The Rupak Dayal Fellowship is designed to recognise and support dedicated young individuals willing to pursue focussed research projects in Responsible Tourism, Alternate Living with Financial Literacy, Tea and its health benefits, Energy Efficient Tiny Homes & Rural Social Enterprises with a strong commitment for 30 days.

Applicants seeking the Rupak Dayal Fellowship should have a strong interest in contributing to the advancement of our ongoing research. This unique research initiative offers financial and academic support to help individuals conduct in-depth, methodologically sound investigations in these respective fields.

The Rupak Dayal Fellowship stands as a testament to our commitment to fostering innovative research and academic excellence in the realm of sustainable development. We encourage highly motivated and qualified individuals to apply and make a meaningful impact in this vital field of studies.


Rupak Dayal Ji had a long and illustrious career that spanned nearly four decades with an equal stint of years in private and government sector. He started his career as an Assistant Personnel Officer in Tata Steel, which was the basis of HR and IR Principles and practices before assuming greater responsibilities as an Assistant Divisional Manager. After serving 02 decades in the private sector, he joined Hindustan Paper Corporation Ltd as Deputy General Manager (P&A) and worked for 05 years. His journey as an Additional General Manager (P & IR) to Group General Manager (P & IR) at Mazagon Dock Ltd, where he worked for nearly ten years, was the most inventive and imaginative of his career. He then joined Western Coalfields Ltd. as Director (Personnel – Board Level) in 2011, and from 2013 until his retirement in 2015 he also served as Director (Finance – Board Level). His association with TGG Foundation began in 2017 as an Advisory Member and continued until his last day on April 10, 2021 as a member of the Ethics Committee. He has guided us with his experience and wisdom during his time with TGG, and he was also helpful in the inaugural National Conclave on Sustainable Rural Development. We are grateful for all of his selfless efforts, and we dedicate this Fellowship to him as a token of our gratitude.


Our research is based in Wayanad, Kerala. You must be willing to research onsite for 30 days by visiting our Centre to complete the ground research.

  1. Energy-Efficient Tiny Homes ( )
  2. Responsible Tourism (
  3. Alternate living through Financial Literacy ( )
  4. Social Enterprise for Rural Prosperity ( )
  5. Research on Tea ( )

Note- Please click on the respective links for eligibility. 



  1. Basic Accommodation & Food during the visit to Wayanad at the RHM Center/ TGG Farm (Rs.500 per person on twin sharing, per day for 14 days) = Rs.7000/-
  2. Local Traveling Allowance (visit to various sites) : Rs.5000
  3. Honorarium : Rs.13000/- (payable on successful submission of the research report duly approved by the evaluation committee )
  4. “Certificate of Accomplishment” will be issued to all successful candidates.


All of our actions in society will have an impact therefore, we must be socially responsible. Obtain an RHM Registration by opting “short term engagement” once you are selected for this research project willfully. The first sponsorship of this research is done by Mr. Nitik Dayal & Dr. Swati Sahay. It is the responsibility of every fellowship holder to create opportunities for more research students by sourcing donations/grants/sponsorships to continue this ongoing research project that can benefit many people in rural areas, as a sign of gratitude.