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Azim Premji Foundation’s Education Fellowships 2019 


Azim Premji Education Fellowship

The Programme provides opportunities to build understanding on how change in education can happen. Fellows will build this understanding through hands on teaching experience, engaging in educational dialogues and by directly participating in a range of activities designed to bring change.
Fellows will be posted in the rural districts of the six states and one Union Territory that we work from. They are expected to commit to a life which is seemingly rough but very rewarding. During the Programme, they will gain important and exciting insights into  the lives of the people of that terrain.
Living and pursuing such a life is integral to the change. Fellows will be posted in the interior districts of Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Puducherry, Rajasthan, Telangana and Uttarakhand.
The Programme will commence from the last week of March 2019. Upon completion of the one year Fellowship Programme, you will receive a certificate from Azim Premji Foundation.

Fellowship Stipend

A consolidated monthly stipend of Rs.35,000/- per month (inclusive of all benefits) would be paid during the 1 year programme. Statutory deductions will apply. Details of the compensation is mentioned in the FAQ.


We welcome young and passionate people from a variety of backgrounds. Individuals are eligible to apply if they have:
  • 4 to 10 years of rich work experience. Candidates with excellent academic and professional track record are encouraged to apply
  • A regular post-graduate degree (e.g. M.B.A, M.Sc., M.A) or a professional degree (e.g. B.Tech, B.E, LLB, CA)
  • Proficiency in English and any one of the local languages (Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu)
  • Maximum age for applying is 35 years

How to apply

Apply online at this page.

Selection Procedure

  • On submitting the application form, candidates will be shortlisted as per the eligibility criteria
  • Shortlisted candidate will be called for an online written test. The venue and time will be communicated separately through e-mail
  • Candidates who clear the written test will be asked to send a Statement of Purpose (SOP)
  • After evaluation of the SOP, shortlisted candidates will be called for the interviews
  • An offer will be made to the candidates selected in the interview on or before 3rd week of January, 2019.

When will the Fellowship Programme commence? 

The Programme will commence from the last week of March 2019.

Yes, it is very important to be able to speak, read and write in the local language. For example: if you are posted to Sirohi District Institute, you need to be able to read, write and speak in Hindi.

Yes, based on your interest and performance, there will be opportunities to work with Azim Premji Foundation. More than 84% of our Fellows from previous batches continue to work with us in various critical roles.

The District Institutes work from Monday to Saturday. However, many activities at the District Institute(s) happens on Sunday and Fellows are expected to actively participate in such activities.

Yes, there will be a one-week induction programme. Within a month of joining the Field Institute, you will be intimated about the exact date and details of the same. Once you move to the field location, you will be allocated a mentor who will guide and support you through the Programme.

No, there is no accommodation provided by the Foundation. Once you  move to the block location, you will be provided  1 week of accommodation, after which you will need to manage your own accommodation arrangement. Members at the District Institute will provide support for the same.


Azim Premji Foundation
# 134, Doddakannelli
Next to Wipro Corporate Office
Sarjapur Road
Bangalore – 560 035
Karnataka, India

For any queries, call 1800 274 0101. (Mon-Fri 9 AM to 6 PM)

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