Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship 2021, Apply Online at MGNF website

IIM Bangalore, in collaboration with the Ministry of Skill Development, Government of India, has released the Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship 2021 or MGNF 2021 notification for the academic year 2021-2023. Candidates who are interested join this program can apply online at MGNF Website.

MGNF is hosted by nine IIMs across the country (IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Jammu, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Lancashire, IIM Nagpur, IIM Ranchi, IIM Udaipur and IIM Visakhapatnam.

The Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship (MGNF) is an opportunity for young, dynamic individuals to contribute to enhancing skill development and promote economic development. 

Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship 2021
Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship 2021

The 2 year Fellowship seeks to combine classroom sessions (Academic Module) host IIMs  with an intensive field immersion at the district level (District Immersion) to create credible plans and identify barriers in raising employment, economic output, and promote livelihoods in rural areas.

MGNF is a Certificate Program in Public Policy and Management offered by IIMs. It has been designed at the initiative of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India (GoI) and implemented in collaboration with State Skill Development Missions (SSDMs).

Eligibility Criteria

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

Selection Procedure: The selection process will be based on entrance test and personal interview.

Stipend: The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship is offering a stipend of Rs.50,000 per month for the first year and Rs.60,000 per month for the second year to the candidates selected for the 2021-2023 MGNF program.

Examination Pattern: This examination will be in the form of Multiple Choice Questions. It is conducted for 100 marks. This includes questions from the sections on General Awareness, Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, and Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension. The test will take place in the third week of April 2021. Candidates who qualify in the written test will be called for a personal interview.

How to apply: Candidates can apply through online mode at https://www.iimb.ac.in/mgnf/. The application window for 2021-23 admissions is now open. Application window open till March 27, 2021.

Important Dates: 

ActivityMGNF Date
Registration opens13th February 2021
Registration closes                  27th March 2021
Admit Card                               1st week of April 2021
Test date                                 3rd week of April 2021
Result declaration                   Last week of April 2021
Personal Interview                  2nd to 4th week of May 2021
Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship Schedule 2021

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FAQs on MGNF

  1. What is Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship?

    MGNF is a Certificate Program in Public Policy and Management offered by IIM. It has been designed at the initiative of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India (GoI).

  2. Why should apply for the Fellowship?

    The Fellowship is a unique opportunity to promote skill development in district economies.

  3. How many Fellows are being recruited for MGNF 2021-23?

    660+ Fellows may be recruited for the second cohort of MGNF.

  4. What is the tuition fee for MGNF program?

    Candidates selected for the 2021-23 admissions cycle will be fully funded by MSDE, GoI. On joining the program, the participant will receive a stipend of Rs.50,000 per month during Year 1 of the program.  Only on completing the requirements of Year 1, the candidate will receive a stipend of Rs.60,000 per month during Year 2 of the program.

  5. Who are eligible to apply for MGNF?

    Indian Citizen Age between 21-30 years at the time of application
    At least a graduate in any discipline (engineering, law, medicine, social sciences, etc.) from a recognized university or a post-graduate from a recognized university.

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