Beating the Quarantine Blues

In keeping with their ‘can-do’ attitude, in the midst of the dread of the pandemic and an isolating lockdown, Vedica Scholars have found unique ways to keep their spirits up. At an individual level, they have found themselves meaningful internships and are upgrading their skill sets. Collectively, they have re-energised initiatives like the Feminist Reading Club, the Marketing Club, and devoted attention to keeping themselves mentally healthy.

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Shagorika on why women should demand more from an MBA.

LSR graduate and Delhi girl Shagorika Das talks a lot about baggage. Kicking off her professional life at 21 and being the youngest on the team at KPMG had its own baggage. She then switched gears to academia with the Vedica Scholars Programme for Women. The transition to campus after a corporate stint meant she was carrying professional baggage. But if there’s one thing she has learned through her journey, it is to drop the baggage quickly and adapt.

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Cochin girl Sharon finding her ideal launchpad at Vedica

Battling through confusion brings clarity, through conflict rises character. That’s certainly true of our fifth batch Scholar, Sharon Ann Robson. After scoring a 96% aggregate in her 12th grade, the Cochin girl chose to study Economics at St. Xavier\'s College, Mumbai. Unfortunately, her confidence took a beating as efforts for UPSC didn’t bear the results she had hoped for.

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Vedica through the eyes of Aditi, Class of 2020.

Even though a first promotion delights most young professionals, sociology graduate Aditi Prabhu, who began as an analyst with an international giant like Accenture, wasn’t thrilled when she was promoted to a Quality Auditor.

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Why I chose Vedica over the IIMs

A Business Economics graduate, Vidushi Bhalla had begun charting her corporate career path through stints with names like KPMG and AT Kearney. However, after spending close to four years in a top consulting firm and then in a pure management consulting role, she felt it was time for self-reflection on her career. “I was sure that for an accelerated career path, I would need to enrol for a management programme that would cater to my holistic development,” she says.

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GPWL 2019

The seven-day conference was hosted in New Delhi, India from April 8th to April 14th, 2019. It brought together 60 Vedica Scholars from India and 30 international Fellows from various African countries including Botswana, Nigeria, South Africa, and Kenya, and from countries in the Bay of Bengal Community like Bangladesh and Nepal.

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Anahita Speaker Series

The Anahita Speaker Series, an initiative by Carnegie India and The Vedica Scholars Programme for Women, is a monthly women’s speaker series that aims to highlight the experiences and achievements of women professionals who have made it big in their respective fields.

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Admissions Open for Class of 2020

Preparing Women Leaders for the 21st Century Workplace Vedica Scholars Programme for Women New Delhi: The Vedica Scholars Programme for Women has received a promising response from recruiters for its third batch of Scholars. KPMG, Nestlé, SoulTree, Google, Deloitte, Core Diagnostics, EY, FSSAI, Tata Trusts and Max Group are among the companies that have returned to recruit graduating scholars.

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Convocation Ceremony, Class of 2018

The third cohort of the Vedica Scholars Programme for Women graduated on the 18th of December, 2018. The Sanskriti Kendra in Anandgram, New Delhi, stood witness to this symbolic going-forth of the Scholars, decorated in the Vedica palette of maroon, yellow and beiges.

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Abhilasha Akhouri’s ‘Shadow’ experience with Gunjan Soni

For an entire month, I was a shadow-mentee to Ms Gunjan Soni, who heads the e-commerce website,Jabong in Gurgaon, Haryana. Shadowing her meant I could closely observe her working style, and be exposed to corporate situations that interns normally don’t have access to. This mentoring experience allowed me to gain multiple perspectives and enabled me to see the practical applications of concepts learnt in class. I came away with insights in terms of what I wish to emulate and inculcate within me, in my own journey of becoming a leader.

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