About the Fellowship

Under this 2-year fellowship, ~20 young professionals will be placed at the State headquarter (Chandigarh) as Governance Fellows (GF), and ~29 will be placed across the districts and in 6 Municipal Corporations as District Development Fellows (DDF) in Punjab, to bring about reforms in governance and improvement in project implementation while gaining considerable training and exposure.

ISB is the knowledge partner with the Government of Punjab for this fellowship and will lead the recruitment and capacity building of the chosen fellows. The fellows will be on the payroll of the Government of Punjab and the terms and conditions decided by the Government would apply.

Recruited fellows will earn 8 lakhs per annum. They will also get an opportunity to pursue a certificate course Understanding Public Policy in India, which is offered by ISB Executive Education.

Key Stakeholders

Looking to be a part of a transformational experience? 

The Punjab Good Governance Fellowship Programme is a unique collaboration between the Government of Punjab and the Indian School of Business (ISB) to bring about social impact while providing training and exposure.


Undergo capacity development


at ISB during a week-long induction and subsequent quarterly forums


Areas of capacity development

will include Programme Evaluation, Public Administration and Management, and Data-Driven Decision Making


Understanding Public Policy in India Programme

a Certificate Programme offered by ISB Executive Education



  • Ensuring smooth execution of
    flagship government programmes
  • Assisting in the reengineering of
    existing initiatives
  • Facilitating and coordinating
    dialogue between various stakeholders
  • Assessing and evaluating the ground situation of the various programmes/schemes.
  • Conceptualising projects to address developmental problems
  • Regularly updating the Department of Governance Reforms and the Lead Governance
  • Researching and documenting the
    best practices and innovations in governance


Key Learnings as a Fellow 

  • Work closely with the Department Administrative Secretary/Directorate/ Deputy Commissioner
  • Gain a deep understanding of the
    nuances of public administration
  • Experience working on policies related
    to social welfare and economic development
  • Develop leadership skills and enhance
    your decision-making abilities
  • Connect to a broad network of development institutions and actors
  • Learn from the capacity development exercises facilitated by ISB



  • Post-graduation along with minimum
    1 year of full-time work experience or Graduation along with minimum
    3 years of full-time work experience
  • Proficient in English. Knowledge of
    Hindi and Punjabi will be an added
  • Age between 23-35 years
  • Indian citizenship
  • Please note that internships and 
     volunteering don’t count as work

Faculty Advisors

Madhu Viswanathan

Associate Professor, Marketing, Research Director - IIDS

Aaditya Dar

Assistant Professor, Economics and Public Policy


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Timelines for the fellowship

Opening of applications

November 23,  2022

Application Cycle 1 deadline

December 18, 2022

Application Cycle 2 deadline

December 25, 2022

Commencement of programme with induction at
ISB's Mohali Campus

 April 2023