Service before Self
The thought of setting up an institution that nurtures young people for politics was first kindled in 2013.
Over the years, in our journeys in the learning and development space, we learned that it is possible to set people on the path of personal transformation for service.
We asked ourselves, why not do the same for politics and democracy?
In 2018, we laid the seeds for the foundation for Indian School of Democracy to become an institution for nurturing principled leaders.
The people at Indian School of Democracy come from diverse backgrounds, but we share the same unwavering principles, vision, and values that reside in the idea of sarvodaya.
We are passionate about nation building and carry an unflinching dedication to India and its people
It’s a humble, incredibly rewarding, and challenging mission to build the India we dream of.
Exciting challenges lie ahead—new regions, people, and problems to solve.
Join us If you believe you can make a difference!
Indian School of Democracy is advised by mentors with a diverse and long-standing set of experiences.
This collaborative leadership sets us apart and reflects our core principles.
They guide us with independent expert advice on research, organizational structure, and policy matters.
Prof. Ashutosh Varshney
Professor, Brown University
Author & Expert-Indian Democracy
Azim Premji University,
Ex Planning Commission,
BCG India Chairman, TAS
Director, India Initiative,
Professor - Georgetown
Director & Sr. Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
MIT Media Lab,
Sr. Lawyer-Obama Administration
Dr. Simon Chauchard
Asst. Professor, Leiden University
Shakti - Political power to Women