JAN-SHIKSHA FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP

EdJustice Jan-Shiksha (EJS) Fellowship is a unique opportunity for young Indians to develop a deep understanding of the nuances of public education and to act as a change agent in the education system of our country. The Fellows will be mentored and guided by the Founder of EdJustice People’s Campaign.

 

EdJustice People’s Campaign aims at a systemic transformation and reformation in state-run educational institutions to rejuvenate the public education system through a model based on the principle of ‘Individual Social Responsibility’.

 

EdJustice is currently active in Bihar but intends to find volunteers and collaborators in other states as well. This campaign is primarily run by volunteers. The campaign was started in January 2018 and now it has a substantial presence among students, teachers, and parent’s community.

 

The processes within the fellowship aim to shape the leadership skills of the Fellow and make her/his work result driven to achieve long-lasting change with their actions. EJS Fellow will also engage with policymakers, experts, and academicians from diverse institutions through their participation in workshops and on different platforms related to public education. The Fellow will also participate in field visits for practical exposure and executing plans at the ground level in Bihar.

ROLE OF EDJUSTICE JAN-SHIKSHA FELLOW

EdJustice Jan-Shiksha Fellowship provides an opportunity to be mentored by the Founder of EdJustice People’s Campaign for a period of 12 months. 

The role and responsibilities of a Fellow would include:

  • Work closely with different stakeholders in Bihar to drive educational equity for the students in state-run educational institutions 

  • Ensure smooth execution of flagship programs and remodel existing initiatives of the campaign

  • Conceptualization to implementation of projects that are in line with the mission and vision of the campaign in coordination with the volunteers and their team leads

  • Research and documentation of best practices in the campaign

  • Coordination between EdJustice Team leads and members

  • Open to travel to Bihar and other states, depending on the requirements

  • Assist the Founder in scaling-up and expansion of the campaign

  • Prepare progress reports of all the initiatives of the campaign

 ELIGIBILITY

EdJustice People’s Campaign seeks to engage with highly motivated, bright young people with a passion for rejuvenating public education as an Edjustice Jan-Shiksha Fellow.

 

  • The Fellowship is open to candidates who are 25 years of age or below.

  • Candidates must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in any academic discipline.

  • Only Indian citizenship holders are eligible for the fellowship.

  • Proficiency in communicating in Hindi and English is preferred.

  • Proficiency in computer skills

IMPORTANT DETAILS

Stipend: INR 15,000 per month

 

Location: It is a work from home opportunity but the Fellow needs to be in Delhi. This is a full-time Fellowship and hence the Fellow will have to give a full-time commitment with about 45 hours of weekly engagement. 

 

Fellowship Period: August 2020 – July 2021

FAQ’s

Edjustice Jan-Shiksha Fellowship is one of the most unique initiatives in the country. We recognize the importance of participating in a fellowship and that questions might arise in the process. We are adding FAQs to clarify any doubts you may have regarding the nature of your role and scope of your fellowship- which we’ll keep updating. If you have a more urgent question, please write to us on contact@edjustice.in

Ques. How can I apply for the EdJustice Jan- Shiksha Fellowship?

Ans. Click Here to apply for the Fellowship. 

 

Ques. How long is the Fellowship period?

Ans. The Fellowship starts from the middle of August and continues until the end of July the following year. 

Ques. Why should I join EdJustice Jan- Shiksha Fellowship?

Ans. Edjustice Jan-Shiksha Fellowship is a unique opportunity for young Indians to develop a deep understanding of the nuances of public education and to act as a change agent in the education system of our country.

 

Ques. Is EdJustice Jan-Shiksha Fellowship suitable for me, if I am looking for an internship?

Ans. The EdJustice Fellowship is not an internship. It requires the Fellow to give a full-time commitment with about 45 hours of weekly engagement. Short time opportunities to engage with the campaign in the capacity of an intern or a volunteer are available. Check the website from time to time to stay updated.

Ques. As an EdJustice Jan- Shiksha Fellow can I pursue any other educational or professional engagement?

