisions that are going to take at a particular situation and first and foremost important thing is they should have an intention to serve the people and develop the country.

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Diksha Mittal said: (Mon, Oct 21, 2013 01:00:17 AM)    
 
In my opinion, education should not be considered as the basis for the people to come in politics because education can not decide what type of quality that person have. May be this person have qualities of a good politician, so a leader need not to be very well educated, but he should know the basic functioning of his tasks.

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Anbalagan said: (Sun, Sep 29, 2013 04:26:05 PM)    
 
Yes I agree politicians should be educated, But my point is education is a one of better way to thinking correctly, be a good one. But what I would like say is everyone like to do this, so don't come to a conclusion only the educator can be good one, every man can be a good one without getting a educational knowledge.

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Ankur Biswas said: (Fri, Sep 27, 2013 12:31:00 AM)    
 
Hello friends.

You know there is two types of politicians-one is big in name and other is big in fame. I am not saying that for being a good leader one has to be educated but if the person is good in nature, well behaved, honest and devoted to his work and if he has education then its his advantage. Because education enlarges our mind;we can think bigger, logically. Ultimately he can use all his knowledge in favor of our country, which is essential and very much needed in modern politics. Only then he can become the third type of leader-the good one, remembered not for his name or fame but for his work.

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Aniruddh said: (Thu, Sep 19, 2013 05:52:40 PM)    
 
Education qualification for politicians:

See education is a big factor which should be concerned when choosing a politician, but it is not everything. There are a lot of examples in which politicians are educated enough but still they are involved in corruption and, many other cases.

So there is no criteria that should be followed.

I am trying to put some points here:

1) Any candidate, if he has a criminal record he will not be able to become candidate for election.

2) Age limit should be there.

3) Should be graduate at least.

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Deeksha said: (Fri, Sep 13, 2013 06:46:45 PM)    
 
Yes there should be minimum qualification to enter into the politics; but just having the degrees is not enough to lead the country.

For this the one must have some qualities like he should have the dedication and passion for his country only then he can think of doing something good for his nation; also he should be honest and devote towards his work and duties.

In fact according to me, there should be an proper training giving to the person only after that he can enter into the politics.

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R Sen said: (Tue, Sep 10, 2013 01:32:52 AM)    
 
Yes, definately educational qualification is must for every politician. But only education is not judge the behaviour & honesty of a person. My point of view, In the election education is play the key role. Eligibility in election is decided by the education qualification. Every person who have face election must possess bachelor degree in any field & should no any criminal record.

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Deeksha said: (Sat, Sep 7, 2013 07:14:08 PM)    
 
Hello friends.

In my point of view,

Education is the thing which broaden our thinking and also make us capable to learn and think in the better way.

But with being well educated, a person must also be a hard worker and should have the passion towards the work. He must be devoted for his work.

Only then he can use the education in the better way.

And that is also with the politicians.

I agree that there should be minimum qualification for a politician so that everyone cannot enter the politics as happens in India, but the education alone is not enough.

He should also be a devoted and honest person so that he can do work in favor of India.

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Sudheer said: (Wed, Sep 4, 2013 04:09:05 PM)    
 
Gone through all the lines in this page. And I would like to add some more. !

In current political situation I feel like education is must for any leader. Of course some politicians who are not well educated have fulfilled their job in a respectable manner. Like IAS officers politicians should also have qualification to rule people. On an average current political leaders have age of 40 they can rule for 40 more years, obviously the upcoming young politicians are well educated. So we will see a better India in 40y ears from now. May be "2050". :-).

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Harry said: (Tue, Sep 3, 2013 08:28:01 PM)    
 
Hi friends!

According to my point of view, Education is not necessary for Politicians. People may say like this, "some of our great leaders did not enter into the school. But what's up?They done their job very perfect.

For example, Tamil Nadu former chief minister KAMARAJAR did not finish his schooling. He completed his 5th std only. But he made himself as a Great leader of Tamil Nadu State. He introduced so many good projects in TN.

Such projects are even followed, now.

But today's culture politicians should have a little knowledge. Then only they can thing globally and technically.

