Education Qualifications of India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Nirmala Sitharaman was born and brought up in a Tamil Iyengar family, She completed her schooling from Madras and Tiruchirappalli.

She pursued Bachelor of Arts degree in economics at the Seethalakshmi Ramaswami College, Tiruchirapalli in 1980, Master of Arts degree in economics and M.Phil. from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi in 1984.

Wikipedia states that she enrolled for a Ph.D. program in Economics with a focus on Indo-Europe trade; but later left this program and moved to London because of which she couldn’t complete her degree.

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Nirmala Sitharaman Career

Niramala Sitharaman also served as the Defence Minister of India. She was India’s second female defence minister and the second female finance minister after Indira Gandhi, and the first full-time female minister to hold each of those portfolios. She has also served as a national spokesperson for the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Wikipedia claims that Sitharaman joined the BJP in 2006 and was appointed as a spokesperson for the party in 2010. In 2014, she was inducted into Narendra Modi’s cabinet as a junior minister and in June 2014, she was elected as a Rajya Sabha Member from Andhra Pradesh.

In another life update, Niramala Sitharaman got featured in the Forbes 2022 list of World’s 100 most powerful women and secured rank 36. She was also ranked as most powerful woman in India by Fortune.

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