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A Peer Learning Experience Like No Other

Young India Fellows are a group of promising young individuals, selected through a rigorous and elaborate search for passionate achievers with a desire to bring about change. At the YIF, a gold medalist from IIT, a history major from LSR, a Kathak dancer, a banker from Goldman Sachs and a journalist from Reuters, all attend lectures together. This creates an unparalled peer learning environment rich with multiple perspectives. From engineering to design, film to agriculture, medicine to art, and law to journalism, being amidst diverse peers will enable cross flow of ideas and learning - which will complement and challenge what you learnt in your previous experiences.



Every aspect of the YIF, whether academic, experiential, cultural or informal, allows you to engage with your diverse set of peers in multiple ways. Fellows also come together to organise the ‘Friends of YIF Day’ - an opportunity for you and your peers to showcase your talent to members of the Ashoka community.

The 10th Cohort of 190 Fellows, Class of 2021

Undergraduate Academic Backgrounds: Fellows 2020-21


Undergraduate Institutions: Fellows 2020-21


Institutions where Fellows '21 have completed their undergraduate studies include, but are not limited to: 


BITS Pilani / Christ University / Hindu College / IIT Bombay / IIT Madras / Jadavpur University / Jamia Millia Islamia / Lady Shri Ram College / Loyola College / Manipal University / Miranda House / NALSAR University of Law / National Institute of Design / NIT Trichy / Sciences Po / School of Planning & Architecture / St. Stephen’s College / St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata / St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai / Shri Ram College of Commerce


Workplaces and Internship Institutions: Fellows 2020-21


Institutions where Fellows '21 have worked or interned include, but are not limited to: 


Abbott / Accenture / Amazon / Deloitte / Ernst & Young / Genpact / Goldman Sachs / J Walter Thompson / KPMG / Ministry of External Affairs / NITI Aayog / Observer Research Foundation / Thomson Reuters / Tata Trusts / Tata Consultancy Services / Teach for India / Quality Council of India / Wells Fargo / Zomato / ZS Associates