Some Of Our Faculty
Asha S. 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. Having acquired her Masters in Applied Psychology from Madras University, she has been constantly upgrading herself through programs in different types of therapy and also Pearson's assessment techniques.
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 has been interviewed on TV for career guidance.
Currently she is an active professional, family, and child counselor associated with Banjara Academy and other institutions. She is a Coordinator for various Life Skills programs, and 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, for
Reserve Bank of India, Customs and Excise Department, Defence Institute of Quality Assurance, etc.
Teachers, parents and students of various schools and colleges in Bangalore and other places such as Bellary, Hubli, Bylakuppe, Chennai, 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.
Dr. J. Bhavani Ramesh has a Ph. D. in English specialising in Post Modernism and Existential philosophy. Her M.Phil thesis applied Carl Gustav Jung's Mid-life Crisis theory to the Hindu Married woman. After being a teacher for some years and a Soft Skills Trainer, she followed her passion of becoming a counsellor. She completed several courses including Banjara's CCS, DCS-01, Louise Hay's Heal Your Life workshop, Neuro Linguistic Programming under Richard McHugh and a Post Graduation in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Dr Bhavani is a qualified counsellor with an NGO, Ashwini Charitable Trust which educates, empowers underprivileged children who live below the poverty line and supports them till they are self-reliant emotionally and financially.
As a counsellor she regularly creates opportunities for the children to express their emotions through Drama, Dance, Painting etc. This is very therapeutic, especially for girls, who are often sidelined for the boys in their families. She also conducts Life skills classes for these children because of these efforts the children have developed confidence, self-esteem, communication skills, team spirit and higher emotional intelligence. In fact, Dr. Bhavani has written and directed 2 children's plays for public performance by the children of the trust. "The Last Call" was a futuristic play about the environment. "Astitva- The Search for Identity" was based on Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences Theory.
Dr. R. Chaya Nair A medical practitioner interested in stress-related problems and its management, she has earned various diplomas and certificates in counseling (DCS-2000), Reiki, aromatherapy, meditation, and relaxation techniques. She has undergone the Art of Living course of Sri Sri Ravishankar, “Life” course of Swami Sukhabodhananda and Alma Mater course. She is an NLP(Neuro-Linguistic Programming) trainer and a Toastmaster on her way to achieve the Distinguished Toastmaster award. She is a consultant pediatrician, adolescent consultant and a counsellor. She runs an organization called “Chrysallis” which conducts various programmes like communication skills and NLP. She has conducted stress management workshops at various corporate forums, and given talks at Rotary gatherings.
Husna F. Rahaman (B.A, B.Ed) has a diploma in learning disabilities and diploma in counseling skills (DCS). A special educator and a parent of a dyslexic child, she started the Larkspur Educational Trust in 2005, a school specially for dyslexic children. Earlier she had worked with Spastic Society of Karnataka in the research and diagnostic centre and later at Vidya Niketan school in the block for National Institute of Open Schooling [NIOS]. Larkspur is the only school in Bangalore which caters to only dyslexia and no other disability.
Meera Ravi is from the first batch of DCS (of the last century), has subsequently upgraded herself in various ways, and has made a name for herself as a counselor, writer and trainer. She runs her own counselling centre in Jayanagar, conducts training for adolescents and parents, is invited to various institutions for guest lectures, and has written a number of highly readable books. She holds Masters Degrees in Book Publishing as well as in Child Development. She is thoroughly professional in her work, goes to the depth of any issue she takes up.
Dr. Rajdeep Manwani is an academician, trainer and quizmaster par excellence both by training and by choice.
He is a triple post graduate having completed his M.Com, M.B.A and M. Phil and also a doctorate in commerce on the topic "Strategic evaluation of training in commercial banks".
He secured the gold medal for topping both the M.Com and M.Phil examinations in Mysore university.
An eloquent speaker, the winner of the International tape speech contest conducted by Toastmasters International.
He has hosted several training programmes and held management talk shows on radio.
At present he is working as the co-odinator in the department of commerce in Shri Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain college and is a part of the internal quality assurance cell of the college and also a key member of the research cell of the college. He is presently working on a research project entitled The role of management games in business education.
He has trained, motivated and mentored over 4500 students and executives over a span of fourteen years and received excellent ratings from his corporate and educational clients which include Royal Orchid Hotels, Sobha developers , ATNT India etc
He firmly believes in the motto of his life "Touching lives, making a difference"
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