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Young India Fellowship | Class of 2020-21

The Young India Fellowship (YIF) is a one year multidisciplinary postgraduate diploma programme in Liberal Studies. 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.


There is no application fee for the YIF. 

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria to apply for the YIF are:

  1. A recognised undergraduate or postgraduate degree in any discipline (Final year undergraduate students may also apply)

  2. Maximum of 28 years of age on 15th July 2020 (Candidates born on or after 15th July 1992 can apply).

  3. Strong academic record and extra-curricular engagement

  4. Strong written and verbal communication skills


The application process for the Class of 2020-2021 will open on 20th August, 2019. 


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:

  1. A deep-rooted ambition to solve problems and make an impact on society

  2. Passion for an idea or issue which could have wider social/business/academic implications

  3. The humility to believe that they need to learn more

  4. The willingness to think differently and chart a new course

  5. A demonstrated ability to overcome challenges

  6. Qualities of integrity, self-awareness, energy, initiative and open-mindedness

  7. An above-average academic record

Application Process

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