Ashoka University today announced that the second and final round of applications to the twelfth cohort of its flagship programme, the Young India Fellowship (YIF) are open till March 15th, 2022. Started in 2011, the Young India Fellowship (YIF) grooms socially conscious leaders and change-makers for the 21st century. A fully residential one-year multidisciplinary postgraduate diploma in liberal studies, it exposes Fellows to multiple academic and professional avenues within a year.
Highlighting the course, AnihaBrar, Dean, The Young India Fellowship, said “The YIF came into the higher education landscape a decade ago as an unprecedented offering. The programme was built around an exceptional cohort, great faculty, and an emphasis on writing, critical thinking and real-world projects. The strength of the YIF lies in not resting on its legacy, but always reinventing itself to remain an outstanding offering at Ashoka University.”
According to Karan Bhola, YIF ’14, Director, Outreach and Admissions, Founding President, Ashoka Alumni Association, fully-online and holistic admissions process allows applicants to reflect on their own journeys and bring out their most authentic selves at various stages. We look forward to building a diverse and outstanding 11th cohort, one that will graduate with interdisciplinary perspectives and competencies that would be critical for meaningful post-pandemic careers in industry, academia, entrepreneurship or anywhere else. Having been a Fellow myself, I am acutely aware of how transformational the YIF can be for young people.
Ashoka University provides a need-based Financial Aid programme for selected candidates. It aims to provide necessary financial support to bridge the gap between the cost of the programme and their ability to pay. Need based aid will be offered in the form of fee waivers, ranging from 25% relaxation on tuition to 100% of the entire fee including residence and meals.