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Azim Premji Foundation announces fellowships for 2017-18

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The Azim Premji Foundation has announced its annual fellowship programme for the next academic session, under which monthly stipend of Rs 28,800 will be given to post-graduates in any discipline with 3-10 years of work experience.

“The two-year programme offers ground experience in educational and social space, with teaching in state-run schools and participation in our field institutes in the first year and capacity building and preparation for teaching roles in the second year,” the foundation said in a statement.

The selection criteria involves an online assessment test and personal interviews. Candidates should also be willing to relocate to the districts where the foundation operates.

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The fellows can be posted in any district of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Puducherry, Tajasthan, Telangana and Uttarakhand after attending a two-week induction programme in Bengaluru.

“We know there are people working in organisations with a heart and mind for social change. This is an opportunity for them to know first-hand about the working environment, challenges and the satisfaction one can get while working to improve the quality and equity in school education in India,” said the not-for profit organisation’s Chief People Officer Sudheesh Venkatesh.

The foundation has been working in eight states across the country to improve quality of education in 350,000 schools.

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