The idea of this sociological article is to understand how the group life and social relations of the Young Indian Fellowship (YIF) Cohort 2016 have developed over the past nine months. YIF is a year long Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Liberal Studies at Ashoka University in Sonepat, Haryana. Ashoka University is a private university whose founders include big shot businessmen and industrialists who have easy access to the corridors of power in Delhi. YIF is a flagship programme of the university to attract students for its UG courses in the name of providing Ivy League education in India.
Author: Rahul Maganti
Rahul Maganti is a freelance journalist based in Vijayawada. He graduated from Ashoka University in June 2016 with a Post Graduate Diploma in Liberal Arts. Prior to this, he did his Bachelors in Metallurgical Enginneering and Materials Science from IIT Bombay.