Oct. 10, 2019

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) announced its partnership with Indian Institute of Management (IIM)- Bangalore to launch a new programme 'Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship (MGNF)'.


  • It is aimed to train a individuals, who will leverage the IIMB ecosystem in entrepreneurship and public policy and work with the district administration in strengthening the process of skilling to create a vibrant local district economy.

  • The two-year Fellowship programme will be delivered by IIMB’s Centre of Public Policy (CPP), an independent public interest-oriented policy think-tank engaged in research, teaching, training, and capacity-building.

  • The programme will be launched on a pilot basis in 75 districts in 6 states including Gujarat, Karnataka, Meghalaya, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

  • Those who have a graduate degree from a recognised university and are citizens of India in the age group of 21-30 years will be eligible to apply for it.

  • It has been Designed under Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP). 

Source : The Hindu