Open for grades 9-12 students, the Lodha Genius Programme (LGP) is a certified programme, designed and delivered by Ashoka University. The programme provides exposure to bright students to experience the life of scientists or mathematicians in the best institutes, universities laboratories and departments in India/Abroad. The key aspects of this experience encompasses inspiring environments, collaboration with exceptional minds and engagement with vital research challenges.

The Lodha Genius Programme is a combination of on-campus and off-line module. It comprises of 4 week on-campus residential programme at Ashoka University Campus, Sonipat, where students get to experience life as a scientist or a mathematician. This is followed by continuous online mentorship.

The dates for the next batch of Lodha Genius Programme will be announced soon. Stay tuned.

It is a 100% scholarship programme. The scholarship includes course fees, study materials, travel and lodging (on-campus module). The student will need to book their own return train/flight/bus tickets for arrival to and departure from Ashoka University, Sonipat, Haryana. They will be reimbursed for the same upon arrival to the programme and submission of the invoice.

A typical day at LGP starts with the Great Ideas Seminar by eminent researchers and scientists who are globally recognized. It outlines the development of some of mankinds greatest ideas, tracing their evolution (historically or logically). Fellows of international and national academies, Infosys prize winners, and younger scientists who are pursuing inspiring programmes will be invited to speak on their work. Students then get to put theory to practice, by engaging with project faculty in the fields of mathematics, astronomy, microscopy, chemistry, ecology, wildlife conservation and biology. Here, they will receive hands on training to use state-of-the art scientific equipment and will develop problem solving skills.

The day winds down with fun and recreational activities including sports and the performing arts, movie screenings, gardening and discussions on ethics and science.

Renowned faculty from Princeton, Cambridge, Yale and Stanford universities to name a few and entrepreneurs and educators from different sectors.

The application will be evaluated on the basis of the academic performance (your mark sheet/s) and an online aptitude test*. However, we always look for students who are open and curious about learning new things.

Yes, students will be given a certificate on successful completion of the programme, provided all sessions are attended and there has been desirable participation by the student. Upon receipt of the certificate, we urge the student to please save it securely for use later on. However, if they happen to lose it, a second copy of the certificate will be provided which will be chargeable for a sum of INR 500/-.

Attending the Lodha Genius Programme will give student an insight on the interdisciplinary nature of Mathematics and Science, and will enable them to access the many study resources of Ashoka University. This will surely help them explore their interests and make the best choices for a bright future.

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No, no student will be allowed to go home during the duration of the course unless there is a medical emergency situation.

No, parents/relatives are strictly not allowed to accompany the student to the campus during the course duration.

Applicants should register individually.

No. If you have completed the final exams for a particular grade, then you should put the following grade as your current grade in the application form. E.g. if you have completed the final exams for the 11th grade, pleasee put “12th grade” in the application form.

The aptitude test format is as follows:

  • The aptitude test is designed to test general reasoning and logic abilities rather than the content of any particular discipline
  • As the aptitude test measures reasoning abilities (not knowledge of content) and also takes into account the school grade of students, applicant from lower school grades will not be at a disadvantage.
  • There is no preparation required from your end to take this test.
  • The test window is 30 minutes long and there will be 60 questions in total.
  • There will be no negative marks.
  • Requirement- laptop with a camera or phone with a camera and stable internet connection.

The aptitude test is designed to test general reasoning and logic abilities rather than the content of any particular discipline. Students are not expected to prepare for the test, but if they would like to do so, they may attempt general reasoning and logic-based questions.

You will be sent an email with a link to the aptitude test if you have submitted the application successfully.

There will be no grade-wise quota. As the aptitude test measures reasoning abilities (not knowledge of content) and also takes into account the school grade of students, applicant from lower school grades will not be at a disadvantage. Students across school grades will be admitted to form a diverse cohort.

Yes. If the candidate performs well in the aptitude test, their application will certainly be considered. We require previous marksheets only to gain a clearer picture of each candidate.

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After the intensive residential programme, students can opt to remain involved in subsequent programme-related activities to the extent that suits them. We understand that students have important school-related commitments throughout the year.

Yes. We require a letter of recommendation (optional) from your counselor/principal who has interacted with you in an academic setting or a professional capacity. The letter cannot be written by your family member, friend or relative.

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You are required to provide a minimum of ONE or maximum of TWO PREVIOUS Final Exam/ Board Exam Marksheet. E.g. if you are in class 9, submit final marksheets for classes 7 & 8. If you are in class 11, submit final marksheets for 10th board and 9 final exam.)

If you need to make any changes, please email, mentioning the applicant's name, city and school.

Recommendation letters from teachers are now optional . If you are unable to submit all documents through the portal, please email these to, mentioning the applicant’s name, application number, city and school.

Yes. You and your recommender will receive confirmation once they submit their recommendation. If your Recommender is experiencing any technical difficulties then please ask them to write to us at

We only require you to submit your marksheet(s) from your current or latest grade. If you are transitioning from one rade to another, please submit all marksheet(s) you have from the grade you just completed.

Yes. If you have completed your 8th grade exams but have not yet received your marksheets, please submit your most recent marksheets.


Yes. No experience in either math or science are required, although both these disciplines will be the focus of the first version of the Lodha Geius Programme.

We admit students based on merit and not the schools they come from. Hence, there is no limit to the number of students that can participate from the same school.

No. While practical experience is valued, this is not required.

Although we are still working out details on how to bring students to the Ashoka University, please rest assured that we will ensure that all students are brought to campus safely from Delhi.

Yes. Food will be provided during the residential program. It is included in what we call “Boarding and Lodging”.


Yes, boys and girls will stay in separate accommodations just like Ashoka undergraduates. Please find more information on accommodation here, and enjoy a video-tour of our campus here.

Our residential programme is demanding and no elements are optional. Students will not be allowed to miss parts of the programme for other activities.

Parents and/or teachers are allowed to enter campus to drop students. However, they will not be allowed to meet students during the residential programme.

Our 100% scholarship programme covers course fees, travel, study materials, boarding, lodging, and food. Students may make other purchases including merchandise, non-canteen food, etc at their own expense.

No. The programme has been designed to provide students an immersive on-campus experience, which would be diluted if students leave during weekends.

Students will have access to all Ashoka’s sports facilities. You can read more about these here and enjoy a video-tour of our campus here.

Yes. Ashoka University has its own 16 bedded Infirmary set-up for primary healthcare. Infirmary is located at the Sports Complex and provides free of cost First Aid and medical assistance, to the students, faculty and staff, round the clock. Please read more about medical facilities at Ashoka here.

No. All study materials will be provided to you.

The Lodha Genius Programme is open to all students across India.

No. The programme is open to any student studying in a high school in India.

Yes. We are planning to offer the Lodha Genius Programme every year.

Yes. As the dates for LGP and YSP do not coincide, students are welcome to apply for both programmes, and if admitted, participate in both as well.

Each student will complete two projects, one in the following fields: astronomy, microscopy, ecology, computer science, mathematics, cellbiology, and wildlife conservation. All projects emphasis multidisciplinary and practical learning and will be focused on primary research using Ashoka University’s extensive facilities.

No. All admitted students will participate in similar activities regardless of their age or school grade. Academic activities in the Lodha Genius Programme are substantially different from those offered in most high schools. Students across grades can benefit from our programme.

The Lodha Genius Programme is a 12-month, fully-funded programme. It begins with a 1-month on-campus residential experience from May 18th to June 17th. Once this is completed, students can opt to extend their journey with us by participating in an online-only program over the next 11 months, called the Light Touch Programme. This will involve periodical meetings with faculty and peers for discussions and mentorship.