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Letter from Chairman,

Welcome! It is a pleasure to counsel about various fellowship programs in the Education section at Shelvin College.

I am delighted that you are considering Shelvin College for your studies. Shelvin College  is a alluring & vibrant Academia  with some of the best teaching wherewithal and researchers in the sphere, state-of-the-art facilities, an magnificent sporting repute and a brimful societal  - we have much to be proud of, I’m sure you will concur.

Shelvin college is one of India’s most unprecedented and dynamic academia - a academia that has dedicated itself to providing an outstanding student experience. Our students constitute the future, and we can boldly profess that our students may one day lead the change.

We mount our students to continue to influence the direction of the world at the local, regional, national & international levels. We contribute to model our alumni hold key positions in public, industry, government and not-for-profit organizations.   

Much of these progress shared has been made feasible by the munificent brace of our alumni and friends. Their investments of time and resources in aid of our faculty and students allow us to continue our folklore of virtuosity & excellence in education.


Himanshu Sharma                                                                                                                                                                                                     Chair,                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Shelvin Foundation  New Delhi.    



*Mr. PRADEEP KAPUR- Vice Chairperson 


*MRS. SHALINI   -First Director 


The below committee are in action for Shelvin College.

a) Guiding Committee for Shelvin college:  Representative from all walks of life, consist of eminent personalities.

b) Executive Senate of Shelvin College senate: Vice Chairman, General Secretary & Provost, Bursar, Chief proctor, Dean, Chief Coordinator, Other Director.

c) Students and Parents Association “Ephebe”: Chief Proctor.  

d) Shelvin Research Centre: Dean  

e) Kairos Employment Centre: Chief coordinator.

f) Committee for Vimla Devi scholarship Program: Program Director.

g) Women / girls development & Learning Program “Sanskriti”: Director for Program.

h) Islamic Language and Literature Program: Program Director.     

 The College statutes set out the composition of Shelvin College’s guiding Committee. “The Fellowship of the College" consist of a Provost & Fellows, a Bursar, Dean, not less than Fifty Fellows. 

The Guiding Committee

Organisation’s effectiveness comes from alignment of collective efforts in relation to the Organisation’s vision, mission & values.

The Guiding Committee of Shelvin College is known as ‘the Provost and Fellows’. It consists of a Provost and Minimum 5 Fellows.

The fellows shall be from the following:

a)      priest /A pastor / A Moulavi.(Mawlawi)

b)     Social Activist.

c)      Artist.

d)     Politician

e)      Army personal

f)       Administrative personal.

Associations & Mentor

Panel of renowned academicians & Industry professionals. 

*AVNEESH KUMAR -Associate Adviser 

*MR PRADYUMNA CHAUDHURI - Associate Adviser 



 *Mr HL KAPUR - Mentor


  1. Volunteerism:  All chapters and volunteers of Shelvin College for Education participate through the spirit of volunteerism.  An Shelvin College volunteer  participates in the spirit of pure volunteerism through a local chapter.

