About The Program

The NSEFI INDIA AGRI-PV FELLOWSHIP is a unique opportunity for young professionals/ young leaders across the nation to work in the intersection of Solar energy and agriculture sector. The fellowship aims to recruit outstanding young professionals from across the country who are passionate about working in the Agri-PV sector.

India is currently embarking on one of the biggest energy transitions journeys the world has ever seen. By 2030, 500 GW of renewable energy projects will make up over half of India's installed power capacity. India must optimise its resources and investigate cutting-edge technology in order to meet these lofty goals for renewable energy production. In India, the growth of renewable energy is severely hampered by the scarcity of land.

Exploring technology and solutions that can help maximise land use for many activities is essential to addressing the issues related to land acquisition. In addition, India carried the largest share of the world's food insecurity burden in 2017–19, at 22%.

A recent study revealed a pattern of agricultural land being diverted for renewable energy installations. Co-locating Solar and Agriculture is a clear-cut way to assure the spread of Solar energy, address issues with food security and land dispute, boost farmer earnings, and improve their quality of life.

With NSEFI India Agri-PV Fellowship, the fellow will get an opportunity to learn and develop sustainable, innovative, and climate friendly solutions for agriculture and energy systems.

What Will The Fellows Get?

  • Work in the intersection of Solar Energy and Agriculture Sectors

  • Exposure to Technological as well as policy aspects of Agri-PV and potential evaluation

  • Get insights and contribute to the advocacy of various Agri-PV projects and initiatives

  • Get insights and contribute to studying the impact of Agri-PV on Solar as well as crop yield

  • Opportunity for site visits of Agri-PV plants.

What Should The Candidate Have

  • Willingness to learn new skills.

  • Strong analytical and communication skills.

  • Interest in Agriculture/Solar/Climate Change/Policy.

  • Ability to work in a multicultural and interdisciplinary environment.

  • Ability to process energy and agriculture data sets and proficiency with MS Office software.

  • Possibility of communicating thoughts and discoveries in reports and presentations.

Fellowship Criteria

  • Applicants with either completed master’s degree or pursuing Masters degree in a relevant field.

  • Age limit is 30. There is no minimum age requirement

  • Fellowship will be conducted in hybrid mode- more preference will be given to candidates physically joining the organization.


  • Fixed Stipend of Rs 10,000

  • Certificate

  • Letter of Recommendation

Important dates

  • Starting date of Application- 23 June’23

  • Application Deadline- 30June’23

  • Fellowship Starting date- 15 July 2023

  • Fellowship Period- 15 July 2023- 15 January 2024


S.No Catagory Positions Qualifications Application Link
1 Agriculture(Technology+Policy) Technology- 3
Total Positions- 5
Masters in Agriculture/ Agriculture Engineering/ B. Pharma/ Renewables Apply Now
2 Solar(Technology+Policy) Technology- 2
Total Positions- 3
Masters in Renewables/ Energy Management/ Sustainable Development Apply Now
3 Economics/Agri-Economics (Technology+Policy) Technology- 1
Total Positions- 2
Masters in Economics/ Agriculture/ Agriculture Engineering Apply Now

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