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The Young India Fellowship (YIF) is a one-year multidisciplinary postgraduate diploma programme in Liberal Studies. The Fellowship brings together a group of 225 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. YIF exposes them to a diverse set of subjects and perspectives, delivered by some of the finest teachers from India and around the world.

The aim is to help Fellows become well-rounded individuals who are able to think critically from multiple perspectives, communicate effectively and become leaders with a commitment to public service. YIF is delivered in collaboration with University of California, Berkeley; Carleton College; King’s College, London; University of Michigan; University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS); Sciences Po, Paris, Trinity College, Dublin and Yale University. Students from all disciplines and areas of study are welcome to YIF; engineers, designers, commerce graduates or literature enthusiasts are all mentored into reaching their full potential.

Videos at YIF

  • What is YIF: A film on YIF convocation, 2013

  • YIF movie Class of 2014-15

  • Kya hai yeh YIF, A film by Fellows, 2014

Young India Fellows 2016-2017

  • YIF Fellows

    Manasa Acharya
    Bachelor of Arts in Economics; St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai..

  • YIF Fellows

    Poornaprajna Kulkarni
    M.Sc. Applied Psychology, Pondicherry Central University..

  • YIF Fellows

    Shahul Ahamed
    B.E Mechanical Engineering, Kongu Engineering College..

  • YIF Fellows

    Ratan Guha
    Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bomba..

Events at YIF

YIF in the Media

Fellows Speak

Fellows Success Stories

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yifadmissions@ashoka.edu.in