Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship 2019

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Last updated on: 01-Nov-2019
EligibilityUG or above Degree holders
AwardUp to INR 60,000 per month

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About the Program

Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India invites the applications from the UG and PG degree holders in the fields of Engineering, Law, Medicine, Social Sciences, etc. from a recognized university for Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship 2019. The two-year fellowship seeks to combine classroom sessions at IIM Bangalore with an intensive field immersion at the district level to create credible plans and identify barriers in raising employment, economic output, and promote livelihoods in rural areas. The selected fellows will get monthly stipend up to INR 60,000.

  • Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship 2019 DeadlineClosed

    The eligible candidate must :

    • Be a citizen of India
    • Age between 21-30 years at the time of application
    • Be a graduate in any discipline (Engineering, Law, Medicine, Social Sciences, etc.) from a recognized university or a post-graduate from a recognized university. 
    • Have three years of work experience after secondary schooling in the social/non-profit sector with an interest in working in rural areas. However, individuals with no work experience and a strong motivation to work in this area may apply. 
    • Be able to express proficiency in the local language of the state that they will work in.

    The selected fellows will get the following awards:

    • A stipend of INR. 50,000 per month during Year 1 of the program
    • A stipend of INR 60,000 per month during Year 2 of the program.
    • A grant of a Certificate in Public Policy and Management upon successful completion of the program.
    • SC/ST/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) category applicants have to upload a valid caste certificate issued by a competent authority.
    • Mark sheets - 10th, 12th and Graduation (and Post-graduation, if applicable) 
    • Statement of Purpose (800 words)
    • Two references, either academic or professional
    How can you apply?

    Follow the steps to apply:

    Step 1: Visit the Application Page of MGNF Programme.
    Step 2: Fill the details to register.
    Step 3: Log in with the registered details.
    Step 4: Fill in the information required.
    Step 5: Upload the documents.
    Step 6: Pay the application fee.
    Step 7: Submit the application.

Important Dates

MGNF admission cycle opens: 14th October 2019
Deadline to complete application: 20th November 2019
Written Entrance Test: 7th-8th December 2019
Case Study Analysis and Interview: First two weeks, January 2020
MGNF Commencement: 2nd week of March 2020

Selection Criteria
  • Display a commitment and passion for skill/rural development
  • Display an ability to work in a challenging environment with colleagues from different backgrounds
  • Possess adaptability, commitment, perseverance and initiative
Terms and Conditions
  • Up to 75 fellows may be recruited for the first cohort of MGNF.
  • Applicant must be able to converse, read and write the local language since assignment to a state will be driven by the candidate’s ability to participate in the language of communication used by the state government.
  • The application fee is INR 500.

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