National contest for PM Modi's scheme for young authors 'YUVA 2.0' ends on January 15

75 authors selected though national contest will receive Rs 50,000 scholarship for 6 months. Submit entries by January 15 on

National contest for PM Modi's scheme for young authors 'YUVA 2.0' ends on January 15 PM-YUVA mentorship scheme for young authors 2.0. (Picture: Shutterstock)
Ishita Ranganath | Jan 3, 2023 - 10:08 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The University Grants Commission (UGC) issued a letter to higher educational institutions (HEIs) to disseminate information about the PM-YUVA mentorship scheme for young authors 2.0. The national contest for potential YUVA 2.0 candidates will end on January 15, 2023 at

The contestants are asked to submit a non-fiction book proposal of 10,000 words- synopsis: 2,000-3,000 words; chapter plan; sample chapters: 7,000-8,000 words and bibliography and references. The submitted entries for PM Yuva 2.0 scheme will be evaluated from January 16 to March 31, 2023.

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The 75 authors that will be select through the competition will be getting a scholarship of Rs 50,000 per month for a period of six months. In addition to this, the National Book Trust (NBT) will be publishing the books by selected authors under the mentorship scheme.

The books prepared under this scheme will be published by the NBT and will also be translated into other Indian languages ensuring the exchange of culture and literature, thereby promoting 'Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat'.

YUVA 2.0 Schedule


A total of 75 authors will be selected through an All India Contest to be conducted through

October 2, 2022 to November 30, 2022.

The received proposals would be evaluated

December 1, 2022 to January 31, 2023

The winners will be announced

February 28, 2023

The young authors will be trained by eminent authors/mentors

March 1, 2023 to August 31, 2023

Under the mentorship, the first set of published books will be launched

October 2, 2023

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