Fellow:Jagriti Yatra

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Jagriti yatra is an ambitious train journey of discovery and transformation.  It takes hundreds of India’s highly motivated youth, especially those who are from small towns and villages of India.  This is a 15-day long, national train journey that will take you 8000 kilometers across the  India, to understand and build the India of smaller towns and villages through enterprise. 



The vision and goal of Jagriti yatra is creating awareness and to start a movement of 'Building India through Enterprise'. Jagriti Yatra aims to nurture 1 Lakh (1,00,000) entrepreneurs by 2022 and create 10 Lakh (10,00,000) jobs in this process.


Distinct Differences From Other Offerings

The main motto of JAGRITI Yatra is:

       “Inspire and get inspired.  Change and lead change in others.  Learn and share your life's lessons.  Build and help build India through Enterprise.   Discover India and a new Indian inside you.  All outside the comfort of your homes, in a moving train across India ”.


     The motive itself makes Jagriti Yatra different from others.  This program will make you meet role models, change-makers, leaders who started their journey to bring a change  and made a difference to thousands of lives.  500 youngsters, selected from thousands of applicants, many from smaller towns and villages, join the Yatra every year, with the goal of creating awareness and start a movement of 'building India through enterprise.

     Jagriti Yatra is not like all the other programs in which the applicants will be selected on the criteria of marks rather it considers motivations and values of the candidate. They consider the candidate’s ability to think creatively, their understanding of India’s pressing problems, and the commitment and approach to solving these.  The Yatra also seeks  not only the entrepreneurs but also empower individuals who wish to build India through their professions and work spheres.

     They will definitely provide you to meet atleast a role model in each destination of their journey.  The male and female yatris will be provided with 2 compartments separately in the train which is rebuilt according to their convinience where they need to stay for 15 days.  This yatra is the safest one as two fully qualified doctors also accompany with them. Meals may be distributed in packets at destinations after deboarding the train. Bottled water is also provided through regular distribution of water. No outside food is allowed on the train due to risk of food poisoning.

    On considering all the above factors we can say that Jagriti Yatra definitely differs from others in almost all the aspects.

Impact Achieved For Students and Campus

This program really benefits the students .Not only the entrepreneurs but also those
who were not entrepreneurs before coming on the train are benefitted immensely from
the exposure and networking opportunities presented by the Yatra. It is creating a pool
of passionate youth who want to work with social enterprises and start-ups. These
youth may not be ready to become entrepreneurs on Monday morning. Rather they
want to gain more experience by working at the social enterprises and start-ups. And
then later take the path of enterprise. This excludes around 4% Yatris who joined
entrepreneurship courses, development studies, business studies, and took fellowships
such as Teach for India, Gandhi, and Piramal fellowships.
What emerged to be the most helpful to the Yatris in their personal and professional
pursuits are:
 Exposure
 Entrepreneurial skills
 Understanding of different career choices
 Networking
 Interpersonal skills
 Greater understanding of multiple cultures
 Excellent communicators in both group presentations and one-on- one
 Well-networked with contacts and ability to engage with a variety of
 Resourceful and perseverant in the face of obstacles
 Organized and accountable for their deliverables; professional in their
approach to the work at hand
 Committed to Jagriti Yatra’s vision and mission
 Independent, self-motivated, mature and responsible high achievers
So the students who get exposed to the above things can adjust to any sort
of situation that occurs in their life.

Notes About How This Resource is Deployed

       To select a Yatri, they do not look at exam-results rather we consider abilities, motivations and values of the candidate.  They  consider the candidates understanding of India’s main  problems, and the commitment and approach to solving those.        Interested candidates may apply online by filling up the application form the  application consists of a series of essay-type questions designed to come to know about  your suitability for the Yatra.  It is a subjective analysis  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 are seeking scholarship, to help us identify deserving candidates.

 Yatris selected for the Yatra can either be a Participant or a ‘Facilitator’.


Steps Required To Bring Resource to Campus

The ‘Experiential  learning’ provided by the Yatra exposes India’s youth to be the role model enterprises.  These can be adapted and replicated in their own setting.  Jagriti Yatra has led to deep impact for the Yatris, 40% of whom get involved in some form of business and social entrepreneurship post the Yatra experience.  The Yatra supports to provide an opportunity for these nation-builders to be a part of this transformational experience.

Contact Information

Jagriti Yatra
B-5, Green Acres Housing Society,
Panjrapole, Deonar,Mumbai – 400088
Tel: +91 (22) 25550936

Email: info@jagritiyatra.com;

Text added by Jeevan_kumar_akula , Bharghav Durgi ,Anita Teladevalapalli.