Teach For India Fellowship Application Form

Teach For India Fellowship 2016

Last date to apply
August 30, 2016, 
October 25, 2016, 
 December 13, 2016, 
February 7, 2017,
(10:00 PM IST)

About Teach For India Fellowship

Teach for India Fellowship is a 2-year program which provides an opportunity to young people to develop leadership qualities and simultaneously transform the lives of the children under their care.

  • At present Teach for India program is working in 7 citiesMumbai, Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ahmedabad & Bengaluru and these cities are the places where selected Fellows will be placed.
    • Teach for India Fellows will be placed in low-income schools in the selected cities and will be assigned to teach class 2-8
    • Currently it has 1100 fellows who are from diverse backgrounds like IITs, IIMs, St.Stephen’s College, St. Xavier’s College,  Accenture, McKinskey, Mahindra & Mahindra, IBM etc.
  • Fellows will be provided with the necessary support to carry out their function properly like 5 weeks residential training to equip them with the necessary skills and a mentor to guide them throughout the program.

Teach For India Fellowship Application Deadline 2017

The application must be submitted within the following four deadlines given below by 10:00 PM IST:

  • August 30, 2016
  • October 25, 2016
  • December 13, 2016
  • February 7, 2017

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Teach For India Fellowship Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region Indian Nationals & Indian Origin residing all over the globe
Class/ Age Undergraduate students/Professionals
  • Graduates & Professionals of diverse field can apply for Teach for India Fellowship.
    • Students having Undergraduate Degree from an accredited college or university by the last week of May 2016, can apply for the Teach For India Fellowship 2015-16.
    • All coursework required for the undergraduate degree/equivalent should be completed by last week of May as degree transcripts (graduate/postgraduate certificates) will be reviewed before an admission decision can be taken.
  • Indian Nationals & Indian Origin residing all over the globe can apply for Teach for India Fellowship.
  • Age Limit: No age limit
  • Language Skills: Applicants should be fluent in English as they will be placed in English Medium Schools and have to teach and attend training sessions conducted in English.


Teach For India Fellowship Reward

  • Salary: Selected Fellows will  receive a salary of Rs. 17,500 per month.
  • Housing Allowance: In case the fellows are placed in cities other than their hometown, they will receive a a housing allowance ranging from Rs.5,500 to 8,300 depending on the city.
  • Allowance for School Supplies will be also given.

Other Benefits of Teach For India Fellowship

  • Leadership Qualities: The Program will help the fellow in developing leadership qualities and they will be imparted with knowledge to manage people and resources.
  • Other Skills:  Fellows will develop organizing capabilities, communication and problem-solving skills in an unstructured environment,  and these skills & qualities will help them throughout their careers.

Teach For India Fellowship Application form and Process

Only Online Application is available for Teach For India Fellowship.

Offline application won’t be accepted.

  • For reference, students can visit Teach for India website, watching short videos on website, speaking with staff, Fellows or Alumni or reading related articles.
  • Indian Nationals or person of Indian Origin (PIOs) can apply for the Fellowship.
    • Applicants in case of being an Indian origin residing outside the geographical limits of India have to get the OCI card.For the further details on OCI card, candidates can go to  the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Steps to apply for Teach for India Fellowship

Create an account & Login: Before applying to the fellowship, the candidate first have to create an account. 

Click Here to Apply Online

  • Enter Personal details & contact details
  • Professional Details & Work Details
  • Education Details
  • Personal Hobbies & Interests
  • Submit the Essay: An Essay has to be submitted along with the Application Form and it should be of highest quality i.e. free from spelling and grammar errors containing detailed information about the candidate and should explain why he/she is a strong candidate for the Teach for India Fellowship.
  • There is no application fee for Teach for India Fellowship and each applicant will be allowed to submit only one application for 2016 Fellowship.
    • There are four application deadlines for Teach for India Fellowship 2016, 
      August 25, 2015; October 27, 2015; December 8, 2015 and February 2, 2016.

Some highlights about Teach for India Program

  • Fellows will be considered as full-time staff members of the respective schools and have to work stipulated school hours six days a week for the entire fellowship duration.
  • Fellows will teach class 2-8 and will teach all major subjects like English, Mathematics, History & Science.
  • Training: Fellows are exposed to curriculum, lesson planning, and classroom facilitation and student assessments among other modules, sessions, and keys to successful teaching.
  • Mentor: Each Fellow will have a mentor in the form of a Program Manager whose primary responsibility is to guide Fellows to become effective teachers and leaders.
  • Throughout the program, fellows have to attend conferences, training sessions, leadership forums and online resources
  • In the 2nd Year, Fellows will be given an assignment called 'Be The Change' wherein they have to ideate, plan and execute a project imparting benefits to the classroom, school or the society as a whole.

Teach For India Fellowship Selection Process

Candidates for the 2017 Teach For India Fellowship will be selected through multi-stage process. These stages are:

Online Test

  • Assessment of English Language and Logical Reasoning ability

Review of academic achievements

  • Academic achievements, professional experience (if any), other interests, experiences and essay submitted with the application form will be reviewed.

Telephonic Interview (This is not applicable to all)

  • After reviewing the online application, some candidates can directly be called to the Assessment Centre for full day evaluation but for the candidates for whom the enough information is not available to make a decision, they will be having a round of telephonic Interview before proceeding to the next stage.

Evaluation at the Assessment Centre

  • Shortlisted candidates after qualifying online test and based on the review procedure will be called to the Assessment Centre.
  • It will be a full day evaluation where applicants have to participate in a group discussion, a sample teaching activity, a written critical thinking test and then followed by an individual interview

Academic, Employment and Reference Checks

  • After the final selection, all the academic and employment details provided by the candidates will be checked.
  • For doing this a referee- either someone who has directly managed the selected candidate or his/her college professor who can vouch the shortlisted candidate for performance and suitability for the role will be contacted/

 Note: Candidates will get the first response from Teach For India end within two weeks of the deadline that they had applied for.

Teach For India Fellowship Address

Teach For India
c/o The Akanksha Foundation
Voltas House ‘C’,T. B. Kadam Marg, Chinchpokli, Mumbai - 400 033, India

Teach For India Fellowship Contact Details

Tel: +91 22 6518 2238
Email- apply@teachforindia.org

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Teach for India

It is a project under Teach to Lead which was established in 2008. The program aims at eliminating education inequality in the country.

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