Mrs. Annapurna Murthy is a Masters in Psychology and Education. Practicing as a career counselor for over 35 years, she pioneered the first seminar in career guidance when career guidance and counseling was not well known. Started her career as counselor at RV group of Institutions. Was a guest faculty at the Department of Psychology, Bangalore University, Bangalore. While at Pune, worked as a career counselor at Symbiosis Institutions. Was with the News Paper in Education (NIE) program for over 10 years at Pune and Bangalore. Was with Times of India, Education Times since inception. Wrote articles on career, offbeat career options and was regularly answering queries by students under the Counselor Column in Education Times, Bangalore. (till January 2010 for 12 yrs)
➢ Counseled over 5 lakh students in Bangalore
➢ Conducted career guidance programs at Bangalore, Bellary, Udupi, Mangalore, and Hyderabad, amongst others
➢ Conducted career options seminars for pre-university and degree students
➢ Counseled students with hemophilia, bipolar disorders, differently abled and other special needs on career options for them
➢ Live Career guidance programs on Bangalore Doordarshan, “Hello Geleyare” being the most popular
Programme on “OFF BEAT CAREER OPTIONS”, on KASTURI channel
➢ Career guidance articles in Kannada in ‘Udayavani’ ‘Priyanka’ magazines. Presently writing counselor columns in “ PRAJAVANI” educating the rural children.
➢ Guided students at the EXIDE camp in 2003 organized by IBM
➢ Conducts Aptitude, Intelligence, Personality, Interest and Study habits tests for students of Class 10 and pre-university students
➢ Have given talks on opportunities after graduation in India and abroad
➢ Have given several programmes for AIR in their ‘Lunch box’ programmes
Programmes on Career Guidance for channels Zee Kannada, TV9, Raj News etc..
➢ Brought out Karnataka Educational Directory I for Times Group in May 2008 and Directory II in May 2010 complete solution to all educational matters.
➢ Answered querries by students and parents in PRAJAVANI under Shikshana Puravani till May 2019 (Rural Education)
➢ Founder member, Manjari Ladies Association, J.P.Nagar. President for 12 yrs, Immediate Past President(till March 2020) .
➢ During my Presidentship, Published healthy cook books, with recipes to manage Diabetes and Hypertension in English and Kannada. Book is taken by the Govt. of Karnataka for all libraries of Karnataka
➢ Ex-Member Womens Business Leader’s Forum (WBLF) of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII)
➢ Founder and trustee of Manasa Trust. Registered in August 2007, the trust helps economically backward students get educated.