Psycho-social Educational Testing & Counselling


The future of your child is in your hands!

You have given your child a good education, provided the best of comforts possible, given all your love and affection. (S)he is growing up now and needs to find an identity and a direction. You can provide that to her, provided you know what she is good at and which direction she needs to be guided towards. You also need to be aware of her limitations and areas where she needs improvement.

Banjara Academy has designed a unique system of assessment on a holistic basis, taking into account all aspects of the child – academic, behavior, emotional and interpersonal. The test is a simple one, a combination of oral and written questionnaires, requiring about 1-1/2 to 2 hours. It can be taken up by students from 7th standard upwards, and it is administered on any working day from 11:30 a.m. onwards. The one-time fee is Rs. 750/-, inclusive of testing, interview, report and subsequent counselling.

After the test is done, the evaluation is made and the written report will be given in a few days. Candidates and parents are welcome to come back any number of times to discuss the future course of action, and to avail free counselling.

How sharp is your brain?

Do not use a calculator, and try to get the exact answer to the following (read it only once): On a Sunday you are driving a bus from Bangalore to Mysore. There are only 4 passengers in Bangalore when the bus starts. In Ramanagaram six people get off the bus, and nine people get on, in Channapatna two people get off, and 4 get on, in Mandya 2 people get off and 6 people get on, and on the outskirts of Mysore 6 people get off… the bus then arrives at Mysore city. What was the name of the bus driver?

Sharpen your Axe

You must have heard of the story of the very enthusiastic woodcutter boy who had an opportunity to cut many trees and make lots of money. He became so obsessed with spending all his time chopping trees, that he forgot to sharpen his axe. The more he would chop, the more his axe would become blunt.

Sometimes there is a need to sharpen your axe. With the same efforts you can achieve more, if you know what are your strengths and weaknesses, how you can improve your concentration, study skills, interpersonal skills.

Come over for an hour or two and tackle some interesting mind games and quizzes – and we will profile you and tell you how to sharpen your axe. Answer the questions and leave, and we will send you a report highlighting all your good qualities and potential. See you soon!

Answer to “How Sharp is your brain”?

Isn’t it obvious? The name of the driver is YOUR name. Read it carefully once more and you will see why. If you did get the answer in first reading, then hearty congrats. Whether you got the answer or not, you can sharpen your brain further. We will show you how.

Do you want to study online and become a Certified Professional Counsellor - to counsel, help, reach out to those needing emotional support?

NEW 15 Dec 14 BATCH: Admissions Just CLOSED, of completely Online International Graduate Diploma in Counselling Skills (IGDCS) course.

For any info & To be notified of announcement of Date of NEXT Batch, just call up Sreedhar on 09901625390 and provide him your mobile number and email id.

FREE Online Psychological Counselling by Banjara Academy for anyone, anywhere in the world FREE online counselling for the depressed

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

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

Sreedhar, Director of Online Courses and Online Counselling by email of Banjara AcademyLeading Banjara Academy's online email counselling team of volunteer-counsellors, I realize it is not an easy task reaching out to a person one has never met, never seen, without the added advantage of gestures, eye contact, a gentle reassuring touch, tone of voice and yet providing empathy, positive strokes, making the person feel heard and understood.

With the aid of only written words, it is quite a task building trust, making people open up and share and helping them cope and feel better. So when in many instances they write back saying thank you and that they feel so much better, the feeling one gets is priceless and incomparable - knowing one has done something right, something good!

Hats off to all the volunteeer-counsellors of Banjara Academy who have been carrying on this work silently, anonymously for the last couple of years. Truly commendable! - Sreedhar MA

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