Skills & Prospects
Discussant : Atrayee Das Chaudhuri (Catalyst Class of 2013-14), Senior Development consultant; MA Development Studies, TISS; BA Political Science, Presidency University, Kolkata
Atrayee has progressively been involved in development consulting and policy advisory for the past 4 and a half years. She has lead and managed several social impact and poverty reduction projects funded by multilateral agencies and donor organizations like World Bank, BMGF and the like. She has extensive project management and field experience of working in different states in India in remote rural locations and slums of major cities.
She has exposure in the health, sanitation and livelihood related sectors with a multitude of stakeholders including senior level Government officials, Corporate clients, NGOs and community stakeholders. Atrayee comes with both research and business advisory skills and has a Masters in Development Studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India. Atrayee is currently working as a Senior Consultant with a French Consulting firm called Archipel & Co that specializes in inclusive business strategies for Bottom of the Pyramid stakeholders.
Established in 2011, Catalyst is India’s leading training institute preparing students and working professionals for Bachelors and Masters courses at prominent institutions in India and abroad. 500+ students have secured admissions through the Catalyst mentorship for high in demand programs like Social Work, Public Policy, Health Studies, Clinical and Counseling Psychology, Development Studies, International Relations, Media and Cultural Studies, Climate Change and Sustainability Studies, Human Resource Management, Public Relations, Water Policy et al. State of the art pedagogy and strong alumni connect enhance capacities in the aspirants at Catalyst to develop acumen, market skills and vision required to thrive and create deep impact across the social development. Every Catalyst alumna like Atrayee are working, researching in strategic verticals of governments, public and private organisations, educational institutes, CSR, policy think tanks, civil society organisations, social enterprises and many have ventured out on their own to be social entrepreneurs.
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