School of Innovation India from Facebook

Augment your reality with imagination

  • check mark A program for Undergraduate Engineering and Design Students in India.
  • check mark Students will learn how to conceptualize, create and brand their own cool experiences, deploy them using Spark AR Studio and publish on Facebook.

Nationwide Application Stats

Total number of students who applied - 10,580

Total number of students selected - 500

State Applied Selected
Tamil Nadu 2576 108
Telangana 1448 36
Maharashtra 1336 76
Andhra Pradesh 1102 16
Gujarat 744 32
Karnataka 584 40
Kerala 492 28
Uttar Pradesh 460 34
Madhya Pradesh 380 22
West Bengal 212 8
Rajasthan 174 10
New Delhi 158 32
Haryana 120 6
Assam 114 0
Punjab 102 6
Uttarakhand 102 8
Chhattisgarh 98 6
Jharkhand 90 10
Odisha 88 2
Puducherry 86 4
Goa 50 12
Jammu & Kashmir 18 0
Arunachal Pradesh 12 0
Bihar 12 2
Himachal Pradesh 12 0
Daman & Diu 4 0
Manipur 2 0
Sikkim 2 2
Tripura 2 0

About AR
Open Program

The AR Open Program focuses on AR Spark Studio Adoption and Engagement. The course content introduces fundamentals of AR and captures ways to utilise Blender tool for creating assets, Javascript for creating interactions.

The objective of the program is to give students an opportunity and platform to learn how to conceptualize, create and brand their own experience, deploy using Spark AR Studio and publish experiences on Facebook thereby contributing to the Spark AR ecosystem.

Industry Experts/Coaches

AR Industry experts who have been assigned to the student teams as coaches for the duration of the program for guidance and feedback.

  • Akash Kuttappa
    Akash Kuttappa
    Product Lead,Scapic
  • Atul Chavan
    Atul Chavan
    3D Designer & Spark AR Expert,Scapic
  • Ranjani Ramakrishnan
    Ranjani Ramakrishnan
    3D Designer,Scapic
  • Prajval B
    Prajval B
    Product Designer & Developer,Scapic
  • Prajval B
    Nithin N S
    Full Stack Developer & Spark AR Enthusiast

What’s coming ahead

  • 13 January 2020

    Admission Opens

  • 12 February 2020

    Deadline for submission

  • 29 February 2020

    Selection and Announcement of
    Top 250 teams

  • 13 March 2020

    Open Program Begins

  • 19 June 2020

    Open Program Ends

  • 01 July 2020

    Announcement of Top 25 Teams
    (Top 5 teams per theme)

  • July 18-25 2020

    AR Demo Week

Our Commitment to Student Teams

  1. Knowledge, Skill and Learning

    1. Students have been on-boarded on PupilFirst, the SV.CO Online Teaching and Learning Platform, which supports improved learning experience by attempting relevant tasks around concepts, getting personalised feedback by experts, and fostering a student community for peer learning.
    2. Teams have access to high-quality, current, industry-tailored, task-based content on AR, Blender and Javascript during the program.
    3. Each team is going through the content and completing tasks on the platform, getting feedback and improving at each stage, finally developing high-quality AR filters as a part of their capstone project.
    4. The problem statement of the capstone project will be assigned to teams from the 5 available themes on a first come first serve basis.
    5. Top 25 teams (5 teams per theme) will be given an opportunity to demo the filter during the Final Demo Day.
  2. Guidance and Assessment

    1. Each team has access to an Industry expert in AR domain for doubts and feedback during the course. Teams will be given grades for attempted tasks and qualitative feedback for improvement during the course, on the platform.
    2. Mentorship is available during the capstone project for assistance towards creating a high-quality AR filter.
    3. Students are a part of the AR community on the platform where the queries on the course are being addressed by Industry experts/peer students enrolled in the AR open program.

School of Innovation India
from Facebook

School of Innovation India from Facebook aims to foster future talent in emerging technologies and bring cutting edge technologies to India for ambitious students. We recognize that the students enrolled in university programmes, across disciplines are very keen to learn emerging technologies provided they have content and guidance from the Industry.

The mission of School of Innovation India from Facebook is to create a learning pathway for students to gain experience in Facebook developer technologies and graduate to the industry with skills to get jobs or become entrepreneurs.

The second emerging tech of SoI (SoI 2.0) starting in January 2019 is Augmented Reality (AR). The scope of SoI 2.0 is to conduct an Open Program on Spark AR Studio and create awareness. Through these programs students will be able to work with Spark AR Studio for developing a range of AR effects such as Face Effects, World Effects and body tracked AR experiences, publish and distribute these effects across Facebook’s camera platforms such as Facebook and Instagram.

The first emerging tech of the School of Innovation (SoI 1.0) was Virtual Reality (VR). A nationwide Open Program on VR was conducted during Aug 2018 to Feb 2019 and the selected teams demonstrated their projects in the VR Demo Day held on 23rd Feb 2019. We have integrated the VR course at Sastra and GITAM university.


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Startup Village Collective (SV.CO) is a mission-based organisation to build the collective network for teaching and learning emerging technology courses to students.

The Company is currently piloting with select industry partners (Facebook and Freshworks) to create a connected learning platform for faculty and students in partner Universities to teach and learn emerging technologies like Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality and Web Developer Courses.

Learn more about SV.CO

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Facebook has been involved with SV.CO as the Official Silicon Valley Host Partner along with City of Menlo Park and US Embassy in India in hosting the largest contingent of Indian students founders to visit Silicon Valley in June 2017.

Facebook with its interest to nurture future talent in India, partnered with SV.CO in 2018 to take the School of Innovation to the engineering students to understand the potential of cutting edge technologies, develop skills, build products and demo to industry leaders.

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