We are happy to announce that due to overwhelming response and registrations, we have now closed admissions to the classroom course, Diploma in Counselling Skills (DCS-16). Classes are going on briskly and with a great deal of enthusiasm, with lively interactions between Faculty and students of all ages and backgrounds. We reiterate our resolve to give our best and to produce the best possible counsellors, and also to support them far beyond the completion of the course.

Certificate in Life Skills Training (CLST-16)

Classes Start in September. 2 Batches, one in weekdays, one in weekends. Six months, part-time.
At Banjara Academy, Bengaluru
Based on World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines
Also fulfills the requirements of schools that come under the CBSE and other education Boards. For details, contact:


Study ONLINE: Become a Certified Professional Counsellor!

NEW 18Aug15 IGDCS Batch: Admissions OPEN!

NEW 18Aug15 BATCH -Telephonic Interviews ON.
LEARN Comprehensive Counselling Psychology Skills: JOIN IGDCS, Our Unique 'Dedicated Mentor'-Based Online Course. Click on the link below for details.

International Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology Skills (IGDCS) - with optional
Certificate of Internship Programme

Schedule your interview for admission to IGDCS by filling form at link above, or
CALL Sreedhar on 09901625390 to fix the time.

Based on the Vast, Collective, Decades-Long Experience of our Veteran Counsellors, IGDCS is a unique, online course to learn counselling psychology skills with Comprehensive Content, Thought-Provoking Assignments, Dedicated Mentoring, Lifelong Support to make you an effective, all-round, real-life counsellor!

Work as a Counsellor in NGOs, Hospitals, Educational Institutions, Corporates, OR set up your own Counselling Centre. You can also Revitalize Yourself, Your Near and Dear, Your Relationships-Understanding the Minds, Emotions of Yourself & Others!

Diploma in Personal Counselling Skills (DPCS)

Course Starts on 29 Aug 15. At Banjara Academy, RV Road.
For persons of all ages, from all walks of life
Our popular, interactive, practical programme that helps you
improve your quality of life, strengthen your interpersonal relationships.
Admissions Open: Twice a Week, 2-hr Classes
CALL Director Nalini, 09538859316

WEEKDAY BATCH Contact Coordinator Ms. Jayanthi-+919986042936 Land Line: 080-23535787, 23535766 Or 9844270796
Course Starting from 19 August 2015
Classes conducted on every Wednesday Time: 4 pm to 6 pm At: Banjara Academy, R T Nagar Bangalore-5600032 Mail us at- cdpbanjara@gmail.com


"Smiles on Roads" from Nazima Anjum
Nazima Anjum shares a few amusing writings she observes on vehicles on roads.
Image Credit: emdot, flickr.com, Creative Commons Attribution License 2.0
''Let's have fewer SELFIES!" exhorts Dr Ali Khwaja.
Let's turn the camera 180 degrees and capture another person's smile!.
Dr Ali Khwaja shares that he does fight with people close to him but he tries to fight fair, fight right.
Image Credit: Kārlis Dambrāns, flickr.com
But I try to fight right; fight fair.
Dr Ali Khwaja shares that he does fight with people close to him but he tries to fight fair, fight right.
NEW VIDEO: Why We Should Care About Body Language!
Ali Khwaja's Talk (You can also Download for Free the Video or only the Audio)
NEW VIDEO: How Do I Boost My Self-Esteem?
Ali Khwaja's FREE Helping Hand Talk
Image of Bearded Man (not Ali!) in set of three small pics, Credit: shivalichopra, cc-by-2, flickr.com
As, says Ali, I failed to share one of the mails I was forwarded!
How Counselling by a Trained Counsellor Can Help You Cope with Emotional Stress
Sreedhar discusses how to counsel a boy suspected of smoking in the school campus.
Top Tips to Be A Better Counsellor: If a counsellee finds it difficult to talk about the issue, try asking her to write about the issue.
Image Credit: martinak15, cc-by-2, flickr.com
A NEW SERIES with the first article featuring a tip shared by our late Director Raja Reddy!
Top Tips to Be A Better Counsellor: If a counsellee finds it difficult to talk about the issue, try asking her to write about the issue.
Image Credit: Pedro Ribeiro Simões, cc-by-2, flickr.com

FREE Online Psychological Counselling by Banjara Academy for anyone, anywhere in the world Absolutely FREE online counselling by email by the counselors of Banjara Academy, if you are stressed, distressed, depressed, need emotional support

  • Are you stressed about your child?
  • Is your marriage in trouble?
  • Are you stressed about your education?
  • Do you feel overwhelmed by anxiety & fear?

Just mail your counsellor now, sharing your problems, worries, anxieties, fears. Your counsellor will reply to you, and be there for you until you need her to help you cope and get going. Total Confidentiality is assured.

Free Counselling (in person): ONLY in Bangalore

Banjara Academy offers, only in Bangalore, free counselling, face-to-face, for child, adolescent, family and inter-personal emotional problems.
Call 080-23535766 or 080-23535787 to fix up an appointment with one of our counsellors. Total Confidentiality is assured.

Books We Publish

Books On Counselling, Parenting, Life Skills
Dynamics of CounsellingAll About Mental HealthEmotional IntelligenceYou Too Can Reach Out30 Days to a Better LifeBanjara Academy has published about thirty modestly-priced books dealing with parenting, study skills, mental health, counselling, teenagers, suicide prevention and life skills... More»


Downloads ListDownload FREE, inspiring audio, video talks and booklets related to psychology, relationships, behavior, counselling.

Let's Share Emotions, Thoughts

Waiting for Your Comments, Complaints! My Poor Little Box!
Waiting at Banjara Academy for Your Suggestions, Comments, Complaints

Meet Some Volunteers

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Improving Myself

Meet Our Alumni: CSC

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Meet Our Alumni: DCS


On request, Banjara Academy conducts lectures, workshops, and training programmes on Human Behaviour, Relationships, Motivation, and Psychology for Companies, Banks, Colleges, Schools, Hospitals & NGOs. Some Recent Programmes.

Banjara's Gurukul

Learning through fun and exploration

Our Gurukul is for young people whose parents are concerned and committed towards their better and holistic growth, not just academics. Our main aim is working with children who either do not wish to, or are unable to cope with rigid curriculum and pure academics. Read more...

This website was initially conceived and designed by the late Sitaram N
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Except where otherwise noted, the Content of the Website of Banjara Academy - the text, the audios, the videos, the images - contributed by Dr Ali Khwaja and his team of volunteers at Banjara Academy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.