The Institute was awarded on 04/1/2021, a Capacity-building cum Consultancy Project by the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India (GOI), under the Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship (MGNF) Scheme of the Skill Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (“SANKALP”) Program.

The project involves training 76 functionaries ("Fellows") in public policy and skills development and capacitating them to work as an understudy to the Collector & District Magistrate, in 76 districts of the country, i.e., one Fellow per district. The project duration is two years. On successful completion of two years, Fellows would be awarded by IIMV, Certificate in Public Policy and Management.

The Fellows would be paid by the MSDE-GOI, Rs.50,000/- per month stipend in the first year and Rs.60,000/- per month in the second year.

The selection of Fellows, pan-India, would be carried out by our Mentor Institute, IIM Bangalore.

This is a very prestigious project and helps IIMV contribute in its own modest way to Atma-nirbhar Bharat, a self-reliant India.