FAQs for Bhumi Fellowship

  • Why should I join the Bhumi Fellowship?

    The ineffectiveness of the Indian education system puts our future generations at risk. Only reimagined and more effective schools can equip our children with the knowledge and skills they need to thrive. The Bhumi Fellowship offers you a chance to reimagine the way children learn and create a working system that prepares children for a better tomorrow.

  • How is the Bhumi Fellowship different from similar fellowships in the country?

    We take a whole-school approach to transformation – in addition to teaching children foundational literacy and numeracy, our fellows also work directly with the teachers, school leaders, and parents for holistic development.

  • Who are we looking for?

    Spirited young graduates (between 20 and 30 years old) who are passionate about transforming the education system and are willing to commit to a two-year full-time fellowship. Your past experiences in volunteering and/or leading teams will serve as an advantage in understanding the problem at root and taking a collective approach for equitable education.

  • Where will my fellowship be?

    In Chennai, Tamil Nadu

  • Do I need to know Tamil?

    Knowing Tamil is not mandatory but will be an advantage.

  • Will I get paid?

    Yes. You will receive a grant of Rs 25,500 per month for a period of two years.

    The grant includes INR 5,500 towards allowances, including house rent, laptop, mobile, and reimbursements.

    You will also be eligible for a Fellow Seed Fund of INR 1,00,000 upon successful completion and graduating from the fellowship.

  • How can I apply for the Bhumi Fellowship?

    Please visit https://fellowship.bhumi.ngo/applynow to apply for the fellowship

  • How do I submit an excellent application?

    Visit https://fellowship.bhumi.ngo/support

  • What is the duration of the Fellowship?

    Two years. You will commit to working full-time at an under-resourced private/ govt/ govt-aided school where you are placed

  • Will I be trained during the fellowship?

    Yes. The year begins with a training that equips fellows with the basic knowledge, skills, and mindsets required to set foot in a school. Further on, periodic learning circles address need-based knowledge and skill components. An exposure to other potential educators/education entrepreneurs in the ecosystem will also be offered through the fellowship journey.

  • What does the Bhumi Fellowship entail?

    The Bhumi fellowship is a leadership journey in which fellows transform themselves by working with the school system. Fellows will solve key problems in their schools by working closely with children, teachers, HMs, and parents. With this experience, fellows join the system to transform it for all children.

  • What opportunities will be available to me after the Fellowship?

    Fellows who choose to pursue an entrepreneurial journey will be supported in designing solutions to the problems they identify. Alternatively, they will be offered career opportunities with Bhumi or other like-minded organisations.

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