youth venture 2018

About the program:

Ashoka’s Youth Venture programme is an international community of young changemakers, with over 6,000 Venture teams in 23 countries across the globe. The programme identifies young people who are leading social impact initiatives and provides them workshop training, mentorship, networking opportunities and fundraising support.

Youth Venture was developed from understanding a key insight of Ashoka Fellows in the field of youth development: one of the most effective ways to engage the youth in the process of change making is to help them realize and understand their own ability to make a positive social change. As part of its global strategy, Youth Venture inspires and supports young people to launch and lead their own “Ventures” – community-benefiting initiatives, clubs, organizations, and businesses.

Selection Process:

Based on the online application shortlisted candidates/teams will be invited to pitch their venture at the Selection Panel which is a 2-day event in Bangalore. If selected in this round, the candidates/teams are recognized as Ashoka Youth Venturers.


The 8th Cohort of the programme will be inducted in March 2018. Applications and nominations are invited for this cohort

Application Deadline:

The Deadline to complete the Detailed Nomination Form is extended to Saturday, 24 February 2018.

Who are Youth Venturers?

Young people between 12 and 20 years old who:

  • leading social change and creating an impact on their communities
  • have credible business plans that will be sustainable
  • exhibit changemaking skills: empathy, creativity, leadership, teamwork
  • have an adult ‘ally/advisor’ willing to support, but not control the venture
  • work with a strong team

What benefits do Youth Venturers receive?

This programme will help them scale their ventures and develop themselves as leaders for driving social and environmental change.

  • Being selected as a Youth Venturer gives them access to Ashoka’s global network of leaders in the social sector.
  • They participate in four training workshops during their first year of induction. They receive custom-tailored mentorship and fundraising support from Ashoka India and partner organisation
  • Travel and accommodation costs for out-station candidates and one accompanying elder would be provided both for the Selection Panel in Bangalore and the regular workshops in different cities

Application Process:

If you are a Young Changemaker nominate yourself with the Detailed Nomination Form

If you are an individual or an organisation working with Young Changemakers in your communities Nominate them through the Nomination Form. The Youth Venture programme team will get in touch with you and the nominee to complete the Detailed Nomination Form

The first round of screening would be based on the detailed form. Nominees who pass this round would be invited to pitch their venture/initiative/project at the Selection Panel, a 2-day event in Bangalore (travel and accommodation expenses would be covered). If they pass the Panel they become Youth Venturers!

8th Cohort of the programme will be inducted in March 2018. Applications and nominations are invited for this cohort.

Check the FAQs for details. Contact the Youth Venture Team for further queries.

InnoTrek‘s 5th edition is an invite-only delegation of Indian startups to visit Silicon Valley to learn, connect and inspired by the world’s oldest and most successful technology ecosystem. InnoTrek 2018 will cover talks, workshops, expert round-tables, corporate visits, networking sessions with successful US entrepreneurs, TiECON and much more – from 29th April 2018 to 5th May 2018 in San Francisco.


  • Software product startups with a global market focus.
  • Early and growth stage companies.
  • Companies with demonstrable traction, funding and potential will be given preference.


  • The shortlisted tech startups will be a part of a week-long program which offers opportunities to engage/interact with global giants and gain knowledge from top entrepreneurs.
  • The startups will also learn to scale up globally and form alliances for competitive advantage.
  • Present your company in Silicon Valley to VCs and angel investors.
  • Visit tech campuses such as Google, Facebook, IBM and Amazon.
  • Attend TiE Silicon Valley‘s flagship annual conference.


  • First, fill the online form from Here
  • Once you apply, a formal invitation will be sent to the shortlisted companies with another link to provide registration details. Please note that at the time of registration, you’ll need to pay the delegate fee.
  • For more information, visit the Website

The last date to apply is 27th January 2018.

IHUWASH‘s objective is to improve the performance of urban WASH programs in India within a collaborative framework. It works through incubation and acceleration of innovative, scalable, community and market-based solutions using technologies, programs and service-delivery models.

IHUWASH recognizes 7 urban WASH problems. Applicants are strongly encouraged to read these urban WASH problems and then focus on how your business innovation could solve one or more of these problems.


  • Your innovation should solve one or more of the identified urban WASH problems through a market-based model earning some form of revenue.
  • Innovations must have the potential to work effectively along with government bodies and resources.


  • Showcase your innovation through a nation-wide program.
  • Custom support from government officials, private sector experts and investors.
  • Opportunities to roll out small-scale experiments and pilots.
  • Unique opportunities to work with city governments and other WASH innovations.
  • Support to raise funds from companies and impact investors.

