Educational Qualifications of Ministers in Narendra Modi’s Cabinet

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(Update As on 03rd June 2014: Mr.Gopinath Munde, the Union Minister For Rural Development Passed Away due to a Fatal Road Accident at Delhi)

In India, the requirements/qualifications required to become a Member of Council/M.C., Member of Legislative Assembly/M.L.A., Member of Parliament/M.P. are as below:

  • The Person must be a Citizen of India and
  • And his/her age must not be less than 25 years.
The requirements for becoming any of the M.C., M.L.A. or M.P. do not include any specific or minimum Educational Qualification/s.
The Ministers in the State Governments will be appointed from among the elected M.L.A.’s and the Ministers in the Union Government will be appointed from among the elected or appointed  M.P.’s.

So, the requirements for becoming a Minister in any State Government in India and a Minister in the Union Government of India are the same as those for becoming M.L.A’s and M.P.’s.

And consequently, no specific or minimum educational qualifications are stipulated for becoming a Minister in State or Union Government of India.

The following is a list of ‘Educational Qualifications’ of the Ministers in Narendra Modi’s Cabinet, which has recently been sworn in along with Mr.Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister of India:

Name of the Minister/Educational Qualifications

Prime Minister Narendra Modi/Master of Arts (Political Science), Gujarat University

Rajnath Singh/MSc (Physics)

Arun Jaitley/ BCom, LLB

Sushma Swaraj  BA, LLB

D V Sadanana Gowda/LLB

Nitin Gadkari/LLB

M Venkaiah Naidu/LLB

Smriti Irani/B.Com. (Incomplete)/Higher Secondary

Maneka Gandhi/The Indian School Certificate/ISC,equivalent to 12th Standard/Higher Secondary

Uma Bharti/6th standard

Najma Heptullah/ MSc, and PhD (Cardiac Anatomy)

Harsimrat Kaur Badal/Diploma in Textile Designs

Ram Vilas Paswan/MA, LLB

Gen. VK Singh – Graduate (NDA), MSc (Defence Studies)-Madras University-1983,Master in Strategic Studies- Army War College, Eastern University of Pennsylvania- 2001, Ph.D – Barkatullah University, Bhopal- 2014

Ananth Kumar/LLB

Anant Geete/Matriculation

Nirmala Sitharaman/ MA and MPhil(International Studies), Ph.D.

Harsh Vardhan/ MBBS, MS

Jual Oram/Diploma in Electrical Engineering

Kalraj Mishra/ MA

Gopinath Munde/ BCom and BGL (Bachelor of General Law)- New Law College,Yogeshwari University, Pune

(Unfortunately,  on 03rd June 2014, within 8 days of taking over as a Cabinet Minister, Mr.Gopinath Munde (64 years) met with a fatal  ‘Road Accident’, while going to the Delhi-Airport in his car,  for his flight to Mumbai, when his car had an head on collision with an ‘Indica’ car. 

Mr.Gopinath Munde was taken to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences/AIIMS, Delhi and expired due to  a massive heart attack following serious internal injuries to the head and chest sustained in the road accident.

Our hearty condolences to the grieved and shocked family members of Mr.Gopinath Munde and the ruling party-BJP. )

Narendra Singh Tomar/BA

Radha Mohan Singh/BA -MS College, Bihar University

Inderjit Singh Rao/LL.B. -Delhi University -1974

Jitendra Singh / MBBS-University of Madras & University of Jammu

Kiren Rijiju / B.A.-1994, L.L.B.- Delhi University- 1998

Krishan Pal Gurjar/ B.A.-Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru University, Faridabad-1978, LLB-Meerut University,

Manoj Sinha/ Bachelor Of Technology/B.Tech.-Kashi Hindu College, Varanasi-1979

Nihalchand /Graduate- Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Raisinghnagar 1995

Piyush Goyal/BCom, LLB, FCA

Prakash Javadekar / B.Com(Honours)

P. Radhakrishnan/ B.A.-V.H.N.S.N College, irudhunagar, Madurai-1974, B.L.-Madras law college in Chennai -1979

Santosh Kumar Gangwar/B.SC.-Agra University, LL.B- Rohilkhand University

Shripad Yesso Naik/B.A.-Bombay University

Sudarshan Bhagat/Graduate-Kartik Turav College, Gumla Ranchi University, Ranchi-1990

Sarbananda Sonowal/LL.B.-GU Law College, Guwahati University

Sanjeev Kumar Balyan- – Ph.D.(Veterinary Anatomy)

Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati/ 10th Standard-Hyderabad Public School, Osmania University -1968

Ravi Shankar Prasad/ MA, LLB

Thawar Chand Gehlot/ B.A.

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  2. I am really pleased to learn in Sh. Modi’s cabinet barring aside 2 ministers which are under graduate all others are graduate/ highly qualified, & majority of them are law graduates.


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