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Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellowship – Selection Criteria

Selection Criteria

Individuals may not apply to the Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellowship, they must be nominated by recognized business and community leaders in their region. Nominators are asked to submit a letter stating their reasons for recommending the candidate and a resume / CV indicating the candidate's age, physical address, email address and phone number, educational background, career path, current position, voluntary community activities and any additional information that will help us evaluate their qualifications for the program.

Individuals recommended as candidates for the Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellowship should be:

  • Executives and professionals between the ages of 35 and 45 Years who have achieved significant success in their respective fields of endeavour and demonstrated their potential for even greater leadership at the highest levels of business , government and civic responsibility.
  • Emerging and established leaders who have reached an inflection point in their careers and are looking to give back to society in a broader, more substantive manner.
  • Individuals who possess a breadth of experience and level of maturity that will enable them to contribute effectively to the fellowship experience.

The aim is to constitute a class of fellows drawn from diverse backgrounds in terms of geography, occupation, ethnicity, race, religion and gender.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. How can I apply?

Actually, you can't apply. Fellows are nominated by respected members of their community, board members of the Fellowship initiatives, or other Fellows from the initiatives.

2. Who can nominate?

Anyone can nominate a Fellow. We reach out to our Alumni, Board of Trustees and other respected members of the society. The Nomination form is also posted on the website when Nomination process is open.

3. What are the qualifications?

Ideal candidates are entrepreneurial professionals, primarily from the business sector, who are at an inflection point in their lives or careers – i.e. having already achieved professional success, they are ready to consider what broader leadership role they might take on in their community, country or region. They should be between the ages of 35-45 years when nominated and possess a proven track-record of leadership and entrepreneurial success as well as a demonstrated potential for even greater leadership. They should have a breadth of experience and a level of maturity that will enable them to contribute effectively to the seminar experience; this includes an ability to listen and learn from their peers. For geographically-based programs, with a few rare exceptions, candidates should live in the relevant region. In addition Fellows will be required to take on a leadership project to address an issue they see in their community.

4. How do I nominate a Fellow?

Instructions are posted during the period that Nominations Process is Open.

5. How are Fellows selected?

A Selection Committee looks at several factors in selecting a class and selecting the right mosaic is among them. Sometimes even the most qualified candidates will not be selected if they don't fit into the mosaic for that year, however they will be considered for future classes. A combination of factors such diversity of class among geography, gender, ethnicity, religion, industry and sector play a part in the final selection.