Top 5 Fellowships in India that you should not miss.

Top 5 Fellowships in India that you should not miss.


1. AzimPremji Fellowship Program:
The Azim Premji Foundation fellowship program is an opportunity to study, plan and improve the condition of rural government schools in India.
Duration: 2 years.
Location: Rajasthan, Chattisgarh, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Puducherry
Stipend: Rs. 27,000

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– Passion for social change.
– Post-graduation or Professional degree in any discipline.
– 2 to 6 years of work experience in any sector.
– Willingness to work in District Institutes of the foundation.

– 5 weeks classroom module to strengthen conceptual understanding of education and development issues
– 22 months of intense field engagement at the grass roots level in the District Institutes of the Foundation.
– Working on a live project that has significant purpose of improving quality at practice level.

2. Teach for India Fellowship:
Teach For India offers you the chance to make a real difference in tackling one of India’s most pressing challenges — educational inequity. By presenting you with one of the most difficult challenges of your life, the Fellowship will help you develop leadership skills that are critical in today’s dynamic global work environment. The Fellowship Program gives you an opportunity to become a part of the solution and a change agent in the society.

Location: Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad.
Stipend: Rs. 17,500 per month + Housing Allowance Rs.5500 to 8300

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– A strong belief in and commitment to Teach For India’s mission and vision
– Fit with Teach For India’s core values
– Leadership experience and potential
– The ability to work effectively in challenging environments
– Critical thinking ability
– Strong English communication skills

– This training includes a 5 week, residential training Institute before they start teaching followed by on-going training and support throughout the two years delivered through conferences, training sessions, leadership forums, online resources and on the ground mentoring by a Program Manager.
– In the 2nd year of the program, each Fellow undertakes an assignment called the ‘Be The Change’ project wherein they ideate, plan and execute a project that benefits their classroom, the school or the society as a whole.

3. Gandhi Fellowship:
The Fellowship is an intensive 2-year residential program that helps talented young people develop the leadership skills necessary to cause disproportionate positive change in society. The Fellowship challenges these young people to support primary school headmasters to transform their schools. In the process, Fellows discover what they want to do with their own lives and how to go about converting their ideas into reality.

Stipend: Rs. 14, 000 per month + Rs. 600 Mobile Allowance + motor bikes, computers, cost of water, electricity charges, rent and services of the cook are also borne by the organization.

Application Deadline:
Applications for this fellowship open in October. Stay updated for more on their Website.

– During the 2 years of the Fellowship, the fellows will be assigned 5 schools each. The fellows have to bring about a significant transformation in these schools.
– The 2 years are divided into four semesters. The program starts with an induction and immersion into the school and village context and with each semester, the fellows get deeper into the challenges of the school and resolve them successfully.
– These 2 years have been interspersed with daily peer reviews, expert reviews, personal reflection workshops, field visits to social organizations, vipassana meditation retreats, reflective reading etc., which help the fellows evolve and develop critical leadership skills.

4.  Legislative Assistants to Members of Parliament (LAMP) Fellowship:
The Legislative Assistants to Members of Parliament (LAMP) Fellowship was conceptualised by PRS to create a platform for young Indians to engage with policy making at the national level. The LAMP Fellowship started on a pilot basis in 2010 in collaboration with the Constitution Club of India.The LAMP Fellowship places one legislative assistant to work with one Member of Parliament.

Duration: 11 months. 8 hours a day.
Stipend: Rs 15,000 per month + Rs. 3000 additional allowance.
Location: Delhi
Application Deadline: The applications close in May every year. Stay updated for more on their Website.

– Candidates are required to have at least a Bachelor’s degree to be eligible for the LAMP Fellowship. This means that candidates must have finished their Bachelor’s degree examination before the Fellowship begins.
– Age limit is below 26 years.

The primary role of a LAMP Fellow is to work closely with their MP, providing individualised research support for the entire duration of the Fellowship. This entails providing research inputs to help them fulfil their parliamentary duties such as asking questions, assessing the performance of ministries, raising matters of public importance, participating in various legislative and policy debates, writing speeches and even drafting private members’ Bills. – – The LAMP Fellow will also support the MP’s preparation for standing committee meetings. In addition, the nature of tasks may evolve as the Fellowship progresses.

5. Prime Minister’s Rural Fellowship:
PMRD Fellowship is an initiative of the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) where in the focus is to reduce poverty and improve the lives of people in rural India. PMRD Fellowship is being implemented in collaboration with State Governments.

Duration: 2 years.
Application Deadline:
Applications for the coming year are accepted in December. Stay updated for more on their Website.

– Age between 22-27 years at the time of application. For candidates belonging to SC/ST category, the maximum age limit will be 32 years.
– At the minimum a graduate from a recognized university/institute with a four-year degree course.
- At least 50% marks in the aggregate at the graduate or Post-graduate level, whichever is qualifying. 
– Physical fitness, certified by Government Medical Hospital due to the arduous nature of work involved.
– Knowledge of local language and customs.
– Work experience in related fields.
– Excellence in extra-curricular activities like art, culture, sports etc. at High School/College level.
– Leadership role in College/ High School/ Work Place.

PMRDF will function as development facilitators, and will engage in the following activities:
– Work with institutions of the poor to build their capacity and help them access their rights and entitlements.
– Facilitate capacity building in Self-Help Groups (SHGs), and in institutions of local democracy, like panchayats.
– Conduct socio-economic analysis of the local areas at Block level and contribute in ascertaining the felt needs of the people.
– Help the district administration in local area planning.
– Assist in better implementation of poverty alleviation programmes, particularly MGNREGA, NRLM, National Rural Drinking Water Programme, NBA, IWMP, NSAP, IAP, ICDS, NRHM SSA/RMSA etc.
– Undertake action-research to discover more appropriate ways of programme delivery by the district administration
Design and implement innovative projects.
– Provide feedback on rural development initiatives.

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