    We believe that it has been possible for many to participate as volunteers for many reasons, but mainly because, first - most of the volunteers are professionals; second - core values resonate with volunteers who do join and third - because volunteer lives are enriched by being of service to others. 
  2. Non – Hierarchical:  No volunteer has to deal with bureaucracy to participate. There is an "open-inbox" or "open-phone" policy in Shelvin College for Education. Shelvin College for Education is a collective of socially conscious individuals participating through chapters. It is owned as a collective by a collective as well. No individual has more say than another. While leadership is very important, we strongly discourage a personality driven environment.
  3. Non – Discriminatory: Shelvin College for Education does not discriminate in its membership or in its selection of philanthropic project activity, on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, lifestyle, and groups protected by applicable state or federal discrimination laws. While Shelvin College for Education's charter is to support philanthropically-based organizations in India that focus on children's educational development, Shelvin College for Education volunteers (who could be of any nationality) may support local communities outside of India by volunteering their own time. However, these volunteers will not be representing Shelvin College for Education unless otherwise agreed upon by Shelvin College for Education.
  4. Collective Decision – Making:  Chapter relevant decisions are left to chapters and volunteers participate in chapter decisions through meetings, conference calls or emails where every volunteer has an equal say in the decision. Decisions relevant for cross chapter working (operational in nature) are conducted through the Shelvin College Administration Representative Committee (SARC). This internal committee is comprised of SARC representatives from chapters who cast their chapter vote for any documented decision. Here, every chapter - no matter how small or large - has an equal vote. The Governing Body comprising of the elected members and Guiding Body  guide the discussions and represent the organization in any external forum. Only the PR Coordinator or an elected Provost speaks on behalf of the organization in an external forum.
  5. Decentralized Accountability:  Shelvin College for Education's structure is very decentralized. The smallest operating unit in Shelvin College for Education is a chapter. The structure is simple, yet not simplistic. Chapters are empowered to make chapter relevant decisions and are expected to adhere to the core values listed here. There is a process in recognizing and de-recognizing chapters which takes into consideration whether a chapter or volunteer follows the core values listed here - the team makes these decisions. This allows many people to participate globally with minimal fuss yet keeping everyone accountable.
  6. Mutual Respect:  Whenever there is any disagreement, everyone should respond in a respectful manner, focusing on the issue rather than the individual. Communicating in a respectful manner builds a constructive environment to resolve conflicts. Addressing it to the SARC.
  7. Financial Responsibility :  All chapters of Shelvin College for Education are required to submit their financials as per their country laws It is extremely important to submit financials in a complete and timely manner and adhere to the law to maintain non-profit or charitable status. 
    1. Non-sectarian, secular:  We fund only non-sectarian and secular community initiatives, projects or people. This means that we will not fund initiatives or projects that are solely for the benefit of one religious community barring others. We will also not fund initiatives or projects or people that encourage a sectarian thinking. 
    2. Non-political:  We fund only non-political community initiatives, projects or people. This means that we will not support a particular political party or ideology. Since "catalyzing socio-economic change" involves advocating policy change, we reserve the right to participate or fund any initiative, project or people involved in advocacy relevant to our organizational mission and objectives. For e.g., Shelvin College for Education signed the petition for the Right to Education amendment. However, this participation or funding will not be towards a political party or candidate.
    3. No personal benefit:  Every project that a chapter supports is stewarded by a project steward from that chapter. Supporting or funding a community initiative, project or person is not and should not be dependent on any personal benefit for that or any Shelvin College volunteer. At the same time, we recognize that many good proposals are often referred by volunteers. In such situations, we request that the volunteer who is in any way related to the project, community initiative or person, bring that up for discussion at a chapter other than their own local chapter. This helps us keep an ethical firewall in our operations. 
    1. Project Proposal:  Every proposal that is being presented for consideration should be adequately documented. Every volunteer must understand that an incomplete or inadequate project proposal can be counterproductive so all efforts must be made to have relevant information before it is presented to the chapter. 
    2. Site-visit:  We recognize two kinds of site visits - a general or social site visit and a decision-based site visit.
    1. We encourage all volunteers and supporters to visit any of our supported community initiatives, projects or fellows. Since these are not decision based site visits, they are slightly more informal. However, as a courtesy to our partners, we request that you inform them ahead of time of your arrival, be courteous and open to understanding ground realities and issues and send us a short note on your experience with any pictures you may have taken.
    2. Before every community initiative, project or person is given funding, a personal face-to-face communication has to be established between an Shelvin College chapter and the grantee. This most often entails a site visit by an Shelvin College volunteer. While it is ideal for a volunteer from the funding chapter to do the site visit, it is not necessary. Any Shelvin College volunteer can conduct a site visit, provided they have had a conversation with the project steward and know the entire proposal in detail. Volunteers are expected to get all relevant details needed, establish a relationship of trust and understanding and send in their written detailed report with pictures to the funding chapter. Grantees are expected to be cooperative in providing all necessary documents and information. While some delay is understandable, non-compliance with necessary documentation can be grounds for non-funding or revoking funds. 
  • Funding Decision:  Decision to fund or not to fund an initiative, project or person is a collective decision at every chapter and the chapter may decide to base its decision on not only the formal site visit but also other site visits and communication. After a chapter arrives at a decision they should communicate the same to the grantee. 

    If the decision is to fund the project, then the next steps should be explained to the grantee. (a) Partial funding is released for the first 6 months (b) Grantee should sign a disclosure statement attesting that they are a non-political, non-sectarian organization and also send an acknowledgement receipt of the partial funding received (c) a six-monthly report on work done is expected at the end of the first 6-months. Upon receipt of that report, the second half of funds will be released.

    If the decision is to not fund the project, then the chapter should communicate that to the grantee with reasons. Grantees are given an opportunity to respond to that decision if they want to.
  • Change of plan:  We recognize that the situation on the ground is dynamic and therefore, funds that were sent for a particular purpose may not be used solely for that purpose - this is especially true when the grantee is facing a crisis (either a natural disaster or community or financial crisis). Therefore, we maintain some flexibility in our approach. Project steward or relevant chapter communicating with the grantee can allow for funds to be used under a crisis. However, there should be clear and documented reasons for doing so. The onus here, lies on the chapter and/or project steward.


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