Telangana Today : TSIC announces the second cohort of the fellowship programme

In order to drive innovation in the State and get diverse inputs, the Telangana State Innovation Cell is calling for applications for the second cohort of its fellowship programme.

The first cohort of the fellowship was launched last year in May and now the Government of Telangana has called for applications for the second cohort from young graduates/professionals from reputed colleges/organisations to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the State.

The innovation cell set up in 2017 has a three-fold mandate — promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the entire State, to promote innovation in government departments and organisations and to build a culture of innovation from early on (school stage).

As part of this mandate led by Chief Innovation Officer Phanindra Sama, the fellowship programme was announced and the fellows will support the CIO in this endeavour. As part of the programme, fellows will develop stakeholder and project management skills and gain first-hand experience working in large-scale issues with the government.

The first four weeks of the programme will be spent learning about the existing projects of the State Innovation Cell and identifying opportunities/conceptualising new projects to be undertaken to accomplish the objectives of the cell. The next 11 months will be spent on detailing out and executing the projects.

The fellow will directly report to the CIO and they will drive decision making through critical/thorough analysis. The paid fellowship will be based in Hyderabad or any other town of Telangana and the focus areas include Innovation Policy & IPR, Community and Startup Ecosystem Building, Incubators and Accelerators, E-Cell activation in Colleges, Rural Innovators, Innovation at School stage.

The fellows need to have a Bachelor’s degree and have 1-3 years work experience in any sector. The last date to apply February 24 and shortlisted candidates will be announced on March 4 and date of Joining is April 1. Interested candidates can apply by visiting

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