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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 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 the University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan, King's College London, Carelton College, Sciences Po, UC 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

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

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

Young India Fellows 2016-2017

  • YIF Fellows

    Mohan Krishna
    Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering; NIT Surathkal..

  • YIF Fellows

    Samriddhi Mukherjee
    Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English; Presidency Universit..

  • YIF Fellows

    Xénia Raynaud
    Graduated in Languages and International Business; Montpell..

  • YIF Fellows

    Asmita Joshi
    Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English literature; Banaras H..

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yifadmissions@ashoka.edu.in