Aadigyan - Culture & Heritage Programme


Experience the Glory of India

(An initiative by the Office of International Relations & Higher Studies to introduce India's rich philosophy, art & culture to a global audience)

Summer Immersion Programme:

Cultural Heritage Programme: Week 1 - (27th June to 3rd July 2022);

                                                    Week 2 - (27th June to 8th July 2022)


The programme is tailor-made for the benefit of international students to experience the southern part of India by learning from culture & heritage, lectures, visiting industries, local sightseeing, and excursion to beautiful tourist places in India. It offers an opportunity for students who wish to experience India's rich diversity and cultural heritage.

Immersion programmes are open to teams/groups led by faculty or, institutionals heads, etc, as well as to individuals

Faculty-Led Exploration:

SRM - AP enables faculty-led exploration by inviting the professors/heads to participate along with their students in exploring the rich Indian cultural heritage through Aadigyan - Summer Immersion Programme. The faculty-led programme lets you connect with your students for hands-on experiential learning in this non-classroom cultural immersion programme. The thoughtfully planned visit to the ancient farm of toy-making at Kondapalli will stimulate the entrepreneurial spirit among your students.

 Programme Highlights:




   Krishna River  

   Dhyana Buddha  

 Durga Temple

  Indian Classical Dance     


  Kondapalli Toy Making

Cultural Heritage Programme Schedule: 1 Week

Cultural Heritage Programme Schedule: 2 Weeks

Cultural Heritage Programme:

The India Immersion Programme offers events and courses which include:

  • A unique platform to provide you with a deep dive into Indian Philosophy and Culture and you would really love
  • Take up healthy practices like Hatha Yoga, Meditation, and Kalaripayattu (Indian Martial Arts) that will help you change your life for the better
  • Cultural activities such as festival celebrations, Indian music, and Indian dance performances, exploring astrology or flower stringing, temple visits, even bazaar shopping excursions
  • Skill-learning classes in which you will be taught about Indian recipes and learn Indian languages, art, and philosophy
  • An intensive workshop on Kondapalli Toy Manufacturing (Wooden Toys) where you can learn about the toy industry from local artisans
  • An experience-based workshop on Mangalagiri Handloom Saree Weaving which allows you to get insights into saree weaving from a local handloom saree weaver
  • Understanding the Indian economy & the role of small and medium-sized businesses through seminars, discussions, visits to local industries
  • Social events and entertainment include 'view from the top' talks and debates, coffee-morning conversations, and cross-cultural potlucks
  • A Taste of India, our core programme, is designed to immerse you in India through your five senses, giving you a unique insight into the Indian lifestyle. This lies at the heart of so much that we do.

Programme Outcomes: 

  • You will gain a comprehensive understanding of Indian culture, art, and philosophy
  • Understanding the body and mind mechanisms through yoga and meditation results in a complete lifestyle transformation
  • Understanding the wisdom of Indian mythology and applying it to daily issues in your daily life
  • Discover the secrets behind one of the world's most delicious cuisines - Indian cuisine
  • Learn about the Indian economy, micro, and smallscale enterprises, and ancient Indian concepts that have led to the most significant scientific and technological innovations in the world
  • With hands-on experience, you will be able to understand and know the making processes of the Indian toy-making & handloom saree weaving culture.
  • Learn and experience centuries-old classical Indian music and dance
  • Experience the largest cross-cultural land in the world - Immerse, Involve, and Evolve

Duration of the Programme:

1 Week   - (27th June to 3rd July 2022)

2 Weeks - (27th June to 8th July 2022)

The Programme Fees: 

 1 Week: 200 USD for International Students, 6000 INR for Indian Students

 2 Weeks: 300 USD for International Students, 10,000 INR for Indian Students

  Apply by 21st May 2022 to get a 50% scholarship (Applicable for International Students)

  Faculty-Led Exploration Programme gives 100% Fee Waiver for Professors//Heads             accompanying with the international students

What’s included:

  • Pick up from Vijayawada Airport
  • 24x7 support and backup
  • Three meals per day
  • Socio-Cultural Events
  • Shared accommodation within the University Campus
  • Transport to local Cultural Sight Seeing
  • Dropping to Vijayawada Airport

What’s not included:

  • Personal Expenses
  • Weekend Getaways
  • International flights tickets
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance

Who can Apply:
Anyone who completed Higher Secondary / +2 in any stream, Working knowledge in English

Apply by 21st May 2022 to get a 50% scholarship (Applicable for International Students)

The last date to Apply - 1st June 2022

How to apply 

Apply through the link: https://forms.gle/rbUVQZNRmXdGPocf6

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