SBI Youth for India Fellowship 2021 notification has been released by the State Bank of India on its website. Candidates who are interested in can check details and apply for the fellowship program on Online at youthforindia.org. SBI Youth for India is a fellowship programme initiated, funded and managed by the State Bank of India as a CSR activity, in partnership with reputed NGOs.
State Bank of India fully believes that rural progress is the progress of the country. For this, SBI organizes various programs as its own effort. As part of this, SBI is offering fellowships under the name Youth for India. SBI is conducting a study with the youth on the conditions of the villages and the problems faced by the villagers.
In return, SBI is offering them financial assistance. Candidates who are interested in field trips to the villages can apply for these fellowships. State Bank of India has issued a statement to this effect. It provides a framework for India’s best young minds to join hands with rural communities, empathise with their struggles and connect with their aspirations.
The Programme seeks to help India secure an equitable and sustainable growth path by Providing educated Indian youth with an opportunity to touch lives and create positive change at the grass root level in rural India.
Providing NGOs working on development projects in rural India with educated manpower whose skill sets can be used to catalyze rural development. Promoting a forum for the Programme alumni to share ideas and contribute to rural development throughout their professional life.
The selection process begins with the submission of the online application form. Shortlisted candidates are notified on a rolling basis. Candidates will be finally selected after a personal interview to participate in the programme in two cohorts. SBI has always believed and worked towards the progress of the country.
Through the SBI YFI Fellowship, SBI are investing in the future of the nation. On one hand, we are trying to create leaders of tomorrow and on the other hand, a much-needed difference in rural India. To learn more, continue reading.
|Name of the fellowship||SBI Youth for India Fellowship 2021|
|Title||SBI Youth for India fellowship programme 2021|
|Subject||SBI Youth for India is a fellowship programme (SBI YFI Fellowship)|
|Eligibility||To qualify for the fellowship, candidates need to meet certain basic criteria and also be ready to make a 13-month commitment to the programme.|
|Age Limit||Between 21 to 32 Years Old (as on August 1, 2021)|
|Qualification||Undergraduate/ Bachelors Completed before August 2021.|
|Program Duration||SBI Youth for India Fellowship is a 13-month long fellowship|
|Last Date to Apply||30-04-2021|
|Application Status||The registration process has been started|
|Applying Mode||Online mode|
|Registration||Youth 4 India|
The SBI Youth for India Fellowship is a 13 month program In rural development and it is offered to India’s brightest young minds as an opportunity to go live and work amongst rural communities to help solve pressing rural development challenges.
The YFI fellowship attracts young leaders who experience a transformative leadership journey during the fellowship. By unlearning and imbuing the challenges of rural India, collaborating with NGO partners, fellows, and the local community, and then finally building and sustaining grassroots-level initiatives, they essentially go through the 4 phases: (a) Unlearn, (b) Collaborate, (c) Build, (d) Sustain
Fellowship Programme Details
|Course duration||13 months|
|The full-time course started||2 cohorts commencing in August and October|
|Work||Requires you to stay in rural areas near the project site|
Eligibility: (1). Young Professionals or Fresh Graduates that means Bachelor’s degree should be completed before the commencement of the program. (2). Age 21-32 (as on date of commencement of programme). (3). Indian Citizen, or an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI).
1. Stipend: Rs 15,000/- to meet living expenses
2. Local Transport Allowance: Rs 1,000/- per month
3. A Readjustment Allowance of Rs. 30,000/- upon successful completion of the Fellowship
4. To and fro travel costs of the Fellows from his/her place of residence to project location as well as for training programmes
5. Medical Insurance
6. Mentorship by experienced professionals in the field
7. Access to the Community through well-established Partner NGOs
8. Linkages with premier organizations of the country
Selection process: Through interview. Shortlisted candidates are notified on an ongoing basis during the application period. SBI continuously engage with shortlisted applicants over an online forum to get to know them better as well as clarify their doubts regarding the Fellowship. Interviews shall be conducted in major metro cities or virtually for applicants based outside India.
How to apply: The entire Application Process is uniquely designed to offer Fellowship Aspirants an experience that involves reflecting on their journey, worldviews & perspectives. Candidates can apply through online mode. The State Bank of India has invited applications for SBI Youth for India Fellowship, a 13-month long fellowship that enables the nation’s youth to work on rural development projects in partnership with experienced NGOs.
|Stage||SBI YFI Fellowship Application Process|
|Stage 1||Start your journey by filling out the Preliminary Application Form|
|Stage 2||Share your story, perspectives, and overall worldview by taking a detailed essay-based Online Assessment.|
|Stage 3||Interact with the Selection Board in the Personality Assessment & Interview stage.|
The fellowship begins with a weeklong orientation specially designed to give fellows an introductory perspective and overview of rural development. It is also the time when each fellow gets to interact with the rest of the batch, alumni and NGO experts. The fellows are allotted their NGOs during the period.
Post orientation, the fellows spend some time at the NGO centre understanding the scope of their work at different locations. As per fellow’s interest and skill set, the NGO assigns a location, domain and local mentor to them.
The local NGO staff helps the fellow to settle down at their locations. With their support, the fellow interacts with the community, local authorities and other stakeholders to understand the pressing issues and gaps.
After discussing the learning with the NGO mentors and understanding the scope and work of the NGO at the village; the fellow is expected to finalise a programme area, project objective, and structure of project implementation.
On successful completion of the fellowship, a candidate receives an adjustable amount of Rs.50,000 and a certificate from SBI Youth for India.
SBI Youth for India fellowship program is premeditated to assist our fellows to live in a village location and work with the partner NGOs to benefit the community. The 13-month of the fellowship are broadly divided into three phases; familiarisation, implementation, and sustenance.
SBI Youth for India fellowship programme details @ http://www.youthforindia.org/
FAQs on Youth For India
- What is the SBI Youth for India Fellowship?
The fellowship is a 13-month program where each year, handpicked urban youth are offered an opportunity to work on rural development projects across India. The fellows live and work amongst the rural communities for whom they're working, while also getting mentorship and guidance from one of eight leading NGOs who are associated with the fellowship as partners focused on key areas pertaining to rural development.
- What is the last date for submitting the application form?
The tentative schedule is Application Phase 1 will end in the last week of April. The candidate who is selected for Application Phase 2 has to complete their application by 2nd week of May. The exact dates shall be shared soon.
- What is the last date for submitting my application to the fellowship?
The applications for this year are Open. A final date will be announced soon.
- What does a candidate receive after completion of fellowship?
On successful completion of the fellowship, a candidate receives an adjustable amount of ₹50,000 and a certificate of completion from SBI Youth for India. Please note SBI Youth for India does not offer any job post the completion of the 13-month programme.
- Who is eligible to apply for the fellowship?
Three major requirements when it comes to the eligibility criteria of applicants: Anyone who fits into these are eligible for the fellowship.
a. Young Professionals or Fresh Graduates
b. Age 21-32 (as on date of commencement of programme)
c. Indian citizen/OCI
- Why has The State Bank of India launched this program?
SBI has always believed and worked towards the progress of the country. Through the SBI YFI Fellowship, we are investing in the future of the nation. On one hand, we are trying to create leaders of tomorrow and on the other hand, a much-needed difference in rural India. To learn more, continue reading.
- What is a fellowship?
A fellowship is a term used for various academic, professional and research programs that offer time-limited opportunities to individuals selected as fellows to work and develop their skills and leadership by working in specific focus areas. Typically sponsored by an organization to develop a field of expertise relevant to them. The SBI Youth for India fellowship is one such fellowship, that is the flagship 13-month program of the SBI Foundation, which is funded by The State Bank of India.