Ideal applicants will have a Bachelors Degree in any subject or discipline and their age should not exceed 30 years at the time of the Programme’s Commencement. Therefore applicants should be born on or after 1 August 1987. The Fellowship will consider non-degree training and certification programmes completed after 10+2 schooling. Applicants without any formal education after their 10+2 may also apply, especially if they have experience of formal or informal work in urban sectors.
All candidates must have basic proficiency in reading English. There is support available for candidates with limited speaking ability in English and they are encouraged to apply.
Applicants must be Indian citizens. OCI Card holders are not eligible to apply at this time. In addition, citizens of Nepal with valid identity documents (Nepalese passport or Nepalese Citizen Certificate or Nepalese Voter’s Identification Card) are also eligible to apply.
We strongly encourage applications from women, people with disabilities, and those from economically and socially excluded communities.
IIHS aims to create a diverse, inclusive, open, safe and enabling learning environment. It is committed to the principle of not discriminating against individuals on the basis of personal beliefs or characteristics such as caste, class, religion, region, ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. The Urban Fellows Programme at IIHS is part of this commitment to create supportive teaching and learning environments. Fellows are also expected to aspire to highest standards of ethics in their personal and professional interactions.