Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship Programme


The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship along with IIM Bangalore has launched the Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship Programme.

  • This is a two-year fellowship programme to boost skill development at the district level.
  • The programme is designed under the Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP) which is World Bank loan assisted project for skill development.
  • It aims to address the challenge of non-availability of personnel for implementation of various programmes at state, district and National levels. It will blend the academic programme with the component of field immersion at the district level.
  • The students are made to work with the district administration for strengthening the process of skilling to create a vibrant local district economy.
  • The MGNF programme will provide the students an in-built component of on-ground practical experience with the district administration.
  • It is launched in 75 districts across Gujarat, Karnataka, and Uttarakhand etc. on a pilot basis.
  • The eligible students should be :
    1. In 21-30 years age-group
    2. Have a graduation degree from a recognized university
    3. Is a citizens of India
    4. Have Proficiency in official language of state