STRUCTURE

The Naropa Fellowship is a one-year, fully-residential, post-graduate, academic programme focused on creating and nurturing agents of change who will work towards fostering an ecosystem of entrepreneurship and growth while preserving the cultural heritage of the Himalayas.

The Naropa Fellowship curriculum consists of 8 terms of 6 weeks each spanning across 12 months. Every term is structured to accommodate 5-8 courses, with a hands-on live-action project that runs in parallel throughout the year, where the Fellows design sustainable entrepreneurial solutions that respond to the immediate socio-economic and environmental needs of the Himalayan region.

The Naropa Fellowship has a four-track curriculum, which focuses on the themes of Entrepreneurship, Society and Culture, Communication Skills and Personal Growth.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

  • Develop an entrepreneurial mindset and skills
  • Leverage technology for innovation
  • Foster growth of relevant industry verticals
  • Develop sustainable infrastructure and environmental solutions
  • Incubate local projects

SOCIETY & CULTURE

  • Learn Liberal Arts Disciplines
  • Understand the nuances of Indian Economics
  • Study Ladakhi Art, Culture and Heritage
  • Analyse global trends in politics and current affairs

COMMUNICATION

  • Precise written and oral communication
  • Strategic communication in an entrepreneurial context
  • Effective public speaking
  • Mastering the skills of negotiation and decision-making

PERSONAL GROWTH

  • Explore self-development
  • Learn group dynamics and team building
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Build interpersonal and soft skills

LIVE ACTION PROJECT

The academic curriculum at the Naropa Fellowship is tied together through a year-long, hands-on, live action project (LAP) which encourages the Fellows to design sustainable entrepreneurial solutions for the local community in Ladakh and the larger Himalayan region. Each LAP is nurtured through the ideation and product development stages right up to formal incubation, such that it outlasts the Fellowship and evolves as a self-sustaining and regionally relevant start-up.