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The Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship (MGNF) is a Certificate Program in Public Policy and Management offered by IIMs. It has been designed at the initiative of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India (GoI) and implemented in collaboration with State Skill Development Missions (SSDMs).

The two-year Fellowship seeks to combine classroom sessions (Academic Module) at host IIMs along with an intensive field immersion at the district level (District Immersion) to create credible plans and identify barriers in raising employment, economic output, and promote livelihoods in rural areas.MGNF 2021-23 has been rolled out nationally in more than 660 district across India on 25th October 2021.

The program has been hosted by 9 IIMs (IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Jammu, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Lucknow, IIM Nagpur, IIM Ranchi, IIM Udaipur and IIM Visakhapatnam).

IIM Ranchi has collaborated with the Ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship (GOI) to implement the MGNF program in Jharkhand and Tamil Nadu. 61 MGNF fellows have been assigned to IIM Ranchi to work with the state of Jharkhand and Tamil Nadu to strengthen the skill eco- system.