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IIM Bangalore to launch Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship programme

October 10, 2019

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) on Wednesday announced its partnership with Indian Institute of Management (IIM)- Bangalore to launch a new programme ‘Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship.

The programme has been initiated on a pilot basis in 75 districts across Gujarat, Karnataka, Meghalaya, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand.

“The fellowship will create a cadre of individuals to train them in a programme that provides academic inputs and field immersion at the district level,” said the ministry’s secretary K.P. Krishnan.

Certificate awarded:-

On completing the two-year programme, the B-School will award a certificate in public policy and management to the fellows.


The programme offers fellows Rs. 50,000 stipend in the first year and Rs. 60,000 in the second year.

Who can apply:-

The candidate, who have a graduate degree from a recognised university

Candidates should be citizens of India between 21 to 30 years of age.

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