Immersion Programs
Summer 2019    

Food in context: Culinary Arts, Hospitality, Food Security & Markets

June 1 - 15, 2019

Meet one of the leading hospitality schools of Bangalore, learn about South Indian cuisine in a Master Chef's kitchen, and and see firsthand the midday meal program responsible for feeding 1.8 million school children a day in poor settings.

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Sites: Bangalore & Coorg Mountains
Organizations include: GEMS-B MBA Hospitality Program, The Cooking Studio, The Akshaya Patra Foundation, and the Delhi Public School North



June 8 - 22, 2019
Rural medical practitioners make up 80% of outpatient care in India and this program will not only introduce you to outstanding organizations in rural and tribal health services, but also institutions devoted  to education, special needs, women's health, and a mid-day meal program.

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Cities: Pune, Bangalore, Mysore & Nagpur
Organizations include: Jamkhed, KEM Hospital Vadu, SEARCH, SVYM, IPH India, PAC India, Akshaya Patra, Bubbles Autism Center, and DPS North


Social Change & Entrepreneurship

June 15 - 29, 2019
Delegates will explore social enterprises that have developed exceptional models of success at scale in the fields of special education, micro-finance, healthcare, research, and cultural studies.

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Cities: Chennai, Madurai, and Pondicherry
Organization inclue: Sevalaya, Penn Nalam, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, Aravind Eyecare, MMHRC, Mahasemam, Mahatma Schools, Akshaya Patra, Pondicherry University, Satya Special School, Samugam, Help Age India


ART, ARCHITECTURE & Housing of central india

June 29 - July 13, 2019
The tour will combine art, architecture, housing, landscape and sustainability. Explore the award-winning eco-architecture firm, research institutes, and performing artists that are transforming India's cities.

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Cities: Hyderabad, Cochin & Munnar
Organizations include: ICFAI School of Architecture, ICFAI Case Research and Initiative on Internationalization, Niraj Public School, Shankarananda Kalakshetra, Murty and Manyam Architects, Inspiration

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Manodharma is fortunate to be partnering with several organizations devoted to selfless service. In consultation with our partners, Manodharma meticulously plans every aspect of the immersion program experience. This year, four such programs are being planned. We can’t wait to welcome you on-board.

Raj Rajagopal, Founder, Manodharma
Prof. Emeritus Raj Rajagopal is the Program Architect with overall responsibility for all Manodharma Programs