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YSP Economics, Policy & Society-FAQs

  • What & How?

    Embark on a transformative journey with YSP Economics, Policy, and Society (EPS), a five-day residential programme for high schoolers poised to be the next generation of global thinkers and change-makers. This multidisciplinary playground brings together economic theories, government policies, cultural values, and societal dynamics in a vibrant mix of ideas. This programme is especially designed for students curious to explore university-level learnings from any of the streams covering Economics, Policy, and Society, as well as their interconnections with varied disciplines.

    YSP Economics, Policy & Society (YSP-EPS) has a separate application form. You need to apply using the respective application form.

    For students who wish to apply for the YSP Advanced (General+Economics, Policy & Society) programme, there is a separate application form and they can apply using that application form.

    YSP-Economics, Policy & Society is a five-day programme to be held in person at Ashoka Campus.

    YSP Economics, Policy & Society will be organized from:

    Session 1: May 20 – May 24, 2024

    Session 2: June 3 – June 7, 2024

    Please note: both sessions are the same. They have been scheduled twice due to the busy engagements of high school students during the months of May & June.

    YSP-EPS days begin with engaging and thought-provoking faculty sessions that delve deep into the many fundamental questions around economics, policy and society and its allied disciplines and engagement with social sciences. The Students interact with the best, world-renowned Ashoka faculty and are introduced to the cutting-edge work they are engaged in.

    Beyond classroom learning, YSP EPS offers hands-on experience. Students will participate in workshops where they’ll design solutions to pressing challenges. Activities include policy drafting simulations, policy analysis exercises, data-driven decision-making sessions, and collaborative brainstorming activities that mirror real-world policy think tanks. These workshops are creative avenues where our scholars will get an opportunity to exercise application of intersecting disciplines like Economics, Psychology, Behavioural Sciences, Politics, Geography and related streams to become future leaders, academicians, and professionals in diverse walks of life.

  • Why YSP EPS?

    Yes, students will be given a certificate on successful completion of the programme, provided all sessions are attended and there has been desirable participation by the student. Upon receipt of your certificate, please save it securely for your use later on, however, if you happen to lose it, a second copy of the certificate will be provided which will be chargeable for a sum of INR 500/- Rupees.

    Attending the YSP-Economics, Policy & Society programme will give you an insight on Economics, Policy & Society and its allied disciplines combined with Ashoka’s multidisciplinary approach to higher education, along with a campus tour. This will surely help you explore your interests and assist you in submitting the undergraduate application form at Ashoka University. However, this does not guarantee admission to the Ashoka UG programme.

  • Application & Fee

    An application fee of Rs 500/- has to be paid with the submission of the completed application form. This is non-refundable.

    YSP Economics, Policy & Society course fee is INR 49,500.

    If selected, the student has to pay the full fees to secure their spot.

    For students who wish to opt for YSP Advanced (General+Economics, Policy & Society) programme, the total programme fees to be paid is INR 85,000

    YSP-Economics, Policy & Society Fee is inclusive of the programme fee, stationary, resource material, accommodation and meal expenses.

    Yes, need-based financial aid is available.

    The financial aid section is available on the online application form. Please visit the application portal to register and receive an application ID. This section can be accessed after filling the first section of the YSP application form. You can then continue to fill in the details required to avail financial aid in the application form and submit the completed application form.

    The application for financial aid is part of the online application to the Young Scholars Programme. Students who apply for aid will have to submit the required documents as mentioned in the form for need-based evaluation of financial aid.

    Five business days after you receive your YSP-Economics, Policy & Society offer.


    • From the evening before the commencement of the programme: NIL.
    • Up to seven days before the commencement of the programme: 75% of the fees will be deducted.
    • Up to fifteen days before the commencement of the programme: 50% of the fees will be deducted.
    • Up to twenty-one days before the commencement of the programme: 25% of the fees will be deducted.

    All refunds will be processed after / within 30 days of the completion of the programme. This refund will be assessed on a case by case basis, and ONLY in case of a clash with the national or state boards. In such cases, the date-sheet will need to be provided, following which the refund will be permitted

  • Eligibility & Requirements

    The application will be evaluated on the basis of your academic performance (your mark sheet/s), the essay to be written as part of the application and co-curricular activities reflects the same. However, we always look for students who are open and curious about learning new things.

    No, students from Grade IX to XII, with any background (not necessarily with any Economics, Policy & Society background) with an interest in YSP Economics, Policy & Society can participate in YSP-Economics, Policy & Society.

    This year students who are appearing for their Class 12 board examinations in 2023 are eligible for YSP-Economics, Policy & Society.

    Yes, there is a waitlist. Students who are on the waitlist will be informed, and as vacancies open up, they will be contacted for admission.

    Candidates will be notified about the admission decision via their registered email. YSP Economics, Policy & Society staff actively monitor all emails and respond with the required information promptly.

    Yes, all YSP-Economics, Policy & Society student participants will have to accept terms and conditions that will include:

    • Being responsible and ethical netizens. 
    • Sensitive & committed to learning.
    • No use of offensive language on any platform.
    • The YSP Economics, Policy & Society Code of Conduct will be sent to all admitted students who will need to sign before they start the programme.

    YSP Economics, Policy & Society is a very engaging programme, attending each session will add value to your learning and knowledge across various topics and also help later in college applications and making informed choices. Hence, attendance and participation are strongly advised for a meaningful experience and to obtain the programme certificate. There will be few parallel sessions running at the same time. For this, students will attend the session based on their interest. There will be few parallel sessions running at the same time. For this, students will attend the session based on their interest.

  • People at YSP EPS

    Faculties from Ashoka University, who are experts in their relevant fields will be mentors in YSP-Economics, Policy & Society.

  • Residence Life at Ashoka

    Guardian are welcome to drop-off their child but not allowed to stay overnight on campus.

    Yes, you need to have a valid School/Government issued ID card.

    Students must have received at least 1 dose of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before they arrive on campus. At the time of entry into the University Campus, temperature and SpO2 screening will be held at the main gate and students must also provide proof of vaccination.

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