About ICS

About ICS

The Institute for Career Studies (ICS International) established in 1985 by Dr Amrita Dass (link), has an international presence (link) and experience of over three decades in providing career guidance and counselling services as well as conducting a broad spectrum of educational and training programmes. Our Services include:

  • Career Counselling
  • Online Automated tests
  • Studies Abroad Guidance
  • Preparatory Courses
  • Professional Development Programmes
  • PG Diploma: Career Counselling


Since our inception in 1985 ICS has been pioneers in Education Consultancy and Carreer guidance services. More than 200 leading residential and day schools have benefitted from the ICS Programmed reaching to over 2,50,000 students.


All Saints College- Nainital, Auckland House- Shimla, Bishop Cotton School- Shimla, Cathedral and John Connon- Mumbai, Chittagong Grammar School- Bangladesh, Delhi Public School-RK Puram- New Delhi, Lawrence School, Lovedale-Ooty, Mayo College- Ajmer, Mayo College Girls’ School- Ajmer, Modern High School for Girls- Kolkata , Mt. St. Mary’s School- New Delhi, Sanskriti School- New Delhi, Our Own English High School- Dubai, Sarala Birla Academy- Bangalore, Scindia School- Gwalior, The Assam Valley School- Assam, The Doon School- Dehradun, The Modern High School- Dubai, Welham Girls School- Dehradun, Woodstock School- Mussoorie, and among others.

Our Contributions

ICS-International has had the distinction of co-designing and hosting Leadership Programmes for educationists and edu-leaders with the prestigious Centre for Leadership and Human Values of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Lucknow. It has also conducted several training programmes for educationists as well as professionals from renowned organizations like Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Tata Motors, Hindustan Levers Limited, Bayforge Limited, National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development (NABARD) and The State Bank of India.

Based on its rich experience and domain knowledge, ICS-International has also provided policy inputs to the Government of India through the Planning Commission and the Ministry of HRD. On Aug 16, 2009, at a “Roundtable of Educators” co-hosted by ICS in partnership with the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (IIM-K) and Welham Girls’ School, Dehradun, Mr. Kapil Sibal, Minister of HRD interacted with the participants on “Re-thinking Indian Education”.

The institute is headed by Dr. Amrita Dass, who is a renowned Educationist and Career Consultant of the country.

Dr. Amrita Dass

Dr. Amrita Dass is a leading Educationist and Career-Consultant of the country. She is the Founder-Director of ICS-International(Established in 1985) and has the distinction of pioneering the career counselling and guidance services in the country. She is also the Chairperson and Managing Director of ICS Education Ltd.

Dr. Dass is a consultant for a number of leading schools of the country. She has also designed and conducted numerous training programmes on Leadership for Edu-Leaders focusing on Leadership in Education and on Excellence in Education for Teachers. In addition, she has conducted Leadership Programmes for corporates both national and multinationals. She is a columnist for many leading newspapers of the country and writes on a wide range of educational, career and leadership issues.

Honorary Work

Presently, Member Governing Bodies of Woodstock School, Mussoorie, Auckland House School, Shimla, Bishop Cotton School, Shimla and Nirmal Bhartiya School (NBS), New Delhi. Has been Ex-officio Director of the State Bank of India (SBI), Lucknow Circle. Served two terms as Member of the Northern Region Advisory Committee of the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI). Was Member of the Steering Committee on Women and Child Development, Planning Commission of India for the Ninth Five Year Plan and Chairperson of the Hunger Project, U.P. among others.

Academic Background

Graduated from Isabella Thoburn College and was the recipient of the Mary E. Shannon and Mrs. Prem Nath Dass merit scholarships. Also awarded the Best Woman of the Year trophy. Recipient of two gold medals in M.A. (Western History) from Lucknow University –secured the first position. Went on to do Ph.D in History from Lucknow University and pursued doctoral studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University as a Fellow of the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR).

International Experience

Presented papers and participated in many international conferences including the UN World Summit for Social Development, Copenhagan, Sweden, the UN Conference on Women, Beijing, the State of the World Forum at San Francisco, U.S.A., the International Women’s Dialogue, Houston, U.S.A. and the Global Knowledge Partnership (GKPII) meeting at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, organized by the World Bank.

  • Visited 8 UK Universities on invitation of the British Council.
  • Co-chaired the Global Leadership Conclave for School Principals in Singapore in 2007
  • Headed a group of educationists to Universities and Institutes of Higher Learning in Singapore in Feb 2008 on invitation of the Singapore Education Board.
  • Special Invitee for the Patrician Conference on Education in Ireland, July 2008
  • Lead a group of renowned Heads of Schools and Educationists to 16 universities in Canada on invitation of the Canadian Education Centre, New Delhi in September 2009
  • PG Diploma: Career Counselling


Recipient of the Lions Club Award for Outstanding Social Work and the Rotary Award for Vocational Excellence. Has recently been felicitated as a “Woman Achiever” by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).

Meet the Team

Dr Amrita Dass

Founder Director

Dr Kavita Dass

Additional Director

Dr Vandana Gupta

Director - Training Programs and Preparatory Courses

ICS Global Presence