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Young Scholars Programme- General

The Young Scholars Programme- General, is a certified 5-day, residential programme, designed to prepare motivated students for higher studies in the liberal arts & sciences. The programme is multidisciplinary, introducing students to 9 academic disciplines at the college level, taught by Ashoka’s world class faculty.
And focuses on experiential learning, giving students opportunities to apply learning to real world challenges in thought-provoking dialogic sessions with faculty & peers.

To help students prepare better for college and life beyond, the programme also includes 21st Century Skill modules, Future Stream sessions and Critical Thinking Workshops.

Students get a true flavor of what student life on a college campus is like with a rich calendar of social, creative and sports activities and plenty of time for students to make new friends with like-minded students from across the country and abroad.


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Programme Schedule

A typical day at YSP begins with students joining in the morning for academic sessions. Students are in 3 sessions before lunch, with a snack break in between. The day continues with writing sessions, workshops, guest speaker series and more. Students are given a transition time of at least 15 minutes between each session. In the evening, students are invited to be part of an optional Unwind session offering an opportunity to network with their peers and Ashoka UG students in a more informal setting. The final schedule will be shared with participants of YSP closer to the programme. 

YSP General 2023 Schedule
  • Tentative programme schedule, subject to change

YSP General 2023 Faculty

YSP sessions are conducted by Ashoka’s world-class Faculty. Profiles of faculty members from previous YSP’s is presented below.

Sample Lectures & workshops

Faculty lectures & workshops are thought provoking & interactive, reflective of the multidisciplinary pedagogy of a liberal arts education.

Faculty lectures Are designed to give students a true appreciation for the subject and explore their aptitude & interests for the future. For example in the History session, the story of Mowgli is used to make the white man’s burden and colonialism accessible in an elegant, nuanced mode
21st Century skill workshops Recognizing that along with knowledge, students also need to hone & develop skills that are essential for the leaders of tomorrow, YSP introduces students to some of the most relevant skills of our times. Critical Thinking Workshops encourage students to look at problems from different perspectives and find innovative solutions. Writing Across Forms, gives students a flavor of what it takes to write authentic, compelling & impactful content across popular forms and platforms, including a primer on Writing the College Essay. Other modules could include An introduction Design Thinking, The Art of Debate etc.

Sample Guest Speakers

YSP students get to engage with industry leaders, academicians and counselors in Open House Sessions, bringing real-world perspectives to enable better decision making on subjects, colleges and career pathways.


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