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Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship Programme

Published on March 09, 2020
Current context: The Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey, launched the Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship programme on 8th March 2020 in Bengaluru.
Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship Programme
  • The Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship programme (MGNF) is launched as part of the SANKALP initiative of the MSDE.
  • The programme will provide skilled manpower for District Skill Committees to prepare the District Skill Development plan.
  • The MGNF is designed and implemented by IIM Bangalore and in collaboration with State Skill Development Missions (SSDMs).
  • Under this, Indian Institute of Management Bengaluru will train 75 graduates for two years in preparing the District skill plan.
  • Graduates from 75 districts in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Karnataka and Meghalaya are chosen for the training.
  • The candidate joining the programme will receive a stipend of Rs. 50,000 per month during Year 1 of the program and a stipend of Rs. 60,000 per month during Year 2 of the program.
  • He/she should be in the age between 21-30 years at the time of application.

Question: 

Q.1 The Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship programme is launched by which Ministry of the Government of India?
a. Ministry of Science & Technology
b. Ministry of Youth Affairs
c. Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
d. Ministry of Earth Science
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