Apply Now: Applications for the SBI Youth for India Fellowship Batch 2024-25

The SBI Youth for India Fellowship is offered to bright young minds who are Citizens of India, Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), Citizens of Nepal/Bhutan. It provides an opportunity for them to live and work with rural communities and contribute towards solving pressing rural development challenges. The Fellowship builds young leaders who undergo a transformative journey by learning from the challenges of rural India. These leaders collaborate with NGO partners, local government, and the community to develop and sustain grassroots-level initiatives.

  • The Application Process offers Fellowship Aspirants a unique opportunity to work with rural communities, build their dream projects, and make a meaningful impact on India’s development goals
  • The Fellowship allows you to choose your project focusing on key areas of rural development and join an ever growing number of youth leaders in delivering positive impact across India


  • Citizens of India, Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), Citizens of Nepal/Bhutan
  • 21 to 32 year old youth may apply
  • Bachelor’s degree should be completed before 1st October, 2024

The qualities of an Ideal Applicant

The Fellowship welcomes applicants from diverse professional and academic backgrounds who exhibit a strong interest, passion, and commitment to the development of rural India. Applicants should have humility and eagerness to learn within a cross-cultural context and demonstrate a strong commitment to service. They should also possess the ability to be adaptive, resilient, and innovative in finding solutions in under-resourced environments.

The Fellowship journey comprises four phases:

  • Stage 1 (Registration and Online Assessment)

Fill out the Registration Form and begin your Online Assessment. During the assessment, you will be asked to provide a detailed essay-based response where you can share your story, perspectives and intention to join the Fellowship.

  • Stage 2 (Personal Interview)

The Personal Interview stage is where the esteemed panel evaluates the applicant’s personal characteristics and suitability for the role. This stage is designed to help the selection panel make informed decisions based on factors beyond academic qualifications and work experience and gain a deeper understanding of the person.

How to Apply

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