The Young India Fellowship

The Young India Fellowship

Conducted By : Ashoka University
March 30 2019   Fellowship   Undergraduate, Post Graduate   India
 About The Young India Fellowship

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The Young India Fellowship Summary:

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Major Highlights

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Young India Fellowship Eligibility

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Young India Fellowship Rewards

Young India Fellowship Application Process

Young India Fellowship Selection Process

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Young India Fellowship Contact Details


  • Young India Fellowship (YIF) invites fresh undergraduates and postgraduates to apply for the fellowship.
  • YIF is Ashoka University's first post-graduate programme and had its first academic session in 2011. It is a one-year multi-disciplinary postgraduate programme in Liberal Studies & Leadership.
  • It is a fully-funded, residential programme for recent college graduates showing exceptional ability, willingness to learn and express leadership potential.
  • The Fellowship brings together a group of 300 bright young individuals who show exceptional intellectual ability and leadership potential from across the country and trains them to become socially committed agents of change.
  • It is structured as an eight-semester long, liberal arts and sciences curriculum designed to build multiple perspectives around various important issues.
  • The Programme is launched in collaboration with University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering & Applied Sciences and its dean co-signs YIF certificates.
  • Some of the other collaborations include the University of Michigan, King's College London, Carleton College, Sciences Po, University of California Berkeley, Trinity College Dublin, Yale University and Wellesley College. 
 Details

The Young India Fellowship Eligibility Criteria:

  • Educational Qualification: Students who are in the final year of their undergraduate and postgraduate degree (any discipline) from a recognized college in India.
    • Students who have completed their undergraduate degree and postgraduate degree and have worked straight after that for not more than three years.
  • Language: Students who have received education through any medium of instruction. However, she/he should be able to converse, read and write in English.
  • Age: 28 years of age or less on or before May 31st, 2019.
  • Related Subjects: Students with specialization in any subject/discipline can apply for the young India Fellowship.

A Young India Fellow could be someone who has:

  • A deep-rooted ambition to solve problems and make an impact on society.
  • Passion for an idea or issue which could have wider social/business/academic implications.
  • The humility to believe that he/she needs to learn more.
  • The willingness to think differently and chart a new course.
  • A demonstrated ability to overcome challenges.
  • Qualities of integrity, self-awareness, energy, initiative, and open-mindedness.
  • An above-average academic record
 Reward Description

The Young India Fellowship Rewards:

Young India Fellowship covers, in full or in part the following:

  • The average cost of the programme per Fellow is sponsored fully or partially by a sponsor.
  • Tuition expenses for lectures and workshops delivered by the best teachers and experts from around the world.
  • Boarding and lodging expenses.
  • Cost of reading and case materials, library subscriptions and purchase of text books.
  • Lifetime access to the network of mentor’s, sponsors and peers.
  • You will get national recognition as a change agent of tomorrow.
  • You will get favorable consideration to pursue a Masters degree or Ph.D. at UPenn & to pursue any Masters level course at Ashoka University in the future.
  • Young India Fellows will receive a certificate of completion co-signed by IFRE and University of Pennsylvania.

The fellowship is an opportunity to experience an unparalleled world-class learning experience delivered by the very best from around the world.

 Application Process

The Young India Fellowship

The Young India Fellowship Application Process:

The student interested in applying to young India Fellowship can apply via either of the three modes

Mode 1: Apply Online: Candidates have to apply ONLINE at the official website. Once registered a system generated e-mail will be sent to the registered email id of the applicant. 

Mode 2: Download the Application form: Candidates have to download the Application Form from the official website. A confirmation email will be sent to the registered email id of the applicant once the Application Form is received.

Mode 3: Candidates can purchase the hard copy of the Application Form directly from the YIF office

Important Points:

  • The student can complete the online application form in multiple sessions as the application form can be saved and submitted later on.
  • To apply for the Young India Fellowship, applicants must submit a detailed application form. Each component of the application and the interview is important and the selection of the candidate for the programme will be made considering a combination of many factors.

Application Fees: There is no application fee for the program.

 Selection Process

The Young India Fellowship Selection Process:

  • Young India Fellowship selection process will include evaluation of the submitted application, telephone interview, personal interview and a general ability test to assess their verbal, written and analytical skills.

The selection process will be carried out in three stages:

  • All applications will be reviewed by the selection committee consisting of faculty and executive members of the programme spread across different parts of the world.
  • Telephonic Interview: Short-listed applicants will be interviewed on the telephone before being called for an in-person interview.

Schedule for Interview:

  • In Person Interview
    • Round 1 applicants who are short-listed will be interviewed in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bangalore while
    • Round 2 applicants shortlisted for interview will be called to New Delhi.

SELECTION PROCESS: ROUND - 1

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Activity

Dates (Rolling)

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Applications open 

21st August 2018

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Last date to submit applications

18th November 2018

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Interviews

1st October 2018 – 25th January 2019

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Final offers to selected candidates

1st February 2019

 

   SELECTION PROCESS: ROUND - 2    

(Those who could not apply in Round 1 can submit their application in this Round )

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Activity

Dates (Rolling)

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Applications open 

19th November 2018                               

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Last date to submit applications

31st January 2019

3.

Interviews

26th November 2018 – 30th March 2019

4.

Final offers to selected candidates

15th April 2019

 

SELECTION PROCESS: ROUND - 3

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Activity

Dates (Rolling)

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Applications open 

1st February 2019 

2.

Last date to submit applications

31st March 2019

3.

Interviews

1st March 2019 – 20th May 2019

4.

Final offers to selected candidates

5th June 2019

5. Offers to waitlisted candidates 10th June 2019   

  Documents to be carried on the day of Interview:

  • Photograph
  • Passport or any other identity proof.
  • Mark sheets
  • Original Graduation document/or one original document to be submitted in person during final registration.
  • There could be multiple rounds of interviews for a candidate, depending on the need for further assessment. At this stage, applicants will also be administered a general ability test to assess their verbal, written and analytical skills.
  • Final selection for Young India Fellowship will be based on the applicant’s successful performance at all of these stages.
 Contact Details

The Young India Fellowship Contact Details:

  • Campus:
    • Address: Ashoka University Plot #2, Rajiv Gandhi Education City Kundli Haryana - 131029
    • Tel: +91 81999 77076, +91 9958293745, +91 0130-2300000 
    • Website: www.ashoka.edu.in/yif
    • E-mail: yifadmissions@ashoka.edu.in
  • City Office:
    • Address: Ashoka University No. 2, Green Avenue Street Green Avenue, Pocket D-3, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi - 110070
    • Tel: +91-11-30506130