Ans. EJS Fellowship is a full-time engagement and hence the Fellow cannot pursue any other educational or professional engagement.  

Ques. How much stipend does a Fellow receive?

Ans. EJS Fellow will be paid a stipend of Rs. 15,000 per month. 

Ques. Will I be assigned office space to work? 

Ans. It is a work from home opportunity. The meeting space will depend on the arrangements made by the founder. EJS Fellows will not be provided with any office equipment. 

 

Ques. What is the average number of working hours for a Fellow?

Ans. EJS Fellowship is a full-time commitment with about 45 hours of weekly engagement spread over 7 days in a week.

Ques. Will I be required to travel for work?

Ans. The EJS Fellow needs to be in Delhi for the entire duration of the Fellowship. They will be required to travel to Bihar and other states, depending on the requirements and will be compulsory for the Fellows. 

 

Ques. Will any facilities be provided to me as an outstation candidate under this programme?

Ans. The responsibility of arranging for accommodation for an outstation candidate with rest with the EJS Fellow. 

Ques. What procedure am I expected to follow to apply for leave?

Ans. The Fellow will get 20 leaves (with approval) in a year other than National Holidays

 

Ques. Whom will I be reporting to?

Ans. You will be expected to report directly to the Founder of the Campaign.

Ques. How will my experience help me grow professionally?

Ans. This Fellowship will help you grow your knowledge about issues around public education. It will give you an opportunity to be engaged in multi-dimensional activities including research, action, documentation, policy advocacy and execution of a campaign at the state level. All these will give you a big exposure and will help you grow as a professional. The EJS Fellow would receive a LOR by the Campaign which will help her/him in future endeavors including higher education.

For Selection process

Ques. What is the selection procedure?

Ans. The application submitted by the candidate will be reviewed during the first round of application. If successful in their application, the candidate will be invited to the second and final stage of the selection process- an in-person interview.

Ques. What are the application dates for the Fellowship?

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Ques. What are the eligibility criteria to apply for the Fellowship Programme?

Ans. EdJustice People’s Campaign seeks to engage with highly motivated, bright young people with a passion for rejuvenating public education as an EdJustice Jan-Shiksha Fellow.

  • The Fellowship is open to candidates who are 25 years of age or below.

  • Candidates must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in any academic discipline.

  • Only Indian citizenship holders are eligible for the fellowship.

  • Proficiency in communicating in Hindi and English is preferred.

  • Proficiency in computer skills

Ques. Why are the SOP and review essay important?

Ans. The SOP and review essay should be able to explain your candidature and convey why you should be considered an ideal candidate for the Fellowship. 

Ques. Is work experience desirable to be an EdJustice Jan-Shiksha Fellow?

Ans. Work Experience is not an essential criterion to qualify as an EdJustice Jan-Shiksha Fellow. The Fellows will gain knowledge and skills necessary to achieve the desired results during the course of the Fellowship. 

 

Ques. Am I eligible for the Fellowship if I am graduating this summer?

Ans. The Candidates are expected to have finished their Bachelor’s Degree examinations before the Fellowship begins. Someone who is graduating in 2020 is also eligible to apply.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications for EdJustice Jan-Shiksha Fellowship 2020-21 are open now – (Click here to apply!)

 

  • The Application Process for the EdJustice Jan- Shiksha Fellowship for the 2020-2021 programme will start in June 2020 and will be conducted online.

  • Along with the application form, the candidate will be required to submit a Statement of Purpose  explaining “why you would like to be a EJS Fellow and why you are suitable to be a Fellow” and a review essay on “What role do you see a campaign like EdJustice play in establishing a sustainable public education system in India?” of 800 words each.

  • If successful in your application, the candidate will be invited to the final stage of our selection process- an in-person interview.

Application deadlines and outcome dates

 

Below are the Round-wise application deadlines and outcome dates for the 2020-2021 Fellowship programme.

The application deadline is 12:00 AM IST on the mentioned date for each Round.

The application outcome will be communicated via email.