As an Indian Citizen, we’ve grown to believe that our politicians are corrupt, illogical & above all illiterate. Well, it’s not 100% our fault as we have grown streaming Bollywood movies, which told us that politicians are cruel, villainous and corrupt. We live in a nation, where reality is inspired by movies, more than movies inspired by reality.

However, it is not the case for 100% of politicians. Keeping corruption, scamming, false promises, idiotic allegations and everything else apart, there are some politicians in Indian Political system that is highly skilled and literate. Today, we are here to ‘Bust a Myth’ about some of the cliché stereotypes of Indian Politicians being ‘Paanchvi Paas’ (5th Standard Pass-out).

So, here is a list of 17 most educated politicians of India:

1. Manmohan Singh

Ex-Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is a very educated man and holds B.A. & M.A. in Economics from Punjab University, a degree in economics from Oxford and Cambridge University. He pursued his PhD from Nuffield College of the Oxford University.

2. Rahul Gandhi

Yes! Rahul Gandhi comes second in this list and he has an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and M.Phil, Cambridge University.

3. Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor under graduated with an arts degree in history from the St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and has completed his PhD at age of 12. His highest educational qualifications start from M.A, M.A.L.D and PhD from Tufts University, B.A History from St. Stephens College of Delhi University.

4. Akhilesh Yadav

Akhilesh Yadav under graduated from JSS Science and Technology University with a degree in Civil Environmental Engineering and from the University of Sydney, Australia he completed his master’s in Civil Environmental Engineering.

5. Jyotiraditya Rao Scindia

Jyotiraditya Rao Scindia completed his graduation from Harvard University with a degree in economics and from Stanford University Scindia completed MBA. He completed his schooling from the prestigious Doon School and went on to Harvard University for his undergraduate in Economics. He has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School. He has 4 years of working experience in ‘Morgan and Stanley’ and ‘Merrill Lynch’ as an investment banker. He pursued an internship from the United Nations Economic Development. In fact, he has even done a car racing course in the USA.

6. Sachin Pilot

Sachin Pilot under graduated with a BA degree from St. Stephens College, Diploma course from IMT Ghaziabad in marketing and completed an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.

7. Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal also jumps into this list as he completed B.Tech from IIT, Kharagpur and also appeared in Civil Services Examination.

8. Manohar Parrikar

He completed his graduation from IIT, Bombay in metallurgical engineering.

9. Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley appears on the ninth position as he completed his graduation from Shri Ram College of Commerce and got his LLB degree from Faculty of Law, University of Delhi.

10. Ram Nath Kovind

He passed his exam for IAS in a single attempt and also has a degree in LLB from the DAV College.

11. P Chidambaram

P Chidambaram’s educational qualifications include an MBA from Harvard University (USA), L.L.B from Law College of Madras University and B.Sc from Presidency College of Madras University.

12. Kapil Sibbal 

Kapil Sibbal has done L.L.M from Harvard Law School in the USA, L.L.B from the Campus Law University of Delhi, M.A History from St. Stephen’s College of Delhi University, B.A History from St. Stephen’s College of Delhi University.

13. Jairam Ramesh

He has a in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Bombay and an M.Sc. from Carnegie Mellon University.

14. Subramanian Swamy

He completed his undergraduate in Mathematics from the Hindu College and Masters in Statistics from ISI, Kolkata. He completed his PhD in Economics from Harvard University and was guided and mentored by Nobel Prize winner, Simon Kuznets during his PhD.

15. Jayant Sinha

Jayant Singa cleared his IIT JEE examination when he was in 11th standard. He completed his graduation from IIT Delhi & pursued his M.Sc. (Energy Management and Policy) from the University of Pennsylvania on a scholarship and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He has worked with McKinsey, USA and also served as the board for many companies and firms.

16. Salman Khurshid

Salman holds M.A, B.C.L, B.A Jurisprudence from St. Edmund Hall of Oxford University & B.A English from St. Stephen’s College of Delhi University.

17. Suresh Prabhu

He has done A.C.A from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India L.L.B and B.Com from the University of Bombay.