• Mentors
  • Sponsors
  • Founders
  • Core Team


YIF is committed to supporting its Fellows to build unique and meaningful careers that will create significant impact in the domains of their involvement. To that end, the Young India Fellows will have the unique privilege of being mentored by eminent leaders, academicians and practitioners from India and abroad.

These mentors come from diverse sectors spanning media, consulting, non-profit organisations, banking, IT, etc. and they are committed to supporting the programme in the following ways:

  • Guiding the Young India Fellows in developing insights into sectors of their interest
  • Creating new opportunities for the Young India Fellows through their network
  • Enriching the curriculum by giving lectures and interacting with students and teachers through seminars and other events

This is a growing list and some of the mentors who have committed to extending their support include:


YIF scholarships have been made possible by generous donations by a stellar set of individuals who want to give back and make a real difference to higher education in our country.

Some of these sponsors include:

  • Dhruv Agarwala – Co-Founder, iTrust
  • Sanjay Agarwal – MD, Deutsche Bank &
    Mrs. Manisha Girotra – CEO, UBS India
  • Mrs. Shikha Aggarwal &
    Sanjeev Aggarwal – Co-Founder & MD, Helion Advisors
  • Ajay Bahl – Founding Partner, AZB & Partners
  • Avnish Bajaj - Co-Founder & MD, Matrix
  • Pramod Bhasin - Founder, CEO, Genpact
  • Amit Bhatiani – Partner, CX Partners
  • Mrs. Karima Burman &
    Gaurav Burman – Managing Partner, Elephant Capital
  • Sumir Chadha - M D, Sequoia Capital
  • Sohil Chand - M D, Norwest Venture Partners
  • Amit Chandra – M D, Bain Capital
  • Puneet Dalmia – M D, Dalmia Cement
  • Stephen Dent – Chairman, Birch Hill Equity
  • Sushil Dharmarha – Director, Polarities
  • Ashish Gupta - CEO, Evalueserve India
  • Frank Hancock – M D, Barclays Capital India
  • Abhay Havaldar - MD, General Atlantic
  • Sachit Jain – Executive Director, Vardhman Group
  • Nirmal Jain - Chairman, India Infoline
  • Gulpreet Kohli - MD, ChrysCapital
  • Sanjay Kukreja – MD, ChrysCapital
  • Sanjiv Kumar - Secretary, Takshila Educational Society
  • Mrs. Kiran Malhotra &
    Arjun Malhotra – Ex-Chairman, Headstrong
  • Sandeep Mathur - Director, Citibank
  • Rajiv Memani - Country Managing Partner, Ernst & Young Pvt. Ltd.
  • Vinay Mohan Singh – MD, ROC Capital
  • Zia Mody - Senior Partner, AZB & Partners
  • Ajit Nedungadi – M D, TA Associates
  • H. Nemkumar - President, India Infoline
  • Atul Nishar – Founder & Chairman, Hexaware Technologies
  • Alok Oberoi – Founding Partner, ACP
  • Rithankar Pal – M D, Barclays Capital New York
  • Ramanan Raghavendran - Managing Partner, Kubera Partners
  • Srini Raju – Co-Founder & Chairman, Peepul Advisors & i-labs
  • Mrs. Swati Ramanathan - Co-Founder, Janaagraha & Chairperson, India Urban Space Foundation &
    Ramesh Ramanathan – Founder, Janaagraha
  • Jerry Rao – Founder, Value & Budget Housing Corporation; Founder, MphasiS
  • Ajay Relan – Founder, CX Partners
  • Rajiv Sahney – Founder & Managing Partner, New Vernon
  • Uday Shankar – CEO, STAR India
  • Vivek Sharma - CEO, IndUS Growth Partners (An affiliate of Piramal Group)
  • Kunal Shroff – M D, ChrysCapital
  • Analjit Singh - Founder & Chairman, Max India
  • Sandeep Singhal – MD & Co Founder, Westbridge Capital
  • Saurabh Srivastava - Co Founder & Director, Indian Angel Network
  • Akhila Srinivasan – M D, Sriram Transport Group
  • Ayesha Thapar – Director, India City Properties
  • Brahmal Vasudevan – MD, Creador Capital
  • Puneet Vatsayan - CEO, Mobera Systems


Young India Fellowship has been thought of and developed by a team of like-minded, successful philanthropists with strong academic and professional track records. They are also the founding directors of the International Foundation for Research and Education, a non-profit organization dedicated to the cause of quality education.

Having received the best education in India and outside they are well aware of the challenges and opportunities in this critical sector and believe in the power of quality education to change the lives of people.

The founding team consists of the following individuals:

Core Team

  • Dean: Pramath Raj Sinha
  • Deputy Dean: Anunaya Chaubey
  • Associate Dean, Academic & Student Affairs: Anu Prasad
  • Manager, Professional & Leadership Development: Mercia Prince
  • Manager, Professional & Leadership Development: Tanita Abraham
  • Senior Manager, Marketing & Admissions: Jesleen Lalmuanawmi
  • Manager, Marketing & Admissions: Shravan Kumar
  • Deputy Manager, Academic & Student Affairs: Atrayee Sengupta
  • Deputy Manager, Academic & Student Affairs: Devleena Chatterji
  • Deputy manager, Academic & Student Affairs: Adil Shah
  • Accounts Manager: Rajeev Srivastav
  • Assistant Accounts Manager: Santosh Kumar
  • Assistant Manager IT: Rakesh Ningombam
  • Hostel Warden: Ex-captain R. K. Yadav
  • Assistant Warden: Ex.Subedar Laxmi Narayan
  • Office Assistant: Ful Chand Mahato
  • Supervisor: Khayali Ram

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