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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 215 bright young individuals 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 and practitioners 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 the University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Science SEAS, University of Michigan, King's College London, Carelton College, Sciences Po, University of California Berkeley, Trinity College Dublin, Yale University and Wellesley College. 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

  • YIF movie Class of 2014-15

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

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

Young India Fellows 2016-2017

  • YIF Fellows

    Poornaprajna Kulkarni
    Master of Science in Applied Psychology; Pondicherry Centra..

  • YIF Fellows

    Neera Majumdar
    Master of Arts in English; Jadavpur University, Kolkata..

  • YIF Fellows

    Dhoopa Singh
    Bachelor of Arts in English; Lady Shri Ram College for Wome..

  • YIF Fellows

    Itika Gupta
    Bachelor of Engineering in Aeronautical engineering; PEC Un..

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