The Bhumi Fellowship 2021-22

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About the Program


The Bhumi Fellowship is an initiative of Bhumi, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), that aims to create a cadre of changemakers who transform schools in the short-term and lead the next movement in education in the long-term. The fellowship is a two-year, non-residential programme for young graduates committed to improving the quality of education in India. 

Profile of Bhumi Fellows 

The Bhumi fellows will get an opportunity to engage in following teaching and capacity building activities:

  • Teaching grade 3-5 children foundational literacy (English) and numeracy (Mathematics) 
  • Capacity development of teachers through sharing and learning circles
  • Leadership development for school leaders/HMs
  • Strengthening parental participation and investment 
  • Identifying problems faced by the school/community and designing solutions
  • The Bhumi Fellowship 2020

    To be eligible, an applicant must: 

    • Be between 20 and 26 years of age
    • Have past volunteering or work experience in any field
    • Be passionate about transforming the education system
      • Commit to a two-year full-time fellowship
    • Be fluent in Tamil language
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    The selected fellows will receive variable awards that include a monthly grant of INR18,000 (taxable). All program related expenses like phone, travel, and stationery will be reimbursed additionally as per policy.

  • The Bhumi Fellowship 2021-22

    Open for candidates who –

    • Are final year students/graduates between 20 and 30 years of age 
    • Have past volunteering or work experience in any field
    • Are passionate about transforming the education system 
    • Are willing to commit to a two-year full-time fellowship
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    The selected fellows will receive the following benefits – 

    • A monthly grant of INR 18,000
    • All program-related expenses like phone, travel, and stationery will be reimbursed additionally as per policy

In case of any queries, please reach out to:

044-43009443 (Monday to Friday - 10:00AM to 06:00 PM (IST))

Frequently Asked Questions
  • What is the selection process for this fellowship program?

    The selection of fellows for the Bhumi Fellowship involves a multi-stage process as detailed below – 

    • Application
    • Telephonic Interview
    • Final Selection
  • What is the duration of the fellowship?

    The fellowship is tenable for two years only.

  • Where will the fellowship be conducted?

    The fellowship programme activities will be conducted in and around Chennai. 

  • What opportunities will be available to the fellows after the completion of the fellowship?

    After the two-year fellowship, the fellows will have the opportunity to – 

    • Lead a cluster of 3 to 5 schools
    • Transform the education ecosystem in their community
    • Set-up their own organization
  • I am in my final year and waiting to know about my exams. Can I apply?

    Yes, you can apply for this fellowship.


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