The Young India Fellowship welcomes its 4th batch of young path-breakers, change-makers and visionaries of tomorrow. Each is already an inspired front-runner today...
Degree and Institution: Bachelors in economics, Daulat Ram College, Delhi University
Degree and Institution: B.A. Economics Hons, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi
Degree and Institution: B.A. (H) Economics from Shri Ram College of Commerce.
Degree and Institution: Bachelor of Technology (Hons.) in Mechanical with specialization in Energy Engineering, VIT University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu.
Degree and Institution: BA (H) English, Indraprastha College for Women, Delhi University
Degree and Institution: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics; St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata
Degree and Institution: B. Tech, Mechanical Engineering, Krishna Institute Of Engineering and Technology; Ghaziabad
Degree and Institution: Bachelors of Business Administration; Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai
Degree and Institution: B.E. (Hons.) Mechanical Engineering, BITS Pilani, Goa Campus
Degree and Institution: Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Instrumentation, Thapar University, Patiala
Degree and Institution: Public Law, Paris 1 Panthéon -Sorbonne University First year of Master's in Public Affairs, Sciences Po Paris
Degree and Institution: Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and Accountancy; Christ University, Bangalore
Degree and Institution: Bachelors in Economics, Madras Christian College, Chennai
Degree and Institution: B.A. English Honours, Miranda House, Delhi University
Degree and Institution: Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering with Minor in Management, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, Gujarat
Sri Lakshmi Anumolu
Degree and Institution: Indian Institute Of Technology(IIT) - Madras
Degree and Institution: B.A (Hons) Economics, Maitreyi College, Delhi University
Degree and Institution: Bachelors of Arts in Economics (Hons); Punjab University, Chandigarh.
Degree and Institution: Bachelor of Arts (Honors in English), MCM DAV College for Women, Panjab University, Chandigarh
Degree and Institution: B.Sc. (Computer Science), St. Stephen’s College, University of
Degree and Institution: Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) Economics; Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi
Degree and Institution: Diploma in Art and Design, Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology; Bangalore
Degree and Institution: Bachelor’s in Commerce (Honours); Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi
Degree and Institution: Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Economics, Ambedkar University, Delhi
Degree and Institution: B.Com in Marketing St. Xavier's College, Kolkata
Degree and Institution: BA in Economics Honors; Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University
Degree and Institution: B.Sc Economics, Symbiosis School of Economics, Symbiosis International University.
Degree and Institution: Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering, NITK Surathkal
Degree and Institution: School of Social Sciences; Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab.
Degree and Institution: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History, St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University
Degree and Institution: B.Tech; University of Engineering and Management
Born in a small town Berhampore in
West Bengal , Sumedha had been
privileged enough to explore different places, culture and people due to her
parents transferrable job. Her schooling was initially in Noida (NCR), Ahmedabad
culminating in Kolkata. The formative years were spent in two separate stints
at Jaipur’s Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls’ school wherein she learnt how to sustain
a disciplined boarding life which eventually helped her learn how to face challenges
of life. Belonging to a typical Bengali family, art and culture was in her
blood (her mother being the first inspiration towards Dance). Academically too
she was not a cropper leading her to be christened as an Electronics Engineer (from
a non- IIT/NIT Institution) and a BA in Sociology (through correspondence). It
was her talent and intense devotion that made her involve densely in
Beginning at a young age of 5, Sumedha
started learning Kathak from her Guru Dr Shashi Sankhla for 10 years and later
continued her learning under Guru Saswati Sen for 8 years under the overall guidance
of the Maestro Pt Birju Maharajji. She has been solo-performing since then in
various cities including Delhi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Pune and also in
Singapore and Indonesia. Her school MGD gave her the Best Dancer award and an
opportunity to perform solo in honour of Shri Amitabh Bachchan. A Nritya-Ratna
awardee by the State of Rajasthan, a CCRT scholarship holder, her recent association
with AIESEC through which she went for a cultural internship to Palembang,
Indonesia to teach Kathak & Cultural education to Special ability kids and
Tribals was her biggest achievement in her life (so far). In the words of
Kahlil Gibran “It is when you give of yourself that you truly give”.
In her leisure time, she captures world
through 18-55mm. Sumedha’s photographs had been selected for exhibitions in
Kolkata & Jaipur and published in Simply Jaipur magazine. This moulded her
interest in film-making & cinematography. Sumedha’s painting was also selected
for a noble cause by Child rights & You. Music & travelling gives her
uninhibited joy and has newly ventured into writing.
Her “Jack of all trades” title, least
recognised by the corporate buffs in which she got recruited, complemented with
YIF which she believes will ameliorate her to become a “Master” sometime. She
looks forward to raise herself to a different genre with the right/ inter disciplinary
association and environment of YIF.
