Azim Premji Foundation offers fellowships

Bengaluru: The Azim Premji Foundation of Wipro czar Azim Premji on Monday announced its annual fellowship programme in education for the 2017-18 academic year.

Post-graduates in any discipline, with 3-10 years of work experience, will be offered monthly stipend of Rs 28,800. The candidates should be proficient in local language and should be willing to relocate to the districts where the foundation operates.

“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.

After two-week induction in Bengaluru, the fellows will be posted in districts of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Puducherry, Rajasthan, Telangana and Uttarakhand, where the foundation works through its field institutes.

The selection is based on an online assessment followed by personal interviews.

“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 foundation’s Chief People Officer Sudheesh Venkatesh in the statement.

The decade-old not-for-profit organisation has been working for domino impact on the quality and equity of education in 350,000 schools in eight states across the country.