Anjana Madhavan, student of MA in the Department of English at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) has been selected for the Young India Fellowship, Class of 2017. The Young India Fellowship is a one-year full-time residential programme of Ashoka University, which awards a Post-Graduate Diploma in Liberal Studies on graduation. The Financial-Aid Committee has decided to offer Anjana, the Ashoka University’s Full Scholarship (tuition+hostel) worth Rupees Seven lakh (Rs:7,00,000/-) to support her through the programme.

Anjana has always envisaged an interdisciplinary mode of education which can cater to a holistic understanding of the many vagaries of life. Her college helped her to take courses which could do the same. She learned to dream, for dreams are the backbone of success. She dedicated her time and energy in NSS, something she deeply cherished during her college days. She wants to bring the same opportunities which are available to her, to the poorest of the poor, in the near future. Poverty is mostly a practiced mode of violence and she would like to address it with education and sustainable development for the marginalized by providing adequate resources and knowledge.

The Young India Fellowship (YIF) is a one-year multidisciplinary postgraduate diploma programme in Liberal Studies. The Fellowship brings together a group of 225 bright young men and women who show exceptional intellectual ability and leadership potential from across the country, and trains them to become socially committed agents of change. YIF exposes them to a diverse set of subjects and perspectives, delivered by some of the finest teachers from India and around the world.

The aim is to help Fellows become well-rounded individuals who are able to think critically from multiple perspectives, communicate effectively and become leaders with a commitment to public service. YIF is delivered in collaboration with University of California, Berkeley; Carleton College; King’s College, London; University of Michigan; University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS); Sciences Po, Paris, Trinity College, Dublin and Yale University.

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