She Believes That:
“Science helps you sustain your life, but art helps you live it!”
Degree and Institution: B.A. [Mass Communication & Journalism, English Literature, Political Science]; St. Francis College for Women, Hyderabad
Degree and Institution: B.E. Mechanical ; Manipal Institute of Technology, Karnataka
Rajesh C S
Degree and Institution: Bachelore of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering), Sir M.Vivvesvaraya Institute Of Technology; Bangalore
With interests spanning from philosophy, astronomy, the occasional table tennis play-off and a good ol' fashioned fantasy fiction novel, Rajesh felt that a dab of liberal arts would be the extra feather in the cap that would send him into complete disarray. Rajesh completed his schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya Malleshwaram and decided to pursue engineering.
A passionate debater, he wrote a policy memo on 'Rethinking Drugs' which was shortlisted among the top 200 in the Global Debate and Public Policy Challenge. He secured a consolation certificate in the Commonwealth Essay and received a Merit Certificate for figuring in the top 1% in English in school. Continuing from a string of workshops on RC planes, robotics and automobile technology, his final year project was the development of a solar engine in IISC.
In three words, his friends describe him as Feminist, Anarchist and Metalhead.
Raghav Sridhar Chakravarthy
Degree and Institution: B.Tech in Production Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tirucchirapalli
Often mistaken for a Bong, Raghav is intriguingly a half Tamil and a half Kannadiga. Having lived in Bangalore, Bombay, Chennai, Trichy, Hyderabad and a quaint little town called Hoshangabad, he has constantly been on the move and is consumed by wanderlust.
Ever since he was ridiculed once in childhood for not knowing Hindi, he made up his mind to pick up as many languages that can possibly roll out of his tongue. He finds this drive to learn new Indian languages to be a form of national integration- something his alma maters (Kendriya Vidyalaya and National Institute of Technology) have long stood for. He truly believes that his under-graduation revealed to him the real pleasure of problem solving. His research project in DOMS, IIT-Madras involved working on implementing Green Logistics using a meta-heuristic based on how ideas evolve and affect our society. His first proper tryst with leadership came when he was nominated to be the Editor of the official college magazine. As a leader, he fostered a sense of togetherness, team-building and most importantly the drive to do something significant to the institute through the magazine. He felt immensely gratified when the vision, ideas and actions culminated in a successful year for the magazine. For someone who had always been a mediocre team-player, the whole experience transformed him completely. He has now found in Leadership what he calls a teacher for life.
There is something about subtlety that Raghav likes very much: be it the kind of photographs he likes to take, the puns he likes to make or even those cryptic word puzzles you would often find him doing. Of eclectic tastes, he likes realism in photographs, post-impression in arts and idealism in people. At YIF, he wants to learn to think better, shape himself in a way that reinforces his ideals and evolve.
His Favourite Quote is:"There is some good in this world, Mr. Frodo ... and it's worth fighting for."- Samwise Gamgee, J.R.R.Tolkie
Degree and Institution: Integrated Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communication, RGU IIIT Basar
Degree and Institution: Bachelor of Economics (Honours), Satyawati College, University of Delhi, Delhi
Degree and Institution: Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communications; University School of Information and Communication Technology, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi
Degree and Institution: Bachelor of Social Legal Sciences and Bachelor of Laws (B.S.L., LL.B.), ILS Law College, Pune; Diploma in United Nations and International Understanding, Institute of U.N. Studies, New Delhi
Degree and Institution: Electronics and Communication Engineering, NITK Surathkal
Sam Solomon Dasuru
Degree and Institution: B.E (Hons.) Civil Engineering; Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani
Post-Graduation: M.Sc. (Hons.) Biological Sciences; Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani
Degree and Institution: Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Philosophy; Jadavpur University
Degree and Institution: B.Tech from National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal
Degree and Institution: B.Sc. Microbiology (Hons.), Gargi College, University of Delhi
Degree and Institution: Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics & Communication, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal
Degree and Institution: B.A.LLB from The University of Kashmir
Degree and Institution: Bachelor of Technology (Metallurgical and Materials Engineering); Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur
Degree and Institution: Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Scientific Computing, IIT Kanpur
Degree and Institution: Bachelor of Technology (Computer Science and Engineering); National Institute of Technology, Trichy
Degree and Institution: Bachelors of Arts in Social Sciences; from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Guwahati
Degree and Institution: Bachelor of Business Studies, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, University of Delhi
Degree and Institution: B. Tech, Chemical Engineering, NIT Jalandhar
Degree and Institution: B. Sc. Psychology Honours; Loreto College, Calcutta University
