Young Leaders’ Alliance
Alliance Summer School

Welcome to YLA

Young Leaders’ Alliance (YLA) 2022 is a residential summer programme hosted by Alliance University, Bengaluru, offering a unique learning opportunity for high school students (IX, X, XI & XII) in India and abroad. The ten days is designed for students with the purpose of exposing young minds to real world through interdisciplinary and experiential engagement.
YLA has been crafted by faculties from leading institutions of the world including Oxford, Stanford, IITs and IIMs.

Alliance Summer School

At its heart it is an intensive holistic program, giving students a taste of what it is like to learn at a world-class University. At YLA, students will explore a variety of interests and discover new ones, immerse in the University experience, and make new friends along the way. The program’s multidisciplinary approach and innovative pedagogy will help nurture critical thinking, creativity and problem solving, and will lay a strong foundation for the crucial transition from high school to higher education. The YLA interactive sessions are contemporary by design, with curriculum that goes beyond what is taught in a traditional school classroom. The program will help equip young students to become life-long learners in order to meet the challenges of fast changing 21st Century.


10 Days


May 19 - 28, 2022

Program Type

Fully residential and on Alliance University Campus

Last date to apply

May 18, 2022

Learning Experiences


Skill WorkShop


Career Pathways


Talk Series


Thematic Sessions


Literary Fest


Group Projects


Fitness programs


Cultural Activities


Dr. Michael James Barnes
Dr. Michael James Barnes
Alliance School of Business
Dr. Reeba Korah
Dr. Reeba Korah
Professor and Interim Dean
Alliance College of Engineering and Design
Dr. Kiran Dennis Gardner
Dr. Kiran Dennis Gardner
Professor & Dean
Alliance School of Law
Dr. Anirudh Sridhar
Dr. Anirudh Sridhar
Interim Associate Dean
Alliance School of Liberal Arts

Campus Life


Application Form Fee

INR 100

Program Fee

INR 9999 (all-inclusive)

Admissions Process


1. How will the program cater to the diverse age group?

YLA is designed to be age-agnostic, created with the idea to intrigue curiosity amongst students to explore diverse subjects by deep diving into it.

2. How is the program interdisciplinary and cater to solve real world problem?

The program is carefully crafted to include various disciplines. It is designed in such a way that it includes experiential learning, real world problem solving, and new age skills. You will be exposed to career which are for new age in today’s uncertain world.

3. Are 10 days enough?

YES! It is a good amount of time to expose students to this concept and flavour of real-world problem solving. The impact is life changing and will remain for life. Moreover, it is a fully residential program which ensure a holistic development of a student during this tenure

4. Does this summer school have any relevance in the school curriculum?

YLA is crafted to supplement the school curriculum. It certainly does not replace it. It is designed to fill gaps and prepare you for your future decision making and career journey.

5. Will there be extra-curricular activities?

Absolutely! It includes fitness activities, sports (indoor and outdoor), heritage tour, nature walk etc.

6. Are students expected to prepare for this summer school program?

No! There is no preparation required. Just come with open mind and full of energy. Rest will be taken care during the program.

7. What are the selection criteria?

Student’s application is carefully reviewed however marks and grades are not important. We are looking for curious students who are interested in exploring newer opportunities.

8. How do I apply for the program?

You must complete and submit the application form before the deadline. The application form is available online on
Click here to apply :

9. How will I be informed about my selection?

All students will be informed via the email provided in their application form.

10. Who is eligible to apply?

YLA 2022 is open to students in grades 9-12.

11. What are the dates for the YLA 2022?

The program starts from May,19 2022 and ends on May,28 2022. Students are expected to arrive by May,19 2022 evening.

12. Is the program residential or online?

This is a fully residential program.

13. Can parents stay with their ward?

No! It is only for the students. Parents may drop their kids and go back.

14. What about kid’s safety and medical facilities on the campus?

Students will have to submit their Covid Vaccination certificate in advance or a RT-PCR report. There is ample security on campus and student will only be allowed to go out with a supervisor. Hostel will be staffed with wardens and medical facilities will be available for any emergencies.

15. What is the program fee?

The program fee is INR 9999 all inclusive.

16. What is the refund policy?

  1. After the commencement of the program – Nil
  2. Up to 7 days before the commencement – 25% of the fee will be refunded.
  3. Up to 30 days before the commencement – 50% of the fee will be refunded.

17. Is there a need-based scholarship?

Yes, there is a need-based scholarship.

18. Who is eligible for a need-based scholarship?

No deserving student should be left out because of financial reasons. It is decided by the financial aid committee on a case-to-case basis.

19. How many need-based scholarships are available?

There are plenty of scholarship ranging from full to partial on program fee.

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