Anudip Receives Odisha State Funding for Expansion

The Odisha State Employment Mission (OSEM) announced a Memorandum of Understanding with Anudip Foundation to sponsor in-depth IT and soft-skills training in Odisha. OSEM will work with Anudip to train and place 1,000 marginalized youth and women in the state. It is Anudip’s first government award in India.

Technology-Driven e-Learning to be launched in September

Anudip will launch a technology-driven e-Learning version of its Market Aligned Skills Training (MAST) curriculum in September at 32 of its training centers. The initiative, called TEACH, has successfully completed a 6-month, 4-center pilot in both rural and urban locations.

Uttam Haldar Memorial Award 2014

Anudip Foundation has accorded the inaugural Uttam Haldar Memorial Award to Debasish Pradha, a student in 2013. The newly introduced award honors the best student from Ramnarayanpur Kalika Sangha (RKS), our NGO-partner from 2010, in the rustic town of Laxmikantapur in of West Bengal. The award commemorates a giant social worker and \RKS founder, Uttam Haldar.

US Consul General Helen LaFave visits

On 25 June 2014, the United States Consul General for Eastern India, Ms. Helen LaFave, visited the Anudip and iMerit joint office in Salt Lake, Kolkata. After meeting employees and understanding their various projects, Ms. LaFave applauded the impact Anudip and iMerit have had in providing skills training and creating livelihood opportunities for marginalized youth and women in the IT sector.

External Training Success

Anudip Foundation successfully conducted its second external training program and thereby took another step towards the expansion of its knowledge delivery domain. With the sales focused training of the Kolkata based Bakery Group “Creative Bakers & Confectioners (P) Ltd.”, operating under the brand name “The Sugarr & Spice,” a long awaited drive came to reality.

Anudip Academy Launched

Anudip Foundation has launched a new program, the Anudip Academy, in partnership with NetHope, a technology alliance of the world's largest humanitarian organizations. The first Academy was opened in Baruipur in West Bengal state on May 6, 2014.

Barnali Paik at Microsoft Summit

Former Anudip student and iMerit project leader, Barnali Paik represented Anudip/iMerit at the recently concluded YouthSpark summit meeting at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, USA.

iMerit wins Sankalp Award

Sankalp Forum, an Intellecap initiative, announced iMerit Technology Services, Anudip's sister company, as the Popular Choice Award winner at this year’s Sankalp Unconvention Summit in Mumbai. This was the first year for the Popular Choice Award, which was designed to recognize the most popular enterprise “as decided by the people.”

Anudip Students Honored in Silicon Valley

Two former students of Anudip Foundation, Shyamali Roy and Rehana Khatoon, who have excelled on the staff of Anudip’s sister company, iMerit Technology Services, were honored at the annual gala of American India Foundation in San Francisco on March 29th before six hundred Silicon Valley luminaries.

Anudip Receives Major Grant from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

As an important step toward supporting unemployed urban poor in India, Anudip Foundation has received a grant of INR 10 million from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation.

Odisha Celebration

Anudip's Odisha team celebrates its phenomenal achievements [click on subject line for more]

Media covers launch of Jharkhand operations

Ranchi, August 2, 2013: The first integrated office of Anudip Foundation and its sister company, iMerit Technology Services was inaugurated today. Distinguished attendees of the event included Chief Guest, Dilip Chenoy, MD of National Skills Development Corporation.

Grant from Bank of America for Entrepreneur Program

In December 2012 Anudip Foundation received a generous grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to launch its "DREAM for Women" project.

Anudip opens MAST Center in Jharkhand

Anudip opens MAST Center in Jharkhand

Anudip at NSDC Partner Meeting

Anudip Foundation was represented at the 4th NSDC Partner Meeting in Delhi on January 11 and 12 by Tanmay Mukherjee, Monitoring & Evaluation Manager.

The Social Leveller

Anudip CEO featured in cover story of SmartCEO magazine.

Anudip at ON Executive Forum 2012

Anudip Foundation attended the annual Omidyar Network Executive Forum for the first time. In this picture from the event Dipak and Radha Basu pose with Matt Bannick, Dena Trujillo and Susan Phillips of ON.

Read about Anudip on YourStory

Anudip’s work is positioned to bring livelihoods to 100,000 educated but unemployed youth and women of rural India who have largely been untouched byIndia’s growth.

Distinguished visitor from Rockefeller Foundation

James Nyoro, Managing Director, Africa Region and head of Rockefeller Foundation's Impact Sourcing initiative visited Anudip's MERIT projects center at Metiabruz.

Omidyar Network supports skills training and entrepreneurship with grant

Omidyar Network announced a grant of up to USD $650,000 to the Anudip Foundation. Anudip will use the four-year grant to scale its skills-training and entrepreneur-development operations in eastern India.

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“Radha Ramaswami Basu is changing the world”

A Forbes Magazine article on Radha Basu, Anudip's founder and former CEO, claims, "Training for base of the pyramid population proving effective in India."

Anudip triples training and placement targets

In the fall of 2010, Anudip officially launched an intensive 6 to 8 week training program called MAST, an acronym that stands for Market-Aligned Skills Training. As of March 31, 2011, we have trained and placed over 600 graduates. Our targets for the current 2011/2012 fiscal year have us training and placing over 2500 students. In addition, we plan to expand our training center locations to roughly 20 over this period

Project services expand

Anudip has recently hired 15 new specially trained graduates from its MAST program to join our growing work team at Metiabruz, a predominantly Muslim area about 1 hour outside of Kolkata. Our Metiabruz MERIT center has now grown from 20 to 35 people, and is 100% staffed by local women who we are thrilled to have as part of the Anudip community. Most are earning their first livelihood and still living at home supporting their families.

Anudip CEO Speaks

On April 8th, Anudip CEO Radha Basu and Business Development Manager Jessica Sawhney co-presented a multimedia talk entitled "A Holistic Approach to Enterprise Development: A Case Study from India." Radha and Jessica showcased Anudip's holistic approach to training, placement, entrepreneurship and project services, and how Anudip provides an innovative model for addressing poverty in rural areas and urban slums.

Accenture funds Skills Development at Anudip

Anudip has received a grant from Accenture to carry out an ambitious program of skills development in 2103.