The IIHS Urban Fellows Programme (UFP) | 2023-24
India’s urban transition is unprecedented in scale and complexity. Within it lie both, the opportunities of economic development and greater employment as well as the challenges of persistent inequality, extreme deprivation and environmental degradation. The UFP offers the chance to be a part of shaping this transition.
UFP is scholarship-based, nine-month, full-time, residential, interdisciplinary and based at the IIHS City Campus in Bengaluru. It combines classroom teaching, site-based applied learning, work in live projects, and external internships to introduce Fellows to diverse forms of urban practice. The Programme is open to recent graduates and young professionals from varied educational backgrounds or practice domains. The seventh batch of UFP will graduate in May 2023.
Shape India’s Urban Transition
Many recent graduates and undergraduates are interested in working on the complex challenges that are encountered in contemporary cities. However, they are not sure how to shape their research and practice to engage with these issues. The UFP prepares Fellows to find their own practice and perspective on how to shape India’s urban transition – a critical opportunity that will define India’s future over the next century.
Develop Skills for Real-Life Problems
Engage with Thought Leaders
Acquire Interdisciplinary Knowledge
Urban Practice Experience
A diverse and experienced faculty at IIHS leads the UFP. As part of the UFP’s commitment to bridging theory and practice, the Faculty consists of several full-time practitioners who come from a range of academic disciplines and practice domains.
Why be an Urban Fellow?
Structure of the UFP