India is on the threshold of an unique demographic dividend with young persons within the age group of 13-35 years comprising more than 40% of the total population of India.This cohort which is the most vibrant and dynamic segment of the country's population constitutes potentially its most valuable human resource. This “Youth Bulge” in the light of its impact on work participation and dependency ratios has been called a window of opportunity in terms of growth and development of our country, an opportunity which would need to be seized before the window closes. This poses its own challenges with reference to inclusive growth and the need to bridge divides. The requirements for this will transcend sectoral programmes, and would require a variety of interventions and programmes aimed at addressing the youth in a multidimensional manners. In exploring opportunities to enable the youth to make their many sided contribution to national development, it must not be forgotten that this involvement is essentially a process of completion of their education.