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A summer programme on marine conservation and research for Grade 10 and above
Palk Bay, Rameshwaram
age group
programme dates
June 1st to 9th, 2024

The ENDEAVOURS MARINE SUMMER PROGRAMME 2024, with a focus on marine conservation & research, is a 7-day intensive programme in collaboration with Dakshin Foundation. Dakshin Foundation is a not-for-profit, charitable, non-governmental organisation committed to environmental sustainability and social justice.


Identifying the dearth of opportunities for young students on the cusp of their careers to engage with professionals and their practice before having to choose academic and/or career paths, the programme aims to provide students a platform to engage with working professionals, researchers and practitioners who can share practical knowledge and experiences from the field.

The programme aims to offer a glimpse of what goes on behind-the-scenes in a marine research and conservation organisation and enable students to broaden their understanding of the basics of conservation research through live interactive discussions, field visits and a personal project. 


  • Underwater wild: The ecology of marine ecosystems and their components

  • Fish for the future: Marine conservation philosophy and practice 

  • From theory to practice: Interpretation of research for conservation outcomes

  • Walk the talk: Personal research project focusing on marine ecology or conservation

  • Mentorship under eminent researchers and practitioners in conservation

  • Knowledge-exchange & project assignments with marine conservation organisation

  • Peer-to-peer learning with fellow participants

  • Introduction to natural & social sciences in the context of marine conservation

  • Certificate of completion and Recommendation Letter 


The programme is best suited for students who have completed High School, ie. Grade 10 and above and are exploring profile-building opportunities or those who are currently engaged in undergraduate courses in a related field of education with an interest in the field of marine conservation and research.


Karishma Modi

Experiential Educator, Dakshin Endeavours

Dr. Naveen Namboothri

Founder Trustee and Programme Head, Dakshin Foundation, Bangalore

Dr. Velumani T

Dakshin Foundation, Bangalore

Tanmay Wagh

Dakshin Foundation, Bangalore


Students who require financial aid in order to participate in the programme are eligible to apply for a partial or full fee waiver. Concessions cannot be guaranteed and shall be made on a need-basis and based on available scholarship funds at the discretion of the programme mentors. Decision regarding scholarships will be final and binding. 

Programme Cost
50,000 + 5% GST

includes accommodation, all meals, ground transportation and outdoor activities 

application deadline
April 15, 2024

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