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Most of DFP’s Fellows are young professionals looking to develop and refine their skills in order to achieve an impactful career in the social sector, however we welcome applicants from a variety of backgrounds and experience levels in order heighten each Fellow’s opportunities for learning.

Who Can Join?
DFP is looking for anyone interested in becoming part of India’s next generation of social entrepreneurs, and the Fellowship is open to applicants from any gender, caste, or geographical location. Below are some general guidelines for Fellowship selection:

  • Between 23-28 years of age (preferred) 
  • Have earned a graduate or post-graduate degree 
  • Have at least 1 year’s work experience in the development sector (although freshers with exceptional passion are encouraged to apply!) 
  • Have a desire to create LASTING SOCIAL CHANGE

Fellowship Details:

  • Tuition fees of Rs. 30,000 for the 6-month fellowship period 
  • Fellows can earn a performance-based stipend totaling up to Rs. 30,000 per fellowship period 
  • As the program is residential, all Fellows are required to relocate to the DCSE campus in Northwest Karnataka for the fellowship period 
  • Throughout the Fellowship, Fellows have 24-hour access to all of DCSE’s high-tech facilities, along with wireless internet access

Application Procedure

Selection is determined by a candidate’s application (which can be filled out online or downloaded and mailed to the address listed below), as well as recommendations, a reasoning test, a group discussion and a personal interview with DFP staff.

A processing fee of Rs. 500 must accompany all applications. Demand drafts should be made out to BVB-DCSE and mailed to the address below.

Deshpande Fellowship Program
DCSE Building
BVB College of Engineering
Vidyanagar, Hubli 580031
Karnataka, India

We invite you to contact us should you have any questions or concerns.

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