Azim Premji Foundation Fellowship

Azim Premji Foundation


The two year full time fellowship programme provides opportunities to build understanding on how change in education can happen. You will build this understanding through hands on teaching, by engaging in educational dialogue and by directly participating in a range of activities designed to bring change. Every Fellow will be actively mentored.

Fellows will be posted in the rural districts of the six states and one Union territory that we work out of. They are expected to commit to a life which is seemingly rough but very rewarding — gaining important and exciting insights about the people of that terrain and their lives. Living and pursuing such a life is integral to the change. 

Fellows will be posted to the interior districts of Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Puducherry, Rajasthan, Telangana and Uttarakhand.

Year 1

  • Hands-on teaching experience for 120 days at a government school in the block of a district
  • Understanding the ecosystem of a school engaging with the teachers, community, and education functionaries
  • Constantly exploring issues of education through reading, writing and dialoging with your colleagues
  • Each Fellow will be actively mentored by experienced members of the Foundation

Year 2

All the activities of Year 1 will continue and additional activities will be taken up in preparing for a suitable role that a Fellow might choose in the District Institute once the Fellowship Programme is completed.


We welcome young and passionate people from a variety of backgrounds. Individuals are eligible to apply if they have:

  • A minimum of 3 to 10 years of work experience
  • A regular post-graduate degree or a professional degree (B.Tech/MBA/or Equivalent) in any discipline
  • Proficiency in local languages (Hindi, Kannada, Tamil or Telugu)

To Apply

Please click here to apply online. Only online applications will be accepted.

Important dates and information

  • Last date of application 29th October,2017
  • All applications will be screened. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for online test
  • Applicants who qualify the written test will be invited for personal interviews to be held at multiple locations from December 11 to 15, 2017. Interview locations will be communicated at a later point of time
  • Along with your CV, please upload your Statement of purpose” (Word / PDF), with responses to: 
    • Why do you want to be a part of the Fellowship programme and
    • How do you think you can contribute and impact the school education system (Word Limit- Max 600 words and Min 300 words)

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