Our Mentors For Online Courses


Abhishek Ghosh


Abhishek Ghosh (friends call him Abhi), fancies himself ‘to be on a quest to be a practical idealist’. He describes himself as someone who is a philosophical, broad minded, student for life, self-aware, loves people & remains fascinated about human behavior & psychology. He is a Pharmacologist by education & by profession he is a Clinical Researcher (CDM), presently working with an international CRO (Contract Research Organisation) in the area of Pharmaceutical drug development. He is PMP certified (PMI USA), holds a Diploma in Counseling (Banjara Academy) & several certification programs on Mental Health. Currently he is pursuing his degree in Psychology & he aims someday to become a full time mental health professional. On personal front, he is happily married to his best friend Sonia & they are blessed with a son Kanishk who has brought a new meaning in their life. He firmly believes the world will evolve into a better place - "The only thing that is constant in this world is change. Being part of mental health profession is my small contribution towards this change".




Anchal Duggal

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I am a graduate from Chattisgarh University and have been an advertising professional for the last 15 years of my career with various leading agencies of the country. Currently, I work with a home appliances company heading their communication department.


I hold a diploma in Counselling Skills from Banajara Academy. I am a confident, friendly people’s person. Enjoy interacting with people from different walks of life. Member of many networking groups nationally and internationally and actively participate in most of their meets..I am into into activities that bring me joy and happiness.



Bhagya Nayak


Bhagya I have finished my DCS, which I did after a long gap of about 13 years.Right now I am also into e-mail counseling.Doing DCS was an enriching experience, wherein we are trying to learn to counsel and actually getting ourselves counseled too.When I joined this course,I was in a state where I was very unsure about life, myself and undealt emotions too .It was as though I was having a load ful of backpack,that had unresolved emotions and issues.Now that I have worked my way out of it, with ample lot of help from the course,I am just raring to go.I love to meet people,talking with them,and making friends along the way.I am a foodie,and as well love to cook too. Also, I am a creative person,working with odd worn out materials,to create best out of waste craft.



Bhawani P


Bhawani: I am a simple, peace loving person who believes in building relationships to be the basis of life. I love people and am always around people. I believe balance in life is the key for a non-stressful life. Being versatile is my strength. Am diplomatic and cool, love fun and comedy. So, I try to be the same too (find humor in everything) Love to travel to meet and know people of other cultures and thus transform. Love history and heritage. Constantly evolving. Enjoy eating and tasting different cuisines. Always upto to date with current affairs in the world in any aspect. (Politics, technology, education and the like). My motto live and let live and to reach out to any individual (in need at any point of time). I believe in life skills than degrees. I am part of a cancer support group and do believe in the right to living with dignity and dying in dignity. If I am not doing anything else then you will find me giving back to society in various ways, that includes mentoring. I am married and have two teenager boys. I have studied a Master’s in Applied Nutrition and Public Health(USA). Have worked in hospitals, and convalescent homes as a dietitian. Have also 6 years of experience in the IT industry dealing with customers. Have been a preschool center head for over 3 plus years dealing with little ones and their parents. I now am a certified counsellor (from Banjara Academy) during which time I have interned at Army hospital and a Hospice care. I am now part of the panel of email counsellors as well at Banjara.




Debjani Biswas


Debjani: I was born and brought up in Calcutta, settled in Bangalore. I had been into teaching profession for 30 years and was promoted to the post of Head of Section of middle school in prestigious schools in India and abroad. This gave me a chance to interact with parents, teachers and students of 30 nationalities. Counselling was a part and parcel of my job and I enjoyed it very much. My challenge was to deal with some of the most sensitive issues of this particular age group and I have learnt a lot about human relationship from this interaction. I have done my Diploma in Counselling Skills from Banjara Academy, Bangalore and a course in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to further enhance my career goals. I believe in," Happiness is a state of mind. It’s just according to the way you look at things..." Walt Disney. "Change your thoughts and you change the world." Norman Vincent Peele.



Dr. Asha Sidd



Dr. Asha Sidd, a former banker with twenty years of experience in customer care and projects, she was always interested in human welfare, and hence she qualified herself with a Diploma in Counselling Skills and an Advanced Diploma in Family Counselling. After acquired her Masters in Applied Psychology from Madras University, she successfully completed her Ph.D., researching on effectiveness of training in life skills.


She is a trained assessor for Psycho-social and Educational traits of children and adults, and regularly does assessments as per the requirements of individuals and institutions. She is on the panel of career counselors for the Times of India and has written columns on career counselling in the Education Times and other publications, and has been interviewed on TV, Radio for career guidance.

She is an active counselor for professional, family, and child related issues, associated with Banjara Academy as its Director Academics. She has been regularly conducting training programs and workshops (in English, Kannada and Telugu) on topics as diverse as Stress, Time Management, Study Skills, Parenting, Motivation, Team work for

  • Reserve Bank of India, Customs and Excise, Income Tax Departments
  • Defence Institute of Quality Assurance, etc.
  • Corporate organizations like Infosys, Spiritual Solutions, Quest, Pace Technologies, IBM, etc. Teachers, parents and students of various schools and colleges in Bangalore and other places such as Doha (Qatar), Bellary, Hubli, Bylakuppe, Chennai, Kolkatta, Imphal, Pune, IIM, etc.
  • Prestigious NGOs working in diverse fields and requiring inputs for their staff, faculty and counsellors
  • Above all, she is a very humane and compassionate person, and reaches out genuinely to touch hearts wherever she goes, in her professional and personal capacity


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