About Us

Having played elite sport, as well as having been fortunate to do mind training during their sporting years, both were inspired to take up sport psychology as a career. Destiny brought them together with the common thread of a mentor – Late Mr. B.P Bam. Samiksha, India’s first sport psychology consultancy was thus born in 2011 with a goal to help Indian athletes achieve excellence. In its initial years, Samiksha worked with Olympic, CommonWealth, World and Asian Games medal winners. Their milestone was achieved quickly and led them to revisit their goals. That is what the founders call the re-birth of Samiksha Sports. They firmly believe that the early development of mental skills is needed for high performance in sport. They also trust that psychology principles are effective in the development of children, coaches, parents, corporates and celebrities. Our founders have nurtured Samiksha with passion, priority, care and hardwork.

Our Vision

Our vision is to make mind training accessible to every athlete in India and to the sporting ecosystem within the country

Our Mission

To shape young minds to face challenges, thrive under pressure and overcome obstacles in sport and other spheres of life

Our Ethics

We are committed to delivering with integrity and ethical conduct; keeping the clients overall well being at the pinnacle of our work

What is Sport Psychology?

Sport Psychology is a scientific enquiry into understanding performance. Some other terms used for sport psychology are peak performance, mental toughness or mental training. A sport psychologist uses their psychological understanding and proficiencies to promote optimum performance and well-being of athletes, teams, coaches and parents. The expertise of sport psychology that Samiksha brings transcends the boundaries of sport and can be applied in many other performance contexts as well as with children and adults looking for the right optimization of their mind skills.

Meet Our Team

Gayatri Vartak Madkekar

Co-Founder & Director

PhD Scholar, Sports Psychology

MSc, Psychology of Sport and Exercise (UK)

MA, Counselling Psychology (Pune University)

Former International Badminton Player

Shaantanu Kulkarni

Sport Psychologist

MSc, Sport and Exercise Psychology (UK)

BA, Psychology (Pune University)

Former Youth Footballer

Damini Sapre

Psychologist & Content Expert

MA, Counselling Psychology (Pune University)

BA, Psychology (Pune University)

Former Football Player

Dr Atul Biniwale

Consultant Physician

Sports Medicine Specialist

Vice President PDMBA

Rohan Rajapurkar

Executive Director

Radiant Heat Exchangers Pvt. Ltd.

MBA, Purdue University, USA

Ujwal Deole

Co- Founder & COO at Khelomore

MBA, IIM Ahmedabad

Former Strategy Consultant at KPMG

Col Varinder Singh

Indian Army Personnel

Raised Boys Sports Company

Army Sports Institute, Pune

Prakash Padukone

Badminton Legend & Padma Shri Awardee

Board of Directors, Olympic Gold Quest

Late BP Bam

IAS officer & Retd, IG of Police

Motivational Speaker and Sport Psychologist

Abhijeet Kunte

Indian Chess Grandmaster

Advisor, Kinder Sports

Dr Shama Kittur

MBBS, IOC Sports Nutrition & Co-Founder

Padukone Dravid Centre for Sports Excellence

Aditi Moghe

School Psychologist

MA, Clinical Psychology (Pune University)

BA, Psychology (Pune University)

Dr. Janki Rajapurkar Deole

Co-Founder & Director

PhD, Psychology & Sports Science (UK)

MSc, Psychology of Sport & Exercise (UK)

BSc, Psychology, Sport & Performance (UK)

Former Junior International Tennis Player

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