2014 The Young India Fellowships Programme for Postgraduate Students in India

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The Young India Fellowship Programme (YIFP) is a unique holistic, multi-disciplinary programme focused on the Liberal Arts and run in association with the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn). This one-year residential post-graduate programme brings together a group of bright young men and women from around India with the aim of creating India’s next batch of socially conscious leaders. Fellows take classes in a range of subject areas that cover anthropology to ethics, life sciences to climate change, art appreciation to entrepreneurship. They are mentored by amongst the best corporate, civil society and academic leaders in the country. YIFP is delivered completely free of charge to students and is supported by a network of well-known corporate leaders, social activists, researchers and entrepreneurs. The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is YIFP’s academic partner and has helped design curriculum and provide faculty. The Young India Fellowship Programme is the precursor to Ashoka University, India’s first specialist Liberal Arts university, which is under development at Rajiv Gandhi Education City in Sonepat, Haryana.

Deadline: 15th Nov 2012

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