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Digital India E-Governance Fellowship Programme 2017

Deadline: 15-Sep-2017

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Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India, has announced the E-Governance Digital India Fellowship Programme 2017. It is a one-year practice-oriented program (9 months part-time and 3 months full-time in institutions) to give impetus to E-governance related research and studies.


  • Employee of central / state government/ government academic institution
  • Maximum age of 50 years
  • At least 10 years of professional work experience upon completing studies
  • Initial academic/managerial experience or prospects of assuming leadership responsibilities
  • Must be a post graduate degree holder
  • Have a valid passport for one year
  • Fluent in reading & writing English
  • Must have sound knowledge of national and international E-governance issues
  • Must have the ability and readiness to acquaint oneself with various different topics in a short period of time
  • Must have the ability and readiness to complete inter-disciplinary work in inter-departmental working groups
  • Must have proven ability and readiness to organize one’s own living arrangements in a new environment 

How to apply?

To apply online:
Step 1: Open the link of application form.
Step 2: Fill in all the necessary details.
Step 3: Attach all the required documents.
Step 4: Finally submit the application form.

More Information

A list of E-governance thematic areas, based on current policy scenario for taking forward research/fellowships is as follows:
1. Digital payments
2. Cyber Security
3. Digitisation
4. Transformation
5. Engagement & social media
6. Information ethics
7. Digital culture and inclusion
8. Digital healthcare and education
9. Smart cities, villages, regions
10. IOT (Internet of Things)
11. Data analytics
12. Digital currency
13. Artificial intelligence
14. Geographic information system
15. High-speed broadband using RF
16. Indian language computing 

Estimated budget per national fellow:

  • The stipend of Rs. 28,000/- per month for 3 months (the period of placement in the partner institution) to cover accommodation/meals, etc.
  • Introduction seminar: Rs. 35,000/- for travel & accommodation (based on actuals)
  • Fellowship phase (National): Rs. 20,000/- for travel (based on actuals) & Rs. 20,000/- for meals
  • Honorarium for National Mentoring Institution: Rs. 1,00,000/-
  • Fellowship phase (International): Rs. 1,00,000/- for travel (based on actuals) & Rs. 3,00,000/- for visa, insurance, meals
  • Honorarium for International Mentoring Institution: 2000 USD 
  • Final seminar: Rs. 35,000/- for travel & accommodation (based on actuals)
  • Total cost per fellow: Rs. 7,74,000/-

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