With half of its population under the age of 26, and an estimated 5 million youth graduating from college every year, India has an opportunity to mobilize the largest workforce in the world in a few years. However, the potential of a country’s youth can only be harnessed with planned development. A rising number of Indian urban youth are pursuing higher education despite coming from disadvantaged backgrounds, increasing their potential to join the formal workforce and facilitating better income prospects for their families and communities. However, inadequate family support and deficient college infrastructure render the students incapable of obtaining and succeeding in corporate jobs. Female graduates face even more obstacles on the familial, institutional, and systemic level, with an unemployment rate that is three times higher than male graduates.