CBSE Announces YOUTH IDEATHON 2023: India’s Largest K-12 School Level Ideas Festival

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YOUTH IDEATHON 2023: Harnessing Innovation and Entrepreneurship Among India’s K-12 Students.

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Government of India through its initiatives like New Education Policy (NEP 2020), Atma Nirbhar Bharat, Startup India, Make in India has put emphasis on developing creative potential in school students

In collaboration with the Management Entrepreneurship Professional Skills Council (MEPSC) under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and ThinkStartup, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is set to host YOUTH IDEATHON 2023. This grand festival aims to tap into the innovation and entrepreneurial spirit of India’s young minds.

In the Youth Ideathon 2022 edition, more than 95000 school students from over 7000 schools.

Key Dates and YOUTH IDEATHON 2023 Event Structure

Scheduled for launch on 6th October 2023, YOUTH IDEATHON 2023 will span five stages, culminating in the grand finals on 18th November 2023. Adhering to this year’s theme, “iStartup a Good Thing for India,” the event will be entirely online. To ensure equitable representation from schools nationwide, regional rounds will be introduced in this year’s edition. Students can send in their innovative ideas through the dedicated portal,

YOUTH IDEATHON 2023 Benefits and Opportunities

The YOUTH IDEATHON 2023 promises participants a plethora of benefits, including:

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  • Nurturing innovative and entrepreneurial thinking among students.
  • Motivating students to delve into grassroots problems and ideate creative solutions.
  • Directing young energy towards addressing national challenges.
  • Exclusive access to free online HIGMID workshops led by successful entrepreneurs, with details available on the official website.
  • Dedicated faculty workshops.
  • Incubation and mentoring support for National Level, State Level, and Theme Award-winning students via renowned incubators.

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Upcoming Sessions of YOUTH IDEATHON 2023

Two interactive sessions tailored for faculty and students on “How to get Good Ideas” are slated for 11th and 18th October 2023. Interested participants can register for these enlightening sessions on

YI23: EVENT SCHEDULE The Event Calendar is as below:

YI23: Key Activities Dates
Youth Ideathon Launch with CBSE 6th Oct 2023
Student Webinars 6th Oct to 25th Oct 2023
Train the Teacher Sessions 6th Oct to 25th Oct 2023
Stage 1 – Idea Submission Portal Closes 27th Oct 2023
Stage 2 – Top 1000 List 29th Oct 2023
YouTube Video Pitch Round – Last Date of Submission 30th Oct 2023

Call to Action

CBSE urges heads of all affiliated schools to champion this initiative and motivate their students and faculty to participate enthusiastically.

For comprehensive details on registration and more, potential participants can visit For feedback or further queries, reach out to the team at or

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