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Utkarsh Singh said: (Thu, Aug 22, 2013 08:11:00 PM)    
 
Yes and no. Because education is not all about book knowledge or graduation; education is also gained by experience. In leadership field. To become a leader one must have a strong desire to lead, self confidence, integrity, honesty and job relevant knowledge.

I think experience plays a major role in developing the traits of a good leader.

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Shalma Indeep Kumar said: (Thu, Aug 15, 2013 04:14:49 PM)    
 
Hello friends.

Majority friends are saying education is must. I don't object them. If we observed our union cabinet ministers 100 % graduates, 90% they are PG holders. 75 % of the lok sabha members are graduates. Today 2g scam, coal scam, adarsh scam, agasta scam all accused persons in these scams have most extraordinary education qualifications, they took degrees not from general universities. They from Oxford, Cambridge, California, St.Massachusetts like so many world famous universities. Now we want morals, ethics in our leaders. We demand RIGHT TO RECALL act to deploy the political leaders who have been corrupted.

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M.Kshir said: (Mon, Aug 5, 2013 12:32:52 AM)    
 
Well, I don't think that educational qualification is important to the politician, let the voters decide about him, but he should be anger to work for the betterment of the people, he should be transparent, dynamic and no corruption. The problems is that the intellectual people are full of doubt while the stupid people are full of confidence about their abilities, So this is the world of bravery, the victory belong to the brave and the one who have multiple crores. This is from my point of view as an Indian. Just qualification is not ok, we need to amend even the constitution of India.

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Ravi Kant said: (Sat, Aug 3, 2013 12:22:37 AM)    
 
I think it would be good if some educational criterion fixed for a people wished to enter in politics arena. Nowadays anybody is contesting election just because of their lust to power and money. They don't understand their responsibilities for the people and society. They use foul language against their rivals. If a less educated person becomes minister, his/her understanding of issues is important because their decisions could do good or harm both to us. In our country, people copy mainly actors and politicians and if a politician is educated, behaves properly than he can inspire the masses to become the same.

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Honey Singh said: (Tue, Jul 30, 2013 08:25:46 AM)    
 
I think education is important for ministers as they of course should be able to know the laws and the rules and regulation for governing our country but the ministers which are required to do the "workers"job, by worker's job I mean the work to be done on field instead of sitting behind a desk, I don't think they should be much qualified. I don't think that educational qualification is required that much.

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Bhavna said: (Tue, Jul 23, 2013 08:24:04 PM)    
 
Hello friends.

After going through so many views of so many people, I also conclude that education should be necessary for politicians. For every kind of government job there is some mini. Educational criteria, then why not for the people who are running the government Although education is not the only the mean which can create good leaders for our country but yes it is a great factor which gives a person so many leader qualities.

Because an educated person has the ability to take strong and right decision by forecasting the situation. And last but not the least, an educated person will never create an disgraceful situation of throwing chairs and abusing in parliament.

Thanks for reading.

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Lokanadh V said: (Tue, Jul 16, 2013 12:07:53 PM)    
 
Education is required for every politician and he should capable take own decision (not depending on PA or etc.). For example as a MLA or MP, he should know the effects of GO or Bill while passing in assembly or Lok sabha. One Party will take the decision all MLA or MP are going to support same with out thinking, its a major drawback in our country. Due to this type decision major GO or Bill are passing. Corruption has been starting from the this decisions.

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Manisha said: (Sat, Jul 6, 2013 01:02:25 PM)    
 
Hello everyone.

Education is necessary for all. Educated person can bring a great change in a society & becomes an asset, so politicians should also have at least minimum required qualification to represent themselves as a country leaders.

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Yugan Yugandhar said: (Fri, Jul 5, 2013 11:26:01 PM)    
 
I think education is must & should. I am not saying that they should have higher level education but have education up to basic knowledge level about public awareness, understanding the current situations, leadership qualities, ardent desire to serve the people & mostly sincere at job. A person leading the country without having proper education is like an insane having the stone in his hands. Just you observe politicians outside of the nation who are mostly well educated & broad minded which helps the nation development. And finally my statement is.

"Without having education a politician cannot turn about as a LEADER".