Application procedure:

  • Each application form is used to answer questions about a single WASH innovation only.
  • If an applicant has more than one innovation, he/she will be encouraged to fill 1 application form for each WASH innovation.
  • Answers must be direct to the point in the most complete and shortest possible way. All questions are mandatory. It should take between 2 to 3 hours to complete.
  • Register to apply.
  • Once you register with your email ID, you will receive an email from IHUWASH with your first time login details. You can change your password and save it to your browser after you log in for the first time. The website would log you in automatically from the next time onwards.

Selection process:

  • Application forms will be shortlisted by 2nd Feb 2018.
  • 12 to 20 shortlisted WASH innovations will be announced on 10th Feb 2018 (early applicants will receive communication by 20th Jan). From each of the shortlisted WASH innovations, key leaders need to present at the Showcase event through an innovator’s Bootcamp in mid-Feb 2018. Read Facts
  • In the Showcase event, leaders of the shortlisted innovations will present their innovations to an expert panel along with an opportunity to connect/network with government officials, business leaders, investors, experts and media channels.
  • The final selected WASH innovations will be announced at the end of the event. The program support will start from March 2018 by first identifying possible areas of collaboration with the selected city government.
  • Applicants can write to [email protected] or call +91 9655 0404 30 to get more details about WASH problems.
  • Visit the Website

The last date to apply is 22nd January 2018, 11:59 pm IST.

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is the premier national agency for encouraging and conducting biomedical research in India, aiming to build a pool of efficient biomedical scientist. It also promotes building capacity of institutions involved in both basic and clinical sciences.

ICMR offers fellowship to the Biomedical Scientists. The objective of this fellowship is to build up efficient chains of biomedical researchers in various spheres of biomedical research. Research in the fields of basic, applied, epidemiological and clinical sciences have made an effective scientific atmosphere. It aims to find diagnosis and prevention of prevailing communicable diseases. The duration of the fellowship is 3-6 months for young scientists and 10-15 days for senior scientists. Follow This


  • Young Scientists – 12 fellowships per year.
  • Senior Scientists – 6 fellowships per year.


  • The candidate should be a citizen of India and working in the country.
  • Senior Scientist must be below 57 years and Young Scientist must be below 45 years.
  • Should possess an M.D/Ph.D degree. The fellowship also requires at least 3 years teaching/research experience for Young Scientists and 15 years for Senior Scientists in a recognised Institute.
  • Applicant must have forwarded application by the Employer/Head of the Institution with a statement that the candidate will be considered as a full-time employee of the Institution during the period of his/her fellowship.
  • Should submit a Letter of Acceptance from the host Institute where he/she proposes to work during the fellowship. Read Guidelines Governing the Fellowship
  • The applicant should submit a relevent plan of training accompanying project for the fellowship.
  • Should be a regular employ in a recognized Biomedical/Research/Health Institution.


  • Young Fellow will get US$ 3000 per month which includes accommodation and other expenses.
  • Senior fellow will get US$ 200 per day or maximum of US$ 3000 for the entire duration of stay.
  • Both fellows will get return airfare and contingency charges (includes the cost of visa, taxi charges from place of duty to airport and back, overseas mediclaim insurance expenses) of maximum Rs. 20,000.


  • Download the application form.
  • Fill all the details.
  • Submit 10 copies of application to “InternatIonal Health Division (IHD), Indian Council of Medical Research, V. Ramalingaswami Bhawan, Post Box No.4911, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi – 11002”
  • Screening of application will be held at the International Health Division, ICMR for shortlisting candidates.
  • For more details, go to the Website

The last date of receipt of applications is 28th February 2018.

Larsen & Toubro is a major technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services conglomerate with broad operation worldwide. The key sectors are Hydrocarbon, Infrastructure, Power, Process Industries and Defense. L&T Construction is India’s largest construction organization, ranked among the world’s top 30 contractors. It is known for transforming cityscapes and landscapes for the past seven decades.

L&T construction invites application to pursue M.Tech in Construction Technology and Management. It will sponsor you to complete this 24 months course. It is an opportunity to build your career in Project management and Execution. The course session will start from July 2018. In addition, the selection process will depend up on your written test, interview and medical test.


  • Applicants who re expected to pass B.E/B.Tech in 2018 from a recognised Indian university/institute.
  • Should be first class graduates in core civil/core Electrical engineering.
  • Must secure at least 65% in B.E/B.Tech. Read This


  • The candidate will get Rs. 13,400 per month for 24 months.
  • Sponsorship fee and tuition fee will be paid directly to the respective IIT or NIT.
  • You will get employment in the company on successful completion of your course.


  • Apply Here
  • Registered and shortlisted candidates will appear for an online test on 18th Feb 2018 and an interview in March 2018.
  • The company in co-ordination with IIT Madras/Delhi and NIT Tiruchirapalli/Surathkal will conduct an interview.
  • The final shortlist of selected candidates will depend on medical test.
  • For more detail visit Website

The last date to apply is 27th December 2017.

