Innovative and Interactive

Our pioneering approach combines live zoom classes with special guests and on location filming

  • Live Instruction from India

    Our courses are all taught live via Zoom with recordings available afterwards. Each session features interactive activities and special guests.

  • Pre-Approved for Academic Credit

    We have worked with faculty at our partner institutions to ensure the curriculum meets the standards required for students to receive credit.

  • Perfect Prep for Future Travel

    Eligible students can benefit from NCP grants to cover a virtual tour and an in-country study tour once travel is possible.

Our Biggest Adventure Yet!

Check out our curriculum below to see why we think this is...

OK. So the situation isnt ideal! You would probably rather be driving around in the back of one of these than taking a Zoom class thousands of miles away. But we promise you our virtual tour will be make the most of the medium! We've spent months working out how to give you the broadest deepest experience of India - winding across space and time in ways that even the cleverest auto rickshaw driver wouldn't be able to.

NCP Grants Available

Reimagining India Consortium

The Reimagining India Virtual Study Tour is supported with funding by the Australian Government's New Colombo Plan. Eligible students can receive Short Term Mobility Grants.

Our Partners

Reimagining India Consortium

Since 2016, we have been providing opportunities to learn in India to students from eighteen Australian universities. We are now able to extend that opportunity to virtual courses and study tours.

Lead Institution

Reimagining India Consortium

Reimagining India is led by CQUniversity. Eligible students can choose to apply for credit from their home institution or receive cross-institutional credit from CQUniversity.

Ten years teaching experience

We have developed online and offline courses about India completed by thousands of students around the world

Course Director

Nick Booker

Nick is Co-Founder of IndoGenius together with Meetu Soni. He is the Course Director of the DFAT supported “Reimagining India: Innovation in Practice” NCP consortium. IndoGenius have been delivering study tours in India since 2012 and have over 1600 alumni from more than 25 countries. Nick was the lead instructor for an acclaimed Coursera MOOC (4.7/5 star rated) developed for the U.S. Department of State and the Ohio State University. He has also delivered courses for New Zealand Prime Minister's Scholarship for Asia, British Council, the Government of India and managed projects for clients in including the European Commission. Nick has been living and working in India since 2007 and is based in Delhi and Goa. He loves history, philosophy, cricket and above all nature.

Nick Booker


Alumni Testimonials

1600 students taught face-to-face and over 10,000 online

“I am also still in awe of how much Nick knows not only about India, but the whole world, and I appreciate how lucky we are to have learnt from him!”

University of Adelaide

Sara Easson

“I'm a commerce student and Nick's knowledge of Indian culture has given incredible insights into the depth, diversity and history of India.”

Australian National University

Bertie Barker

“Nick's knowledge has shocked me, his passion and expertise is unmatched and listening to him speak about Indian culture just makes me smile. He is an amazing teacher and he is surrounded by a team of wonderful people.”

Queensland University of Technology

Murray Thorpe

Learning Outcomes

IndoGenius Virtual Study Tours have been designed to help students develop the following

  • Discover, assess and articulate the significance of India within the wider human story - past, present and future.

  • Recognise local and global challenges faced by India and how they align with, and impact, Australia.

  • Describe ways India solves problems through different approaches to innovation – from the global business delivery model to low-cost medical devices.

  • Apply analysis of Indian case studies to their degrees by learning directly from guest presenters at companies and social enterprises. Especially with regard to innovation in the 21st Century and the Indian connection to many careers.

  • Gain experience working in digital environments by applying varied techniques to locate and evaluate information from Indian sources; collaborating in virtual environments; and communicating through visual as well as written presentation.

The Value of Virtual

COVID has forced us to innovate but fortunately we have had years of experience teaching online as well as face-to-face.

  • This course has been designed to help bridge the gap created by current travel restrictions and to help internationalise student experience by widening awareness of India.

  • The Reimagining India Virtual Study Tour enables students to learn about the relevance of India to their future careers using culturally contextualized case studies from startups, corporates and social enterprises.

  • Delivered in an engaging and interactive format live from India the course will actually take students to places that otherwise would not be possible even during a traditional study tour.

  • Students will have the option to use the course as a launchpad for further engagement with India including study tours, study abroad and internships once in-person opportunities return.

Are you ready for the Indian Century?

  • Worlds Largest Country

    By 2023 the World Bank forecasts India will overtake China to be the most populous country on earth. India is one of the worlds youngest countries with an average age of 26 vs 38 in China.

  • Fastest Growing Economy

    Despite COVID the IMF forecasts India to grow faster than China in 2021 and each year for the foreseeable future. Per Capita Income is now where China was just before the Beijing Olympics.

  • Tech Takeover

    Many of the worlds leading tech companies are led by Indians including Google and Microsoft. Credit Suisse has identified over 100 startups based in India worth more than $1bn including Zomato and Ola and Oyo.

