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Contributions as an Educationist:

Member of the UP Government’s prestigious steering committee for the implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.

Advisor to a number of educational institutes and has served on the boards of many prestigious schools like the Woodstock School, Mussoorie.

Currently, board member of the Avadh Girls' Post Graduate College, Lucknow, Auckland House School, Shimla, Bishop Cotton School, Shimla, Nirmal Bhartia School, New Delhi and Wynberg Allen, Mussoorie.

Has been advisor to SIDBI, Member – Steering Committee on Women and Child Development, Planning Commission (9th Five Year Plan) and Ex-officio Director of the State Bank of India.

Organised conferences on Education 4.0 and Careers 4.0 in 2018, bringing together all stakeholders to make our students future ready. These were the first events of their kind to be held in the world – reflecting deep knowledge, insight and futuristic vision.

Professional Development Programmes

Has designed and conducted numerous programmes on:
Leadership in Education for Edu-Leaders
Excellence in Education for Teachers
Knowledge and Skills for Career Counsellors
Leadership and Management for NGOs and Corporates

International Presence

Has participated in many international conferences such as:
UN Social Summit – Denmark
UN Conference on Women – China
State of the World Forum – USA
Global Knowledge Partnership – Malaysia, supported by the World Bank

Columnist

Writes on a wide range of educational, career and leadership issues, as a columnist for many prominent newspapers, magazines, portals and blogs.

Awards for Professional & Philanthropic work

Lions Club Award for Outstanding Social Work
Rotary Award for Vocational Excellence
TCS-Woman Achiever of the Year Award
Outstanding Woman Achiever Award by the Lucknow Management Association (LMA)

* Her biography has been included in the Who’s Who in the World 2015 (32nd Ed.) for exemplary contribution in the fields of Education and Career Guidance.

* In February 2020, Dr Dass was featured on the cover page of CEO Insights magazine as a ‘Trailblazer guiding the Nation towards an Enlightened Destiny’.

Academic Background

Dr Dass has had a meritorious academic background. Her qualifications include:
MA, Western History, University of Lucknow ; awarded two gold medals
Doctoral Studies, SOAS, London University, as a fellow of the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR)
PhD, Western History, University of Lucknow
Diploma in French (2 years), Department of English and Foreign Languages, University of Lucknow

Contributions as an Educationist:

Member of the UP Government’s prestigious steering committee for the implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.

Advisor to a number of educational institutes and has served on the boards of many prestigious schools like the Woodstock School, Mussoorie.

Currently, board member of the Avadh Girls' Post Graduate College, Lucknow, Auckland House School, Shimla, Bishop Cotton School, Shimla, Nirmal Bhartia School, New Delhi and Wynberg Allen, Mussoorie.

Has been advisor to SIDBI, Member – Steering Committee on Women and Child Development, Planning Commission (9th Five Year Plan) and Ex-officio Director of the State Bank of India.

Organised conferences on Education 4.0 and Careers 4.0 in 2018, bringing together all stakeholders to make our students future ready. These were the first events of their kind to be held in the world – reflecting deep knowledge, insight and futuristic vision.

Professional Development Programmes
International Presence

Has designed and conducted numerous programmes on:

  • Leadership in Education for Edu-Leaders
  • Excellence in Education for Teachers
  • Knowledge and Skills for Career Counsellors
  • Leadership and Management for NGOs and Corporates

Has participated in many international conferences such as:

  • UN Social Summit – Denmark
  • UN Conference on Women – China
  • State of the World Forum – USA
  • Global Knowledge Partnership – Malaysia, supported by the World Bank
Columnist
Awards for Professional & Philanthropic work

Writes on a wide range of educational, career and leadership issues, as a columnist for many prominent newspapers, magazines, portals and blogs.

