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To upgrade youth skills at district level in liasion with IIMs, fill application forms now

The Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Ministry in an initiative to upgrade the skill of the youth has invited applications for the Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship from across the country.

The interested candidates must have a minimum graduate degree from a recognized University and should be citizens of India in the 21-30 years of age-group. Proficiency in the official language of state of fieldwork is mandatory. Fellows should not be employees of the Government of India. The selected fellows will receive stipend of Rs. 50,000 per month in first year and Rs. 60,000 per month in second year of their Fellowship as compensation. Upon completion of the programme, the Fellow will be awarded a Certificate by the host IIM.

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The last date for applying is March 27, 2021 and for details to apply online visit the online link at http://www.iimb.ac.in/mgnf/.

The selection of fellows will be done by IIM Bangalore through a common ongoing admission process. The last date for receipt of applications online is 27th March 2021. MGNF is a two-year academic programme which combines classroom sessions at IIM with an intensive field immersion at the district level. The Fellows would acquire academic expertise and technical competency in understanding the overall skill ecosystem and help the District Skill Committee’s (DSCs) to manage skill development planning at the district level by formulating District Skill Development Plans (DSDPs).

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The official spokesperson of the Punjab government said that as part of SANKALP, the MSDE has launched the Phase-II of Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship (MGNF) programme with 9 IIMs namely IIM Bangalore, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Lucknow, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Visakhapatnam, IIM-Udaipur, IIM Nagpur, IIM Ranchi and IIM-Jammu as Academic Partners.

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MGNF aims to strengthen the district-level skill ecosystem for decentralized skill development governance. In the course of their training the fellows would be an asset and resource person for the District Skill Committee (DSC) to develop, manage and coordinate the skill programmes at district level.

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