Youth form an integral part of any society, and are part and parcel of the development process. India is a young nation, where the youth comprise of more than 40% of the Indian population. India is one of those developing countries which boasts of a youth bulge, which engages that the absolute number of births will rise even if couples have fewer children. As per Census of India 2001, the size of the youth population in the country was 422.3 million, with 219 million males and 203 million females comprising of above 41 percent of the total Indian population.
The Certificate course in Youth Leadership and Social Change introduced by CYDA India in collaboration with TISS (Tata Institute of Social Science) aims at reaching people who work with youth and the youth of India themselves. This course will provide knowledge about the issues related to youth, develop core leadership skills required when intervening with the youth and to build capacities of the trainees to empower youth to identify their rights and responsibilities.