Elements Akademia wins India's First Sankalp Award

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New Delhi, May 8 (ANI/Business Wire India): Elements Akademia, India's first chain of finishing schools, has recently bagged orders to fill upto 2,000 job openings in its partner companies like Genpact, Bank of America, WNS and Fortis.

These are typically back office operations and customer service jobs for graduates with a salary of Rs. 10-15,000 per month.

Last week, the company won India's first Sankalp award - supported by Rockefeller Foundation, TiE, VCCircle, and NABARD.

The award was brought to India for the first time after a successful run in US and UK. It aims to reward "social enterprises" that not only hold promise to become the next big thing, but also have a significant developmental impact on the country, specifically looking for "ideas that aim to solve pressing issues of the day in a sustainable and profitable manner." Elements won in the Education-Growth category.

The CEO of Elements, Nishant Saxena, in Mumbai to collect the award, said, "India has a slow down, and not recession. Sectors like BPO, Healthcare, Education continue to hire. Our proprietary "employability training", designed with the help of our partner MNCs, ensures a 70 per cent hiring rate for our students."

Shantanu Bhagwat, Partner Amadeus Capital, a US one billion dollars VC fund based in London, and a recent investor in Elements Akademia, said, "I was attracted by Elements Akademia's bold vision and excited by the market opportunity and strength of the management team. I believe Elements Akademia has the potential to make a dramatic difference to the careers of thousands of graduates across India."

Elements also offers corporate training on Leadership, Strategy and Finance. Rajesh Garg, Asia CFO, Cadbury and one of the clients of Elements said, "Even before the training, the company took pains to interview multiple trainees and their managers/customers and then customize the course based on their inputs.

We found the content, the trainer and the delivery absolutely world class. Elements has now been asked to roll out the same training across the whole of Asia." (ANI)

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