Academic Background

Dr Dass has had a meritorious academic background. Her qualifications include:

  • MA, Western History, University of Lucknow ; awarded two gold medals
  • Doctoral Studies, SOAS, London University, as a fellow of the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR)
  • PhD, Western History, University of Lucknow
  • Diploma in French (2 years), Department of English and Foreign Languages, University of Lucknow
  • Lions Club Award for Outstanding Social Work
  • Rotary Award for Vocational Excellence
  • TCS-Woman Achiever of the Year Award
  • Outstanding Woman Achiever Award by the Lucknow Management Association (LMA)

* Her biography has been included in the Who’s Who in the World 2015 (32nd Ed.) for exemplary contribution in the fields of Education and Career Guidance.

* In February 2020, Dr Dass was featured on the cover page of CEO Insights magazine as a ‘Trailblazer guiding the Nation towards an Enlightened Destiny’.

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Class 10 is not all about Boards. It’s a crucial year for subject selection. Look beyond Arts, Commerce & Science. Kickstart your dream career journey today!

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  • Educational and training programmes across the world
  • Over 450,000 students and professionals in more than
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Dr Amrita Dass

Founder Director, ICS
Chairperson and Managing Director of ICS Education Ltd.

Dr Amrita Dass is a leading Educationist and Career-Consultant. She is the Founder-Director of the Institute for Career Studies (ICS) and has the distinction of pioneering career counselling and guidance services in India, South & South-East Asia, and the Middle East.

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“ICS counselling was extremely helpful for me. It cleared all of my worries and made me confident in my decision. It was a pleasure meeting Dr Dass and benefiting from her vast ocean of knowledge.”

Shravan Kruthick Sridhar
Class 12 student, Tokyo

“ICS is a wonderful place if you are confused about what to do after Class 12 or even later. Thanks to ICS, I am pursuing courses that are best suited for me.”

Muskan Bhalla
B.Sc. student, Delhi University

ICS counselling opened a new world to me. I got to know so much more about my aptitudes, potential and interests.”

Shree Patel
Student, Amarchand Singhvi International School, Gujarat

Hear from
the Parents

“I was looking for professional guidance for my daughter for undergraduate studies abroad. The complex selection and application process was made simple for us through ICS’ professional evaluation and counselling. I recommend ICS to everyone looking for guidance for their children.”

BP Jogdand
IPS Officer

“My son, Shrey, pursued Masters in Finance from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany and also interned at Henkel Düsseldorf. Thank you, ICS and Dr Dass, for being instrumental in shaping Shrey’s future.”

Swati Sharma
Homemaker

“Dr Dass instils confidence in children and makes them feel that the world is their oyster. My daughter, Tarini, is very excited about the journey ahead.”

Richa Kapur
Homemaker

Hear from
the Educators

“Every year we wonder how the programme can get better because the standard in the first year itself was so high. However, year after year you have come up with something innovative and refreshing, which has contributed to the success of the programme. Our pupils and innumerable happy parents have all benefited from your professionalism and expertise."

Mr Darryl Bloud
Former Principal, The Modern High School, Dubai

“I would like you to know how much I appreciate your support and your encouragement of the boys of the school. I can imagine how many other students, like mine, have discovered their abilities with your help."

Mr John Mason
Former Headmaster, The Doon School, Dehradun

“During ICS counselling workshops in school, Dr Dass and her team are available at all times, and there’s a great deal of interaction with the girls and the staff on different issues. The girls eagerly look forward to these workshops. I strongly recommend this team for counselling to any school.”

Mrs Jyotsna Brar
Former Principal, Welham Girls School, Dehradun

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Seminars & Webinars

For Teachers, Counsellors & Edu Leaders

Training Programmes for Educators

PG Diploma

Global Leadership Programmes, Conclaves & Consultations

Consulting

Consultancy services offered to schools, colleges and universities

Hear from the Students

“ICS counselling was extremely helpful for me. It cleared all of my worries and made me confident in my decision. It was a pleasure meeting Dr Dass and benefiting from her vast ocean of knowledge.”

Shravan Kruthick Sridhar
Class 12 student, Tokyo

“ICS is a wonderful place if you are confused about what to do after Class 12 or even later. Thanks to ICS, I am pursuing courses that are best suited for me.”

