"I want to have a chance to talk to young people who are doing amazing work all across India. We're going to be organising a town hall with young leaders from various parts of India, who can share with me some of the work they're trying to do in their communities to make it better," the former American president said in the video posted on Twitter by the Obama Foundation.
He is also interested, he said, in knowing how the foundation can support emerging leaders in India.
The event will be live streamed on Obama.org.
Through his international outreach programme, Obama has similarly visited Germany, Indonesia and Brazil.