Programs on Offer
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We have the capacity to deliver a wide range of programs and we like to be challenged with new ideas and requests!
This program focuses on the functioning of the Indian economy and corporate realm with a hint of spice; Indian culture. Religion and festivities have a more powerful impact on the economy than most would imagine!
GO India Initiative creates a platform for participants to immerse themselves in all the vital dimensions and sectors of India’s flourishing economy. India’s GDP grew from USD 275 billion in 1991 to USD 2.25 trillion in 2017; achieving a CAGR of 8.5% over 26 years. India is ranked 6th in the world for nominal GDP and 3rd measured by Purchasing Power Parity, and is perceived as one of the fastest growing economies in the coming decade; perfectly poised to continue attracting thumping inflows from foreign institutions and savvy investors.
The program aims to familiarise participants with
- The 2 fastest growing sectors – the renowned IT sector (i.e. Digital India) and Services sector
- Indian family businesses and their organisational structures
- Indian financial markets and its components
- The macros of the economy, its strengths and imbalances- through a micro understanding of SMEs, conglomerates and blue-chips
- India’s urban and rural education institutions and systems
The program involves a series of lectures, debates and industry visits coupled with sightseeing and some cultural indulgences.
The Indian textile industry accounts for nearly 15% of the country’s total exports. The textile industry is labour intensive and thus is one of the largest sources of employment generation. India is a country with an ancient clothing design tradition and yet has an emerging fashion industry that reflects western culture influence in certain styles.
This program aims to accustom participants with
- Traditional and modern Indian attire and its relevance to Indian culture and religions
- Ranges of popular Indian textiles; an introduction to production, sourcing and trade (domestic & international)
- Branding, pricing and sales strategies adopted by Indian fashion industry players ranging from affordable brands to luxury brands
- Popular foreign fashion brands in India; the scope & demand for western styles
- Indian styles, draping, handiwork and sustainable prints through factory / store visits and workshops
The Indian media and entertainment industry is at the cusp of a sharp growth phase largely driven by higher internet usage and the ‘Digital India’ drive. Currently television is the most broadly used stream for advertisements, with the internet running a close second and print a distant third.
India is home to the second largest film industry in the world, a.k.a. Bollywood. Indians buy 2.7 billion movie tickets yearly, the highest in the world; although since the average ticket price is amongst the lowest globally, the revenues are a mere fraction of Hollywood’s.
The program aims to deliver an understanding of
- Indian cinema through visits to acting schools, film creation + preparation of short plays and performances
- The advertisement market in India with visits to advertising firms, preparation of campaigns and group presentations
- The lives of Indian film stars and the impact they have on the masses
- The music and dance element in film and media with song and dance performances
- Indian history and culture through sightseeing, cultural performances and interactions
Healthcare in India has established itself as one of the largest sectors in terms of revenue as well as employment. It is predicted that India will become the most populous country in the world by 2022; this population explosion coupled with the increase in expenditure by public and private players in the sector attribute to the boost in the sector. The country’s large pool of highly trained and experienced medical professionals adds to its competitive advantage, also, surgeries in India cost approximately one tenth of that in Western Europe or the US. The Indian healthcare market is worth around $100 billion with a CAGR of 22.9%.
One of the sector’s major challenges: The country is 81% short of specialists at rural community health centres as majority of healthcare professionals happen to be concentrated in urban areas where consumers have higher paying power, leaving rural areas underserved.
The program aims to provide
- A clear understanding of India’s public and private healthcare sectors
- An introduction to the pharmaceutical sector in India with a focus on low cost solutions
- An impression on original Indian alternative medicine and its place in the world today
- An insight into healthcare education in India and it’s impact on the economy
We organize visits to hospitals and medical colleges for observations, discussions, lectures and debates. Participants will have a chance to experience contemporary India through cultural activities and sightseeing.
With a population of over 1.3 billion, India is the world’s largest functioning democracy with 545 parliamentary constituencies and 814.5 million eligible voters in the 2014 general elections. India is said to be perpetually in election mode as each state goes to the polls once every 5 years. The constitution of India is the longest written constitution of any sovereign country in the world. India has 29 states, 22 official languages, home to 9 recognised faiths thus making it an extremely diverse and exciting environment for the study of politics.
This program aims to deliver
- An overview of the Indian political system and influential political parties
- Insights into India’s freedom struggle and the foundations of the Indian constitution
- An understanding of the impact of religion and culture on politics and governance
- A broad overview of India’s relations with its neighbouring countries and the world at large
- An exchange of discussions and opinions on India’s progress till date and the way forward
This program can involve classroom sessions as well as debates, visits to the Indian parliament, and policy think tanks. Depending on the timing of the visit, participation in a political campaign can be woven into the program.
An Aesthetic Journey Through India
Taking participants on a cultural immersion through India – a land of diversity and multicultural ethnicity, where each Indian state is as distinguished from another as one European country is from another. Indian states have different languages and cuisines, distinct religious beliefs, varying significantly between north, south, east and west.
The program aims to give participants
- An impression on Indian history through educational tours of the greatest monuments in the country, such as the Taj Mahal
- An all-round experience of Indian culture- with a taste of Indian cuisine, languages, religions, festivals, performances, art and craft
- A warm welcome in to rural India, creating symbiotic learning experiences between two completely different worlds– eighteenth and twenty first century living back to back
- Insights on the backbone of Indian business and the marvels of the Indian economy.
According to the World Bank, India accounted for the largest number of people living below the international poverty line in 2013, with 30% of India’s population under the USD 1.90-a-day poverty measure.
There are so many faces that could use a smile! Have a heart-warming experience through volunteering opportunities and teaching internships in India.
We offer placements with Indian NGOs that stand for
- Empowerment of destitute/ socially oppressed women
- All-round development for underprivileged children
- Increasing employability for the differently-abled
We extend our services to social participants by
- Guiding groups on NGOs that suit their social objectives, with no language prerequisite
- Introducing and sensitizing social participants to Indian culture
- Organizing cultural activities and outings, meals, accommodation, transport, etc.
- Providing assistance during emergencies