Ashoka University commences admissions for 'Young India Fellowship' programme
The second phase of admissions will conclude on February 2, 2020, while the third and the final phase of applications to the programme will begin on February 3 and end on March 31, 2020.
The Ashoka University has started with the admissions of its flagship one-year multi-disciplinary residential post-graduate diploma programme ‘The Young India Fellowship’ (YIF) in Liberal Studies. The second phase of admissions will conclude on February 2, 2020, while the third and the final phase of applications to the programme will begin on February 3 and end on March 31, 2020. To apply for the fellowship program, all the interested students must visit the official website of the Ashoka University- http://www.apply.ashoka.edu.in/.
Ashoka University Fellowship programme: Eligibility Criteria
- All the candidates who have a recognised undergraduate or postgraduate degree in any discipline are eligible to apply.
- Candidates in their final year of graduation/ post-graduation may also apply.
- A candidate should not be more than 28 years of age as on July 15, 2020.
Potential students without any work experience can also apply for the Young India Fellowship programme.
Ashoka University's YIF Selection Process
The selection to the Fellowship programme of the Ashoka University follows the stages mentioned below:
- Application assessment
- Telephonic interview
- Written Comprehension Test
About Ashoka University’s Young India Fellowship
Started in 2011, the fellowship programme brings together 300 bright scholars from diverse academic, socioeconomic, professional and geographical backgrounds. The fellowship gives the students exposure to an array of new-age educational experiences that help in acquiring enhanced intellectual and professional capabilities. The programme is aimed at training young people to become effective leaders of tomorrow, with a strong commitment to public service, irrespective of the chosen career path.
A class of YIF typically comprises doctors, artists, economists, engineers, musicians, business and literature graduates, writers, entrepreneurs and also people from many other backgrounds.
The disciplines range from social sciences to sciences and from leadership to the arts. The course includes art appreciation, public policy, business essentials, Shakespeare, gender and media studies, leadership, group dynamics, communication and Indian elections.
The current YIF student body consists of 301 students from more than 120 villages, towns and cities from over 25 Indian states and Union Territories. They represent more than 180 undergraduate institutions and half of the students have work experience. There are more female-identifying students in the programme than any other gender expression.
The University has also partnered with institutions like the University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan, HEC Paris, Trinity College Dublin, University of California, Stanford University, Duke University, and Yale University among others, to enable faculty, curriculum and student exchange.