Transforming India Initiative is a two-year social entrepreneurship programme focussed on experiential learning.
In two years, the fellows will move from being job seekers to job creators with a cause.
They will be imbibed with all the skills and mindsets required to be
successful entrepreneurs during the two years.
And for the ensuing six years after the fellowship, they will continue to receive access to all the funds, resources
and mentoring required for them to launch and grow their enterprise.
2 year fellowship
6 month facilitated learning certified by IRMA
Certificate in Enterprise Development
18 month practicum with established responsible enterprises
During the practicum, fellow works directly with the founder/CEO
5 key challenges to be solved during the practicum
Structure: travel, workshops, practitioner talks, e-learning
The key principle around which the Transforming India Initiative is built is the experiential learning approach.
Fellows spend 75% of their time
on the ground, working with entrepreneurs, solving real life entrepreneurial challenges.
There are two key components in the programme:
the Facilitated Learning component and the Experiential Learning component.
Facilitated Learning
Facilitated Learning
6-month instructive learning in Hyderabad (Text and discussion based learning, practitioner workshops and travel workshops)
Experiential Learning
Experiential Learning
18-month Experiential learning (Apprenticeship with a founder at an enterprise) + (Reflection, travel & learning workshops and Online learning modules)
The programme starts with the six-month long facilitated learning module.
Here, all the fellows receive the basic skills, exposure and mindsets required for them to start
their work on the ground equipped with confidence and capacity to solve the challenges of
the enterprise where they are placed.
Following this, the fellows will be placed with an enterprise for 18 months.
Here they will learn through practice, reflection, discussions with their peer mentor and online learning modules.
The experience of working in an enterprise with experienced entrepreneurs and
solving complex real life challenges will serve as valuable experience that not many will get.
The fellows also leave the fellowship with inspiration, relationships, advice, learnings and connections that they can count on for the rest of their lives.
Program Details
The selection and admission to the programme is on a rolling basis. Selected candidates will be notified within 15 days after the 2-day direct assessment. The application windows and deadlines are provided on the application page. The second cohort of the fellowship will commence on November 26, 2018 at the Transforming India Initiative campus in Hyderabad.
Fee Details
The fees for the entire programme is INR 6,90,000*, including a contribution to the alumni fund that can be accessed by fellows who are in need of funds after the completion of the programme.

During the 18-month practicum, the programme will provide a fixed maintenance allowance of INR 10,000 per month. The fellows will be supported in solving five organisational challenges of the enterprise during the practicum. On solving each challenge, the fellow can earn INR 10,000. Including the fixed and variable components, the fellow can earn INR 2.3 lakhs during the practicum.

Scholarships and full/partial tuition waivers are available for the right candidates. We encourage you to apply if you think you have what it takes to be a TII fellow.

No deserving candidate will be turned away because of inability to pay. We will help you find a way to pay by facilitating:
• Crowd funding campaigns • Education loans • Scholarships • Partial fee waiver

Details Cost
Programme Fee 3,25,400
Logistics & Travel Fee 1,00,100
Accommodataion & Food Facilities (2 years) 2,40,000
Alumni Fund Contribution 25,000
Total 6,90,500*
Note: *GST will be charged as per the GoI mandate prevailing at the time of payment. Fee will be payable as per the instalments scheduled during the offer of admission.

* In case of obtaining tax exemption, the service tax amount will be refunded.