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Harmeet said: (Fri, Jun 14, 2013 01:35:03 PM)    
 
I think qualification does not matter but I think there should be entrance test for politician if they are eligible then he can enter the politics. We can also check their previous work which they have done.

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Kajalray said: (Mon, Jun 10, 2013 09:28:48 PM)    
 
Education is the stair to build one's moral character. It teaches us how to be sublime and magnanimous, it also grants us power of knowledge which teaches us right and wrong in the way of life.

A true politician is a person who will show light to the nation, who will sacrifice for the country and in right moment through his sublime knowledge and decision will solve the problem of the common people. His character will be such that the people can follow him. In every respectable profession one has to educate himself and make good preparation to reach excellence then why politics will be exception, particularly when politicians get unfettered licence to rule the common people and only entitled to frame policy for the betterment of the country. Therefore in my opinion politicians should be much more educated than other professionals.

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Shubham Wahi said: (Thu, May 30, 2013 02:47:20 PM)    
 
Hello everyone,

In my opinion It is not required to have an educational qualification for the politician. It doesn't matter that person has any degree or not only thing which matters is the work done for the public and his nation. Even educated persons now in our country have caught in the corruption. So why do we judge people only on the basis of their qualification, why not according to their nature, qualities and work done by them. Person should be well aware of his responsibilities for his country and should have following qualities.

1. Person should be honest, patriot and devoted to his country.

2. He should have good leadership, always think and work for welfare of public.

3. He should be able to bring out ideas for removing of corruption, poverty, unemployment and inflation like diseases from our country and must be able to implement those laws.

4. He must be a good decision maker so that can bring the change in our country.

I am not saying that person should not be educated he should be but subject knowledge and hard skills don't determine whether he is suitable to be a politician or not. The above mentioned qualities are sufficient for a politician not any paper certifying his education.

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Sruthi Nair said: (Mon, May 20, 2013 06:00:33 PM)    
 
The day we can be sure that each and every person has access to education, we will be able to make education mandatory for politicians. Otherwise the same old problem will arise, people will certainly come up with the argument that such a rule indirectly prohibits those who due to lack of resources are uneducated, from entering politics and presenting their views and lending a hand for the betterment of their own country. So such a thing is kind of impractical when it comes to India, we are yet to deal with illiteracy.

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Himanshu said: (Fri, May 17, 2013 11:34:44 PM)    
 
Actually there is no need for this type or restriction. We can't say that a very good leader in not eligible for politics because of he is not educated. All need is that it must be good listener and good decision maker and have ability to read and understand of thing and for all these qualities education criteria is not necessary.

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Mahaveer Singh said: (Wed, May 1, 2013 03:53:40 PM)    
 
O.K Friends. I am also here for putting my words on this interesting topic. As far leaders are concerned they are having different kinds of skills about their field there is no need that the politicians should be educated.

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Anshul Singal said: (Sun, Apr 14, 2013 10:39:58 PM)    
 
Its very important for us to know everyone must be educated. If a person is sapient, educated, indomitable, upright or honest, then he must cry up to go in politics. India where there were great leaders like, chandragupta maurya, lord rama, shantanu, king dashrath etc were born were educated and had all virtues of being leaders. Without education it is difficult to know what is right and what is wrong ? unless you are educated ones, you can not run the nation. In my opinion education is important not only for leaders but also for common man.

According to be one must get through at least MA in political, law and economics so that he must do improvement in these domain of his nation.

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Kuamr Prince said: (Fri, Apr 12, 2013 12:49:01 AM)    
 
I agree with above opinions, a politician should have basic knowledge, he must be honest, apart from these he should be a good listener, a good decision maker etc. But this is not only the solution to our problem, there should be public interest and opinions in politics, we should be aware of the things happening around us. Because today we are only involved in our own life and work as a result we are just claiming the Indian system for every issues.

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Sruthi Nair said: (Thu, Apr 11, 2013 12:03:46 PM)    
 
I don't have an opinion that a certain educational qualification is necessary for a politician. All that they require is a bit of practical knowledge which comes from experiences. Education plays a major role in developing such skills but is not necessary that such brilliance can only come through proper education. However, in India it has become a common thing that senseless people come into politics only because of money or muscle power. To prevent this we can easily conduct tests to judge the analytical and practical skills of a person who aspires to become a politician, this will be sort of an aptitude test which has no connection with academics but with just basic skills that a person actually capable of ruling can easily acquire over time which they can give in their own language given they at least know how to read and write.

