A person who has finished 35 years old and is a citizen of India, can fit the bill for election as an individual from the House of People and is qualified for election as a President of India. The person ought not to hold any beneficial commission under the Government of India or the Government of any State or under any nearby or another authority subject He/she ought not hold any office of benefit under the Government of India or the administration of any State or under any neighborhood or another expert subject to the control of any of said governments. The President of India is chosen by individuals from an Electoral College comprising of {a} the chosen by the individuals from both the House of Parliament and {b} they chose individuals from the Legislative Assemblies of the State and the Union Territories with Legislative Assembly {namely NCT of Delhi and UT of Pondicherry}. Assigned individuals are excluded from the Electoral College.

Estimation of the vote in favor of every one of the individuals from the Electoral College is chosen in light of the populace registration of 1971 and it will keep on being so till populace of the main evaluation after 2026 have been distributed. As stipulated in the Constitution {Article 55}, to the extent practicable, consistency is guaranteed in the size of the portrayal of the distinctive States. In this manner, the estimation of votes contrasts from State to State.

The elections are held as per the arrangement of Proportional Representation by methods for the single transferable vote. Every elector has the same number of inclinations as there are applicants. The term of office of the President of India is 5 years.

Currently Shri Ram Nath Kovind expected office as the fourteenth President of India on 25th July 2017.

Profile of Current Vice - President

Name : Shri Ram Nath Kovind
Father's Name : Late Shri Maiku Lal
Mother's Name : Late Smt. Kalavati
Date of Birth : October 01, 1945
Place of Birth : Kanpur Dehat, Uttar Pradesh
Marital Status : Married
Spouse's Name :
Smt. Savita Kovind
Children :
Prashant Kumar and Swati
Educational Qualifications :
B.Com, L.L.B.
Permanent Address :
Kanpur Dehat, Uttar Pradesh
Present Address :
Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi, 110004, Tel: 011-23015321
Profession :
Advocate, Politician and Activist

Positions Held

  • Member, Rajya Sabha, 1994-2006. (Elected from Uttar Pradesh)
  • Permanent Advocate at Hon'ble Supreme Court of India for Central Govt. (1980-93).
  • Member, Parliamentary Committees for SC/ST Welfare, Home Ministry, Petroleum & Natural Gas, Social Justice and Rights, Law & Justice, Chairman of Rajya Sabha Housing Committee.
  • Member, Management Board for Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, Lucknow.
  • Member, Board of Governors, Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata.
  • Represented India at United Nations (New York) and addressed the General Assembly during Oct, 2002.
  • Governor of Bihar from 16-08-2015 to 21-06-2017
President of india Ram Nath Kovind

Countries Visited

Widely travelled

Former Presidents of India


Name of President


Dr. Rajendra Prasad


Dr. Rajendra Prasad


Dr. S. Radha Krishnan


Dr. Zakir Hussain


Shri V.V. Giri


Shri Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed


Shri Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy


Giani Zail Singh


Shri R. Venkataraman


Dr. S.D. Sharma


Shri K.R. Narayanan


Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam


Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil


Shri Pranab Mukherjee