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Reach out to the Office of YIF Outreach and Admissions

The Office of Outreach and Admissions is here to help you learn more about anything related to the YIF and Ashoka University, and think through how the YIF may be a transformational opportunity for you. 

Please reach out to us: 


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Meet the YIF Outreach and Admissions Team
Virtual Forums for Aspirants and Curious Individuals

Ever since its inception a decade ago, the Young India Fellowship has helped young individuals switch career paths meaningfully, explore diverse areas of study and practice, grow further as a working professional, start organizations and create sustainable impact while solving problems at the core of our society, all while belonging to a global community of Fellows.

Through the year, we offer several opportunities for YIF aspirants/applicants and generally curious individuals to learn more about different facets of the Young India Fellowship experience. These include information sessions, workshops and events for you to engage with members of the Ashoka community - Fellows, alums, faculty, staff and the senior leadership. 


Below are recordings of earlier events. Please watch this space for upcoming events. 


YIF Pathways of Possibility / Engage with YIF Alumni

By watching the Youtube recordings of these events, you can learn from YIF alumni who are pursuing careers in areas that may interest you, and learn more about how the YIF has been meaningful in shaping their career paths. 


(1) YIF for Corporate and Management Careers

Nikunj Maheshwari (YIF '19; Senior Consultant, Michael Page; Ex-Google)
Ankur Tulsian (YIF '12; Director of Strategy at Careem; Ex-McKinsey)
Rachana Ramchand (YIF '14; MBA, INSEAD; Investment Executive, CDC Group PLC; Ex-Asha Impact) 
Moderator: Anamitra Ghosh (YIF '21, Ex-Mentor, Atal Innovation Mission)


(2) YIF for Social Entrepreneurship 

Sonal Jain (YIF '14, Founder,
Senthil Kumar (YIF '16, Founder, MADIEE Games)
Abhishek Choudhary (YIF '13, Co-Founder, Saajha, Forbes 30 Under 30)
Moderator: Radhika Joshi (YIF '21, Ashoka Young Changemaker)



(3) YIF for Public Policy and Administration

Anna Rego (YIF '14; Policy Manager, J-PAL South Asia at IFMR)
Tanuj Bhojwani (YIF '14; Fellow, iSPIRT, a non profit Think Tank)

Jasmine Luthra  (YIF '13; Project Manager, Quality Council of India) 
Moderator: Pratyush Rawal (YIF '17; Program Manager, India Leaders for Social Sector)


(4) YIF for Postgraduate and Doctoral Education

Saloni Bhogale (YIF '17, PhD Candidate in Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Lav Kanoi (YIF '15, PhD Candidate in Anthropology and Environment, Yale University)
Moderator: George Jacob (YIF' 18; MS, Georgia Tech; Product Manager, Groupon)


(5) YIF for Creative Careers

Samarth Mahajan (YIF '17; National Award Winning Filmmaker; IIT Kharagpur)
Vijay Kumar (YIF '15; PhD Student in Organizational Behavior at IIM-K; Bharatnatayam Dancer)
Ramya Venkataraman (YIF '18; MFA Bharatanatyam, SASTRA; Founder, Padma Patra) 
Moderator: Arushi Lohani (YIF '21; Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology)


(6) YIF for Technology-Focused Careers

Nitish Kumar (YIF '15; Assistant Vice President, Genpact; IIT Roorkee)
Shakti Shaligram (YIF '14; Global Product Manager, Cricut; Master's in Engg, Design and Management, MIT, USA) 
Sonal Bobde (YIF '15; Data Scientist at Visa, Ex-Schlumberger)
Moderator: Vedhika Anoora (YIF '18; User Experience Designer, ZEUX Innovation; UNLEASH '19; Christ)




The YIF Podcast Season 2 / The Professor Will See You Now / Learn from YIF Faculty 

The professors who teach Young India Fellows are an inspiring set of people. Academics and leaders from aspirational universities and organizations across India and the world deliver courses specifically designed for the YIF programme. In this series, the professor's personal journey, the nuances of their subject and the style in which they go about it, take the spotlight. Each episode was hosted by YIF alumni. 

WATCH / Previous Masterclasses and Conversations / The Professor Will See You Now / Seven Episodes

E1 | Prof. Madhavi Menon (PhD, Tufts University)
YIF Course: Shakespeare and the World 

E2 | Prof. AK Shivakumar (PhD, Harvard University)
YIF Course: Economics and Public Policy

E3 | Prof. Arun Kumar Singh (Former Ambassador of India to the US) 
YIF Course: Deconstructing Select Foreign Policy Challenges and Responses: A Practitioner's Perspective

E4 | Prof. Urvashi Butalia (Author, Publisher & Founder, Zubaan Books) 
YIF Course: Women, Society and Changing India

E5 | Prof. Pratap Bhanu Mehta (PhD, Princeton University) 
YIF Course: What is Justice?

E6 | Prof. Rudrangshu Mukherjee (DPhil, Oxford University) 
YIF Course: Reasons and Makers of Modern India

E7 | Prof. Dilip Simeon (PhD, Delhi University) 
YIF Courses: Totalitarian Century / The Ideology Seminar