The Adianta School Curriculum consists of 9 core modules that has served as the conceptual base for academic delivery at the Adianta School from its inception in 2013. The curriculum is designed to teach Fellows essential skills of innovation, product management, entrepreneurship and project management, social media, writing, as well as communication and presentation skills through which they learn to use systematic approaches to innovation to create new solutions to real-world problems in business and society. The program also helps Fellows reflect and think about larger life goals while also reviewing their own competencies, hence developing a different level of confidence in what they’d like to achieve through their careers. These are attributes – such as creativity, initiative and poise – that innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders need.

Every year we review and restructure the delivery of the curriculum based on our own observations, and feedback from the cohort and faculty and mentors, while keeping the essence of the content the same.

Visual representations of the curriculum delivery structure for the past two years:
Curriculum Delivery Structure 2013-2014
Curriculum Delivery Structure 2014-2015

The curriculum structure for the cohort of 2015-2016 has been developed with our panel of expert faculty and mentors.


Detailed Curriculum

The Nine Modules that Define the Adianta Curriculum


INNOVATE 101: Understand

In order to create innovations for society and business, it is first essential to identify truly important problems and to understand the real-life contexts in which solutions to those problems must succeed. This means carrying out on-the-ground research to understand the communities and consumers for whom we innovate. In this module, you will gain a deeper understanding of innovation, and will learn and apply human-centred design principles, tools and strategies to better understand consumers and communities of users. This experience will be delivered through intensive innovation seminars and a real-life field-based research project. You will identify and explore problems, research their contexts, and articulate insights. Read More


INNOVATE 201: Develop

After identifying the important problems that need to be solved and understanding the contexts in which solutions must succeed, it’s essential to work creatively and collaboratively to develop truly meaningful solutions. This means carrying out an intensive phase of research analysis, idea generation, and prototype creation. In this module, you will learn and apply structured ways to analyze your field research, generate creative solutions, and build prototypes of those solutions using a range of media. This will be achieved through interactive innovation labs and studio-based prototyping challenges. Read More


INNOVATE 301: Enhance

After identifying problems, understanding contexts and developing potential solutions, it’s important to go back out into the field to test and refine the most promising innovations. This means working closely with users to make sure innovations are succeeding in real-life contexts.In this module, you will learn and apply techniques for the iteration and fine-tuning of innovations through intensive seminars and real-life, field-based challenges. Read More


BUILD 101: Plan

Even the most powerful innovations can’t succeed on their own. They need to be implemented sustainably and scalably using equally innovative business models. This means understanding how to plan new enterprises, enter new markets, create winning strategies for innovations, and manage the financial dimensions of enterprise.

Through practice-based seminars and interactive assignments, we will teach you the principles of finance, accounting and strategy that innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders need. You’ll then apply these principles to the development of a real-life plan for launching a sustainable and scalable innovation. Read More


BUILD 201: Organize

In order to be successful, enterprises must work with the best people in the best possible way. This requires an understanding of how people can best work together in our increasingly networked economy and society.

This module will teach you how to allocate tasks to people, how to outsource work to other individuals or groups, and how to ensure both accountability and flexibility in a modern dynamic networked organization. Read More


BUILD 301: Launch

In this module, you will learn to launch new enterprises and innovations using the latest techniques of social, mobile and interactive media. You will learn ways to build buzz for new products and services and ways to make a new enterprise more likely to succeed. You will have tough assignments wherein you will need to show that you can touch young people and activate the social network to business benefit. Read More


LEAD 101: Discover

Who are you? What are your strengths and weaknesses? Where are you going? What new skills must you acquire in order to achieve your goals? These are the difficult questions we grapple with in this foundational module. Students must write and rewrite their personal essays and review them with peers. Student learn to maintain a blog and develop a personal style through their blog. Read More



LEAD 201: Network

This module is all about learning to use social media more effectively. We take students through all the basics of twitter, linkedin, facebook, google+ and then explore pinterest, flickr, instagram and ifttt. Students must learn to use social media for marketing purposes as well as google adwords. Students will have tough competitive assignments showing who’s the king of the social media castle! Read More



LEAD 301: Interact

To lead one must be able to communicate face to face, motivate a team, solve conflicts in teams and reorient people towards a larger goal. One must also be able to manage one’s own time and the time of others. These are core skills taught in this course. We will help you gain those insights by teaching and applying the principles of group dynamics and organizational leadership in live leadership workshops, and team-based leadership exercises. Read More