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The Teach For India Fellowship is a two-year full-time paid commitment program for the most promising graduates and professionals as full-time teachers in under resourced and low-income schools. Teach For India offers the candidate the chance to make a real difference in tackling one of India’s most pressing challenges – educational inequity. This rigorous and challenging program provides the fellows an opportunity to develop themselves as leaders and simultaneously transform the lives of the children under their care. The Fellowship Program also gives you an opportunity to become a part of the solution and a change agent in the society.

The two-year commitment is necessary to make the impact we wish to have on student achievement. In the first year, Fellows will refine their teaching skills and will start to establish respect and trust among various stakeholders within the school community and the students. This will allow Fellows to achieve significant academic gains for students and to implement their community/school project in the second year. Furthermore, Teach For India is looking for leaders who are willing to commit to long-term change and have the perseverance to work hard in challenging situations. In this context, the two-year commitment is but a small step towards long-term reform.

Teach For India looks for multiple attributes in a potential Fellow, including but not limited to:

– A strong belief in and commitment to Teach For India’s mission and vision
– Fit with Teach For India’s core values
– Leadership experience and potential
– The ability to work effectively in challenging environments
– Critical thinking ability
– Strong English communication skills

Teach For India Fellows are a diverse group of people, brought together by their past achievements and their passion to eliminate educational inequity. By joining the Fellowship, you will get an opportunity to work with some of the brightest and most enterprising minds of the country.

Teach For India Fellows will be placed in low-income schools in Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Chennai and Hyderabad. All Fellows will be required to reside in one of these cities during the period of the Fellowship.

Teach For India Fellows are placed in 2nd to 8th standard classrooms where they teach all major subjects – including English, Mathematics, History and Science with the exception of regional languages. Although the mother tongue is helpful in interacting within our communities, it is not a necessary prerequisite as the schools are English medium.

The eligibility criteria to the Teach For India Fellowship program are :

Minimum Qualification
The candidates must have completed all coursework required for their undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s degree equivalent) from an accredited college or university
Academic Record
The candidates degree transcripts (graduate/postgraduate certificates) will be reviewed before an admission decision can be taken. Applicants must also pass any coursework indicated in their transcripts at the time of the interview.
The candidates should be either (i) an Indian citizen or (ii) a foreign national of Indian origin. Foreign citizens who are not of Indian origin are not eligible to apply.
Note to Foreign nationals of Indian origin : For more information on the OCI card, please go to the Ministry of Home Affairs. To apply for the OCI card, please go to the Online OCI Registration Form. We recommend applying for the OCI card as soon as you have made the decision to join the Fellowship, as it takes approximately 1-3 months to receive the card.
Commitment and Location
The candidates should be willing to make a full-time commitment to teaching and living in one of the placement cities (Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Chennai and Hyderabad). Fellows of the program will be full-time staff members of the schools in which they are placed, and will work stipulated school hours, six days a week.
English Fluency
The candidates should be fluent in English as Teach For India Fellows will be placed in English-medium schools and will be expected to conduct training in English.
Age Limit
There is no age limit to apply for Teach for India Fellowship Program

How to Apply

Candidates can apply for The Teach For India Fellowship through online. Each applicant will be allowed only one application for the Fellowship. There will be no fees charged for filling and submitting the online application form. Applications are non-binding.

Selection Process

Teach For India will choose Fellows based on a multi-stage admissions process. The selection for the Fellowship will include the following stages:

Review of online application
Phone interview (not applicable for all candidates; certain candidates may be invited to the Assessment Centre stage directly after their online application is reviewed)
Assessment Centre, which is a full day session where the applicants go through a group discussion, a sample teaching session, a written critical thinking test and a personal interview.
Additionally, once selected, we will ask you to furnish references of people you have worked with professionally or your professors who will be able to vouch for your performance and suitability for the role.

Teach For India will work relentlessly to ensure that all Fellows have the knowledge and skills necessary to lead their students towards achievement. The Teach For India Fellowship begins with a five-week residential training program. Here, Fellows are exposed to curriculum, lesson planning, and classroom facilitation and student assessments among other modules, sessions and keys to successful teaching. Additionally, each Fellow will have a mentor in the form of a Program Manager whose primary responsibility is to guide Fellows to become effective teachers and leaders. In the 2nd year of the program, each Fellow undertakes an assignment called the ‘Be The Change’ project wherein they ideate, plan and execute a project that benefits their classroom, the school or the society as a whole.

Teach For India Fellows will be paid a salary of Rs. 17,500 per month. If required to relocate from their home city, Fellows will be given a housing allowance ranging from Rs.6,000 to Rs.8,300, depending on the city in which they will stay. In addition, Fellows will receive an allowance for school supplies.

For more details visit official website

Teach For India
C/O The Akanksha Foundation, Voltas House ‘C’,
T. B. Kadam Marg, Chinchpokli, Mumbai – 400 033, India
Phone : 022 6518 2238

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