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Azim Premji Foundation Fellowship 2020-21

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A scholarship worth INR INR 35,000 per month and other benefits

What is Azim Premji Foundation Fellowship 2020-21?

Azim Premji Foundation is inviting applications from professionals from diverse fields who are committed to social change and wish to contribute to it. Any degree holder with work experience of a minimum of four years can apply. Selected applicants will be awarded INR 35,000 per month and other benefits.


Who is offering this scholarship ?

Azim Premji Foundation is offering this fellowship to working professionals from diverse fields who are committed to social change.


Who can apply for this scholarship ?

In order to be eligible for this fellowship, an applicant must-

  • Have a minimum of 4 to 10 years of work experience.
  • Have a degree in any discipline.
  • Be proficient in English and one of the following local languages - Hindi, Kannada, Tamil or Telugu.
  • Be not more than 35 years of age.

Note: Candidates having an excellent professional and academic track record will be preferred. 


What are the benefits ?

The selected fellows will get:

  • Salary of INR 35,000 per month (statutory deductions and taxes applicable)
  • Health, life and accident insurance
  • Relocation and Housing Deposit Assistance (as per organizational policy)
  • Certificate from Azim Premji Foundation upon completion of the fellowship


How can you apply ?

The application can be submitted online by following the steps given below-

Step 1- Click here for the application form.

Step 2- Fill in all the details and upload the required documents.

Step 3- Upload a fully updated CV.

Step 4- Fill the location and date for the written test.

Step 5- Submit the application.


What are the documents required for the Azim Premji Foundation Fellowship 2020-21?

The applicants are required to submit their updated CV while applying for the fellowship.


What are the selection criteria ?

The selection process is divided into the following stages:

Stage 1- Online application: The applicant will have to submit the online form with all the details. A reference number will be generated, which will be used for further correspondence. 

Stage 2- Screening: Shortlisted candidates will be called for the screening process where they will have to fill a detailed application form. This application will be evaluated further and shortlisted candidates will be called for the written test through email intimation.

Stage 3: Written-test: Candidates who qualify the screening will be invited for a written test. Selected candidates will receive an admit card via email which they have to carry at the exam centre with a Government ID. The candidates qualifying the written test will be required to submit a Statement of Purpose (SOP). They will receive an email regarding the deadline for submitting the SOP.

Stage 4: Presentation and interview: Candidates clearing the evaluation of written tests and SOP will be invited for a personal interview. Candidates will have to give a 10-15 mins presentation on a social issue that concerns them the most.

Stage 5: Announcement of final results and offer: A final shortlist will be released within 15 days of the interview. On successful completion of the process, selected candidates will receive an offer letter through email and the hardcopy at the time of joining. 


What are the important dates ?

Last date of application - 31st July 2019.



Q: Will there be an opportunity to continue working with the Foundation after the 1-year Fellowship Programme?

A: Yes, based on the Fellow's interest and performance, there will be opportunities to work with the Azim Premji Foundation. More than 80% of the Fellows from previous batches continue to work with the foundation in various critical roles.

Q: Can a candidate discontinue the Fellowship Programme during the 1-year?

A: In case the Fellow wishes to discontinue, he/she can leave the Fellowship Programme, after serving a notice period of one month.


Terms and Conditions

  • The fellowship will commence from the third week of March 2020.
  • It is mandatory to know the local language of the area of work.
  • Only online applications will be accepted. No other documents are required at the time of application other than an updated CV
  • The fellows will not be provided with any accommodation from the foundation. Once the fellow moves to the block location, he/she will be provided one week of accommodation, after which they will need to arrange their own accommodation.
  • The location of work will be at the block level of a district in one of the six states or one union territory (Chhattisgarh/ Madhya Pradesh/ Rajasthan/ Uttarakhand/ Karnataka/ Telangana/ Puducherry). Fellows will be staying at their respective block. Their block location will be communicated to them before their joining.


Contact details

Azim Premji Foundation

# 134, Doddakannelli

Next to Wipro Corporate Office

Sarjapur Road

Bangalore – 560 035

Karnataka, India

Phone: 1800 274 0101



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Up to INR INR 35,000 per month and other benefits


Under Graduation



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