Government Launches Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship in Collaboration With IIM's

Updated Tue, 02 Mar 2021 07:54 PM IST

The Union Ministry of Skill Development  and Entrepreneurship has launched the Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship programme in association with nine IIMs. The Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship is a  two-year programme launched by the Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. It'll be  conducted in association with the various IIM's ( Indian Institutes of Management ) spread across the country.

Important points to ponder upon : 

  • It is a two year programme which will provide the fellows with unique skills to help  promote skill development in district economies.
  • This programme will be offered at the following IIM'S:  Ahmedabad, Jammu, Kozhikode, , Nagpur, Ranchi, Udaipur , Bangalore ,Lucknow and  Visakhapatnam.
  • The registration will remain open from  15 February to  27 March 2021.
  • The selected fellows Selected  will be provided a stipend of Rs 50,000 per month during the first year and Rs 60,000 per month during the second year of the  programme. 
  • The  fellowship is a certificate programme in Public Policy and Management and being offered under the World Bank loan assisted programme 'SANKALP' .


The Eligibility for the same are as follows :

  • Candidates must be a  citizen  of India.
  • Candidates should be in the age group of 21-30 years . 
  • Candidates sjould  be  a Graduate in any discipline (Engineering, Medicine, Social Sciences , Law )  from a recognised University or a Postgraduate.
  • Candidates having a  work experience after secondary school  in the social/non-profit sector or an  interest in working in rural areas  will be preferred . However any  candidates with no work experience but  a strong motivation to work and change the scenario is welcome to  apply.
  •  Proficiency  in the official language  used in a  state is  preferred.

The examination will comprise of a written test involving four sections namely - General Awareness, Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, and Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension. 100 multiple choice questions are to be answered in the test followed by Personal Interview ,   followed by case analysis and a language proficiency test. 


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