Course curriculum

  • 01

    Welcome to Reimagining India!

    • India Factfulness Quiz!

    • Meet Your Instructor

    • Course Overview

    • About the New Colombo Plan

    • The COVID-19 Context - How has India been affected so far

    • Australia and India - The Historical and Contemporary Context

    • Cross-Cultural Personality Test Download

  • 02

    Why India? Why Now?

    • Introduction

    • One Sixth of Humanity

    • Why might Amazon's Jeff Bezos thinks this is the Indian Century?

    • How India could be connected to your career?

    • Experiencing India - Alumni Experiences

    • Our Incredible India Treasure Hunt

  • 03

    The Most Diverse Place on Earth

    • How landscape and wildlife has shaped Indian culture?

    • Endless diversity - food, fashion, languages, dance and music...

    • Seven Wonders of Natural India

    • Dharavi - Asia's Largest Slum

  • 04

    Spiritual Tradition and Evolution

    • Prehistoric India - What do we know?

    • The Birth of Civilisation - Cities of the Indus-Saraswati Rivers

    • Vedic Culture

    • Philosophers in the Forests

    • The Second Urbanisation & the Birth of Buddhism

    • Epic India - The Mahabharata and Ramayana

    • The Golden Age of Classical India

    • Bhakti and Beyond

  • 05

    India's Religious Plurality

    • In the Footsteps of the Buddha

    • The Skyclad

    • Jesus's Twin Brother

    • A Spoonful of Sugar

    • The First Muslims in India

    • Sikh Gurus

    • Bahai Temple

  • 06

    India's Influence on the World

    • People: The Indian Diaspora

    • Trade: From Richest to Poorest....and Back Again?

    • Ideas: Philosophy, Religion, Art and Science

    • The Indian Connection: A Global Treasure Hunt of Indian Influence

  • 07

    The World's Largest Democracy

    • How India Gained Independence

    • The Political System and Constitution

    • The Party Political Spectrum

    • Core Electoral Issues and Current Government Policies & Issues

    • How Does India Gets its News

  • 08

    From Handicraft to Spacecraft - What gets "Made in India"

    • How India Re-emerged as the Fastest Growing Major Economy in the World

    • India's Space Program

    • Revealing Invisible India and Your Career

    • The Global Business Delivery Model (Infosys, EY and ANZ)

  • 09

    Digital India - From Tech Startups and Consulting to the Next Billion Users

    • How India Gets Online

    • eCommerce Wars: Amazon vs Walmart vs JIO

    • The India Stack: Government of India's Digital Strategy

    • Fastest Growing Startup Ecosystem in the World

    • Digital Payments Revolution (Paytm, Google, Facebook)

    • Ejecting China from the India App Store

  • 10

    Compassionate Innovation - How India Connects Head with Heart to Solve Problems

    • Key Challenges Faced by India

    • Common Approaches to Problem Solving

    • Five Kinds of Innovation

    • Solving for India, Solves for the World

    • Pharmacy of the World: Vaccine Diplomacy

  • 11

    Experiencing & Engaging with India Online - (YouTube, Podcasts, Twitter, Clubhouse, Netflix

    • Must Watch Bollywood's Greatest Movies

    • Google's India Story (YouTube and Search)

    • Netflix & Amazon Prime - What's India Watching and Why

    • News Sources to Keep You Informed on India

  • 12

    India's Future(s) and Yours

    • What was India's Pre-COVID trajectory?

    • India in 2025? 2030? 2050? 2100?

    • How has COVID impacted India

    • India related future studies (and travel!)

    • India related careers and internships

    • What you've learned - articulating and applying this course


  • How do I qualify for credit?

    Eligible students from our 18 partner institutions have ways to get academic credit for our course. Either via your own university or by enrolling cross-institutionally at CQUniversity or Adelaide. Once you apply our team will be in touch with your study abroad office to confirm your eligibility for funding and credit.

  • How do I qualify for NCP funding?

    You may be eligible for funding if you are: 1) An undergraduate student 2) An Australian citizen 3) Have not previously received an NCP Short Term Mobility Grant for a virtual program. 4) Are able to receive academic credit for the course. We will be able to verify all of this with our contacts at your university once you have applied.

  • Can I take an IndoGenius course even if I don't qualify for the NCP funding?

    UG and PG students are able to take the Indian Century course if they enroll at the University of Adelaide.

  • Will I be able to receive a future NCP grant to visit India?

    Theoretically yes once travel restrictions are lifted and you are still eligible to apply for the Reimagining India study tour in India even if you have from the virtual tour. In fact you will benefit even more from the actual tour to India if you have taken the virtual one.

Our Next Application Cut Off

Please apply well in advance to ensure time for eligibility checks and credit approval

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