Friday, November 25, 2011

The Young India Fellowship

Eligibility :

This postgraduate programme is open to:

* Students who are in the final year of their undergraduate degree
* Students who have completed their undergraduate degree and have worked straight after that for not more than two years
* Students who are in the final year of their postgraduate programme - provided that they enrolled in the programme immediately after completing their undergraduate degree
* There is no restriction with respect to the area of specialization at the undergraduate level
* There is no restriction with respect to the medium of instruction (English, Hindi, regional language) that the student has been exposed to at the school level. However, she/he should be able to converse, read and write in English given that the medium of instruction at the YIF programme is English.
* All Indian Nationals.

Profile :

Given the unique nature of the programme there is no "one" kind of profile for a Young India Fellow. However, the following points are being presented to give a broad idea of what we are looking for. A Young India Fellow could be someone who has:

* A deep rooted ambition to make an impact and a passion for an idea or issue which could have wider social/business/academic implications
* The humility to believe that he/she needs to learn more and an appreciation of the limitations of his/ her specialised undergraduate degree
* The willingness to think differently and chart a new course
* A demonstrated ability to overcome challenges
* Qualities of integrity, self-awareness, energy, initiative and open mindedness
* An above average academic record


The deadlines for the class entering in May, 2012 are as follows:

SN Activity Deadline
1 Application opens for 1st round 19th october2011
2 Last date for submission of applications for 1st round 15th Dec 2011
3 In-person interviews for 1st round applicants 1st Jan to 21st Jan 2012
4 Application opens for 2nd round 16th Dec 2011
5 Final offers to 1st round applicants 1st to 10th Feb 2012
6 Last date for submission of applications for 2nd round 28th Feb 2012
7 In – person interviews for 2nd round applicants 1st Mar to 21st Mar 2012
8 Final offers to 2nd round interviewed applicants 1st April to 7th April 2012
9 Final offers to wait listed applicants 8th April to 14th April 2012.

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