Admissions for 2nd batch of Naropa Fellowship open

With the intention to continue fostering entrepreneurial skills in youth from the Himalayan belt, Naropa Fellowship programme has announced admission for its second batch.

The first cohort of 52 fellows are all set to graduate on August 25 and the admissions for the second batch have already commenced. 

Naropa Fellowship is a one-year, fully residential, post-graduate, academic programme focused on creating and nurturing agents of change who will work towards building a sustainable socio-economic environment in Ladakh and the greater Himalayas, a statement said. It seeks to foster entrepreneurship, retain local talent while preserving the cultural heritage of the region. The fellowship is designed to address the rising challenges of unemployment, lack of training and professional skills, and gradual cultural erosion in Ladakhi and the Himalayan societies. The Naropa campus is located at Hemis village in Leh.

 The curriculum of the Fellowship includes entrepreneurship, society and culture, communication skills and personal development tied up with a live project which aims to engage the fellows in working on sustainable solutions for the local community in Ladakh and surrounding regions. The Fellows are supported by world-class faculty which includes industry experts, academicians and practitioners who guide and instruct the fellows in their entrepreneurial ventures.

The fellowship is currently inviting applications from graduate students for the second batch beginning September 2019.  The Naropa Fellowship is offering fully funded scholarship worth Rs 1.2 lakh to the students. Students can apply for the Naropa Fellowship 2019 through the website ( and the last date of the submission of the application is August 7.