Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad (Indian Student Parliament)

Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad (Indian Student Parliament) is brainchild of Prof. Rahul V. Karad initiated in 2011.

The innovative platform Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad or BCS as it is known as, is a non-political platform to sensitize and harness the power of youth mainly the General Secretaries, Joint Secretaries and socially active & politically sensitive students from 25000 colleges of more than 400 universities in the Country. It is in a way is a classroom that provides political coaching to nearly 10,000 students in the age group of 18-25.

It provides lessons on the functioning of a democracy and encourages the students to serve the society by entering public life and assuming leadership roles. It is aimed at enhancing the roles and relevance of youth in democratic institutions like political parties, social organizations, colleges, universities and Public institutions.

What we do at 4-days annual national conclave. The platform has created a youth movement by connecting thousands of youth across the nation with hope and assurance. 10 to 12,000 student leaders are engaged in absorbing academic sessions for four days to discuss and deliberate on a wide range of significant issues. A number of political leaders, engaging thinkers, intellectual giants, industrial leaders and youth icons of national and international eminence, from all walks of life and spectrum of ideologies provide them the context, analysis, courage, insight and perspective so that they can dream bigger, see clearer and speak louder. They raise their consciousness and intellect, so that the youth have an opinion, a point of view and most importantly, a sobering thought about - what they will do to make a difference in the nation’s life. Direct Participation of Students: Politically and socially active students from 450 universities, 10,000 colleges of all states of India are subjected to go through a rigorous selection process adopted by the colleges independently and 10 to 12,000 of them finally make way to participate at the flagship annual conclave of BCS.

