I am from a traditional handloom weaving family and I have completed a diploma in civil engineering. Am I eligible for the course?
Ans:. One major requirement of the course is that you must be a practicing weaver. Basic education required for the course is class 10th passed.
I am not a traditional weaver. I have obtained training in weaving 3 years back and since then I am weaving fulltime at home. Am I eligible for the course?
Ans: Yes. One major requirement of the course is that you must be a practicing weaver. Since you have been weaving regularly for the past 3 years, we assume you have acquired good degree of weaving skills.
I cannot speak English but I can read and write in Hindi. Can I apply for the course?
Ans: Yes. The medium of instruction in The Handloom School is Hindi and English. If can read, write and understand either Hindi or English, you can apply for the course.
I have a 1 day family function during the course period. May I take leave from the school for 2 days?
Ans: No. 100% attendance is required for completion of the course. Students who leave the course or remain absent will lose their stipend money and will not be awarded a certificate. Such students cannot apply for future courses at The Handloom School.
I cannot come to Maheshwar. Can I do this course online?
Ans: No. At present we only offer “campus” based course. However our full classroom sessions will be available on our website. You may send us a request mail to download the videos.
Will The Handloom School offer me placement in any handloom textile organization?
Ans: No. The Handloom School will prepare you to be a business weaver/weaver entrepreneur. However there is no placement guarantee after the course
Is the certificate provided by The Handloom School affiliated to any government accrediting body/agency?
Ans: No. The certificate provided by The Handloom School is not accredited to any government agency. We strongly, however, believe that THS graduates will earn a distinctive recognition in the handloom and fashion sector on the basis of their certificate from The Handloom School.
Will The Handloom School provide me job work or orders after I complete the course?
Ans: No. The Handloom School will not provide job work or orders to its graduates. However THS will create an online market place wherein clients and THS graduates can interact with each other for business orders.
The syllabus of The Handloom School includes more than 50% time away from the Maheshwar campus. How will I communicate with The Handloom School while I am away from the campus?
Ans: The Handloom School will provide one smartphone to each student for the coursework duration of 6 months. The Handloom School will also provide and pay for a data connection during this period. During classroom sessions students will be taught the use of E-mail, Skype, Whatsapp and Facebook for business purposes.