Azim Premji Foundation Fellowship 2023: Apply Online & Salary


Azim Premji Foundation Fellowship is an opportunity for working professionals from diverse fields, who are interested in contributing to social change. The fellowship journey, as experienced by many, is a rich amalgamation of learning about the public education system in our country, contributing on the ground level as well as building a career in the social sector. During the program, fellows will get an immersive experience of real India with in-depth learning about education and an opportunity to contribute to a just, equitable, human, and Sustainable Society. In the past years, fellows joined from organizations like NIAS, KPMG, ERNST& YOUNG, INFOSYS, and JINDAL – from sectors like IT, Consultancy, Infrastructure, Power, Development, Finance, and Research. They come with a proven track record that can be leveraged in the fellowship experience, to contribute to a greater good in the longer term.

Azim Premji Foundation Fellowship 2022
Azim Premji Foundation Fellowship

About Azim Premji Foundation Fellowship

  • Azim Premji Foundation Fellowship works on improving the public school education system in India with a focus on the more disadvantaged areas of the country. The focus on the work has been with Grades 1 to 8. The work now extends across grade K to 12.
  • The work of the foundation in this respect is an ‘operating organization’, which has built deep expertise in school education over the past years.
  • The Foundation also works with other state public education systems: deeply with 7 other states in the northeast of India, and many other states and their key institutions. The Foundation collaborates closely with all these state governments.

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Objective of Fellowship

The main objective of the Azim Premji Foundation Fellowship is to provide an opportunity for the followers to “learn by doing” what education really means. Fellows spend their time reading and understanding ideas related to education. They discuss opinions with their peers within the Foundation, take these ideas to the ground, re-examine them during actual experiences, defend them and many a time reject long-held opinions.

 The experience of teaching in the classrooms and interacting with children, teachers, and the community. They also get to observe teacher engagement forums at the block level through participation in different kinds of workshops. All of these help them build their understanding of not only schools and teachers but also of the society they are in.


  • Fellows work at some of the most remote locations in India, exploring the nuances of public education in close association with government schools in rural India.
  • They spend a minimum of 120 days in the programme in a government school classroom.
  • Fellows are places in a school in one of our locations, where, apart from teaching they also engage with teachers, community, and education functionaries.


  • Post the fellowship, fellows can continue to work with us in a variety of roles at the grass-root level.
  • The Fellowship can culminate into a long-term career possibility with the Foundation.
  • The Foundation needs passionate and committed individuals to work with us toward our vision of a just and equitable society.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Fellows will receive a monthly salary of Rs. 37,000. Taxes and statutory deductions will apply.
  • Besides salary, Fellows are cover under various insurances like Health, Life, and Accident Insurance.
  • Apart from this, Fellows are also eligible to allowances such as Relocation and Housing Deposit Assistance (as per organizational policy).

Eligibility Criteria

If you are doing exceptional work in your current field and are now looking for meaningful ways to contribute to social change, Azim Premji Foundation Fellowship is for you.

  •  4 to 10 years of work experience
  •  A degree in any discipline
  •  Proficiency in English and any one of the local languages (Hindi, Kannada)
  •  Applicants need to be below 35 years of age
  •  Willing to travel within the district and ready to post in the districts the Foundation works in
Duration and Commencement of Fellowship

Duration: 1 Year

Commencement: The Fellowship will commence soon

Selection Process

Stage I: Online Application

  • Deadline: October 29, 2021

Stage II: Screening

  • After the detailed application form is received, your application will be evaluated.
  • If your application is shortlisted post this evaluation, you will be invited for the written test.
  • In case your application is not shortlisted at this stage, you will receive an email intimation.

Stage III: Written Test

  • Post evaluation, if shortlisted, you receive an admit card (online) to appear for the written test.
  • You will be scheduled for a digital test on the first or second week of November’21.
  • If you are shortlisted from the digital test you will be asked to submit a Statement of Purpose (SOP). An email asking for an SOP with a deadline will be sent to you. 
  • On receiving your SoP, we will schedule the first round of interviews with you.

Stage IV: Presentation and Interviews

  • Personal Interviews: 2nd/3rd week of December 2021.
  • 1st Round of Interview: 10-15 minute presentation to the interview panel on any social issue that concerns you the most. You can use Chart Paper/PPT or any other medium that you are most comfortable with to make the presentation. Your field observation experiences will also be discussed.
  • Candidates who clear the first round of interviews will go to the final round of interviews.

Stage V: Announcing of Final shortlists and Offer

  • Communication of final shortlist of Fellows (Through email): Within 15 days after completion of the interview process.
  • Offer process: 2 weeks post announcement of the shortlist
  • Upon successful completion of the process, you will receive an offer letter through email and a hard copy at the time of joining.
  • Candidates selected for the Fellowship will have to revert with offer acceptance within one week of receiving the offer through return mail. They have to notify their existing employer about their Fellowship acceptance decision.
  • The date of joining will update soon

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Application Procedure for Azim Premji Foundation Fellowship

Application Procedure for Azim Premji Foundation Fellowship
Azim Premji Foundation Fellowship Official Website
  • On the homepage, you have to click on the “Apply now” button.
  • The application page will appear on a screen where you have to fill in your details and upload your CV.
  • After filling in all the details click on the submit button for the final submission of the application form.
  • On successful submission of the online application form, you will receive an email with Login credentials and a website link to a ‘Candidate Portal’. You can view the current application status in that candidate portal. A system-generate mail will also send to your registered email id for any action that is happening on your profile.

Contact Details

  • Azim Premji Foundation
  • # 134, Doddakannelli
  • Next to Wipro Corporate Office
  • Sarjapur Road
  • Bangalore – 560 035
  • Karnataka, India
  • Phone: 1800 274 0101


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