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Other Opportunities

Turn your Fellowship into a Master’s Degree (MLS)

Extend your stay at Ashoka by a year and graduate with a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MLS) degree. The 32-credit interdisciplinary research program is open to Fellows and alumni. Students design their own curriculum, in consultation with their supervisor, and often choose to work on projects across two or more disciplines. They also pursue graduate assistantships. The focus is on nurturing curiosity for intellectual challenges and building skills for research.

Start an Organization

Apply to the 5-month long holistic Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EiR) programme at Ashoka University’s InfoEdge Centre for Entrepreneurship to incubate, develop and test your idea through a support structure that brings together a network of founders, entrepreneurs, mentors and investors. Many alumni have carried forward their ELM projects as EiRs. Alumni have developed models to improve cashflow for small businesses, found a way to democratise earning through writing, promoted menstrual hygiene, and more, through the support of the EiR programme. Most recently, YourQuote was selected for the prestigious Y-Combinator.

Create Social Impact

Apply to the Mother Teresa Fellowship, which allows you to pursue your goals in development by providing you mentorship, professional and personal support, along with a monthly stipend. YIF alumni have started national movements, built gender sensitization programs, shaped institutions that educate underprivileged communities, and empowered communities of farmers, among other pursuits focused on creating meaningful change in society.

Study Further

Several Fellows, either immediately after graduating from Ashoka or later, have gone on to pursue graduate and doctoral programmes at aspirational institutions and have also secured coveted scholarships. 

The YIF Alumni Community

Young India Fellows together form a community of diverse leaders and changemakers from all walks of life, driven to generate transformational impact on society. Fellows continue to make an impact across diverse spheres, whether as entrepreneurs, in the corporate world, development sector, research, journalists, policy, sports, academia or as professional artists.

Why Study at Ashoka?






‘Caste in Higher Education: Examining and Redefining Affirmative Action’

Mar 09 , 2023 10:55

Featuring Prasenjeet Patil’s creative piece that developed as an original project over his term at the Young India Fellowship

Dalit Resistances to ‘Indian Political Modernity’

Mar 02 , 2023 11:00

Featuring Shantanu Kulshreshtha’s creative piece that developed as an original project over his term at the Young India Fellowship

‘Education for Change: Social Reconstruction through Critical Pedagogy’

Feb 23 , 2023 11:07

Featuring Nihaalini Kumar’s creative piece that developed as an original project over her term at the Young India Fellowship

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