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.
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
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
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.