The 8th Young India Challenge (YIC) will be organized on 4th – 5th March 2017 at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi for the top 10% of the innovative young minds in India. It will be an ‘Impact Edition’ focused on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This YIC will be the biggest ever with 1000 selected participants and 100 mentors and speakers!
Candidates will be selected from across the country to connect diverse minds to do the challenge and find solutions for India’s most critical problems. This time, YIC will have the biggest ever rewards for all delegates. Each participant will be given YIC’s ‘Certificate of Excellence’ as recognition of being a top youth influencer in India. Winning teams will be rewarded with scholarships and prizes worth atleast Rs 1 lac!
Delegates will participate in the experiential events, which will comprise of personal growth workshops like ‘Hack Your Brain’ and inspiring sessions like ‘#DoWhatYouLove Stories’ and ‘You are the Story’.
Key Partners/Mentors/Speakers Pool: Facebook, Microsoft, IBM, KPMG, Boston Consulting Group, NDTV, Startup Weekend Powered by Google, Hindustan Unilever, BW|BusinessWorld, SaveLife Foundation, Sarvam Foundation, Young India Fellowship, Ashoka University, MISB Bocconi, Talerang, CoWorkIn, I Impact India, Startup India, AIESEC and many more.
You can apply for the 8th Young India Challenge at IIT Delhi here
After speaking to thousands of young people from diverse groups and backgrounds, we believe that we have reached a point in our development where the new generation is demanding a dynamic education, corporate and social system that allows them to do what they love. There is a need to create a transformational culture that allows people to reach their fullest potential and be truly happy and content with the work they do and how they live their life.
All the delegates and teams will experience several mentorship sessions with mentors from across different parts of the society. Some working with startups, some running their own, some working as branding, marketing, finance and research professionals from MNCs and some from the media, acting, creative, artistic and education space. YIC offers its delegates many opportunities to find mentors, work opportunities and recommendations to pursue higher education in some of the finest centers of learning. Given the limitations of the Indian education system, in terms of its lack of practical and experiential nature, we feel there is a strong need to introduce young people to new ways of gaining knowledge beyond their graduation or MBA degree.
YIC is a creation of Human Circle – a movement to inspire, enable and empower people to follow their passion and reach their goals. The movement is driven by students, artists, freelancers, entrepreneurs, young professionals, authors, speakers, trainers, coaches, mentors and everybody else who believes that the only way to be truly successful, rich and happy in life is by doing what we love. This simple wisdom is translated by our ‘happiness team’ into experiential physical/virtual platforms and programs like hangouts, seminars, workshops, conferences, retreats, masterminds and festivals.
“As per the ‘Nationality Employability Report’, 50% of the graduates in India are unemployable in the knowledge sector of the economy. This ratio is worse for people who obtain engineering or MBA degrees. Students must explore their passion and pursue their higher education only in the area of their interest” – Kamal Seth, Founder & Chief Happiness Officer, Human Circle.
You can apply for the 8th Young India Challenge at IIT Delhi and 9th Young India Challenge in Mumbai here