Atal Innovation Mission

Program Structure

Journey of a Fellow


The journey of a Community Innovator Fellow has been structured into 5 phases as described below. The content and curriculum for the phases 1-5 will be curated on the Digital Learning Platform, which will be an online platform containing a host of world class courses on different thematic areas. The content described below only suggests the broad framework and plenty of suggested, related and relevant content would be made available to the fellows through the learning platform. Each of the fellows' ideas, needs and progress status might differ and hence the potential outcomes mentioned for each of the phases will not hamper accessing knowledge of the subsequent phases. The fellows will be constantly supported by the host ACIC team, mentors and AIM team.

Program Structure


Duration: 2 Months

The selection process for the fellows will be entirely done and managed by the specific ACICs, after extensive outreach and engagement in their surrounding regions. Each ACIC will host fellows in a year (number can vary depending on the location and capacity of the ACIC) that will go through the one-year long, intensive hands-on program.

Duration: 1 Month

Awareness and reflection, Individual's plan of work, Finalizing intent

Duration: 1 Month

Harnessing new skills and building community connect

Duration: 3 Months

Mentorship, Business Modelling and POC

Duration: 4 Months

Prototype or Minimum Viable Product, Revisiting Business Model

Duration: 3 Months