Eminent Speakers of 1st, 2nd , 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th editions of Indian Students Parliament
  • Yoga-Rushi Swami Ramdevji Maharaj (Spiritual Leader, Founder, Patanjali Yogpeeth)
  • M. Venkaiah Naidu (Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs)
  • Hon'ble Devendra Fadnavis (Chief Minister, Maharashtra State)
  • Shri. Nara Chandrababu Naidu (Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh)
  • Dr. Mohan Bhagwat (Sarsanghchalak of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS))
  • M. Medha Patkar(Indian Social Activist and Founder of Narmada Bachao Andolan)
  • Mr. Pravin Nikam(youth social activist, Founder and the Executive Head of ROSHNI)
  • Shri. Dinesh Oraon(The Speaker of Jharkhand Legislative Assembly, BJP)
  • Ms. Sanjana Jon(Right Activist and a well-known Fashion Designer)
  • Shri. Pu Hiphie(The Speaker of Mizoram State Legislative Assembly, I. N. Congress)
  • Shri. Raju Shetti (Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha)
  • Dr. K. M. Bujarbaruah(FNAAS - Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Assam Agricultural University,)
  • Shri N. Santosh Hegde(Former Justice of Supreme Court of India)
  • Shri. Sitaram Yechury (Hon'ble MP, Rajya Sabha)
  • Dr. Ganesh Natarajan(Vice Chairman and the CEO of Zensar Technologies)
  • Shri. Gaurishankar Agrawal(Speaker at Chhattisgarh State Legislative Assembly )
  • Dr Vijay P. Bhatkar(architect of the first Supercomputer of India)
  • Shri. Kavinder Gupta (speaker of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly,BJP)
  • Shri Kanwar Pal (Member of Legislative Assembly Of Haryana State)
  • Hon'ble Shri Kuldip Nair (Former MP,Rajya Sabha, Human Activist)
  • Shri. Dattatray Dhankwade (Hon'ble Mayor of Pune )
  • Ustad Zakir Hussain (Indian Tabla Maestro, Musical producer and composer )
  • A.P.J Abdul Kalam (Former President, the Republic of India)
  • Abhay Firodia (Chairman, Force Motors) ,
  • Abhijit Pawar (Managing Director, Sakal Media Group, Pune)
  • Abu Taher Mondal (Speaker, Meghalaya State Legislative Assembly)
  • Ajay Maken (Then Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India)
  • Anna Hazare (Social Crusader, Leading Activist in Lokpal Movement
  • Anu Aga (MP, Rajya Sabha & Former Chairperson, Thermax India Ltd.)
  • Anurag Singh Thakur (MP, Lok Sabha & National President, Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha)
  • Aruna Roy (Founder of the Mazdoor Kishan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS))
  • Ashutosh Gowariker (Film Director & Producer)
  • Arnab Goswami (Editor-in-Chief, Times Now)
  • Bhaiyyujji Maharaj (Rashtra Sant, Spiritual Guru)
  • Bhavana Gawali (MP, Lok Sabha, Shiv Sena)
  • Biman Banerjee (Speaker, West Bengal State Legislative Assembly)
  • Brij Behari Lal Butail (Speaker, Himachal Pradesh State Legislative Assembly)
  • Charnjit Singh Atwal (Speaker, Punjab Legislative Assembly)
  • Dada J. P. Vaswani (Revered Spiritual Guru, Sadhu Vaswani Mission)
  • Dalai Lama (Nobel Laureate & Spiritual Guru)
  • Devendra Fadnavis (Chief Minister, Maharashtra)
  • Dilip Walse-Patil (Then Speaker, Legislative Assembly, Maharashtra)
  • Fr. Joseph Chinnayyan (Revered Spiritual Guru, Deputy Secretary General, CBCI, India)
  • Gagan Narang (Rifle Shooter)
  • Gurdeep Singh Sappal (CEO, Rajya Sabha Television)
  • Haribhau Bagade (Speaker, Maharashtra State Legislative Assembly)
  • Harshwardhan Patil (Then Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Govt. of Maharashtra)
  • Jabbar Patel (Eminent Film Director)
  • Jayaprakash Narayan (Former MLA & President, Lok Satta Party)
  • K. Natwar Singh (Writer, Former Union Minister for External Affairs, Govt. of India)
  • Kapil Dev (Former Captain, Indian Cricket Team)
Participation of Eminent International Speakers
  • Ahmad Alhendawi (United Nations Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth)
  • Anders B. Johnsson (Then Secretary General, Inter–Parliamentary, Union, Geneva)
  • Alan Haselhurst (Then Chairperson, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association)
  • Aung San Suu Kyi (Nobel Peace Laureate & Leader of Opposition, Myanmar)
  • Ban Ki-moon (Secretary General, United Nations)
  • Daniel Radcliffe (Eminent English Film Actor)
  • Irina Bokova (Director General, UNESCO, Paris)
  • Kamalesh Sharma (Secretary General, Commonwealth)
  • Kiki Caruson (Associate Vice President, University of Florida)
  • Liam Burns (Then President, National Union of Students – NUS, United Kingdom)
  • Malala Yousafzai (Nobel Peace Laureate, Women Education Rights Activist, Pakistan)
  • Mohammad Ibrahim Ghafoori (Then Director, SAARC, Afghanistan)
  • Muhammad Yunus (Nobel laureate & Founder Bangladesh Grameen Bank)
  • Sunita Williams (Astronaut, NASA)
Various Awards declared in Every Bhartiya Chatra Sansad
  • Gargi and Maitreyee Awards
  • Jeevan Gaurav Puraksar Life Time Achievement Award
  • Ideal Youth MLA Award
  • Uccha Shikshit Aadarsh Yuva Sarpanch awards
  • Aadarsh Yuva Vidhayak Puraskar (Ideal Youth MLA Award)
  • Yuva Adhyatmik Guru Puraskar
  • Ideal Young Entrepreneurs Award
  • Aadarsh Yuva Vidhayak Puraskar (Ideal Youth MLA Award) at the hands of Hon’ble Eminent Speaker
  • Heroes of India Award
  • Aadarsh Mukhyamantri Award (Ideal Chief Minister Award)
  • BEST 5 student speakers awards
  • Uccha Shikshit Aadarsh Yuva Sarpanch awards
  • Uccha Shikshit Aadarsh Yuva Sarpanch awards