Application Open for Swachhta Fellowship 2022 by ONGC

  • Anywhere

Website ONGC Foundation

Objective :

The ONGC Foundation Swacchta Fellowship program provides a unique opportunity for young leaders across India to work toward one of the most pressing challenges in India relating to “Hygiene and Sanitation”. The fellows will get an opportunity to work in the sector of ‘WASH’. The fellows will work as support to the organization in the actual field and work on the issues at the grass-root level. It is an opportunity for enthusiastic people, willing to work and contribute to society in the domain of sanitation.

ONGC Foundation with the help of ONGC had constructed more than 39,000 toilets as part of its CSR initiative. With the objective of resolving the issues related to “Water Sanitation and Hygiene”, in the FY 2017-18 alone, 21,372 IHHLs, community toilets, and school toilets were constructed in various districts across the country. Additionally, as a part of Swachh Vidyalaya Abhiyaan, ONGC constructed 7,958 toilets in 5,451 schools across 10 states of India. Since then ONGC Foundation has been striving toward making a proactive change in society in the domain of hygiene and healthcare.

The Swacchta fellowship program aims to empanel fellows to undertake the crucial work of repairing dysfunctional toilets that have earlier been constructed by ONGC with the help of ONGC Foundation and making them functional. The fellows will understand the ground realities relating to existing practices of using toilets and also towards sanitation and hygiene through this program. Fellows will be making instilling behavioral change toward the rudimentary approach of open defecation and will encourage them to use and maintain the toilets. They will also conduct awareness sessions with various stakeholders such as the school, student community, teachers, villagers, and district & block level administrative authorities regarding the importance of sanitation and its health benefits.

Objective :

The objective of ONGC Fellowship program is to create a cadre of visionary leaders. These leaders would be groomed to help and create an impact on society. With the proper guidance and training from ONGC Foundation, these fellows will ensure community ownership of the constructed toilets under the Swachh Bharat Mission and inculcate positive behaviour change to bring a sense of responsibility among people and the public authorities. They will create advocacy and awareness of the beneficiaries on the importance of sanitation and hygiene and be a part of a change.

In this view, 15 fellows will be engaged for a period of 12 months for supporting the work of the ONGC Foundation.

Key Features

  • The fellowship will help to create awareness about the importance of hygiene and sanitation in everyone’s life.
  • This program will contribute to the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s Swachh Bharat Mission.
  • The fellows will learn about the importance of sanitation and Hygiene.
  • Fellows will get a chance to work on the WASH program.
  • The fellow will contribute toward behavioural change communication for using IHHL (Individual Household Latrine).
  • The fellows will get hands-on experience with grassroots challenges and implementation modules which will help them in charting a worthy social work career.
  • The Fellows will make a change at the grassroots level.
  • Fellows are required to evaluate the need for groundwork, and prove support in research and development for better outcomes of the Swachhta Fellowship Program by the ONGC Foundation.


Andhra Pradesh

  • Kurnoo
  • Kakinda
  • Chitoor


  • Sibasagar
  • Silchar


  • West Champaran


  • Goa


  • Shillong
  • Tura
  • Khliehriat


  • Jajpur
  • Angul
  • Kendrapada

West Bengal

  • 24 Parganas

Responsibilities :

This is a full-time paid position for passionate fellows and interns who are concerned for social causes and want a career boost in the marketing and designing sector.

The responsibilities of FELLOWS will include:

  • Planning and Monitoring regular progress of Urjak Fellows and providing them with regular feedback.
  • End-to-End Management of Survey to be undertaken in various schools across states by Urjak fellows.
  • Conducting routine review meetings with the team of Urjak fellows.
  • Overseeing the implementation of school surveys at the grassroots level.
  • Ensure Behaviour change towards toilet use amongst community members.
  • Coordinating and regulating data collection, collation, and analysis.
  • Build network and connect with district administration and agencies.
  • Provide programmatic and technical support to project teams and partner organizations for strengthening thematic engagements.
  • Provide technical assistance to field implementation teams on improving WASH activities that aim to improve the quality of the lives of the community in a sustainable manner through community-centric approaches.
  • Collaborate and assist in designing IEC materials and facilitating training programs.