INSEAD, a graduate business school with campuses in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore) and the Middle East is now inviting applications for INSEAD Fellowship for the Ph.D program. INSEAD’s PhD in Management is an extremely intensive and rigorous 5 years full-time doctoral degree in business.


  • Citizens of all nationalities are eligible to apply with a master’s/bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • For this program, you must relocate to either the Singapore or Fontainebleau campuses.
  • Ability to communicate and work in English.


  • Tuition fee is fully covered for the 5 years of the program –
    >> Coursework fees for the first 2 years of the program.
    >> Dissertation fees for the last 3 years.
  •  Stipend to cover living expenses and accommodation.
  • Additional stipend for conference and research. See Here
  • International comprehensive health insurance coverage for student, spouse and children.


  • Fill and submit the application form Here
  • The application form includes –
    1. Profile: personal information, test results, academic background, professional background etc.
    2. Statement of Purpose or letter of motivation in 1500 words.
    3. Statement of Integrity.
  • Documents required –
    1. Photograph (passport size) in JPEG or GIF format.
    2. Application fee of 50 € to be paid online by credit card.
    3. Scanned copy (PDF) of CV/Resume.
    4. Scanned copy (PDF) of official grade transcripts and Diploma/Degree Certificates with certified translation in English.
    5. Scanned copy (PDF) of official GMAT or GRE score report.
    6. Scanned copy (PDF) of original TOEFL score report.
  • 3 Letters of recommendation.
  • For more details, visit the Website

The last date to apply is 2nd January 2018.

A 4 day workshop on Mediation and Principles of Domestic & International Arbitration is being conducted by ILS Centre for Arbitration (ILSCA) in association with Peacekeeping and Conflict Resolution Team (PACT). This workshop is conducted to provide participants with core mediation skills and hands-on experience through different simulations.

The first 2 days of the workshop will dwell in training in Arbitration and its core skills while the next 2 days will be for Mediation training sessions. Read the Schedule of the workshop.

Date & Venue – 20th-23rd January 2018 at ILS Law College, Pune.


  • ILS students.
  • Non-ILS students of Law.
  • Law professionals.


The participants will get 3 certificates (Attendance is compulsory for all the sessions) –

  • Peacekeeping and Conflict Resolution Trust (PACT).
  • Catherine Davidson Mediation Services (CDMS) for the Mediation Workshop.
  • Certificate of participation for the 2-day training in Domestic and International commercial arbitration by the ADR Cell of ILSCA.

Application procedure:

  • Register Here with correct details.
  • Once registration is finished, you will receive a confirmation email through the official email-id of the workshop ([email protected]) from the Organizing Committee (OC) for a link to ensure payment.
  • The registration fee includes certificates, reading material, lunch and tea for the entire workshop except for accommodation. [ILS students – Rs. 2500 + GST (18%); Non-ILS students – Rs. 3500 + GST (18%); Professionals – Rs. 5000 + GST (18%)].
  • Make your payment within 5 days from the day the participant receives the link from the OC.
  • Submit the hardcopy of your payment receipt at the time of the workshop.
  • Visit the Webpage

The last date of registration is 10th January 2018. The seats are restricted to only 80 (on first come, first serve basis).

To accomplish the dream of turning into a ‘Power-surplus’ India, Navachar, an innovation challenge by Bajaj Electricals Ltd aims at discovering answers. As the name itself depicts, it respects the brightest of minds to create innovative solutions to the urging problems faced by India’s electricity sector. The most innovative solutions can win cash prizes of up to Rs. 600,000. Bajaj Electricals Ltd is providing this opportunity to execute your solution at scale.

Take on the following challenges that you would like to tackle –

  1. Design a revolutionary Monopole Transmission Tower (Cutting-Edge transmission tower will be a game changer). See #Challenge 1
  2. Create a futuristic Mechanism to power electrical devices that will keep basic electrical appliances running even during power cuts. See #Challenge 2
  3. Design a ‘Made-For-India’ multi-utility light. Design a swiss army knife equivalent of a portable light that will fulfill the needs of a billion Indians. See #Challenge 3


  • Students.
  • Startups.
  • Working Professionals.
  • Remember, you have to be the owner and creator of the ideas or solutions that you submit to be eligible.


  • 1st Prize – Rs. 300,000 + Goodies.
  • 2nd Prize  – Rs. 200,000 + Goodies.
  • 3rd Prize – Rs. 100,000 + Goodies.
  • Bajaj Electrical may offer a Royalty deal to winning entries.
  • Mentorship + interact with distinguished leaders like the JMD of Bajaj Electricals.
  • Create real impacts on billion Indians transform their lives.
  • Funds will be allocated to you so that you can create a prototype or proof of concept.