Muskan Bhalla
B.Sc. student, Delhi University

ICS counselling opened a new world to me. I got to know so much more about my aptitudes, potential and interests.”

Shree Patel
Student, Amarchand Singhvi International School, Gujarat

Hear from the Parents

“I was looking for professional guidance for my daughter for undergraduate studies abroad. The complex selection and application process was made simple for us through ICS’ professional evaluation and counselling. I recommend ICS to everyone looking for guidance for their children.”

BP Jogdand
IPS Officer

“My son, Shrey, pursued Masters in Finance from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany and also interned at Henkel Düsseldorf. Thank you, ICS and Dr Dass, for being instrumental in shaping Shrey’s future.”

Swati Sharma
Homemaker

“Dr Dass instils confidence in children and makes them feel that the world is their oyster. My daughter, Tarini, is very excited about the journey ahead.”

Richa Kapur
Homemaker

Hear from the Educators

“Every year we wonder how the programme can get better because the standard in the first year itself was so high. However, year after year you have come up with something innovative and refreshing, which has contributed to the success of the programme. Our pupils and innumerable happy parents have all benefited from your professionalism and expertise.

Mr Darryl Bloud
Former Principal, The Modern High School, Dubai

“I would like you to know how much I appreciate your support and your encouragement of the boys of the school. I can imagine how many other students, like mine, have discovered their abilities with your help.

Mr John Mason
Former Headmaster, The Doon School, Dehradun

“During ICS counselling workshops in school, Dr Dass and her team are available at all times, and there’s a great deal of interaction with the girls and the staff on different issues. The girls eagerly look forward to these workshops. I strongly recommend this team for counselling to any school.”

Mrs Jyotsna Brar
Former Principal, Welham Girls School, Dehradun

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Experience

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Conselled
Students

10K+

Trained
Teachers

500

Different
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Years of
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450K+

Students
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10K+

Teachers
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1K+

Educational Institutions Reached

1K+

Principals
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Our Career
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We have a highly qualified and experienced team of counsellors

Lucknow

Dr. Amrita Dass

Chairperson & Career Consultant

Lucknow

Kavita Dass

Director Career Counselling Programmes

Lucknow

Dr. Vandana Gupta

Head of Prep Courses & Sr. Career Counsellor

New Delhi

Nupur Wali

Sr. Career Counsellor

Lucknow

Mala Mukherjee

Sr. Career Counsellor

Aurangabad

Dr. Monika M Dass

Sr. Career Counsellor & Psychologist

New Delhi

Rashmi Singh

Sr. Career Counsellor

Kolkata

Anuja Kumar

Director Eastern Region & Sr. Career Counsellor

Lucknow

Dr. Naval Pant

Sr. Career Counsellor

Bangkok

Kiran Kanjani

Director SE Asia & Sr. Career Counsellor

Lucknow

Shaheen Ansari

Sr. Career Counsellor

New Delhi

Kamlakar Dwivedi

Sr. Career Counsellor

New Delhi

Shivani

Sr. Career Counsellor

Lucknow

Deepali Srivastava

Sr. Career Counsellor

Lucknow

Pooja Ahuja

GM (Ops) & Sr. Career Counsellor

Lucknow

Rashmi Kapoor

Sr. Career Counsellor

Lucknow

Naheed Varma

CSR Head & Sr. Career Counsellor

Lucknow

Dr. Milly Ganguly

Counsellor & Mentor

New Delhi

Divya Sachdeva

Sr. Career Counsellor

New Delhi

Aditi Bisht

Sr. Career Counsellor

ICS
Success Tips

7 reasons why career counselling is your surest route to professional success!

Highlights your potential & passion; Brings Clarity

Fine-tunes choices with ‘RIGHT COURSE-RIGHT CAMPUS-RIGHT CAREER’ fit

Provides EXPERT GUIDANCE instead of well-wishers’ well-meant but often flawed suggestions

Gets you the much-needed PARENTAL SUPPORT

Helps you NAVIGATE CAREERS in these challenging times

Finds holistic solutions to problems such as a FINANCIAL CRUNCH

Is Your GPS for LIFE!

