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Young India Fellowship

The Young India Fellowship (YIF) is a one-year multidisciplinary postgraduate diploma programme in Liberal Studies. The Fellowship brings together a group of bright young men and women who show exceptional intellectual ability and leadership potential from across the country, and trains them to become socially committed agents of change. The Young India Fellowship Programme is open to all young men and women with:

  • A recognised undergraduate or postgraduate degree
  • Students who are in the final year of their undergraduate or postgraduate degree
  • No more than 28 years of age on 31st May, 2016

The Fellowship promotes diversity and applicants from all areas of specialisation are encouraged to apply. While applicants who have been educated in a vernacular language as their medium of instruction are welcome, it is expected that they will be able to converse, read and write in English.
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M. A Liberal Studies

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies at Ashoka University is a 32-credit, one-year programme
taken by students who have graduated with a diploma in Liberal Studies from the Young India Fellowship. They need to be accepted by an Ashoka University faculty mentor to work on a specific research project as a graduate assistant. The M.A is thus only open to fellows graduating from the Young India Fellowship.

The programme is highly interdisciplinary and entails coursework from a variety of disciplines, including the humanities, social sciences, behavioural sciences as well as the natural sciences. The purpose of a Masters in Liberal Studies is to train students to think critically about their disciplines of interest, while deriving insights from other disciplines. Students are allowed the flexibility to design their own curriculum, in consultation with their faculty mentor, and often choose to work on projects across two or more disciplines. The focus is on nurturing curiosity for intellectual challenges and building the skills for research.

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