Application procedure:

  • Click Here to register first.
  • Then fill the application form with proper details after logging in.
  • Top 10 shortlisted solutions will be announced on 15th Jan 2018 who will proceed to the next round.
  • Visit the Website

The last date to register and submit your ideas is 30th December 2017.

The Science Research Contest 2017 aims at bringing young researchers from the states of Maharashtra & Goa, Gujarat & Karnataka to exhibit their research projects, ideas and to promote interest among them.

A research project from any subject related to the field of science and technology can be taken up as a group activity with more than 1 participant but not exceeding 3. The same participant can be associated with more than 1 project. See the list of earlier Winning projects. Bear in mind the objective of your project, clarity about the concept, innovative ideas involved, methodology, quality and interpretation of results, applicability or usability of the project, presentation etc.


  • The contestant should be a college student (S.S.C. passed), pursuing an undergraduate degree in any discipline.
  • In case of integrated PG course, students who are studying in first 3 years can only participate in this contest.
  • The contestant must be from any college in Vadodara district (Gujarat), Belagavi/Nippani districts (Karnataka) and in the states of Maharashtra & Goa.
  • A contestant should not hold any degree till 31/12/2017.
  • Age of contestant should not exceed 25 years on 31/12/2017.


  • 3 awards each of Rs. 12,000 are awarded. They are Parashuram Bajee Agashe Vidnyan Sanshodhan Puraskar, Leela Parashuram Agashe Vidnyan Sanshodhan Puraskar and Sharad Naik Vidnyan Sanshodhan Puraskar.
  • If the winning project has been executed under the direction of an expert, the latter will be congratulated with a special honour of Rs. 2000.
  • Marathi Vidnyan Parishad shall bear travel expenses of the outstation students for the final presentation.

Application procedure:

  • No entry fee! Fill the Application form online.
  • Language of your project can be in Marathi/English/Hindi. While filling the application form, upload a PDF copy of research work of your project report. Fulfill the onscreen instructions while filling the online form.
  • The total number of pages in the report must be restricted to 3 with a file size of less than 3 MB. For the format of your project, read More
  • The final presentation is going to held in Mumbai at the end of January 2018. The maximum duration given for each presentation is 15 minutes followed by queries from examiners.
  • Awards will be distributed on annual day festival of Marathi Vidnyan Parishad held in the last week of April 2018.
  • For queries while filling the application form, send an email to [email protected]
  • Visit Marathi Vidnyan Parishad

The last date for submission of projects is 20th December 2017.

The 5th ILS Alternate Judgment Writing Competition 2017-18 is organized by the Centre for Public Law, ILS Law College, Pune. The judgment for this competition is Karan Dileep Nevatia vs. Union of India 2010(112)BomLR127, 2010(1)BomCR588”. This alternate judgement enables the participants to rethink the earlier judgments of Supreme Court & High Court, sharpen the research & writing skills while reimagining the reasonings underlying the case. The competition has 2 segments which includes submission of written drafts and oral submissions.

First Round – the alternate judgment should be drafted while entertaining Special Leave Petition under Article 136 by the Supreme Court under 3500 words and a cover page bearing your name and your institution’s. Examiners will shortlist 5 entries for oral presentation.

Second Round – At ILS Law College, Pune, shortlisted students will make oral presentations of their drafts within the allotted 20 minutes and 10 mins shall be reserved for Q&A on 5th February, 2018.


  • Students from any Law College or Law University can send in entries.
  • Co-authorship is not allowed.
  • There is no restriction on the number of entries from any college or university.
  • The student authors of the alternate judgment shall be pursuing the 5 year or 3 year law course.


The winners will get cash prizes and books

  • First place – Rs 10,000.
  • Second place – Rs 8000.
  • Third place – Rs 5000.

Application procedure:

  • Prepare and print your alternate judgment.
  • Pay registration fees of Rs 510 + GST 18% Rs 92 = Rs 602 by NEFT (Principal, ILS Law College, Pune 411004, Account Number: 490076558, Indian Bank, 759/ 62, Prabhat Road, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune 411004. IFSC: IDIB000D007).
  • Prepare a detailed cover page.
  • Send the printed judgments to Centre for Public Law, ILS Law College, Chiplunkar Road (Law College Road), Pune 411004.
  • Send a soft copy of your payment receipt and your alternate judgment to [email protected] with “Fifth Alternate Judgment Writing 2017” as the subject.
  • Visit the Webpage

The Printed and Soft Copy of the Alternate judgment draft and the Registration fee must reach ILS on or before 20th December, 2017.