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Criteria – Abilities, not Marksheets

To select a Yatri, we do not look at academic records; 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 27 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 digital 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

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 300 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.

The Application Process

Applicants can apply online Application Link

There are no charges for applying | The relevant Yatra fees is applicable only if you’re selected. Candidates have a choice on preferred language as English or Hindi

Online Application

This is the preferred method of applying for Jagriti Yatra. Start your application by registering on Click Here. 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 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.

Contribution Structure

Creating a 2-week digital journey with supporting platforms and delivering a rich program with exceptional role models, mentors & speakers calls for significant expenditure. The Yatra fee helps us cover these expenses in part. Candidates are supposed to pay INR 7000/5000/3500 based on criteria set by JDY.

Key Calendar Dates of Jagriti Digital Yatra 2021

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.

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A List of selected candidates is published on the website.

  • Last date for cancellations 23rd November 2021
  • Confirmed list of Yatris onboard 10th December 2021
  • Yatra commences 24th December 2021
  • Yatra Ends 7th January 2021