Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship: notification 2023, online apply, Eligibility, and form

It is with great pleasure that we announce the publication of the Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship notification 2023 for the academic year 2022-2023 in cooperation with the Ministry of Skill Development, Government of India. Interested candidates can apply online at the MGNF website.

Nine IIMs across the country host the MGNF (IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Jammu, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Lancashire, IIM Nagpur, IIM Ranchi, IIM Udaipur, IIM Visakhapatnam). MGNF provides young, dynamic individuals with an opportunity to enhance skill development and promote economic development through the Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship.

To create credible plans and identify barriers to promoting employment, economic output, and livelihoods in rural areas, the Fellowship combines classroom sessions (Academic Module) hosted by IIMs with field immersions at the district level (District Immersion). There is a Certificate Program in Public Policy and Management offered by IIMs called the MGNF.

A State Skill Development Mission (SSDM) has collaborated with the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) of the Government of India (GoI) to design and implement the program. The Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship application process for the 2022-23 academic year has begun with 9 IIMs combining their efforts.

By visiting, students can apply for the Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship. In MGNF, there are sessions at IIMs classes and opportunities to promote skill planning and development in district economies over the course of two years. The Fellowship will be hosted by IIM Bangalore this year.

National Fellowship Eligibility Criteria

  • A citizen of India is required

  • Minimum age of 21-30 years at the time of application

  • Graduate degree in any field (Engineering, Law, Medicine, Social Sciences, etc.) from a recognized university or post-graduate degree from a recognized university.

  • Work experience in the social/non-profit sector with an interest in rural areas is preferred after secondary schooling. No work experience is required, but a strong motivation to work in this field is required.

  • They should be able to demonstrate proficiency in the local language of the state where they will be working.

Mahatma Gandhi Fellowship Selection Procedure

Selection will be based on an entrance exam and personal interview.

Important Dates: 

Activity MGNF Date
Registration opens 13th February
Registration closes 27th March
Admit Card 1st week of April
Test date 3rd week of April
Result declaration Last week of April
Personal Interview 2nd to 4th week of May

National Fellowship Stipend

In addition to a monthly stipend of Rs.50,000, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship offers candidates selected for the 2022-2023 MGNF program a stipend of Rs.60,000.

Fellowship Examination Pattern

The examination will consist of multiple choice questions. The test is worth 100 points. A variety of questions from the sections on General Awareness, Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, and Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension are included in this section. April 2021 will be the date of the test. A personal interview will be conducted with candidates who qualify in the written test.

Physical examinations must be conducted in the capitals of all states. There is a paper-based entrance exam for the MGNF. It is not permitted for candidates to leave the examination hall/room before the test has ended.

A Multiple-Choice Question (MCQ) is scored as follows:

  • Each correct answer is awarded 3 marks.

  • An incorrect answer fetches -1.

  • No marks are given or deducted for unattempt questions.

  • MGNF entrance exam is for 2 Hours.

How to apply for Mahatma Gandhi Fellowship

Candidates can apply online at The application window for admissions to 2021-23 is now open. There is a deadline of March 27, 2021 for applications.

Admit cards will not be sent to candidates for the MGNF. On the application portal, these documents will be uploaded. It is only possible to download the Admit Card from the website. If you have trouble viewing your Admit Card after logging in, please contact the MGNF Helpdesk

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