Comprehensive training will be provided to the Fellows of the Rural Development Fellowship Programme to ensure that they can effectively carry out their duties as high-calibre development professionals.

Seeing is learning

  • Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration (YASHADA) and Tata Trusts to provide training.
  • Immersion visit to model villages in Raigad, Yavatmal and Ahmednagar to understand first-hand how change can be initiated.

Know your panchayat

  • Deployment to assigned Gram Panchayats (GPs) for 2 weeks to conduct preliminary data collection exercise and to get a feel of GPs.
  • District Mission Council workshop to initiate relationship with local administrations.

Trained to perfection

  • Return to YASHADA to participate in training programme conducted by Tata Trusts, Watershed Organisation Trust and the Maharashtra Vidnyan Parishad in thematic areas specific to assigned GPs.
  • Analytical training in grass-roots planning and intervention processes by Tata Trusts.

The guiding lights

  • Fellows will have a mentor who will guide them through the 12 months and support them in case of any challenges.
  • Mentors will include Lead Development Partners, academic practitioners, corporate partners and senior government officials.