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Helping women enter postgraduate programs for career advancement
The Akcelerator program builds career awareness and pathways to women’s postgraduate education through coaching and counselling by experts in higher education.
We educate women because it is smart. We educate women because it changes the world.
- Drew Faust, former Harvard University president
Katalyst interventions and the Alkemist program are designed to help young women become job-ready and aspire to leadership. To further support and inspire these women in advancing their careers, we created the Akcelerator program, which offers opportunities to pursue postgraduate education.
In collaboration with IMS and the Praxis Business School, we’re helping more women get advanced qualifications such as Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science (MS) degrees, through programs in India and abroad. Additionally, we offer access to new age technology courses in Data Science and Data Engineering to enhance their career pathway competencies and, thereby, employability.
Why we push for women’s postgraduate education
Advanced technical and management skills help women compete
The World Economic Forum’s ‘Future of Jobs Report 2018' postulates that generic skills will no longer be sufficient for career success. To stay competitive, professionals will require highly-evolved technical capabilities as well as “human” skills related to management, leadership, organizational development, and more.
Higher-order skills enable women to stay relevant
In today’s constantly changing workforce and environment, keeping one’s skills updated is crucial. A Masters education enables professionals to navigate these changes with expanded knowledge, higher-order skills, technical prowess, and networking capabilities.
Enhanced technical competencies empower women to solve real-world problems
New age technology courses are currently among the most consistently growing areas of demand for employees. By providing access to these courses, we help participants modernize their skills, enhance their technical competencies, and work on innovative solutions to solve real-world problems.
Disseminating specialized knowledge boosts national development
Higher education provides people with an opportunity to reflect on critical matters—whether social, economic, or technical—as well as fast track their career growth. It contributes to national development through the dissemination of specialized knowledge and skill.
Who is this program for?
To join the Akcelerator Program for furthering women’s postgraduate education, applicants must meet our admissions requirements:
- Be a Katalyst alumna or Alkemist participant
Coaching and counselling
Subsidized coaching and counseling through IMS Learning Resources Pvt. Ltd. enables participants to apply for MBA and MS programs at prestigious institutions in India and abroad.
Courses on new age technology
Data Engineering (DE) and Data Science (DS) courses are offered at subsidized fees through the Praxis Business School—one of India’s best institutions for these programs. The selection process entails a personal interview and written test.
- DE is a weekend postgraduate program
- DS is a full-time 9-month course
How we empower participants