Do we know how qualified our politicians are? With great knowledge comes great responsibilities and these following politicians proved their abilities time after time. Let’s take a look at top 5 highly educated politicians in India and the degrees that they hold.
1. P. Chidambaram
Palaniappan Chidambaram was an important member of the last Congress-led government. He served as the finance minister and home minister in the UPA government. Chidambaram did his BSc degree in statistics from the Presidency College, Chennai. Then, he completed his Bachelor of Laws from the Madras Law College (now Dr Ambedkar Government Law College). In 1968, Chidambaram went to Harvard Business School, to pursue his MBA.
2. Dr Manmohan Singh
The former Prime MInister Of India, Dr Manmohan Singh, has numerous degrees. He got his bachelor degree in Economics from Panjab University with distinction. He further completed his master’s from the same college. Singh then went to the University of Cambridge to complete his Economics Tripos. In 1960, he completed his D.Phil at the University of Oxford.
3. Shashi Tharoor
Shashi Tharoor, a former diplomat and is currently serving as a Member of Parliament, from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Tharoor graduated from St Stephen’s College, Delhi with a bachelor of arts (honours) degree in history. He then went to the United States to pursue graduate studies at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He completed his MA, MALD and PhD from there.
4. Kapil Sibal
Kapil Sibal served in the various ministries in the Congress-led UPA government. First, the Ministry of Science & Technology, then the Ministry of Human Resource Development followed by the Ministry of Communications & IT and the Ministry of Law & Justice. Sibal completed his LL.B degree from Faculty of Law and M.A. in history from St. Stephen’s college, University of Delhi. In 1977, he did LL.M. degree from the Harvard Law School.
5. Jairam Ramesh
In 1975, Jairam Ramesh completed his B.tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Bombay. Then, he received his Master of Science in Public Policy and Public Management from Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College.
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