The Young India Fellowship (YIF) Programme celebrated the graduation of the class of 2013 at its Convocation on 18th May, 2013. The ceremony marked the conclusion of the second year of this unique multi-disciplinary and experiential learning programme, run in collaboration with University of Pennsylvania and Carleton College. 97 diversely talented young men and women graduated as Young India Fellows, ready to accept challenging professional and academic responsibilities and primed to make a difference to the world around them.
The ceremony was attended by faculty, founders, sponsors, mentors and parents of the Fellows. The Chief Guest on the occasion was Dr. Pratap Bhanu Mehta, an internationally renowned academic, President and the Chief Executive of the premier research institution and think tank, the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. He is also the contributing editor for 'The Indian Express'. He was previously Visiting Professor of Government at Harvard University; Associate Professor of Government and of Social Studies at Harvard, and for a brief period, Professor of Philosophy and of Law and Governance at Jawaharlal Nehru University. He has also been a Visiting Professor at NYU Law School. Dr. Mehta has a B.A. First Class in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University (St. John’s College); and a Ph.D in Politics from Princeton University. He is the recipient of the Malcom S. Adishehshiah Award for 2010.