Criteria – Abilities, not Marksheets
To select a candidate, we do not look at exam-results; rather we consider abilities, motivations and values of the candidate. We consider the candidates’ understanding of India’s pressing problems and the commitment and approach to solving these.
Diversity in Selection
While aiming for the best candidates from all over India, our focus remains on Middle India, and an even geographic spread within India. We also aim for equal representation of male-female candidates. Jagriti Yatra includes upto 40 exceptional international candidates whose global exposure adds to the richness of the Yatra.
The Yatri Composition
Yatris selected for the Yatra can either be a ‘Participant’ or a ‘Facilitator’.
Facilitators are experienced professionals, over 30 years of age, who are keen to join the movement for Enterprise-led development. They may be entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs or other professionals.
A facilitator plays the dual role of a mentor and coordinator during the Yatra and is assigned a cohort of 6 participants to:
- Support the participants to make the most of the Yatra by managing individual and collaborative learning
- Manage the cohort throughout the journey as per the Yatra Mantra (Code of Conduct)
- Act as a bridge between the participants and the organizing team
Responsibilities of the facilitators require them to be fluent in either English or Hindi languages.
Participants are young candidates above 20 years who want to ‘be the change they want to see’ and have the potential to become entrepreneurs and change-makers.
Interested candidates may apply online by filling up the main application form
Interested candidates may apply online by filling up the main application form The application consists of a series of essay-type questions designed to ascertain your suitability for the Yatra. It is a subjective evaluation of the raw entrepreneurial potential within a candidate by a selection panel of more than 30 experts spread across the globe. Random interviews and reference checks are also conducted to ascertain veracity of candidature.
Facilitators' applications are further evaluated on their professional experience and ability to communicate, coordinate and manage youth. This is usually done through additional information in the form and an informal telephonic interview.
Once your application is selected, further financial details are required if you’re seeking a scholarship, to help us identify deserving candidates.
The Application Process
Applicants can apply online Application Link
Applications are accepted in English and Hindi. There is Rs 100/- application fee for applying. The relevant Yatra fees are applicable only if you’re selected.
Start your application by registering on https://jagritiyatra.com/registration.php .
You can select your choice of language at the time of registration. Candidates applying in Hindi don’t need any special software or hardware to fill in the form. We have tried to make this as simple as typing in English.
Filling up the application form requires you to think carefully about your answers. For this, if you don’t have easy access to the internet, you may note down the questions and work on your application offline. You can come back to type out or copy-paste your final answers in one go.
Organising a 2-week train journey with supporting personnel and delivering a rich program with exceptional role models, calls for significant expenditure. The Yatra fee helps us cover these expenses in part. Candidates with sound financial backgrounds are encouraged to pay the full amount as per chart given below.
Candidates who apply for scholarships are carefully assessed and scholarships are granted to the most deserving.
We aim to support all the Yatris through various levels of scholarship.
Scholarship opportunities are awarded on the basis of merit and financial need of the candidate. Selected applicants will need to fill up the additional Scholarship Form if they wish to apply for a scholarship in their application. All the candidates seeking a scholarship must submit supporting official income documents.
We also urge selected Yatris to look for alternative sources of financial aid. We have a brief guide to help Yatris in approaching funding sources like trusts, colleges and corporations to raise their own fees.
*EMI facility available
You can opt for the EMI Option for 6 months if you start payment in May and 3 months if you start payment From or after july. No EMI shall be entertained from or after Nov.
Transaction cost of 2.5% will be deducted while refunding over and above the total % of refund.
Key Calendar Dates of Jagriti Yatra 2023
The chances of your selection are higher if you submit your application early because selection of the candidates happens every month on a regular basis.
Send your query to firstname.lastname@example.org
A List of selected candidates is published on the website.
- Last date for cancellations 23rd November 2023
- Confirmed list of Yatris onboard 10th December 2023
- Yatra commences 24th December 2023
- Yatra Ends 7th January 2023