Applications to the YIF Class of 2018-19 are now closed.
Dates for applications for 2019-20 will be annouced here.
There is no application fee to apply to the programme.
The eligibility criteria to apply for the YIF are:
A recognised undergraduate or postgraduate degree in any discipline
Maximum of 28 years of age on 31st May, 2018
Strong academic record and extra-curricular engagement
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Given the unique nature of the programme there is no specific type of profile for a Young India Fellow. However, the following points are being presented to give a broad idea of what we look for. 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 they need 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
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