An Idea whose time has come...
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To develop unique and high potential change agents of India through a multi-disciplinary programme guided by eminent leaders and scholars of our time.
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The Young India Fellowship is a one-year, fully funded, multi-disciplinary course, for exceptionally gifted young men and women from around the country and across the breadth of academic disciplines. The Young India Fellowship grooms young people to become change agents for tomorrow by instilling in them the skills and knowledge needed for such vocations. It exposes them to a rich and diverse set of subjects and perspectives, delivered by some of the highest-calibre teachers from around the world. Fellows are mentored by some of the greatest minds in their respective fields, from household names who are respected captains of industry, to heads of development organisations. To complement the role modeling, they undertake a unique work experience programme, in the form of the Experiential Learning Module, or ELM. This creates an opportunity for the Fellows to get some real experience in the domain of their interest. Whether students graduated in arts, science, engineering or commerce, the Fellowship’s commitment is to provide momentum to these future leaders on their journey of selfactualisation.
Fellows deliberate with a number of the most reputed faculty members, drawn from the best universities and institutions around the globe, known for their outstanding teaching and research.
Through their interactions with well-connected faculty, speakers and mentors, Fellows have access to an unrivalled network of people from which to draw business and academic opportunities.
Mentors from diverse backgrounds and experiences are our role models. From corporate leaders to social activists, from researchers to entrepreneurs, the YIF Council of Mentors help guide Fellows through what they should do next in life and how.
Fellows receive a full scholarship of Rs 8 lakhs to cover the entire fee, boarding and lodging when they enter the full-time residential programme. Our experienced placement counsellors support and guide participants in securing a career or higher-study opportunity in their area of choice once they complete the programme.
Fellows are coached in life skills and developing as a “whole person” through a portfolio of engaging leadership courses. They sharpen their skills in writing and communication, tackle numerical analysis, critical thinking and problem-solving, all while being trained in business and entrepreneurship.
The broad and deep curriculum ranges from economics and statistics to anthropology and ethics, life sciences to climate change, entrepreneurship to art-appreciation.
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Learn to learn
The Young India Fellow is distinctive for his or her exceptional performance in an area of expertise, but that is not enough. They must also complement outstanding achievements with a curiosity and competence in other areas that leaves the average “high-performer” behind by miles! Accordingly, through its faculty, teaching systems and design, the YIF programme offers a combination of a wide-ranging exposure to diversity, practical experience and exposure to practitioners.
The programme is delivered by a mix of: • Classroom lectures by...