Leadership for Academicians Programme (LEAP)

First Batch of Leadership for Academicians Programme (LEAP)


Date and time: Aug. 19, 2019 10:00AM - Sept. 20, 2019 6:00PM


The Tata Institute of Social Sciences is inviting applications for the first batch of Leadership for Academicians Programme (LEAP), a fully-funded three weeks leadership development training programme funded by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Gover nment of India.

The programme will be conducted in collaboration with Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania for second level academic functionaries in public funded higher education institutions who are likely to assume leadership roles in the future. LEAP comprises of two weeks of domestic and one week of foreign training. Highly eminent resource persons from India and abroad will be on-board as speakers and mentors at the programme.

The mandatory eligibility conditions are:

  1. At least 8 years of experience in the grade of Professor
  2. At least 3 years’ experience in administrative positions
  3. Impeccable Integrity
  4. High academic standing (Preferably 30 publications in Scopus indexed journals/UGC peer reviewed journals)
  5. Age has been relaxed from 55 years to 58 years as on 31st December 2018.

All costs related to domestic and foreign training, including travel, food and accommodation will be covered by the programme.

 Application deadline: Extended till April 10, 2019

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Following are the revised training dates for LEAP 2019:

Domestic Component: 19th-30th August, 2019 to be held at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

Foreign Component: 16th-20th September, 2019 to be held at Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania, USA