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Young Scholars Programme, Ashoka University 2021


Ashoka University is a pioneer in its focus on providing a liberal education at par with the best in the world. The aim at Ashoka is to help students become well-rounded individuals who can think critically about issues from multiple perspectives, communicate effectively and become leaders with a commitment to public service. 

Young Scholars Programme (YSP) is a unique summer programme which introduces high school students to liberal arts and sciences education. This year we are offering YSP as an online certified, five-day long programme where students will be exposed to different disciplines through academic work, writing and multimedia learning. YSP includes a range of activities including faculty presentations, creative workshops and discussion groups all in a virtual mode. YSP is for high-calibre school students studying in class 9,10,11 and 12 in June 2021. 


Application Fee: INR 500/-
Programme Fee: INR 25,000/- (inclusive of taxes)




High school students from all over India are eligible to apply.

Students should be in class 9,10, 11 or 12 while they are attending the programme, i.e. in June 2021.

This year, students who appeared for class 12th board exams are also eligible for YSP.

Applicants will need to fill an online form giving their high school marks and submit an essay. They should demonstrate intellectual curiosity and have the ability to explore ideas




Who is the YSP for?

- The YSP is for students who feel that studying just a single discipline in high school is holding them back and for those who wish to broaden their horizons of learning and explore what a liberal arts and sciences education is all about. This is done using a unique interdisciplinary coursework prepared specifically for the Young Scholars Programme.

- For high school students who aren’t satisfied with the level of teaching or the education they’ve received in general, learning from the absolute stellar faculty at Ashoka University that teaches at YSP made students feel much more empowered. Every single professor who teaches at YSP is a stalwart of their field and in most cases, the same person behind a lot of things we grew up reading.