PMRDFs: Talented young professionals with a desire to participate and initiate a larger change

2014 Applications Open

PMRD Fellows Scheme to invites talented young professionals with a desire to participate and initiate a larger change.

Get more information on: Key Dates:
  • Dec 17, 2013: Last date for Applications
  • Dec 20, 2013: Last date for Applications to J&K.
  • Dec 28, 2013: AICAT - All India Competency Assessment Test (Online)
  • Jan 16/17, 2014: Written Test +
    Personal Interviews
Support Phone and Email:

For enquiries about the application process, guidance related to eligibility, application fees etc please call 022-25525252 (8AM-8PM Mon-Sat).

Alternatively you may write an email to application.pmrdfs2014@tiss.edu. Please mention the subject properly and include Application No, Registered Email ID, Name, and Mobile No in the mail along with description of the problem.

Training

The selected Fellows shall undergo an orientation training of three months duration.

For a view into what you can expect, please see reports from the previous training programme.

Training Schedule

Orientation Training (Ist Cohort of 80 candidates)
3rd April 2014 - 13th June 2014 Capacity Building Training Programme for the first cohort of 80 PMRDFs at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai Campus
3rd April - 7th May, 2014 Residential training : Classroom Sessions
8th May - 15th May, 2014 Rural Practicum
16th - 17th May, 2014 Debriefing at TISS
18th - 20th May, 2014 Travel to State for Field Work
21st May - 7th June Field Immersion: Supervised field work placement at districts: Three days of orientation at the State, three days at the district level , 02 days at the Block Level followed by 10 days of village placement
11th, 12th and 13th June Final Assessment
13th June Valedictory Session
Orientation Training (IInd Cohort of 80 candidates)
1st May 2014 - 8th July, 2014 Capacity Building Training Programme for the first cohort of 80 PMRDFs at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai Campus
1st May - 2nd June, 2014 Residential training : Classroom Sessions
3rd June - 10th June, 2014 Rural Practicum
11th - 12th June, 2014 Debriefing at TISS
13th, 14th and 15th June, 2014 Travel to State for Field Work
16th June- 3rd July, 2014 Field Immersion: Supervised field work placement at districts: Three days of orientation at the State, three days at the district level , 02 days at the Block Level followed by 10 days of village placement
6th , 7th and 8th of July, 2014 Final Assessment
8th July, 2014 Valedictory Session
  1. Accommodation for all candidates provisionally selected for PMRDFs Training is arranged in Mumbai.The details of the accommodation charges shall be shared with the candidates. The subsistence allowance for the trainees - as per the standard norms shall support the accommodation cost. The candidates don't have to make accommodation arrangement on their own and neither have to make any direct payments to any individual at any instance. All payments shall be made by official processes as per norms and the candidates shall receive a receipt of the same.
  2. The cohort shall remain the same as opted while filling the form. In extreme cases the cohort change is permissible but it is only applicable to cases where humanitarian support is must to support the candidate in a crisis situation.
  3. All candidates for first cohort can plan their travel in a way that they reach Mumbai on 3rd April 2014 - Morning the accommodation is arranged from 3rd April 2014 onwards. Any candidate coming before 3rd April 2014 is suggested to make own arrangements for accommodation.
  4. The Induction Training is strictly residential in nature. Group learning is a critical aspect of learning process and pedagogy, thus it is required for all candidates to stay in the accommodation arranged as part of the programme which is on sharing basis.
  5. All candidates are requested to bring bedding / sleeping bag for the trainings considering that it shall be helpful for the field visits which are integral part of the training programme and are necessary to complete the induction process. If you have a laptop we suggest you to bring it to the training.
  6. The candidates provisionally selected for the induction training have to report to : The reception desk at the main lounge of Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS) (Opp. Deonar Bus Depot), V.N. Purav Marg, Deonar, Mumbai 400088, Maharahstra on 3rd April 2014 to complete the registration process for the induction training. You are requested to bring your original documents for verification (the guidelines for which are share on the website and have been mailed to you) in the absence of which your registration shall not be considered complete and you will not be allowed to attend the induction training.
  7. For any details either write on - application.pmrdfs2014@tiss.edu or call 02225525252. Any mail / call to individuals in or outside the institution shall not be acknowledged.