Anudip Foundation

2006

Non-profit

Livelihood

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Region of operation

A network of market aligned skill development centers that numbered 152 on March 31, 2014. The centers today sprawl around cities of Kolkata, New Delhi, Bhubaneswar, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Patna, and Siliguri.

Headquarters address

Vishnu Chambers 2nd Floor, Plot - J4 Block GP, Sector V Salt Lake City Kolkata Country: India Zip: 700091

Target problem

Anudip is a non-profit social enterprise engaged in creating livelihoods for marginalized men and women either educated or unemployed or dropouts. They help them develop their IT skills and place them in IT companies or help them start their own IT enabled service companies.

Key product / Service

Improving livelihoods

Team size

101-500

Number of beneficiaries

10000

Awards and recognition

  • NASSCOM’s social innovation award

Funding and Operating Model


Funding round

Series A

Total funding raised

$ 799000

Business details

Anudip aims at providing IT Training at a marginal cost to rural youth and women, and providing employment opportunities in areas where they previously do not exist. The most differentiating factor about Anudip's initiative is that IT enabled livelihood opportunities can be created from within the local, rural community. Three reasons make this a reality: 1. Market Aligned skills Training allows Anudip to train its students for jobs in their local areas 2. The entrepreneurship development program allows rural people to start IT enabled micro-enterprises in their communities, raising not only their own incomes, but increasing local economic activity. 3. The business process outsourcing centers provide local employment opportunities without forcing employees to migrate to an urban center. Some of the challenges in the mission include Poor English skills and Lack of motivation of rural youth.

Partners and key clients

1. Tech Partner-Micrsoft 2. For Profit companies as Partners for placement purpose:Tech Mahindra, Aegis, First Source, Pantaloons, Big Bazar, Aditya Birla Mainacs, ITC, IKF

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