Reliance Foundation invites application for DARE (Dhirubhai Ambani Rural Entrepreneurship) – Young Professionals Programme ’11
Vision: Building a talent pool of young professionals who DARE to create entrepreneurial opportunities for rural India
Who can apply?
- Be an Indian citizen of not more than 26 years of age at the time of application
- The minimum qualifications needed for the DARE YP Programme are a Post Graduate degree or equivalent in one of the following courses or more at the time of submitting application:
M. Sc / M. Tech in Agriculture, Agriculture Engineering, Horticulture, Plant Biology, Agronomy, Environment Science & Tech, Agri. Bio-technology, Forestry, Sericulture, Agribusiness Economics and Policy, Agribusiness Environment, Farm Engineering Industry, Hi-Tech Agriculture, farm machinery & power engg, irrigation & drainage engg, post harvest process engg, soil & water conservation, natural resource management or a related course
Degree with Post Graduation in Rural development/Rural management/Forest Management/ Social Work/ Development Management or a related course
The university / institution of this post graduate course have to be from one of the following states:
Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan
- A work experience between 24 to 36 months at the time of application
The DARE YP Program is a starting point for an exciting career in the Reliance Foundation. The Programme is designed for providing an opportunity to outstanding young and motivated professionals, who have demonstrated a commitment to development, supported by academic success, professional achievement and potential for leadership.
The programme intends to train them to play a role in transformation of “Bharat”- the rural India. The Programme recruits through a highly selective and competitive process and then facilitates their rapid integration into the Reliance Foundation’s business and culture.
If you are selected to join as DARE Young Professional, your assignment will be enriched through on-the-job learning, specialized training, sustainable agriculture development assignment, and mentoring. It is an opportunity to experience development and gain exposure to rural India with an opportunity to participate hands on.
DARE YPs are chosen through an intensive and rigorous selection process involving written tests, group discussions, OBT and personal interviews focusing as much on technical skills as much as social attitudes. Interested candidates may also apply to training and placement cell of their respective universities.
Compensation & benefits to a DARE YP:
DARE YPs will receive the existing package of stipend for the ongoing internship programs of Reliance Industries Ltd. The compensation for all the selected DARE YPs will be Rs.3.0 lakhs/annum for the year 2011-12.
After successful completion of training they will be absorbed as Field Executive in Mission BIJ of Reliance Foundation. This placement will be subject to a bond of Rs.2 lakhs/ DARE YP for two more subsequent years.
Applicants from respective states may apply at the following email ids with duly filled application form:
Gujarat and Rajasthan – firstname.lastname@example.org
MP and Chhattisgarh – email@example.com
Maharashtra and Orissa – firstname.lastname@example.org
AP, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka – email@example.com
IIT Kharagpur, North Eastern Hill University, IARI New Delhi –firstname.lastname@example.org