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Om Nerwal said: (Tue, Apr 9, 2013 12:44:09 AM)    
 
Hi friends, I am a little bit strict person with those who don't think making educational qualification mandatory for the politicians. I think those people should not be given another chance to say anything on such an important matter. I think those people need more better education in order to discuss such an important matter. We should not make ourselves happy and proud of our country where prevails so much corruption. The outside world know about us and please take it for granted that the outside world would not respect corrupt people. The formula for becoming a good politician is : school education + college/university education + good moral character + strict laws + pass through weekly performance + suspended for talking shit + banned talking irrelevant and unrelated issues + a number (1 to 10) should be given to each politician's brain level so that the people weigh them as per their brain level + many more things. Thanks for reading.

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Kumar Satyaveer said: (Wed, Mar 27, 2013 01:29:46 AM)    
 
We are civilized people and we are living in a country which advocates democracy. A group of elected leaders run this country but unfortunately some of them indulge themselves into corruption for instance 2G scams, Colgate and so on. They were educated enough to perform such acts. My point is, today education doesn't guarantees wisdom and moral values at all. We should expect our politician to hold a good educational background but above all they must possess a good moral values and character. Lastly I don't thing that our country needs so many political parties.

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Divya Kukreti said: (Mon, Mar 25, 2013 12:44:13 AM)    
 
My dear group members, I strongly believe that only education qualification is not enough for politicians especially in our country where the person is categorized just on basis of marks. Education is not limited to only study or bookish knowledge. It includes a persons ability to listen, think and take fruitful decisions. It is not necessary that a person getting excellent marks is also a good planner and decision taker. A combination of the two is needed for a person to become a great politician. Mere having an educational qualification does not make a person capable enough to pass bill and make laws for such a big country. So for a country to prosper the leaders should not only be qualified but also a good thinker, decision taker and manager.

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Pavan Phaneendra said: (Sat, Mar 23, 2013 11:45:03 PM)    
 
What is education? Is doing PG or Ph.D defines an educated person. Well that is not really essential to become a politician. In my view, a person who have the agility, who abide to his/her country can be a politician. He/She must know how to communicate with people, their problems and their views towards the country. Every person is educated, if he/she is having the conscience about what to do for their country. FOR INSTANCE, take ANNA HAZARE, he only completed his 7th grade, but he is a great social reformer and an activist, who is having peoples voice. Every youth followed him and they are professionally educated people. So why those educated people supported an uneducated. ?

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Shashikant said: (Wed, Mar 20, 2013 12:35:38 AM)    
 
Hi friends,

I'm supported this topic qualification should not be mandatory of politician. Because Many educated people are look like working uneducated people like example IAS, IPS, PCS Officer these officer until wait for decision like any work. So qualification should not necessary in politician. And also some reason are highly qualified people not leaving like common man so this are the reason. Like some example for good and honest.

Leader are Mahatama Gandhi, Netaji Subhas Chandra bosh, Nehru ji, and presently Annaji so these are the reason. Thanking for given this opportunity for these round.

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Anch said: (Mon, Feb 25, 2013 07:35:40 PM)    
 
I will say that educated candidate should only be nominated as a politician.

Collector is an administrator for a district. He/she will be qualified for that post only if he had qualified the exams like civil service. Even for a district, he should be qualified means then think about the entire state administration. The rules has to be changed for the betterment of our country. Educated persons will be broadminded. Constant improvement will take place and a new constitution will be developed instead of following the same policies.

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Prashant said: (Thu, Feb 7, 2013 08:36:58 PM)    
 
Hi friends,

In my opinion education is necessary for all although he is politician or country men.

Education is medicine of all social problem.

There should be a education criteria for any candidate who is going for election.

Educated politician are more understandable and they can bring law and order to our country.

If they are educated, they understand their duty to nation and some social evils like corruption are stating to decrease.

