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.
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.