Teach For India Fellowship

Teach For India Fellowship

Conducted By : Teach For India
March 24 2019   Fellowship   Undergraduate, Post Graduate   India
 About Teach For India Fellowship

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Teach For India Fellowship Summary:


Major Highlights


Teach For India Fellowship Eligibility


Teach For India Fellowship Rewards

Teach For India Fellowship Application Process

Teach For India Fellowship Selection Process


Teach For India Fellowship Contact Details

Teach for India Fellowship was initiated in 2009 by Shaheen of Akanksha Foundation. She felt the need to address the issue of educational inequity on a bigger scale. 

In the Fellowship program, they provide an opportunity to talented and most assuring individuals coming from India's best universities and workplaces, to serve as full-time teachers to children from low-income communities in some of the most under-resourced schools.

It is a 2-year program which provides an opportunity for promising young people to develop leadership qualities and simultaneously transform the lives of the children under their vision. Through their experience of teaching in classrooms and working with key education stakeholders like students, principals, and parents, Fellows get exposed to the realities of India’s education system and inculcate the knowledge, skills, and mindsets necessary to attain positions of leadership in the education system.

The Fellows strive for the following three commitments:

  • The commitment to personal transformation
  • The commitment to collective action
  • The commitment to educational equity

At present Teach for India program is working in 7 cities which include Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ahmedabad & Bengaluru. Teach for India Fellows will be placed in low-income schools in the selected cities and will be assigned to teach students who belong to schools having fewer resources. Fellows will be provided with the necessary support to carry out their function properly.


Teach For India Fellowship Eligibility Criteria:

  • Minimum Qualification: The candidate must have completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university by the last week of May 2019.
  • Nationality: The candidate should either be an Indian citizen or a foreign national of Indian origin having an OCI card.
  • Commitment & Location: The candidate should be ready to work as a full-time teacher in any one of the seven cities which include Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru.
  • Age Limit: No age limit to apply for the Fellowship.
  • English Fluency: The candidate should be fluent in the English language as Teach For India Fellows will be placed in English-medium schools and will be expected to teach in and attend training sessions conducted in English.
 Reward Description

Teach for India Fellowship 2019 Rewards:

Teach for India currently has approximately 1100 Fellows, across 7 cities teaching nearly 35,000 students.

  • Salary: Selected Fellows will receive a salary of Rs. 19,000 per month.
  • Housing Allowance: In case the fellows are placed in cities other than their hometown, they will receive a housing allowance ranging from Rs.5,500 to 10,000 depending on the city.
  • Allowance for School Supplies will be also given.

Other Benefits of Teach For India Fellowship:

  • Leadership Qualities: The Program will help the fellow in developing leadership qualities and they will be imparted with the knowledge to manage people and resources.
  • Other Skills: Fellows will develop organizing capabilities, communication, and problem-solving skills in an unstructured environment, and these skills & qualities will help them throughout their careers.
 Application Process

Teach for India Fellowship

Teach for India Fellowship 2019 Application Process:

  • The applicant needs to fill out the online application form on the official website. Click on the “Save Section” button at the bottom of every section before moving on to another section while filling the form.
  • The Admissions team will only review the application once it is submitted.
  • There 5 application deadlines for the 2019 Fellowship Program:

    Deadline 1: Sunday, September 2nd, 2018, 10:00 PM IST

    Deadline 2: Sunday, October 21st, 2018, 10:00 PM IST

    Deadline 3: Sunday, December 9th, 2018, 10:00 PM IST

    Deadline 4: Sunday, February 3rd, 2019, 10:00 PM IST

    Deadline 5: Sunday, March 24th, 2019, 10:00 PM IST

  • No applications will be reviewed after the final deadline until the admissions for subsequent years are open. 
 Selection Process

Teach for India Fellowship 2019 Selection Process:

  • Candidates for the 2019 Teach For India Fellowship will be selected through a multi-stage process. These stages are:

Stage 1: Application Form and Online Test 

  • Fill in the application form appropriately since the application form is an opportunity for the Admission team to get to know you. It can be as detailed as you want it to be.
  • On submission of your application, you will receive a link to a one-hour online test (AMCAT) which is based on situational judgement and English language ability.
  • The Online Test must be completed within 4 days from the date you submit your application form. Your application will not be complete until you complete the test.

Stage 2: Telephonic Interview

  • After the Admission team has reviewed your application, you will be invited to attend a 30-minute phone interview to gain further information that will be helpful in our evaluation.

Stage 3: Assessment Centre:

  • Shortlisted candidates after qualifying online test and based on the review procedure will be called to the Assessment Centre
  • It will be a full day evaluation where applicants have to participate in a group discussion, a sample teaching activity, a written critical thinking test and then followed by an individual interview.
  • If you are living in abroad and cannot attend one of the in-person Assessment Centres, the interview and relevant activities will be conducted over Skype.
  • Academic, Employment and Reference Checks
  • After the final selection, all the academic and employment details provided by the candidates will be checked.\

The average selectivity rate is  7% over the past 7 years.

Note: Candidates will get the first response from Teach For India to end within two weeks of the deadline that they had applied for.

 Contact Details

Teach For India Fellowship Contact Details:

  • Address: Teach For India, c/o The Akanksha Foundation, Voltas House ‘C’,T. B. Kadam Marg, Chinchpokli, Mumbai - 400 033, India
  • Phone: +91 22 6518 2238 
  • Email: apply@teachforindia.org