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"Women’s political participations is not an option, it is an essential component of building a vibrant and progressive nation."




Are you ready to ignite a political revolution?

A call for women activists, professionals & change-makers, interested in politics!


It’s time to break the chains of patriarchy & oppression to claim our rightful space in politics & take our seat on the decision making table.

The Indira Fellowship is an initiative in honour of the visionary leader, Smt. Indira Gandhi to amplify the voices of women in the political arena & drive a much-needed transformation in our society.

Gender equality requires women to have a seat at the decision-making table and this fellowship aims to break down the barriers that hinder women's entry into politics. Selected participants will receive mentorship from seasoned political leaders, training modules on policy-making, grassroots campaigning, & leadership development.

Passionate women activists & change-makers, let’s be at the forefront of the political revolution. Together, we can dismantle barriers, shatter glass ceilings, and build a future for women's rights.

Apply for the Indira Political Fellowship today and let's unleash the power of women in politics for a more just tomorrow! 

The Fellowship will be a 9-month, full-time stipend program.


Selection Process

The Fellows will be selected through a two-stage evaluation process.

Stage 1

Stage 2 

Final selections will be made based on an interview (Video/Telephonic/In-person).

In the first stage, applicants will be shortlisted based on the information provided in their application. 


Who Can Apply?

The fellowship is a platform for women who are aspiring to be leaders or emerging leaders in the field of politics and governance. We highly encourage women from disadvantaged groups and marginalised communities to apply for this fellowship.

Role of Fellow

The selected fellows will be given responsibility in their respective districts. Initially, they will be assigned one block to organise the Indira Activity Center (Shakti Club) in Panchayat, Urban Basti/Wards & Colleges. Based on their performance, the role will be further promoted to assembly in-charges to district in-charges.

The Indira Activity Center (IAC): To build a Women Activity Center in every Village Panchayat, Urban Basti & College/University Campus. These centers will be called as the ‘Shakti Club’ or Indira Activity Center (IAC). The centre will work in three domains - Awareness, Sisterhood & Nation Building through participating in democracy.

Fellowship Progression

Note: Post the Fellowship Program, the fellows will be given an opportunity to be inducted in the Congress Party or will be considered for electoral roles in their area.

What to Expect?

Fellows over the period of 9 months will get hands-on experience working with leaders, women's organizations, the local body's elected women representatives, NGOs & other women influencers of that district and be part of the political processes.

Fellows will have to travel extensively in both urban & rural areas across their respective districts/Loksabha & interact with multiple stakeholders. It is a must to be a good communicator & be tech savvy to be able to execute tasks on the ground. 

Meet Our Fellows


Fellows will receive a monthly stipend.

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