We welcome student interns throughout the year. They can spend from one to six months in Upasana as part of their studies. Most students who come are primarily from design schools but we also receive students from other academic backgrounds like management, social and environmental studies etc.
What to expect from Upasana:
At Upasana our team of designers and contributors is an experienced set of people. Students can benefit the most by interacting with various designers and professionals and learning first hand what it takes to design in the present day context. Students can also benefit by getting exposure to the numerous types of design projects running here. In the design and research lab we have state of the art machines and the latest technology to help you in your creative explorations. The most treasured part of the campus is the “Textile Archive”, where students will have the rare opportunity to look at and draw inspiration from handcrafted fabrics that have been sourced from all corners of India.
What to expect from Auroville:
Upasana is within Auroville and it is a part and parcel of the community and lifestyle here. Auroville wants to be a place of unending education and a youth that never ages. Here students will have the opportunity to be introduced to living in harmony with one’s surroundings. It is also the perfect spot to reflect on modern civilization and our shortcomings, as Auroville is the place where everyone is gathered to try and work on their limitations of ego, greed and distrust. If you are a student and you are sincerely looking for exposure of all kinds to help you figure out where you want go in life, then consider this the place to do it. Here you will have interactions with races and ethnicities from across the globe and will get first hand experience of revolutionary concepts such as a cashless economy and collective wealth.