Positions – FELLOWS
No. of Vacancies – 15


MBA/MA or Post graduate in Social Sciences (Social Work/Sociology, Development Studies/Rural Development, public health, policies, political sciences)

Desirable Proficiency

  • Experience in using Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Word).
  • Fluency in English and Hindi, any Regional language.


Post Graduated in and after 2019 can apply (Full time course)




Rs. 25000/-monthly stipend


  • Bihar (1)
  • Odisha (3)
  • West Bengal & Tamil Nadu (1)
  • Tripura (1)
  • Meghalaya (3)
  • Assam (2)
  • Andhra Pradesh (3)
  • Goa & Gujarat (1)


12 months


Not more than 26 years as on 1st June

Work Experience



Communication, drafting, Managerial and Leadership
*Payment to be made on actuals.

Personality traits:

  • Passionate toward bringing social change.
  • The candidate must be committed, and thoughtful and should have an in-depth understanding of the community
  • Self-Development- The candidate must be actively seeking new ways to grow
    Innovation and Creativity: The candidate should be able to ideate and continuously challenge conventional methods and seek out new ideas and solutions.
  • Result Oriented- The candidate should have the ability to understand and work as per the requirement and has a problem-solving attitude
  • Networking and Relationships: Good relationship with community and stakeholders to get the right support at the right moment.
  • Negotiation Skills: The candidate should possess good negotiation skills to bring out the best solution within given timelines.
  • Collaboration: The candidate must be able to work well with people across various verticals and functions to ensure timely support and execution of work.

Benefits for fellows:

By working on a social change problem, the fellows build themselves while building the nation. In doing so, they will understand change leadership at a deep level, and a system design thinking process that they can apply to any social problem they want to solve. The fellowship is designed to help the fellows to develop leadership competencies.

  • Space to innovate and grow: Fellowship programs facilitate personal and professional development. For individuals working on some of the most complex problems in society, this provides the space to learn and grow and exposure to new ideas and techniques.
  • Personal growth and enhanced status: Catalyst for personal growth (it led to an increase in confidence, knowledge, and capacity) and provides participants with opportunities for professional development. The exposure, access to networks, and diversity help to acquire new skills and fast-track their careers.
  • Career Development: Professional fellowships exist for the specific purpose of introducing a new generation of professionals to established leaders in their fields. These Fellowships include training, mentorships, and other networking opportunities to connect fellows with executives, speakers, and mentors, many of whom are fellowship alumni themselves.
  • Contribution to issues and Society : Fellows continue to be change agents even after the duration of the fellowship, are seen as thought leaders, stay connected to social justice, contribute to innovation, programs and policies, and continue to give back to their organizations and society at large.

Application Process

  • Fellowship terms must be RECEIVED BY 12:00 pm EST on (19th June 2022) on the ONGC scholar portal after the initial review, selected applicants will be invited for an on-site interview.
  • Invited applicants will be scheduled for on-site interviews in the month of June.
  • Notification of application status (i.e. interview) will also be made by email. Final decisions for the Fellowship will be made on or around 3rd Week of June.

Review the Application Guidelines and Instructions and complete each component of the application:

Applications must be complete upon submission. Applications missing any of the information below will not be reviewed.

As ONGC Foundations aspires and planning to work in many locations of the country, therefore, Fellows will be engaged in all 10 locations including ONGC work centers/Operational areas, Aspirational districts, and the other locations of the Major Projects of ONGC Foundation.

Application submission guidelines

  • Each applicant is allowed a maximum of ONE entry.
  • Candidate should apply according to the criteria of the fellowship program.
  • Entries received will be the subject matter of organisers and shortlisted applicant will be only contacted further
  • Online participation only
  • Active mobile number and email are requested to be provided.
  • Decision of the ONGC Foundation with regard to selection will be final. No Correspondence on the selection process will be entertained.
  • The award of fellowship shall not confer any right of employment with ONGC group of companies or its joint ventures.
  • In case, of any information declared at the time of initial online application is found incorrect during scrutiny or thereafter, the application of such candidates shall be summarily rejected.

Important Dates

Submission Start Date:
8th June 2022

Last Submission Date** :
19th June 2022

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