IIM Bangalore announces Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship (MGNF) 2021-22

Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship 2021 – Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship with IIM Bangalore announces the Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship (MGNF) 2021-22

About the Fellowship

  • The Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship (MGNF) is an opportunity for young, dynamic individuals to contribute to enhancing skill development and promote rural employment in the country.
  • MGNF is an initiative of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India (GoI) that is designed and implemented by IIM Bangalore, in collaboration with State Skill Development Missions (SSDMs)
  • MGNF will be rolled out on a pilot basis in the states of Gujarat, Karnataka, Meghalaya, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh.

Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship 2021 Important Date

Deadline to Complete Application

27th March 2021

Eligibility Criteria for Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship 2021

The eligibility criteria for selection as a Fellow are as follows:

  • Should be a citizen of India
  • Age between 21-30 years at the time of application
  • At least a graduate from a recognized University in Engineering, Law, Medicine, Arts, etc. or a postgraduate degree from a recognized University
  • Three years of work experience after secondary schooling in the social/non-profit sector with an interest in working in rural areas is preferred. However, individuals with no work experience and a strong motivation to work in this area may apply.
  • Should be able to express proficiency in the local language of the state that they will work in
  • Any candidate, who has been provisionally selected in the past for the Fellowship and joined the program, but didn’t complete their full term, will not be eligible.

Scholarship Stipend

  • Upon completing the two-year program the B-School will award a certificate in public policy and management to the fellows
  • The program offers fellows Rs. 50,000 stipend in the first year and Rs. 60,000 in the second year

Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship 2021 Application Procedure

  • Apply online at this page https://www.iimb.ac.in/mgnf/admissions
  • Admission Office, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore- 560076, Email: [email protected]

Selection Process

  • Applicants will be short-listed on the basis of the following evaluation components:
  • A multiple choice-based aptitude exam to test the applicant’s Quantitative Ability (QA), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) and Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
  • This will be physically conducted in each of the state capitals.
  • A personal interaction comprising of an interview and a case/caselet analysis to judge the candidate’s fit and motivation for the Fellowship
  • These interviews will be conducted in the state capitals

For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website