Our one-year fulltime Fellowship Programme:
The Programme provides opportunities to build understanding on how change in education can happen. Fellows will build this understanding through hands on teaching experience, engaging in educational dialogues and by directly participating in a range of activities designed to bring change.
Fellows will be posted in the rural districts of the six states and one Union Territory that we work from. They are expected to commit to a life which is seemingly rough but very rewarding. During the Programme, they will gain important and exciting insights into the lives of the people of that terrain. Living and pursuing such a life is integral to the change. Fellows will be posted in the interior districts of Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Puducherry, Rajasthan, Telangana and Uttarakhand.
Hands-on teaching experience for 150 days at a Government school in the block of a district
Understand the ecosystem of a school, engaging with the teachers, community and education functionaries
Explore issues of education through reading, writing and dialoging with colleagues
Get mentored by experienced members of the Foundation
We welcome young and passionate people from a variety of backgrounds. Individuals are eligible to apply if they have:
4 to 10 years of rich work experience. Candidates with excellent academic and professional track record are encouraged to apply
A regular post-graduate degree (e.g. M.B.A, M.Sc., M.A) or a professional degree (e.g. B.Tech, B.E, LLB, CA)
Proficiency in English and any one of the local languages (Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu)
Maximum age for applying is 35 years
Exception on work experience criteria can be made for candidates who have studied in premier institutes.
To know more about the Programme we encourage you to read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
What happens after the Fellowship?
More than 84% of our Fellows have chosen to continue working with the Foundation in various critical roles. Many others have chosen to go out and create a network where they will engage with the society and bring about social change. They continue to engage in social discourse and highlight the challenges of the people working with the government education system. This can in turn allow for a gradual change in the educational policies and the societal mindset.