Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most asked questions. If you have a question and it has not been answered please write to us at info@plaksha.edu.in

Technology Leaders Program

I am currently in college. Am I eligible to apply?

Technology Leaders Program

What credentials will I receive at the end of the Program?

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What credentials will I receive at the end of the Program?

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Is the campus ready?

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How will the program cater to the diverse age group and subject knowledge?
Our program is consciously designed to be age-agnostic. It is designed for curious students who are intrigued by technology and passionate about learning. No prerequisite course material is required for either class. The courses are designed to be appealing and beneficial to students, regardless of their background knowledge.

How are the courses interdisciplinary, hands-on and catered to solving real-world problems?
In every way! We started off this summer program with the goal to make technology and engineering education relevant and fun to high schoolers. Rather than pick up and deliver existing content, we have carefully designed and crafted courses accordingly. Rather than go in-depth in a single subject, each course bridges content across multiple engineering and non-engineering disciplines; classes will be more doing, and less lecture; students will choose a real-world problem they want to solve (ex: how should we prevent a global epidemic from spreading?) that they will model and build out themselves.

Is two weeks enough?
YES! We feel two weeks is enough time to give students not only a flavour of real-world problem solving but also leave them with a mindset that will serve them for life. Because the program is fully-residential, students will be fully immersed from day 1 which doubles their learning speed. They’ll learn not only through classes but through rich interactions with their peers through structured and open activities.

How do the courses fit in with the school curriculum?
YTS is intended to supplement the school curriculum, not replace it. It is designed to fill gaps that exist in current academia and prepare students to solve open-ended problems in teams.

Will students have the opportunity to engage in non-instructional learning during the camp?
Absolutely! We have designed lots of immersive activities for students to have fun with their peers. Every evening, they will undertake a different activity including meeting tech entrepreneurs, sports, solving puzzles, watching inspirational Ted Talks, and much more. Apart from this, they will have sufficient open time to hang out with their peers. See our detailed schedule on YTS programs page.

Are students expected to prepare for this summer program?
No! Please don’t study for this program. Everything you need to know will be taught during the two weeks - there is no preparation required.

What is the selection criteria? Is it marks based or more holistic?
Students will be evaluated against their entire application. There are no minimum scores or grades, but instead, we’re looking for bright curious students who are interested in learning. Submitting grades is completely optional.

How do I apply for the program?

You must complete and submit your application to us.


How will I be informed of my selection?
All students will be notified via the email address provided.

Who is eligible to apply?

The YTS program is open to students in Grades 9-12, or in other words, if your high school graduation year is between 2022 and 2024.


Is this program only intended for students interested in pursuing science, engineering, and mathematics?
Not at all! This program is open to everyone, as long as you are interested in solving real-world problems using technology. We want to inspire more young minds around technology. Even if you haven’t chosen science, if YTS intrigues you, apply and get a taste of how exciting technology education can be.

What are the dates for the Young Technology Scholars Program 2022?

YTS will be conducted on a bigger scale this year and we will take 2 cohorts. The program will be from June 12 to June 26, 2022 (Cohort A) and June 19 to July 3, 2022 (Cohort B). 


Is the program residential/ online? Where is the program being held?

YTS will be residential at our Plaksha University campus, Mohali*. True to its spirit, YTS will continue to focus on offering a unique experience to students centered around projects that have real-world relevance. 


*Please note: Our students’ safety is our utmost priority and depending on the pandemic situation we might shift to online mode if required. 

 


What about the kids’ safety and medical facilities on the campus?

Students will have to submit their COVID vaccination certificate in advance. Students will be supervised at all times on-campus, with ample security to ensure no unauthorized outsiders can come on campus, and no students can leave. Dorms will be staffed with a residential warden. Additionally, medical facilities will be available for any emergencies.


What is the program fee?

The early bird offer for YTS 2022 is Rs. 75,000. This offer is valid till January 31, 11:59 PM. From February 1, 2022, the fee will be Rs. 90,000. 

This fee has been largely subsidized by our foundation to ensure that the cost remains accessible. We are offering plenty of scholarships on need-basis only. 


What is the refund policy?

If the student drops out 

  • Up to 7 days before the commencement of the program: NIL 
  • Up to 15 days before the commencement of the program: 25% of the program fee will be refunded
  • Up to 30 days before the commencement of the program: 50% of the program fee will be refunded



If the program is held online due to Covid (or any other unforeseen circumstances), the fee structure* will be revised as follows:


  • Online program fee: Rs 40,000 
  • Rs 40,000 will be deducted from the fee paid and the remaining amount will be refunded


*Note: Fee structure will be reviewed in the first week of May.


Who is eligible for the need-based scholarship?
We want to ensure every deserving student who meets our selection criteria is able to attend our program, regardless of need or background. This scholarship is intended to supplement the tuition fees for any student who faces financial limitations. Applying for the scholarship does not affect your admission decision.

How many scholarships are available?
We are offering plenty of scholarships which include full and partial waiver of program fees.