About Varsity Connections

Varsity Connections is your one stop destination for all matters academic. Dedicated to empowering students on their career journey, our professionally certified counselors provide personalized academic & career counselling.


Empower students to make informed subject/career choices

Inspire to strengthen unique capabilities

Collaborate to connect Student, School & Family

Enable students to set & achieve realistic goals

Develop knowledge & potential for success

Mapping your Career Pathway

An Accurate & In-Depth Psychometric Tool for students to chart their Career Pathways


Meet Our Team

The VC team is led by Kalpana Deepak and Tara Pillay who are certified by the British Psychological Society – Certificate of Competence in Occupational Testing & the EFPA (European Federation of Psychological Association).

Our specialist career guidance team works very closely with schools, students & parents to help students make informed choices & effectively chart their career pathways. Their bespoke VC MAP Career Mapping Program has helped students identify their aptitudes and interests and link them to realistic career goals.

The team has cultivated partnerships with education institutions and other like-minded organizations to provide focused education guidance program in UAE and India.

With a passion for developing skilled and socially conscious 21st century global citizens, they are active participants and speakers at Schools, Panel discussions, Radio shows and other Education events.

Kalpana Deepak

Managing Partner

Kalpana Deepak is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Electrical Engineering Graduate and Certified Microsoft Trainer. Her professional career has been in the field of IT Support, Training and Education both at higher secondary and corporate levels.

She has designed and delivered training programs for DNATA, Emirates Bank and Spinneys, Abu Dhabi in Systems and Personal Development. Currently involved in designing and developing customized programs for schools to build the framework for effective counseling.

Tara Pillay

Managing Partner

Tara Pillay is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Varsity Connections, a Humanities graduate and trained Montessori teacher. She has worked as the principal of a school in India. During her tenure at the school she has initiated and conducted a number of training oriented workshops for children and teachers.

With more than 15 years of experience within the education sector she is now involved in setting up centers in India to cater to the requirements and challenges of the students and parents of high school students.

Jyothika Roy

Marketing Executive

Jyothika is a Sociology graduate and Trained VC MAP Test Administrator. She is the first point of contact at VC and is the go-to person to schedule appointments and administer our VC MAP Assessment.

She manages the VC MAP Online Test Management System and does the research for study destinations & university programs prior to counselling. Jyothika represents Varsity Connections at all career fairs and events at schools and communities.