Post-Graduation: MA Social Work with a Specialization In Counselling; Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Guwahati
Degree and Institution: Bachelor of Arts in Economics (Honours), Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi
Degree and Institution: Bachelor of Technology in Materials Science and Engineering, IIT Kanpur, Kanpur
Post-Graduation: M.Sc (integrated) Mathematics and Scientific Computing; IIT Kanpur
Degree and Institution: B.A. Economics (Hons) , Sri Venkateswara College , Delhi University
Degree and Institution: BA(H) Economics - Miranda house, Delhi University
Degree and Institution: B.A.(Hons.) Political Science; Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi
Degree and Institution: B.Tech (E&TC); Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Pune
Degree and Institution: Bachelors in Economics, Daulat Ram College, University Of Delhi
Degree and Institution: B.Tech. Ocean Engineering & Naval Architecture (IIT Kharagpur)
Post-Graduation: M.Sc. CoMEM (NTNU, TU Delft, University of Southampton)
Degree and Institution: BE (Hons) Electrical & Electronics; BITS Pilani KK Birla, Goa campus
Post-Graduation: MSc Analogue and Digital IC Design; Imperial College London
Degree and Institution: Bachelor of Arts, English (Honours); Hindu College, University of Delhi
Post-Graduation: Post-graduate Diploma in English Journalism; Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi
Degree and Institution: Bachelor of Arts in English (Honours), Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi, Delhi
Degree and Institution: Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering, NITK Surathkal
Degree and Institution: B.Tech in Electrical Engineering; IIT Patna
Degree and Institution: Integrated BS-MS (Bachelor of Science – Master of Science); Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata (IISER Kolkata)
Degree and Institution: BA Honours in Psychology, Ambedkar University
Degree and Institution: B. Tech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering; National Institute of Technology Karnataka
“Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right', start
where you stand and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as
you go along.”- Napolean Hill
Degree and Institution: Bachelor of Engineering In Computer Engineering; S.S.V.P.S’s B.S.Deore College of Engineering, Dhule.
Degree and Institution: B.A (H) History, Lady Shri Ram College; University of Delhi
Degree and Institution: Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Instrumentation, VIT University, Vellore
Degree and Institution: BA (Honours) Social Sciences; Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
Degree and Institution: B.Sc. Economics Honours; St. Xavier's College, Kolkata (Autonomous)
Degree and Institution: Bachelor of Science in Chemistry Honours, Ramjas College, University of Delhi, Delhi
Degree and Institution: Bachelor's of Engineering in Mechanical; Bangalore Institute of Technology, Bengaluru
Degree and Institution: B.A (H) English, School of Open Learning, Delhi
Post-Graduation: M.A. French, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Devika enjoys learning, exploring new ideas and having conversations over a cup of tea/coffee. She admires diverse cultures and has been inclined towards languages since an early age. Her flair for languages led her to receive scholarship thrice from Urdu Academy of Delhi in her school while her absolute love for the English language led her to pursue her graduation in English Literature. She also holds a Certificate in Russian from University of Delhi.
As someone who dabbles in sketching and is deeply interested in the world of Arts, she couldn’t help but be fascinated by France, the world’s fashion and cultural capital. While still pursuing her graduation, she took up French at Alliance Française de Delhi as well as St. Stephens College. Having topped the college twice, her passion for the language led her to pursue a Masters in French from the Center for French and Francophone Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University. Once there, she decided to rekindle her love for performance and become a part of the French Theater group ‘Amayur’, performing in Alliance Française de Delhi, Alliance Française de Chandigarh as well as JNU during the 2014 Francophone Festival. From winning a national translation competition, interviewing for a Quebecois radio and working with All India Radio (French Section, External Affairs Division), her tryst with the language is far from being over. She has also interned with Youth Ki Awaaz, an online news portal and written on cultural and political issues for the organization.
She likes to think of herself as an eternal learner who believes in the adage “I know one thing: I know nothing”. With every passing year, she continues to come across brilliant minds, serving as a reaffirmation and reinstatement of the fact that there is always more to learn.With this philosophy in her heart, she aspires to plunge herself into the world of Liberal Arts at Ashoka University, learning from the invaluable knowledge and experience of her Professors as well as her peers. She hopes that the Fellowship would serve as a catalyst for her personal growth, lead her to rediscover her own self and simultaneously help her identify the sectors where she can make a significant contribution.
She Believes That:
“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.”
Degree and Institution: Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communication; IGIT (now IGDTUW), Delhi
Degree and Institution: B.A. - Mass Communication, English Literature, Political Science; St.Francis College – Hyderabad
Degree and Institution: Bachelor of Arts(Hons) in History from St.Stephens College; Delhi University