About Us

At VigyanShaala, we equip youth with quality STEM skills through project-based learning to enable social and transformational change. Our goal is to facilitate the creation of innovative, youth lead ecosystems for mentoring and STEM skilling at the community level.


Join as a Guru

Requirements and Time commitments:  In this role we are typically looking for experienced researchers (10+ years). Typically they are Professors, Scientists in Labs, Scientists/Engineers working in STEM in Private Companies.Please refer to our Approach/Our Model page to understand the critical role a Guru plays in society.

One of the major roles of a Guru is to mentor Masters and PhD students to further their Research Careers or Industrial Careers at the same time provide them support with their academics. Each PhD student will be given a 10-Hour Coaching session from you spread over 5 months (One Call Each Fortnight). It is recommended that a Guru coaches at least 2-Students at one time. The Career Opportunities and Exposure of the students pursuing higher education is alarmingly low. This demotivates many students in pursuing STEM and has a trickle-down effect, which is critical to solve and can only be done by experienced STEM professionals.

The model is very similar to the ‘Tutor’ model that is prevalent in top universities such as the University of Cambridge. We understand this might be new to you, however full support will be provided by us in this endeavour and make this job much easier and very fulfilling. You will be surprised how giving what you feel is trivial is actually ‘Gold’ to the students you will mentor. So if you are on the fence or have any doubts please call us.


  1. Worked for 10+ years in R&D or Design/Manufacturing. Minimum Qualification is Bachelor’s Degree in STEM from a Top-Tier Institute/University with 15+ years of experience. Preferred is Master’s Degree in STEM from a Top Tier-Institute/University or above.
  2. Have typically mentored, guided or placed Masters/Bachelors Students in STEM to further their studies or careers in Academia or Industry.
  3. Willingness to Take-Out-Time for at least 2 Hours a week. This will include 1-1.5 Hours of talking to Students that you will mentor and another 1 hour preparation for the mentoring sessions. Preparation typically includes Content Pulling and assimilation, networking assistance and follow-up, provide strategy for career building.
  4. If you are able to take out more time, then we it would be a great pleasure to have you perform few experiments in our labs or schools and motivate school children. Such sessions typically have 2-3 Gurus speaking.!


What do you get out of it :

  1. We give you a platform for you to mentor students. You will spread the knowledge you use on a daily basis to gain immense self-satisfaction on a daily basis. Our platform will make this a easier seamless performance.
  2. We will give you access to students who are committed to the cause of STEMC. They are students from top tier universities, who are passionate to perform workshops and spread Scientific Temper, themselves mentor a few students and are the cream of students in India performing ‘Citizen Science’.
  3. You get access to VS labs, where you could come and perform experiments and design experiments yourself.

Please do write to us if you think you are interested by completing this contact form. Please do write in the subject “Be a Guru”.

Join us and together we will make a difference every day