Chanakya Academy - Founder Society
Raised in 1993, Chanakya Academy has come a long way; Chanakya decided to focus on skill based vocational and professional undergraduate level programs linked with job opportunities. A professionally managed educational society, Chanakya is headed by Dr Wg Cdr Subhash Sindhwani, PhD in Human Resources Management and Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from India’s premier institute NITIE with 40 years of extensive experience as a trainer, consultant and entrepreneur. Chanakya, an innovator, is interested in changing the landscape of higher education making it vocational, practical, skill oriented and job linked.
Chanakya Community College
Community College, still a new concept in India, is a major educational reform; hopefully community college, based on NSQF based vocational education, will be able to address the present malaise of poor employability amongst the graduates. Chanakya Community College, the first one in state of Chhattisgarh, is working towards imparting job and skill based programs in the state.
Chanakya Community College started under IGNOU community college scheme in 2010 with 12 approved vocational programs; however due to closing down of IGNOU scheme in 2012, Chanakya got approved by AICTE under NTI – Non Technical Institute scheme of AICTE - for three vocational programs but could not get affiliated to CSVTU, the state technical university due to CSVTU not having the provision for affiliation of community colleges.
CSVTU took measures to bring in the necessary ordinance for the affiliation of community college programs but in 2014 AICTE had to close it’s NTI scheme as only technical colleges came under it’s domain. Meanwhile UGC issued guidelines for formation of community colleges by colleges under Sec 12 f affiliated by state universities. Community Colleges are to offer skill based vocational rone yea diploma and two years advanced diploma (Associate Degree) programs after class 12 and award certificate on it’s own under the blanket approval from the affiliating university. There are still policy confusions about this. Chanakya is under affiliation proceedings with Pt Ravishankar Shukla University and has received NOC from the state government.
Center For Brain Health Training CBHTCenter for Brain Health Training is an initiative by the founder society along with Stepsure LLC, a USA based company, to set up an institute to create awareness about the brain health based on research in developing countries and India.
CBHT will offer training programs and other interventions to help citizens take care of their brain health. CBHT will create awareness about various brain diseases and ways to prevent /delay them by training and diet.