Azim Premji Foundation, Bangalore has announced notification for Azim Premji Foundation Fellowship program 2012-13. The duration of the Fellowship program is 2 years. The program is aimed at developing a strong social orientation and competencies required in the fields of education and development. This rigorous fellowship program consists of 45 day classroom module to strengthen conceptual understanding of education and development issues. There will be a 22 months of intense field engagement at the grass roots level where candidates have to work on a live project. Following are details of eligibility and application procedure:
Eligibility: Applicants should have a passion for social change. Minimum educational qualification is Under Graduation. Candidates should have at least 2+ years of work experience in any sector and they should be willing to work in rural areas for 2 years. Age should be minimum 18 years. During the fellowship period, candidates will be placed in some of the most underdeveloped districts of the country. Selected candidates will paid a monthly stipend of Rs. 25,000 or more depending on the eligibility, work experience and suitability of the candidates for the Fellowship. After completion of the fellowship programme, successful candidates will be offered employment opportunities in the Foundation with good compensation package.
The classroom module will be held for 45 days in Bangalore. Selection of the candidates will be based on the National written test to be conducted at all centres across the country on 21 January 2012. Those qualified in written test will called for group discussions and interviews. The districts to which candidates will be assigned include Yadgir and Mandhya (Karnataka), Dhamtari (Chhattisgarh), Uddhamsinghnagar and Uttarkashi (Uttarakhand), Sirohi and Tonk (Rajasthan) and Mehaboobnagar (Andhra Pradesh). Interested candidates can apply online through http://184.108.40.206:8080/APF/index.aspx . For more details, please see ajimpremjifoundation.org .