Top 5 Educated Politicians In India 2023
It is a fact but entering politics does mean you need to be educated. It’s a myth to believe that without being educated you could make it big in the field of politics. One of the most well-known names in the world of politics are actually decorated with accolades and degrees. Here is a low down on a few we know:
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Before being elected as the PM for India for two consecutive tenures, Mr. Singh had worked in the United Nations. He is known to have a doctorate in Economics from Oxford University. A gentle and intelligent politician, he has had to his credited having saved the country from the brink of a full-blown economic crisis in 1991 by outlining structural reforms to revive the country’s economy. He also holds a graduate degree in Economics from University of Cambridge (UK).
Unlike his family, this one is well educated. The present leader of the Samajwadi Party and the former 20th and youngest Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Mr. Yadav holds a Bachelor’s in Civil Environmental Engineering from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore and Master’s in Environmental Engineering from the University of Sydney, Australia.
He is well known for his poise and power of words, both that comes from his formal educational background. He enjoyed being educated in the prestigious St. Stephens College, North Campus, Delhi University and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy from Tufts University, U.S.A. Currently, he is serving as a senior Congress leader and third-term Lok Sabha MP representing Thiruvananthapuram constituency and Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology.
A former member of the Parliament, Indian politician, economist and statistician, Subramanian Swamy is one of the founding members and former president of Janta Party which got merged with BJP. Before his tryst with politics, he was a happy professor of Mathematical Economics at IIT Delhi, where he was asked to leave his position for promoting liberal economic policies. Swamy holds a B.A. (Honours) in Mathematics, M.A. (Statistics), Ph.D. (Economics) from the University of Delhi, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata and Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (U.S.A).
Serving currently as the 16th Governor of Manipur and Former Union Minister of Minority Affairs, Honorary Life President of IPU and former Deputy Chairman Rajya Sabha. Before joining BJP in 2004, Najma was a member of Congress for almost three decades. Apart from being a politician, Heptulla is also an author and wrote the book on AIDS titled “AIDS: Approaches to Prevention”. Najma completed her Ph.D. in Cardiac Anatomy and M.Sc Degree in Zoology from Vikram University, Ujjain.
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These politicians demonstrate how their education speaks for how they carry out their roles of governance