So education qualification is necessary for politician.

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Hemalatha :-) said: (Sat, Jan 19, 2013 08:41:25 PM)    
 
In my point of view educational qualification is very necessary for a politician.

Because he/she has a greatest responsibility to frame laws and rule our mother country.

In our country even for a clerk job we need a minimum education qualification, then why not for a politician. Nowadays the only qualification for politics is money and manpower.

The most of highly educated people hesitates to enter into politics, so only our country is still not achieved status as developed country.

If educated persons enter in politics, our nation can grow faster.

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Manjul Manohar said: (Tue, Jan 15, 2013 09:37:33 AM)    
 
According to my point of view educational qualification is mandatory for all people included with politicians. Because education is the basic parameter of any country, due to this we can observe which country is developed or developing. Main point is that education directly effect on our economic condition of country. As for example, if anyone want to become a clerk of bank region then he has to pass the graduate exam with required percentage for applying for this post, these criteria is keeping because he could handle the responsibility which is occurring in job. Similarly politicians have to handle the big responsibility of state and country. So it is required the educational qualification for politicians.

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Smita said: (Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:41:19 AM)    
 
Education is actually mandatory for politician.

When we go for a job of even the lowest possible responsibility there is a certain qualification for it, then why not for politician who are going to handle the biggest responsibility.

Education can help the politician for making good policies and law and can make the nation to grow even faster.

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Sayyaid said: (Fri, Dec 28, 2012 05:31:07 PM)    
 
Hello Friends In my point educational qualification is not mandatory for politicians.

I just give an example those people who are ruled in our from past 1947 are leaders some of them are educated and other people are there but they ruled our country.

And the leader ship qualities are coming from by birth only.

The person who ruled our world none other than Alexander is not much educated but he is a great leader.

But in those days they fight with an honor and for their people but now a days the Politicians are ruling for their money and other things. These people not having any morale values the morale values will be learn form education system only.

The person he/she educated/uneducated must have respect towards their own country. And these people will think about next generation then only our country in great position.

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Krishna said: (Thu, Dec 20, 2012 09:58:38 PM)    
 
For a politician Education qualification means he or she should know what is happening from bottom to top level. (Normal Person to the Prime Minister). He or she must know how is administration carried out in the country. He should have knowledge in legislature, judiciary and executive branches. He or She must has moral and ethical values. Then he is the perfect politician.

The time has arrived. We hope for the best to our country.

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Vyankatesh said: (Mon, Dec 10, 2012 09:20:16 PM)    
 
I think that education is not mandatory for becoming a leader. A person should be well connected with people & should have concern for them. Without that his/her education is useless.

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Nakoi James John said: (Wed, Dec 5, 2012 06:24:22 PM)    
 
Politician should be people with high education because many leadership attributes are gained through education. Leaders with no education can not cope up with the change hence it hinders country development.

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Astha Jain :) said: (Sat, Dec 1, 2012 09:11:22 PM)    
 
I must say education is necessary for a leader, for the country's bright future and prosperity. As now a days it is the basic need of a person, but yes, it should not be fixed till a certain level. A leader should be matured, experienced, kind, educated, and should understand peoples feelings, thinking, vision etc. And that all comes from education it self and our moral life. So friends that's all I think ! I hope you all will like your small friend thinking. Thank you.

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Nagaraj said: (Mon, Nov 26, 2012 07:33:21 AM)    
 
In my view politicians needed Higher education, because they are the persons rule the society. Unfortunately the highly educating peoples like IAS Officers working under the uneducated persons and also there is no rule for politician's education. First of all we are changing the ours.

Some high educated politicians are doing the schemes.

Finally we conclude that Only Qualification insufficient for the politicians and also having good leader ship qualities and genuine persons are required.

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Sribash Das said: (Fri, Nov 23, 2012 09:40:37 AM)    
 
According to me educational qualification is necessary for politicians. What I fell is knowledge is not enough for a perfect leader. He/she have to be highly educated, because only he/she control the 200 crore people of/in India. They should able to know the rules and regulations of a democratic country. So that I like to say educated politician is necessary. In educational politician we need sincerity, corruptness. So according to me education is mandatory for the politician.

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