FAQs

WHY PAY FOR THE PROGRAM IF YOU ARE A NON-PROFIT? WASN'T IT FREE BEFORE?

Yes the Course was free until now. The reason for starting a small fees is because there are thousands of students and more we are not able to serve. They are girls just like yourself. The fees, help us reach those girls and provide this course for free to them. The fees goes into supporting the IT systems and operations personnel who help in running the program for thousands of girls. We have unlimited scholarships, literally. If you need to apply for one click HERE. This can be made only possibly if some who can afford pay for 5 more. Remember you are not only accelerating your career, but by paying you are doing good in this world. Congrats.!

WHAT ARE THE TIMELINES OF THE PROGRAM? IS IT REALLY HEAVY?

The actual load of the course varies from person to person- but by average should not take more than 5 hours/week. It is a 2 month incubation program starting on the 2nd of July, and you will have 3.5 months to complete it (with assigments, tests etc). Every week has 1 module and it is self-paced, you can do it according to the time that suits you.
Every week also has a 1 Live MasterClass AND 1 Live Inspirational Speakers

HOW WILL IT HELP ME WITH MY CAREER, JOB AND MASTERS ADMISSION?

Students with kalpana eperience have gone on to do many special things in Masters and Jobs. Our training in Job Readiness, Communication skills, Rational thinking, CVs, SOPS, CoverLetters and more helps you gain confidence and crack your job interviews and Master's applications. A whole plan is made by every fellow in detail. We do not provide only "Gyan", we provide winning templates, train you to fill them, provide feedback (certiicate only if it meets minimum requirements). Our certificate holds value in the Industry and Academia.

WHAT IS THE COST OF THE PROGRAM IN THE MARKET?

The actual cost of the incubator (Self-Paced + numerous live master classes + numerous live talks by global experts) is more than 25,000 INR (300 US$). This pricing is calculated from other Ed-tech platforms as well as Govt. Platforms (National skill deveolpment initiative) that charge fees (check it yourself on google).
The cost of the accelerator is more than 40,000 - 80,000 INR (600-1000US$) - Large part of that is the time of the mentor. Thanks to the Mentors and Experts who volunteer for free with us, the program is made possible for everyone.

HOW IS IT SUBSIDIZED, AND WHAT ABOUT THE QUALITY OF THE COURSE?

The program is subsidized 1) By experts who "donate" their time and provide world-class coaching for free or very low rates. The world is filled by extremely talented mentors who want to do good. 2) VigyanShaala is a non-profit, and there are no shares/stocks or business valuation, so no one can pocket profits.
The lectures and content are created by experts many of whom including the core of team of VigyanShaala come from Top 0.1% global universities. We live world-class quality everyday and internalize quality day-in day-out.

HOW MANY LIVE SESSIONS ARE THERE? WHAT IF I MISS ONE?

There are 2 Live sessions every week (MasterClass and Inpsiraitonal speakers) of which at-least 1 session every week must be attended live. We have numerous live sessions happening paralleley, attendance of which are as per our choice. For the live sessions we recommend listening to the MasterClasses and Inpsirational speakers live. Talk to the speakers, ask doubts, questions etc.
However for any reason if you miss the live class, the recording of the MasterClass will be available. It is mandatory to attend the MasterClass or watch the recorded version if you missed it for certification.

WILL I HAVE ACCESS TO THE COURSE CONTENT AFTER THE COURSE ENDS?

YES.! You will have complete access to all features for 1 complete year. No Questions asked. You can download the templates, lookat live classes again as per your conveneince.
After finishing the incubation, you will become part of the Kalpana Network, and also have access to exlusive goodies such as internships, and more for life.

WHAT NEXT? WHAT AFTER INCUBATION?

We have you covered. You will access to new Live MasterClasses and Speaker session for 1 whole year that will be delivered in the platform even after the course ends. You will register yourself into the Kalpana Network- where Internships and Other Goodies such as Certified Tracks (Data Science, Research etc.) will be posted exclusively for Kalpana Girls. As our products develop and grow, so will you. You will forever be part of our Kalpana fellowship after graduating from the incubator
You will also get a chance to apply for the Accelerator where you have a chance to get coached by a global expert for 3 months.

WHAT IF I AM STUCK WITH A MODULE? WILL HELP BE PROVIDED?

Along with the live MasterClasses and Inspirational speakers sessions, we will also be keeping weekly live Open House-where you can join the Live session and clear your doubts.! So do not worry.! Also there are discussion forums after every module. You can ask your doubts there and our experts will help you answer it. There is also a good chance your peers can answer them which is much bettter.!

HOW DO I APPLY FOR THE FEE WAIVER? HOW DO I KNOW I QUALIFY FOR A FEE WAIVER? ARE THERE LIMITED SEATS FOR THESE SCHOLARSHIPS?

You can apply for a Fee Waiver HERE.
You must fill out a Google Form, upload 1-2 documents to support your case. We are here for your support. So if you qualify, please apply.! We have unlimited scholarships. We believe everyone deserves a shot to success. Our payment model is just to subsidize other girls

To Qualify for Scholarship:
1. Your Family Income for the year must be below 3lacs per year
OR
2. You must be facing another type of serious hardship why you are not able to pay

WHEN WILL THE ACCELERATOR START AND WHAT IS THE COST OF THE ACCELERATOr?

the dates of the next batch of accelerator is not finalized and will depend on the number of students finishing the incubator. But we expect the next batch to start in Sept-Oct 2022.The accelerator is our The accelerator is our Flagship program in Kalpana. It is not automated, as human connections are made. Due to this fact, the cost even after being subsidized by donations is yet to be fixed. But the ball park would be around 6,000 - 10,000 INR. Of course it will be COMPLETELY FREE for all who really can not afford it (<5Lacs INR per annum) OR face any other challenges.! Just like the incubator, we want ALL girls to attend, so let the fees not be a barrier for you applying.! If ou have doubts just apply for a scholarship

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Techincal FAQ

HOW DO I CREATE AN ACCOUNT?

You need to create an account before taking a course. Click on Menu Icon (Three horizontal lines) present on the top left of the Store Screen. From the opened menu, click on Login/Register button. Click on Sign Up. Enter your Email Id & Password to register for an account.

HOW DO I USE MY CODE FOR FEE WAIVER / SCHOLARSHIP?

After applying for the scholarship, you will receive an email with your personal code. It can be used only for the course for which you have applied for.
Mobile/Windows/Computer:Go to the course page. Click on Enroll Now. In the checkout page with the price click next and then enter your name and phone number (with whatsapp). Click next. Keep going till the end.! Now paste the code received from the email - and the Cost will go to zero.!

I HAVE ISSUES LOGGING INTO MY ACCOUNT. HOW DO I CHANGE MY PASSWORD?

You can click on Forgot Password link to reset your password from the login screen. We will send the new password to your registered email address. Try to login with the new password. If the issue still persists, drop an email to communications@vigyanshaala.com with the issue details.

HOW DO I START THE COURSE?

After you have purchased the Course or used the access code of the course, the course would be added to your My Course Section. Click on the Course image to start the course. If you are facing problems, please check whether you are using the same email to log into the app/platform, which was used for purchasing/using the access code.

HOW DO I CONTACT CUSTOMER SERVICE?

Please drop an message in WhatsApp at 9890656439 or
email to communications@vigyanshaala.com

IS THERE AN APP? CAN WE TAKE THIS COURSE ON THE PHONE TOO?

YES ABSOLUTELY.! Download the VigyanShaala App Now. Search for "VigyanShaala" in the google playstore. You can take course from wherever you want.!Unfortunately we are not yet in the iOS playstore yet.

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