Pre-Placement talk by Gandhi Fellowship – Piramal Foundation on 16th October, 2019
A pre-placement talk cum workshop on Gandhi Fellowship – Piramal Foundation was organised at Central University of South Bihar (CUSB) on Thursday, October 16, 2019. The session was conducted under supervision of CUSB Public Relation Officer (PRO) Md. Mudassir Alam, who is also the Placement Officer of the University. The session was conducted regarding the application process of Gandhi Fellowship and other related aspects.
Post a brief introduction by the Placement Officer further the representatives from Gandhi Fellowship organisation namely Mr. Parikshit Munda, Senior Program Leader and Mr. Ravi Prakash Gupta, Programme Leader had given presentations about the fellowship which was followed by question – answer session. Mr. Gupta who himself is an alumnus of CUSB and joined the organisation as a fellow in 2016 after completion of Masters in Media shared his personal experience with Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) students present in the hall.
While describing about the aims and goals of the fellowship Mr. Munda said that the programme is primarily meant for social cause rooted in the belief that as a developing country it is important for India to develop a cadre of leaders exposed to the complexities of bringing change in social and public systems. The programme is especially designed to provide enough exposure to youths with the favourable opportunity to transform them through self-discovery and thereby, contribute to the causes surrounding them. It creates a legitimate space for young people to engage with social issues in a real manner and devote their energies to bring about school change through their tenure and effectively lead complex public systems in the future, said Mr. Munda.
As a catalyst for school change, each fellow brings change in 5 schools by being a resource person for the school principals and by potentially impacting the lives of 1,000 children. Fellows assist teachers and identify when and where Headmasters (Principals) need extra support. Fellows interact and work with teachers, community members and education officials towards the goal of creating model schools. Each selected fellow is entitled to an all-inclusive monthly grant of Rs. 14,000, a fixed monthly phone allowance and rent-free accommodation and other allowances as applicable, added Mr. Munda.