Rahul V Karad - Vice President, MAEER's MIT, Pune, Executive Director, MIT School of Film & Television
Rahul Vishwanath Karad is a dynamic young educationist, committed nationalist and a true believer in the power of the youth. Mr. Rahul V. Karad is also the Executive Director of MAEER's MIT Group of Institutions. Mentored by his father Prof. Dr. Vishwanath D. Karad, Rahul Karad has always tried to tap the enormous source of energy of India – its youth population – by inculcating in them the spirit of nation-building. By initiating programmes like 'India – the Superpower – Vision 2020', 'Bharat Asmita National Awards', 'Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad' and many more, Rahul Karad has embarked on the mission to inculcate in the youth of the country the need to enter public life and provide youthful, dynamic, clean and committed leadership to the society and the nation.
One of the most significant ventures of Rahul Karad has been the founding of MAEER's MIT School of Government. This is the first institute in India and Asia that conducts a one-year, full-time program for the youth of India for a career in political leadership. This program, titled 'Masters Program in Government' (MPG), trains the aspirants to think like true leaders from day one and tutors them on the functioning of political parties in India as well as the different democratic institutions, right from Gram Panchayat to the Parliament.
More than 250 aspirants of MPG are now occupying important offices in various political parties or working as key support staff for political leaders.
Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad is a 3-day annual conclave of over 10000 politically and socially active student leaders, which is addressed by nearly 90 speakers of high eminence each year, who narrate their life experiences in order to encourage the youth to take to politics as a way to serving the society.
These and other activities of Rahul Karad are a perfect blend of education and national spirit.