Yatri Selection Procedure

A rigorous process is in place to select the brightest talent from a large pool of applicants. The idea is to identify youth over 20 years of age, who have the potential to lead change.

Criteria – Abilities, not Marksheets

To select a Yatri, 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’.

Participant (458 participants)

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.

Facilitator (92 facilitators)

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:

Responsibilities of the facilitators require them to be fluent in either English or Hindi languages.


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 scholarship, to help us identify deserving candidates.

The Application Process

Applicants can apply online on www.jagritiyatra.com.

Applications are accepted in English and Hindi.

There is Rs 100/- application fee for applying. The relevant Yatra fees is applicable only if you’re selected.

Online Application

Start your application by registering on www.jagritiyatra.com/register. 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.

Contribution Structure

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 scholarship are carefully assessed and part or full scholarship 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 corporate to raise their own fees.

Fee structure for JY 2021 physical train Journey
Till 31st October 1st November - 15th December
Scholarship level Registration Fee Contribution amount Total Last date of application Contribution amount Total Last date of application
Level 1 7,000 66,000 73,000 31st Oct 76,000 83,000 30th Nov
Level 2 7,000 33,000 40,000 31st Aug 38,000 45,000 30th Nov
Level 3 7,000 16,500 23,500 31st Aug NA
Level 4 7,000 Nil 7,000 31st May NA
International Yatri 2000 USD 15th Aug NA

Key Calendar Dates of Jagriti Yatra 2021

The chances of your selection are higher if you submit your application early because the selection of the candidates happens every month on a regular basis.

A list of selected candidates is published on the website. Every month selected candidates will be added to this list.

Last date for cancellations to claim refund 30 November 2021
Confirmed list of Yatris onboard 30 November 2021
Yatra commences 24 December 2021
Yatra Ends 8 January 2022

For more questions, please refer to the FAQ page, or else send your query to selection@jagritiyatra.com