Gandhi Fellowship 2018

Organisation:  Piramal Education Foundation

Apply By:  31 Mar . 2018

Gandhi Fellowship 2018
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The Gandhi Fellowship is a 2 Year Residential, Professional program in Transformation Leadership

The fellowship is designed to develop young change leaders who embody and practice leadership skills that are needed to cause large scale social and public systems change. Nation builders in the context of Gandhi fellowship are committed youth who focus on developing the leadership skills which are required to create positive, large scale and lasting change in our society. The processes within the fellowship aim to shape the fellow’s leadership skills and make him/her outcome and result -oriented – focused on the long-lasting change his/her actions can drive.

Change 1 Million Lives in 10 Years

The fellowship curriculum is focused on providing an experience wherein fellows are mentored in becoming social Change Leaders to touch at least a Million lives. The core belief of the program is that the only way we can ensure all lives are improved is if we have committed and skilled people in large impact roles, who can collaborate and innovate to solve such problems at scale.

The New Millionaire Program(TNMP)is structured to help fellows who want to make a difference and develop their potential over a period of 10 years (including the 2 years of fellowship) to become TNMs. The New Millionaire is defined as a person who can impact a million lives over a period of 10 years- from a fellow to an alumnus.

Who are we looking for?

This is a Professional Program which is best-suited to the Youth of India who are looking for an independent and unique career choice and who can take India forward in the Development sector as Social Entrepreneurs. We are looking for bright young minds across India who have demonstrated leadership quality through their work in academics and beyond. The Fellowship is open to graduates or post-graduates across all disciplines. Young professionals below 26 years can also apply for the Fellowship.


You shall be entitled to an all-inclusive monthly grant of Rs. 14,000, a fixed monthly phone allowance of Rs. 600 and rent-free accommodation medical insurance and other allowances as applicable.

Of the monthly grant of Rs. 14,000, half shall be paid on monthly basis and the remaining Rs. 7000 would be retained as interest-free reserve amount. The cumulative reserve amount will be paid at the end of the term of Fellowship after the period of 23 months. In case the Fellowship is terminated earlier, the cumulative reserve amount will be paid to you subject to following conditions:

Fellowship termination between 0-11 months: no claim to cumulative reserve amount;

Fellowship termination after completion of 12 month: entitled to claim cumulative reserve amount for 12 months (i.e. 7000 x 12), but amount will be credited at the end of the Fellowship term;

Fellowship termination between 12-22 months: No claim for additional months after 12 months (i.e. 7000 x 12), but amount will credit at the end of the term of Fellowship;

Fellowship completion at 23 months: entitled to claim 23 months of cumulative reserve amount (i.e. 7000 x 23).

The New Millionaire Program: This program supports aspiring Social Entrepreneurs through special idea incubation, business mentor-ship and start-up funding support up to Rs 20 lakh after fellowship graduation.

Principal Leadership Development Program (PLDP) & Gandhi Fellowship: 
A Symbiosis

Fellows facilitate the process of school change by working closely with the Principals engaged in the Principal Leadership Development Program (PLDP). They provide on-ground training and coach them in various aspects of pedagogy, institutional leadership and administrative efficiency. The training combines in-class instruction with live projects, which help establish a connection between theory and practice on the ground. It helps Principals tackle day-to-day problems in government schools and turn around failing schools. PLDP hopes to transform administrators into leaders. The program adopts a holistic approach to sustain change through key stakeholders i.e., the Principals, Teachers, community members, government bodies, experts, multidisciplinary team members in order to impact the quality of learning provided to children.


In the government schools of India, the word Principal is not used. Instead, the word Head Teacher is used. In other locations, Head Master word is used as well. However, Principal is used here since it is a globally understood word.

District Transformation Program (DTP) & Gandhi Fellowship:

Gandhi Fellowship aims to transform the Districts Education System by building capacities of education leaders, deploying technology and providing on-site support to schools. Learning reform requires interventions at multiple levels; District Transformation Program leverages abilities of school heads, teachers, education officials, technology and processes. Gandhi fellows along with change management leaders intervene in the following areas: Leadership Capacity, Teacher’s Capacity, Technology and On-site support to impact a district and then multiply that effect.

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