The Fellowship Journey

  • You will be placed in a school in one of our locations where you will engage with teachers, community and education functionaries.
  • You will be teaching in a dedicated classroom for atleast 150 days. You will also get to experience our work throughout the year. [Learn more about our work here]
  • You will build your understanding by reading and discussing on the issues of education.

Eligibility criteria

We welcome passionate people from a variety of backgrounds. Individuals are eligible to apply if they have:

  • 4 to 10 years of work experience.
  • Degree in any discipline.
  • Proficiency in English and any one of the local languages (Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu).
  • Applicants need to be below 35 years of age, willing to travel within the district and ready to be posted in the districts we work in.

To know more about the Programme we encourage you to read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Post Fellowship

  • Post completion of the Fellowship, Fellows can continue to work with the Azim Premji Foundation in various capacities.

  • We need passionate and committed individuals to work with us towards our vision of a just and equitable society. In the past more than 80% of our Fellows have decided to stay back with Azim Premji Foundation and contribute to the public education system. They have been placed in one of our District Institutes.

  • Many who decided to part ways continue to contribute to the development sector by either working for a not-for-profit or supporting a cause while pursuing their corporate career.

Contact Us

Azim Premji Foundation
# 134, Doddakannelli
Next to Wipro Corporate Office
Sarjapur Road
Bangalore – 560 035
Karnataka, India

Phone: 1800 274 0101 (Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm)(except on public holidays)

Inspiring stories from the government school system in India

Our Fellows

  • Sujatha Raavi
    Sadashivpet Project Coordination, Sangareddy, Telangana.

    While I have always believed that education lies at the heart of social change, the fellowship gave me the opportunity to experience, firsthand, how the public education system can truly seed and nurture social change. It has not only added to my knowledge but also honed my skills as a reflective practitioner.

    joined Azim Premji Foundation Fellowship in 2012

  • Firoz Shaikh
    Khurai Block Coordination, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh.

    When I look back at my fellowship journey, I often think about how it not only enabled me to grow professionally but impacted me at a deep personal level too. The experience put my life and its purpose into perspective. I continue to learn and grow every day as I contribute my bit towards strengthening the public education system.

    joined Azim Premji Foundation Fellowship in 2014

  • Amit Mishra
    State Recruitment, Rajasthan.

    The fellowship journey was extremely challenging because it brought me face to face with deep-rooted issues in our country especially in the education system. My message to everyone who is feeling the ‘urge’ to make a ‘difference’’ is that the Azim Premji Foundation Fellowship is a great first step in this direction.

    joined Azim Premji Foundation Fellowship in 2014

  • Nitika Banhani
    Fellow, Khargone, Madhya Pradesh.

    The fellowship helped me question my own biases and gave me a different lens to look at education and the role it plays in our lives. It wasn’t just intellectual but through deep engagement with the public education system.

    joined Azim Premji Foundation Fellowship in 2020

  • Rachana Patwardhan
    Programme Manager, Field Institutes

    Education: M.Sc. in Zoology, Manasa Gangotri, Mysore

    Previous role: Research assistant in Centre for Wildlife studies, Bangalore

    Fellowship changed my perspective towards society and showed me how to be part of solution. It has helped me grow personally and professionally by exploring the depth of my potentials. Anyone with a desire to be part of a social change should experience the Fellowship Programme.