Absolutely no!!! We’re at a time when relevance of formal education is at its all time low, even though parents want to believe otherwise. We have millions and millions of individuals in this country self-learning and gaining education informally through internet, parents and their own experiences. Additionally, internet is playing a major role in offering higher education to the high-school graduates which is yet to be identified as ‘formal qualification’.
So no, there shouldn’t be any minimum qualification to become the Prime Minister of India. One of these days, we need to understand that there are two types of Education, formal and informal one—and we need to stop prioritizing the former one. And also, there is a big difference between education and intelligence.
Names like Henry Ford, William Shakespeare, Abraham Lincoln, Kapil Dev, Aamir Khan didn’t receive as much of formal education. They were/are mostly self-learners. Had there been education requirements in their respective fields, they would have never risen to the top.
Prime Minister of India (or any country for that matter) needs to be diplomatic in nature, a motivated person, empathetic, problem-solver and a good communicator who can bring people together. These are qualities that are not acquired by formal education.If we put education requirement for the post of PM, imagine the amount of talents we’re ousting—the kind of talents we’re ousting who could possibly change the face of this country.