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.


Kalpana meaning Imagination” reimagines STEM fields with enhanced participation women by equipping female under graduates with tools to explore broader possibilities in STEM careers.  Kalpana envisions to create a self-sustaining and uplifting community of women in STEM, where underrepresented young girls find relatable mentors to guide them in their scientific quest and facilitate in breaking traditional access barriers.  Click Here to register as a Mentor


————————————————————Application Process for Students:———————————————————————

For Students the Registration Closes on 20th April due to large outpouring of applications. The Application Form 1 Link is provided Below:
1. Filling out First Application Form Deadline – 20th April
2. Selected Students sent email by 21st April to answer questions for the next round

3.Final Selected Candidates Notified on 28th April : By Email

4. Students confirm their participation and Register in the Microsoft Teams Platform in VigyanShaala by April 30.

5. Mentor Interaction starts with May 01/May 02. With Welcome Talk. 


Application Form 1 Link :  https://forms.gle/cL2izY2hFhvxemSC9


The Challenges we are Solving

Our 3 Tiered Approach

8-Week Mentoring Program for Female STEM Undergraduates with Expert STEM Mentors

Tools for continuous Interpersonal  and STEM Development

Dedicated Content to target She for STEM Challenges

Click here to Join the Network on Facebook and LinkedIN

A Network of Female STEM Students forming a support structure on ‘She for STEM’


Mentors and STEM Subject Experts (Men and Women) to Nudge and support the Network


Courseworks, Lectures and More targeted to She for STEM



A Trusted Platform – Join the Kalpana Network on Facebook or LinkedIN.

Bringing Power Stories Women Leaders in STEM who have themselves broken several barriers and are smashing the glass ceiling


Interaction to Learn and Ask from these Leaders


Interviews and Blogs of  their Journeys that are designed to Inspire



Mentors we need you


Mentor Requirements for Kalpana Fellowship



  1. Enthusiastic professionals who understand the need for promoting women in STEM Careers
  2. -> 1 Mentor mentors 10 fellows
    -> 2-hours/week video training to Mentees
    -> Part of a WhatsApp/Microsoft Teams Group
    -> Evaluate Assignments and provide feedback
  3.  8 Weeks – Next Batch starting on 2 May 2021
  4. Each mentor trained 1 week before launch
  5.  Modules on:
    Personal Development Tools
    Career Action Plan
    Learning the Scientific Method
    Professional Development Tools


What you get as a Mentor



  1. The Joy of forming relationships with students and mentoring them to their success
  2. Lots and Lots of Tears and Gratitude. An experience of a Lifetime for all our mentors 
  3. A Certificate of Mentoring to all who successfully finish the program
  4. An opportunity to personally network with fellow mentors (PhDs, PostDocs, Professionals in various Industries across continents) in the cohort.
  5. An automatic entry into the Kalpana Network



Listen to the movers and shakers of the Kalpana program

Listen from Shivani, who is leading the Kalpana Network

Listen to Darshana, the Founder of VigyanShaala, also a Kalpana Mentor

Listen to Srishti and her experience of a first time Kalpana mentor

LOcations our Kalpana Fellows come from