Jaaga Study runs residential programs from an organic farm just outside the city. People camp on the farm for atleast a quarter and spend time to learn from online courses and contribute to open-source projects.
A plethora of high quality learning material is freely available on the internet, but it can be hard to get through it with the usual distractions that come from living at home. The Jaaga Open Study program provides a fun collegiate space for people who know what they want to study and have the necessary self confidence and discipline to learn on their own. We ask open study participants to stay for the whole quarter, to be clear up front about their learning path and goals for the quarter, to blog regularly about their progress, participate in some community activities and present what they’ve learned at a final ‘Demo Day’ like event at the end of the quarter. Open Study participants can choose what they like to study. We are especially excited to invite people getting into machine learning, chatbots, web development and Ethereum smart contracts.
People who want even less structure or can’t stay for the whole quarter can still experience life at the farm with Jaaga Study by coming in as a ‘Digital Nomad’. There are no explicit requirements of digital nomads, though we encourage people to participate in activities and engage with the community in a positive meaningful way. Nomads pay 5000/- INR for their first week on the farm and 3000/- INR for each week there after.