It’s Okay to be Confused about your Career Choice

Many students face difficulties in deciding on a suitable career path and pursuing it.

Career confusion is natural and is associated with the development of wider knowledge and deeper understanding.

It shows that you are trying to explore several options.

Timely and expert career guidance helps you reach your dream career.

Success in Board Exams: Hone your exam skills with these tips

Revise Effectively

Solve Model Test Papers

Make a Smart Study Schedule

Read Questions Carefully; Time your Answer

Focus on Presentation

Complete Before Time to Check your Answers

Understand Important Terminologies

Decoding and Cracking the IIT-JEE

Start serious preparation from Class 11 onwards

Build a strong foundation of PCM in Classes 9-10

Use special tools to master the IIT-JEE level questions

You also need someone to mentor you on:·      
- How to clear your fundamentals·
- How to do self-study·
- How to manage your time and stress levels·
- How to equip yourself with additional tools to improve your strike-rate

Space careers will see enormous growth & opportunities

A career in space can be pursued from any subject combination

For Space Tech, take STEM classes along with Biology, Chemistry & Geosciences

Become a Space Buff!

Be prepared to study and put in hard work

Volunteer to be a part of space-related projects

Develop these skills: Mathematics; Critical thinking; Complex problem-solving; Intrinsic motivation; Determination; Enthusiasm; Love for learning; Patience and Team Spirit.

Cyber Safety careers are among the most sought-after today

Cyber Safety careers are among the most sought-after today

Some trending job opportunities in the field are:

1. Network Security Engineer

2. Security Analyst

3. Security Architect

4. Security Manager

5. Chief Information Security Officer

6. Cyber Lawyer

Big Data Engineering vs AI Engineering – which career is better?

The terms Big Data Engineering and Artificial Intelligence Engineering are often used interchangeably.

This is because these fields require overlapping skill-sets.

The two areas are actually quite different.

Understanding this difference will help you decide which specialization suits you better.

India’s SaaS Firms may be worth $1 Trillion by 2030

The SaaS Industry is growing at twice the pace of the overall IT market.

The recent global challenges have created a further push toward SaaS, with six Indian SaaS unicorns launched during 2020.

The demand for engineers is overflowing, especially after the new ‘digital transformation’ wave.

Building a Career in AR, VR and MR technologies

Design Architect

Software Designer

System Validation Engineer

3D Artist

Career in Statistics: Make Data work for you in Today’s Digital Age

Big Data explosion

Continuous emergence of new and better Data Analysis technologies

Growing awareness of Data Trend studies helping make informed business decisions

NEP 2020: A Giant Leap for Education

Joyful learning with understanding

No subject stream silos

Equal weightage to curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular

Reforms in assessment system

Transforming teacher training

Revolutionising higher education

Human Rights & Gender Studies will always be relevant in our unequal world

Human Rights activist:·

Document human rights violations·
Publicise the violations on a wide scale·      
Press the authorities concerned to stop the violations·      
Publicise the work of activists through media

Gender Studies & Activism aim at:·      

Examining the diversity of gender-based experiences·      Correcting misconceptions about different genders·      Highlighting the problems of marginalised genders in society·      Devising appropriate strategies for change

Best First Jobs for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Big Tech Opportunity

Big Consulting Job

Joining the 'Hot Start-up'

Direct Make-or-Break Path

Investment & Banking Role

Sales & Customer Service

Solopreneurship

Solving Problems through Design: Put your creativity to work!

Here are four types of design careers that are trending today:

Product Design

Communication Design

Interaction Design

Interdisciplinary Design

The Way Ahead for Hospitality Students

Hospitality students tend to perform well in all services!

Excellence in the future will be defined by the quality of human interactions.

This is why other industries are actively recruiting hospitality graduates.

Options for job seekers include:
-Using skills acquired across the hospitality value chain in other sectors
-Graduates pursuing higher education and enriching their professional profile
-Upskilling through value-adding courses
-Starting your own entrepreneurial venture

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