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2 Years Training

After the selection process, fellows undergo two years of training under the Fellowship Program. Throughout this period, they carry the MukkaMaar Girls Program on the ground in BMC schools

Personal Growth

Fellows under this program get to grow as they learn about ways to recognise systemic gender oppression and ways to work towards dismantling it at a personal, family and social level.

Skill Building

Fellows gain skills that will make them employable. They become good facilitators and communicators during the program with a special focus on combat sports.

Careers at MukkaMaar

After completing the Fellowship, fellows may continue working in MukkaMaar, are supported and mentored to occupy other roles in outreach, training, coordination and retained.


No Formal Qualifications

Whether you have a degree or not, MukkaMaar values your martial arts skills and dedication above all.

Continue Your Sports Career

Don’t let your passion take a back seat. Work part-time and continue your combat sports journey on the side.

Empower Girls

Contribute to the lives of teenage girls by empowering them through movement, critical thinking, and martial arts.

Monthly Stipend

Receive a stipend of 20,000 INR per month for your commitment of 24 hours per week, 5-6 hours from Monday to Saturday.

FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

MukkaMaar Fellowship is a paid two-year program. We focus on professional and personal growth through the lens of gender in the sports sector. Even though it is paid, this is not a job. Think of it as a way to grow as you learn various skills to get new jobs later. Fellowships are valuable additions to your resumes.

Fellowships help expand both professional and personal networks and professional development. Even the process of applying helps you clarify your goals and interests, improve presentation and interview skills, and much more.

You can apply multiple times, as long as you fit the eligibility criteria. If you are having difficulty getting into the fellowship, you can speak to MukkaMaar Fellows to understand the kind of work we do in the field of gender and what is required from you. You can then prepare yourself and apply again.

  1. Fill out the Google form.
  2. If you fit the criteria of eligibility, you will receive an e-mail to schedule a screening call.
  3. Join the online screening call. If you pass the screening call, you will be called for an in-person group discussion or meeting in Andheri, Mumbai.
  4. Once you clear, you will then be invited for 50 hours of pre-training in April 2024. Pre-training is unpaid.
  5. At this stage, 90% of candidates are selected for the fellowship if they pass the final assessment, and receive an offer letter.

Through this entire process, kindly keep checking your e-mails regularly so you don’t miss updates.

Yes! There is no need for a degree for this Fellowship. While speaking fluent English is not a requirement,  you should be able to understand and read basic English.

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