MGNF Programme Structure


MGNF Programme Structure

Academic Module

The on-campus academic modules will offer applied and conceptual understanding of key ideas around management, development economics, skills, and an integrated exposure to improve the Fellow’s ability to plan and link different activities to understand the development process. With each Academic Module containing 10 working days, the entire duration of the Academic Module is 40 class-room days. The academic content in the MGNF will rely on classroom teaching, projects, case discussions and classic, closed book exams. The program design includes a blend of learning processes that aim at guiding the Fellow towards building his or her perspectives, conceptual understanding, application of skills and knowledge in achieving the Fellowship outcomes.

Key Learning AreasSession Proportion
Management Methods in Public Policy35%
Public Policy and Economic Development 17%
Soft Skills to negotiate Public Administration31%
Skills and Livelihoods18%

District Immersion

Under the District Immersion Module, Fellows will be assigned to pre-selected districts randomly keeping in mind language requirements. They will work in the district through the District Skills Mission and use their on-campus learning components to document and understand the potential of employment and livelihoods in the skills. Given the long-term nature of this, the Fellow is expected identify a set of options and identify barriers, and policy support that can help its realization. Besides the experience in the district, the DI module will have two components- 1) Workshops and 2) IIMU Mentoring and Support.


The series of integrative workshops form an important learning component of the program. In each workshop, the Fellows will present specific details about the district where they have been assigned.

IIMU Support and Mentoring

Each Fellow will be assigned a Mentoring Team (MT) that will guide, coach, and ideate with the Fellow to provide an ecosystem of support. The MT will be the first point of contact for the Fellow as he/she engages with difficulties, constraints, successes, etc.