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Azim Premji Foundation Fellowship 2019-20

Last date to apply

October 2018

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About Azim Premji Fellowship

Azim Premji Foundation Fellowship is offered by the Azim Premji Foundation that is a non-profit organisation working for achieving the quality universal education. Azim Premji Foundation Fellowship is an opportunity for the professionals who are willing to work for a social change. It aims at providing educational & social sector experience to people from diverse backgrounds. This scholarship is a chance for young explorers in India who have work experience of 4-10 years. By joining the Azim Premji Foundation Fellowship Programme the fellows can help teachers teach better and enable the children in the government schools to learn better.


During the fellowship program, fellows will explore various dimensions of education and gain experience & understand the realities of rural government schools. Selection would be based on the online assessment test that will be held at Bangalore, Delhi, Jaipur and Lucknow. Candidates who qualify the written test will be invited for personal interviews to be held at multiple locations from the second week of December 2018. Interview locations will be communicated at a later point in time.

Azim Premji Foundation Fellowship Dates




Last date of application form submission

October 2018

Result of personal interview

Third Week of January 2019

Commencement of the program

Last Week of March 2019

It is a 2-year full-time program and the last date to apply for the fellowship program is the last week of October 2018, and the fellowship will begin from the last March 2018. The fellowship program comprises the following: 

Year 1: Candidates will have to teach in 120 government schools, immersion in education to develop/ build their perspective along with participation in the activities of a District Institute (DI) of the Foundation to understand the various roles in the DI. 

  • Understanding the ecosystem of a school engaging with the teachers, community, and education functionaries
  • Constantly exploring issues of education through reading, writing and dialoguing with their colleagues
  • Each Fellow will be actively mentored by experienced members of the Foundation

Year 2: Focus will be laid upon the capacity building of the Fellows based upon the role they could possibly contribute in the DI after the Fellowship.

Fellows will be actively mentored and will work on a project of significance in the Institute to which they are attached.

Fellows will be posted to some of the least developed districts of rural India and need to be prepared to live and work in the highly challenging environments.

  • Chhattisgarh
  • Karnataka (Requires proficiency in Kannada)
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Puducherry(Requires proficiency in Tamil)
  • Rajasthan
  • Uttarakhand
  • Telangana

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Azim Premji Fellowship Eligibility Criteria

Gender  Both
Region  All India
Class/ Age  Professionals
  • Professionals having 4 to 10 years of work experience and a post-graduate or a professional degree in any discipline.
  • The person should have a passion for social change and No, social sector experience is not mandatory.
  • Proficiency in English and any one of the local languages (Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu) is mandatory.
  • The Maximum age limit is 35 years

Azim Premji Fellowship Reward

  • Stipend: Shortlisted fellows will receive a monthly stipend of Rs. 35,000 and after the successful completion of the program they will get employment opportunities with Azim Premji Foundation Provident Fund, Medical-Life- Personal Accident Insurance benefits are in addition.
  • Accommodation would be provided for the initial 2 weeks of induction, which would occur at Bangalore.
    • Initial 2 weeks induction would be in Bengaluru. The subsequent sessions and the field posting would be in the District Institutes
  • Mentorship: Each Fellow will have 2 mentors assigned to them during the fellowship period. Fellows will receive continuous support from these mentors.

Work Areas available during the Fellowship Program

  • Research and Analytics, Monitoring & Evaluation, Support to community development workers.
  • Contribute in designing publications and  establishing external connects
  • Participate in developing modules for Subject Knowledge and Leadership Development

Azim Premji Fellowship Application form and Process

Interested candidates have to fill the online application form to apply for Azim Premji Fellowship. Candidates can click on the following link to fill the online application form for fellowship. The last date to submit the online application form is last week of October 2018.

Click here to Apply Online

Note: Along with the application form, the candidate has to upload their resume and Statement of purpose” in Word / PDF format with responses to:

  • Why do you want to be a part of the Fellowship programme and
  • How do you think you can contribute to and impact the school education system (Word Limit- Max 600 words and Min 300 words)

Candidates also have to upload their recent passport size photograph in jpg/jpeg format in the maximum size of 2 MB.

Azim Premji Fellowship Selection Process

  • The Selection process for the Azim Premji Fellowship will include 2 rounds that are a written test and a personal interview.
  • Written Test will consist of essay type and multi-choice questions.
  • It will have questions on social awareness, geographical awareness, passion for contributing the to social sector, good interpersonal skills, openness to learn, and result orientation.
  • Candidates on qualifying the written test will be informed through an e-mail.
  • The selected candidates will be called for round 2.
  • The candidates have to prepare a presentation of 10-15 minutes on the interview panel on any social issue. this would be followed by GD.
  • The selected candidates will go for the final round i.e. personal interview.


Details for the selection procedure for Azim Premji Fellowship



Test Type

Topic to be asked


Result declaration

Stage 1

Online Written Test

Socio-Economic Geographical & Political understanding, Comprehension, Writing and Analytical Ability.

(Will be updated soon)

Candidates will be informed by mail along with an admit card for stage 2

Stage 2

Personal Interview

Personal interview followed by a presentation of 10-15 minutes on a given topic

Second Week of December 2018

Last Week of March 2019 

The qualified candidates will receive a soft copy of the offer letter through an email and once they send their confirmation of acceptance, then they will receive a hard copy at the time of joining.

Azim Premji Fellowship Contact Details

Azim Premji Foundation,
#134 Doddakannelli,
Next to Wipro Corporate Office,
Sarjapur Road, Bangalore - 560035

Tel: +91-80- 6614 4900/01/02
Email: fellowship@azimpremjifoundation.org

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