How are businesses worldwide adopting sustainable practices? – Catalyst Alumna Atrayee Das Chaudhuri Simplifies
Atrayee Das Chaudhuri, a senior sustainability consultant with a demonstrated experience of working in Government advisory, inclusive business and social innovation domains with multilateral donors like World Bank , BMGF and different international clients was interviewed in “Sephra’s Green and Greener Show”
Atrayee prepared for her Masters in Social Sciences at Catalyst and was selected for M.A. Development Studies at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad. In her under-graduate course, Atrayee studied Political Science at Presidency University Kolkata.
Atrayee is skilled in project management , research and strategy building , Government liasioning, partnership management , team building and business development. Expertise in management consulting, public sector advisory, strategy and business research From TISS Hyderabad, Atrayee’s professional journey started as a Junior Research Fellow with Government of Andhra Pradesh, then as consultant with “Sutra Consulting” and French development agency “Archipel&Co” to being currently a Senior Sustainability Consultant with CRISIL.
The Master of Arts (MA) in Development Studies program at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) is known for providing students with a comprehensive understanding of social, economic, and political aspects of development.
Development Researcher: Graduates can work as researchers in development organizations, think tanks, or academic institutions, conducting research on various development issues and formulating policies.
Project Manager: Many development studies graduates go on to work as project managers, overseeing and implementing development projects in NGOs, government agencies, or international organizations.
Policy Analyst: Development studies graduates can contribute to policy-making processes by analyzing and evaluating existing policies and proposing innovative solutions to address development challenges.
Social Entrepreneur: Some graduates may choose to start their own social enterprises or non-profit organizations, focusing on sustainable development and addressing specific social issues.
International Development Consultant: With their expertise in development studies, graduates can work as consultants for international development agencies, providing advice and expertise on development programs and policies.
Starting Salaries: The starting salaries in the field of development studies can vary depending on factors such as the organization, location, job role, and your prior work experience. Entry-level positions in NGOs or government agencies may offer starting salaries ranging from INR 45,000 to INR 60,000 per month in India. Salaries in international organizations or consulting firms can be higher, typically ranging from INR 70,000 to INR 90,000 per month or more. These figures are approximate and can vary significantly.
It’s important to note that salaries tend to increase with experience, additional qualifications, and professional growth. Graduates with a master’s degree in development studies often have good prospects for career advancement and higher salaries as they gain more experience and expertise in the field.
If you are interested in a career in development, an MA in Development Studies from TISS can be a great way to get started. The program will give you the knowledge and skills you need to make a difference in the world !!!
About Catalyst: Since 2011, students and working professionals have been able to successfully craft a career with Bachelors and Masters programmes offered by TISS, Azim Premji University, TERI, XIM, IIT, Nirmala Niketan, NLSIU,Sciences Po, London School of Economics and Political Science, Symbiosis, IIMC, ACJ, XIC, JNU, Ambedkar University et al with capacity building training for development sector at Catalyst.