Welcome to the official website of Nalanda Chess Academy
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
Sri Krishna Udupa
Sri Krishna Udupa, an international Chess player is the head coach
in Nalanda Chess Academy, Shivamogga has represented India since
2006 in different International Chess tournaments conducted for
visually impared and blinds. He is a gold medalist in Chess Olympiad
conducted for the visually impared players in Crete, Greece in 2008.
Udupa Sir, as his students lovingly address him, has been part of
the Indian Team which qualified for the Chess World Cup conducted in
Spain, 2013 and won many prizes in district, state, national and
international tournaments. He has now resolved to coach the next
generation and build an army of competent Chess players.
Nalanda Academy is now going online and collaborated with Chess mobile app CHess Era. The founder of Chess Era is Santhosh L, a former Chess player representative at University level, University gold medalist, NCC Certified, badminton player and also Scuba diver certified. The CEO of Chess Era has developed iconic features such as Group play, Game analysis and PAnel discussion which are designed for the benefit of academies.
Pioneers in Chess coaching, top Chess Academy in India, Nalanda has come a long way and will continue to produce more grandmasters in the coming decades.
International Arbiter, chess instructor & FIDE Rated player(Current Rating:1917).
Started Arbiteration in 2004 and currently he is a one of the International Arbiter of Karnataka.
He received his IBCA Arbiter (International Braille Chess Association) title in the year 2012.
More than 6 times Worked as Chief Arbiter for Visually Challenged National “A” event.
Officiated as Sector Arbiter in Asian youth Chess Championship 2016 held at Mongolia. All India chess Federation for the blind Appointed as coach for Asian para Games 2018 At Indonesia.
Karnataka School Education Department appointed him as Karnataka Team coach for National School Games Chess Championship in the year 2004, 2008 and 2009. In the year 2002 he started chess coaching at Nalanda Chess Academy in Shimoga, Karnataka.
Naveen A J
[Shivamogga & Bangalore]
Senior National Arbiter & Instructor