The experiential learning will give seekers 4320 hours of entrepreneurial practice, hands-on training and insights into establishing, running and scaling an enterprise.
The reason for building the programme on the experiential learning framework is

Where will I be placed?

Small or mid-level enterprise
Belongs to one of the four categories: Green/Women/ Collective/Social
Where the seeker can add significant value
Where the CEO/founder is willing to work directly with the seeker

What will I do there?

The seekers will work directly with the founder in solving five growth challenges, which are identified by the programme team in consultation with the core team of the enterprise where they are placed.
These challenges will be in different domains and will be dealt with by the seekers in increasing levels of complexity.
During this process, they will pick up on entrepreneurial skills, reflective practice, and interact with brilliant minds and mentors of their chosen field.
By coming in direct contact with the founders of social enterprises, they will become part of a network of people who have built India and be privy to knowledge and experiences covering all aspects of life.
In 24 months, TII seekers will not just study but work with 60 entrepreneurs and build 30 enterprises making them able to succeed in the markets. Their work will be structured around solving 5 key challenges that are identified by the programme team, in consultation with the social enterprise.
The complexity of these challenges will increase during the course of the experiential learning.

Features of Practicum

Reflection Workshops

Reflection workshops are an important part of the Practicum. These workshops are spaces for seekers to come back to the base, discuss ideas with each other and ALC India’s team. The objective of the reflection workshop is for seekers to present their project progress, get feedback from experts and plan the coming months of Practicum.

Acceleration Initiative

Two seekers will be placed in each enterprise that is selected for the acceleration process. While the practicum period is designed to be an experiential learning process for the seekers, the acceleration support provided for the enterprises is of equal importance. The seekers will serve as on the ground coaches for the enterprise, providing guidance and facilitating access to resources and expertise as required by the enterprises. They will be supported by a Challenge Buster Team of senior academicians, industry experts, peer mentor and the ALC India advisory team.

Seekers Stories

Our Enterprise Partners

Quest Alliance is a Bengaluru based not-for-profit trust that equips young people with 21st century skills by enabling self-learning. Quest Alliance impacts learners and facilitators by furthering school-to-work transitions and enabling social and economic progress.

TII Seeker Himanshu Goyal worked on implementing the My Quest Young Entrepreneurs program in the ITIs and Polytechnic institutes of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Bihar through his 18 months practicum.

Kheyti is a Hyderabad based social enterprise which designs, adapts and implements low-cost farming solutions that help small farmers increase yield and predictability of produce.Kheyti has developed a “Greenhouse-in-a-box” – an affordable, modular greenhouse bundled with full stack services.

TII Seeker Naga Sai Krishna worked on establishing a strong market partnerships & processes for handling the 50 tons/day of Kheyti. He is currently heading a newly set up cluster and working on improving the efficiency at the cluster.

SAFA is a social venture based in Hyderabad working on socio-economic empowerment of women with a focus on income generation and education.

TII Seeker Isha Bhattacharyya is creating a traditional food-based business for the economically marginalized beneficiaries of SAFA.

Kriti Social Initiatives is a not for profit organization working in the slums in Hyderabad on the twin issues of promoting education for children and empowerment of women through training and livelihoods.

TII Seeker Sharmila Ronanki is working on growing the bags business unit of Kriti Social Initiatives to a size of 5 million in revenue.