If your purpose is as strong as your passion to transform space, empower it with the Kalpana Fellowship from Skyroot Aerospace, the first-ever space-tech fellowship exclusively for women.

Kalpana fellowship puts you in the front seat of space innovation

Transforming Space With
Women Power

Kalpana Fellowship, inspired by the trailblazing astronaut Kalpana Chawla, is Skyroot's groundbreaking initiative to recognize, support and empower talented and passionate women to launch and build coveted careers in the space sector through exclusive paid fellowships that could lead to full-time employment at Skyroot.

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Kalpana Fellowship is powered by Skyroot, India’s premier space-tech company specializing in advanced space launch vehicles for the global satellite launch market. Skyroot takes great pride in its accomplished women workforce, a significant pillar that plays a crucial role in supporting the success of its space missions. Actively leading and contributing throughout various stages, from meticulous planning to successful launches, Skyroot women exemplify excellence. In a commitment to expanding career opportunities in aerospace for women, Skyroot closely collaborates with esteemed educational institutions across India. This collaboration entails meeting, engaging, orienting, and recruiting talented women to contribute to the company's ambitious endeavours. Here are a few shining examples of our women stars.

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I began as an intern, gaining hands-on experience. Now, as a Space Mechanisms engineer, every day is a new adventure.

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The word “Kalpana" which means "idea" or "imagination," captures the essence embodied by the Kalpana Fellowships. The fellowship encapsulates the spirit of aspiration, curiosity, and creativity, aiming to ignite the minds of aspiring women professionals who could lead the aerospace industry in accomplishing extraordinary feats for the betterment of humanity.

Kalpana Fellowship offers attractive internship opportunities that empower Kalpana Fellows with the invaluable experience of being part of the exciting space launch projects of Skyroot. It also packs-in first-of-its-kind features, which makes it a lone star in the Indian space industry.

Empowered Workplace at Skyroot

At Skyroot, we prioritize the welfare and well-being of our team members, with a special focus on women empowerment.

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The first-of-its-kind Kalpana Fellowship, powered by Skyroot, seeks to identify and professionally empower women who aspire to lead the private space sector of the country. This initiative is particularly timely as the global space industry offers abundant opportunities, and space becomes a crucial focus for nations worldwide, with India at the forefront of those leading the way.
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Stipend Details

Candidates selected for Kalpana Fellowship will be paid a fixed monthly allowance for one year while working at Skyroot. Stipend will be as follows:

  • B. Tech Final Year Students – 30,000 INR Per month
  • M. Tech Final Year Students – 35,000 INR per month
  • B. Tech Freshers who have completed studies – 50,000 INR per month
  • M. Tech Freshers who have completed studies – 55,000 INR per month
  • PhD Completed – 80,000 INR per month

Eligibility Criteria

The fellowship is open for Indian nationals alone. Candidates who are undergoing their final year of college will have to secure written approval from their college Registrar permitting them to join Skyroot as a full-time Fellow, if selected. Selected candidates, must be willing to spend regular working hours for one full year at Skyroot Max-Q campus in Hyderabad.

  • Final Year B. Tech/ M. Tech/ PhD degrees and specializations related to Aerospace/ Aeronautical/ Mechanical/ Electronics/ Chemical and Electrical Engineering.
  • Recent B. Tech/ M. Tech/ PhD graduates (freshers) in the above streams with no professional experience, within 2 years from the successful date of completion of studies.

Selection Process

The candidate selection process will undergo thorough evaluation across three stages to identify and assess the mental and academic competencies essential for a Kalpana Fellow to realize the envisioned goals of the fellowship.
The selection process for Kalpana Fellowships will be competitive and is based on merit, seeking to identify the brightest and most passionate individuals who embody the spirit of Kalpana Chawla.

  • Stage 1 – Online Test
  • Stage 2 – Case Study/ Problem Statement
  • Stage 3 – Technical Interview

How to Apply

Prospective applicants are advised to thoroughly review and comprehend different facets of the Kalpana Fellowship, including eligibility criteria, application procedures, and deadlines, available on this website, prior to submitting their online applications. Applicants can use the online form on this website to apply for the Kalpana Fellowship.

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2023-2024 Selection Schedule

  • 20 February 2024 – Registration opens
  • 31 March 2024 – Registration closes
  • April 1st Week, 2024 – Intimation sent to eligible candidates
  • April 3rd Week, 2024 – Online Test & Shortlisting of candidates
  • April 4th week, 2024 - Tech Skill Check (Problem Statement/ Case Study) and Shortlisting of candidates
  • May 2024 – Final interview round
  • June 2024 – Declaration of qualified Fellows
  • July 2024 – Commencement of fellowship with monthly allowance
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