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Future generation of Chess Players from Nalanda Academy

Today’s young minds are tomorrow’s Grandmasters


Nalanda Chess Academy, an institute for learning and development of chess enthusiasts is founded in September 2000. A simple idea to train and support young, budding children is the foundation of our Academy. We have trained thousands of students ever since. We conduct short term and long term chess coaching classes and various tournaments at the City, District, State and National Level. Started at the onset of new millennium, Nalanda Chess Academy is promoting ancient Indian game of Chess. With its headquarters in Shivamogga, Mr. Srikrishna Udupa (FIDE rated player), initiator of the academy has conducted training/coaching camps all across the state of Karnataka.

The aim of the academy is to nurture the young kids to become a World Class Chess player and groom for a better future.. So far the Academy has trained and developed more than 50 FIDE rated players and our students have won medals in state, national and international level competitions. Many scientific studies have shown a cognitive behavioural improvement in players who regularly practise of Chess. Thus our students are exceptionally well in education and also showcase a positive behaviour in their social circle.