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The Banjara Academy wishes to be known as an institution with a heart. It is committed to improving the quality of life of the people it touches in its journey.

We believe that every human being is unique, with immense untapped potential.

Our mission is to open the doors for the flow of emotions, energy and release the potential.

Do join us on this road less travelled.

We are playing, and we will continue to play, a role in helping human beings understand each other better, thereby helping improve interpersonal relationships. This will definitely improve the quality of life of all with whom we come into contact.

It is our constant endeavour to help individuals build their self-esteem, again a very crucial element in improving the quality of life.

The doors of the Banjara Academy are – and will always remain – open to individuals who seek guidance in child, adolescent, family, and inter-personal emotional issues. We will consider ourselves blessed if we make a positive difference to the quality of life of all the people who come to us.

Who are we?

Who are we?

People often ask us whether we are an NGO or a commercial organization. They bluntly question whether we have a vested interest in doing free counselling. They want to know if we are propagating a religion or a cult, or if we are clandestinely funded by some rich foreigners with shady motives. The answer to all of the above is a vehement No.

What we are cannot be defined in a conventional sense. Yes, we do provide free counselling. We never turn anyone away. We get perhaps 10-30 people walking in every day, half as many phone calls, and more than 50-80 emails per week. We attend to all of them to the best of our ability.

We organize two free lectures on all aspects of human behaviour every month. We encourage our students to take up independently any business offers that come to us. We give guidance and hand- holding to anyone who wishes to work in the field of improving or enriching quality of life.

We invite, nurture & encourage hundreds of volunteers to serve in different ways as per their convenience & area of interest. We offer our retreat Manthan at cost price to anyone working for a cause. We lend our training hall to anyone wanting to have a meaningful gathering/lecture or workshop.

More than anything else, we welcome anyone who walks in, if possible offer a cup of tea, definitely offer our emotional support or friendship... and we allow them to walk away into their own world to seek their own path. A few of them do send us their thanks.

Can someone tell us what or who we are?

We grow human beings

We grow human beings

If you see a plant nursery, you will only see tiny saplings. As soon as the little plant starts growing, it is transplanted in someone else’s pot or garden, and it continues its growth there, with the new owners getting the flowers, fruits or shade.

Banjara is a human nursery. We plant the seeds of self-awareness, wider and more meaningful thinking, identifying talent and goals. We nurture the thoughts and ideas in people’s minds. Then, as the eagle does in pushing out its eaglets from its nest, we give a gentle nudge, and allow people to soar in the wide blue skies – choosing which direction to fly towards, and at the speed each individual decides.

We counsel people pro bono for emotional and developmental issues. We guide students for careers by professional aptitude testing. We also play with the little ones and assess them for psycho-academic needs. We train people from all walks of life and all ages to become effective counsellors. We spread out in 10 different hospitals and help and support patients and care-givers.

We take joy in seeing each unique individual flying out of our little nest, and we provide warmth for the next egg to hatch.

 

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To help you make the right decisions, a time-proven and highly successful aptitude test and career counselling (career guidance) is done by Banjara Academy for students (who have completed 9th standard and above) as well as those wishing to change jobs or seek voluntary retirement. Each evaluation of the test is done personally by Dr Ali Khwaja (B.Tech (IIT), MIE, Ph.D (Counselling)), eminent trainer, mentor. Dr Ali Khwaja is a regular career counselling columnist in the Deccan Herald newspaper of Bengaluru. You can browse some of his career tips to students here. Please FILL in the form below for more info about Banjara Academy's APTITUDE TEST with Holistic, Personalized Career Guidance and Career Counselling.

  
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