Piramal Foundation invites applications for Gandhi Fellowship

· The 2-year program, undertaken at the grassroots of India, provides an in-depth experience across areas of Public Health, Education, Climate Change and Digitisation at the last mile

· Gandhi Fellowship today has more than 1,800 alumni across India

· Multi-sectoral entrepreneurs have emerged from the Fellowship, all essaying key roles in organisations, as they spearhead large scale change

Bangalore | December 26, 2022: Piramal Foundation has announced the call for applications for Gandhi Fellowship. Gandhi Fellowship, an initiative of Piramal Foundation, is a 2-year program for the youth to work at the grassroots of India and acquire an in-depth experience across areas of Public Health, Education, Climate Change and Digitization. The Fellowship endeavors to mould self-motivated youth across the country into becoming leaders of tomorrow by providing them an opportunity to make a difference on the ground.

This deep-dive Fellowship identifies youth based on their existing skills and competencies, which are further customized according to the aspirational path identified, enabling Fellows to realise their aspirations on the firm foundation of on-ground and grass root public realities. These young people are also equipped with the necessary soft skills to successfully cope with and navigate every situation in the 21st century as they play key roles in bringing about sustainable change.

Interested applicants can log onto www.gandhifellowship.org and apply. The last date of application is 31st March 2023. For queries, please write to register@gandhifellowship.org

Aditya Natraj, CEO, Piramal Foundation, shared his thoughts on the Gandhi Fellowship – “We started 10 years ago when there was no other fellowship in the country to really get involved in building self and building the nation. Recruiters want to recruit Gandhi Fellows because they are ethical, grounded, know how to influence government, know how to get things and know how to lead people. So, that’s the brand we would like to build for the country.”

India has the highest youth population in the world in the age group of 15-29 years, comprising 27.2 % of the nation’s population (as per the Report of Technical Group on Population Projections, 2020, constituted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare). Leveraging this vast youth power is a key way of realising Hon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of India as a developed nation by 2047.


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