Prime Minister`s Scheme for Mentoring Young Authors (YUVA)
Prime Minister`s Scheme for Mentoring Young Authors (YUVA)

PM Scheme for Mentoring Young Authors (YUVA)

Prime Minister`s Scheme for Mentoring Young Authors (YUVA) 2021


Prime Minister’s Scheme for Mentoring Young Authors (YUVA) 2021 is a dynamic mentoring scheme, which comes under the National Education Policy 2020, and the visionary national level flagship programme of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat.

It emphasizes empowering young minds & creating a learning ecosystem that can nurture young learners for future leadership roles. This scheme ensures creating a pool of authors below 30 years of age, who are ready to express themselves and project India on any international platform, as well as help in projecting Indian culture and literature globally.

Scholarship Amount

The selected candidate will receive the following benefits –

  • A consolidated scholarship of INR 50,000 per month for 6 months (50,000 x 6 = INR 3 Lakh) per author under the mentorship scheme.
  • A royalty of 10% on successful publications of their books at the end of the mentorship program.
  • A book or a series of books written by the young authors will be published by NBT, India as the outcome of the mentorship program.

Important Dates

18th June 2021


  • Be a citizen of India
  • Be above 18 years but below 30 years of age
  • Have sound knowledge about the culture, history, and geography of India

How to Apply

Applicants can apply Online only

Selection Procedure

  • A total of 75 authors will be selected through an All India Contest at MyGov.
  • The selection will be made by a Committee to be constituted by NBT.
  • The contest will run from 4th June to 31st July 2021.
  • The contestants will be asked to submit a manuscript of 5,000 words to judge its suitability to develop as a proper book under the Mentorship Scheme.
  • The names of selected authors will be announced on the occasion of Independence Day on 15th August 2021.
  • Based on mentorship, the selected authors will prepare manuscripts for final selection under the guidance of the nominated mentors.
  • The entries of the winners will be readied for publication by 15th December 2021.
  • The published books may be launched on 12th January 2022 on YUVA DIVAS or the National Youth Day.

Last Date

The last date for application is 31st July, 2021

Contact Details
For more details, please visit:

PM Scheme for Mentoring Young Authors (YUVA)

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