Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship
Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE)

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B.Tech. (Bachelor of Technology),M.Tech. (Master of Technology),B.Arch. (Bachelor of Architecture),Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy),M.Arch. (Master of Architecture),M.Plan. (Master of Planning),B.Plan. (Bachelor of Planning),B.Com. (Bachelor of Commerce),M.Com. (Master of Commerce),B.Voc. (Bachelor of Vocation),M.S. (Master of Surgery),M.Phil. (Master of Philosophy),M.B.A. (Master of Business Administration),B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science),M.Ed. (Master of Education),B.B.A. (Bachelor of Business Administration),B.F.Tech. (Bachelor of Fashion Technology),M.S. (Master of Science),M.Des. (Master of Design),B.F.Sc. (Bachelor of Fishery Science),M.C.A. (Master of Computer Applications),B.H.M. (Bachelor of Hotel Management),B.Des. (Bachelor of Design),B.Text. (Bachelor of Textile),M.Optom. (Master of Optometry),M.P.H. (Master of Public Health),M.Voc. (Master of Vocation),M.H.R.D.M. (Master in Human Resources Development Management),B.Pharm. (Bachelor of Pharmacy),M.Ch. (Master of Chirurgiae),B.B.I. (Bachelor of Banking and Insurance),M.Sc. (Master of Science),M.Text. (Master of Textile),PGDip (Post Graduate Diploma),M.A (Master of Arts),B.A (Bachelor of Arts),LLB (Bachelor of Law),LLM (Master of Laws),M.E. Master of Engineering,B.E. (Bachelor of Engineering),MD (Doctor of Medicine)

Scholarship Overview

Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India invites applications from UG and PG degree holders in the fields of Engineering, Law, Medicine, Social Sciences, etc. from a recognized university for Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship 2021-23. The two-year fellowship seeks to combine classroom sessions at IIM Bangalore with an intensive field immersion at the district level to create credible plans and identify barriers in raising employment, economic output, and promote livelihoods in rural areas. The selected fellows will get a monthly stipend of up to INR 60,000.


The selected fellows will get the following awards:

  • A stipend of INR 50,000 per month during Year 1 of the program
  • A stipend of INR 60,000 per month during Year 2 of the program
  • A grant of a Certificate in Public Policy and Management upon successful completion of the program


  • SC/ST/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) category applicants have to upload a valid caste certificate issued by a competent authority.
  • Mark sheets - 10th, 12th and Graduation (and Post-graduation, if applicable) 
  • Statement of Purpose (800 words)
  • Two references, either academic or professional

This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by February2022. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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The eligible candidate must :

  • Be a citizen of India
  • Age between 21-30 years at the time of application
  • Be a graduate in any discipline (Engineering, Law, Medicine, Social Sciences, etc.) from a recognized university or a post-graduate from a recognized university. 
  • Have three years of work experience after secondary schooling in the social/non-profit sector with an interest in working in rural areas. However, individuals with no work experience and a strong motivation to work in this area may apply. 
  • Be able to express proficiency in the local language of the state that they will work in.

How To Apply

Eligible candidates can apply for the fellowship by following the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' button below and read all details. 
Step 2: Fill in the details to register.
Step 3: Log in with the registered details.
Step 4: Fill in the information required.
Step 5: Pay the application fee.
Step 6: Submit the application.