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Academic Achiever's Program

Leverage Failure Towards Outstanding Achievement

“Before success comes in any man’s life, he is sure to meet with much temporary defeat, and, perhaps, some failure. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and most logical thing to do is to quit. That is exactly what the majority of men do. More than five hundred of the most successful men this country has ever known told the author their greatest success came just one step beyond the point at which defeat had overtaken them.”
            - Napoleon Hill

"Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. We do not fail overnight. Failure is the inevitable result of an accumulation of poor thinking and poor choices.”
            - Jim Rohn

"He does reasonably well at School sometimes...but...he does not complete anything. He has a very short attention span. Recently he has fallen backward in his scores...The school has warned that he may face difficulties in his 9th and 10th grades."

His parents had brought their son Arvind who was studying in the 8th grade. 

His father continued, "The fact is,...they may ask him to leave the school when he comes to the 9th grade,...if...he does not show the expected improvement. Or...they may ask us to shift him to the State Board. But Arvind is actually very intelligent....We just can't understand why he is unable to score in his exams. We have put him to tuitions. He has been going for the past seven months but...to tell you the truth,...his performance has not improved. It...it has actually fallen more than before. 

"It is not that he is lazy. He works hard. He works throughout the day...hardly has any other diversion. We have taken him off his Tennis practice. He does not even watch television or play much video games. He is quite studious. But..."


Arvind was no doubt an intelligent boy. And then, most children are. In most cases, it is a misjudgement that portrays a child to be lazy, irresponsible, and dull. In Arvind's case, the problem was not that he was not working enough. It simply was that he was working too much. His brain was responding negatively to the stress. His bloodstream was being filled with negative stress hormones like cortisol and norepinephrine. He had hardly any endorphins to counter them nor to lead to growth. He was a victim of the old, outdated belief that hard work is the key to success. Little did he or his parents know that study need not result in learning nor that learning need not depend on studies alone. It was at that stage that his parents woke up to the situation enrolled their son in the CFRCE Academic Achiever's program.


The CFRCE Academic Achiever's Mentoring program is a powerful performance-oriented program that takes a student at any given level and through successive stages of technical and personal development, catapults the student to high achievement. In several cases, a student is seen to be literally swept into success by the combined power of creative learning, conceptual mastery and goal setting. By unleashing the student's innate intelligence and spontaneous cognitive-affective self-organization the program fills the student with the joy of learning and the ease with which concepts and problems may be enjoyed and mastered. Tests and exams are then seen no more as the end of learning but as the means of learning and as steps towards assessing oneself and discovering new bodies of knowledge. By and by it dawns to the student that learning can be one of the most exhilarating experiences in life. At this stage, the student is prepared not just for the examinations but for life itself.


Arvind began to experience all this for himself. Day-by-day he felt himself more and more joyful and possessed with the sense of progress. Every day he had something new to add to his learning. Every day his self-confidence and self-esteem grew alongside the learning. As this went on something else was happening in him that is not what one normally associates with studies.  He was experiencing a deepening sense of peace of mind. The restlessness he had before was being replaced by a calm determination. He took on his final examinations with the same spirit.


At last the day dawned. Arvind found that he had secured grade A1 10.0 in both Mathematics and Science, A2 9.0 in Social Sciences and A2 9.0 in English. Never in his academic life would he ever have to look back. The Academic Achiever's Mentoring program had been his mainstay.


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About the Program


Many a student aiming at high academic excellence asks, “What is the most effective method of study? Why is it that no matter how much I prepare, I sometimes perform poorly in the examinations? I enjoy extra-curricular activities very much. Moreover, they are very important for my later admission to foreign universities. How can I balance between that and academics? How do I prepare for subjects like Chemistry, Biology and History that seem so based on memorization? Is there a logical approach to these subjects also? How can I cope up with my increasing stress levels? How do I best manage my time?”


Students faced with such questions have continually been finding fulfilment in the CFRCE Academic Achiever's Mentoring program. At CFRCE, academic success is not considered as a matter of hard-work, effort or time but on the contrary, as a result of setting strategic goals and acquiring the necessary learning, skills and techniques. The CFRCE Academic Achievers Program is designed to do exactly this.


The CFRCE Academic Achievers Program is a credit based certificate program that empowers the student with a completely scientific approach to learning, positive stress-response and performance. Its methodology is based on cutting-edge findings in the fields of Cognitive Neuroscience and Positive Psychology and testified by achievements of students ranging from outstanding to extraordinary and world-class.

Age/Grade Group: 12 to 18 years /Std 6 to 12


Who can Join


  • Students aspiring to enhance their understanding of concepts or problem solving skills.
  • Students who are under-performing due to poor time and stress management.
  • Students who are facing difficulty in coping with classroom learning due to short attention spans.
  • Students who are pursuing other courses for competitive examinations and require support for understanding concepts and to develop the success mindset.




  • This program unleashes the dormant creative energies and builds up the cognitive-conative-affective faculties of the student.
  • A high degree of personal development goes hand-in-hand with subject mastery and forms a key component of the program.
  • The program addresses the student's maturity or mental-emotional age and provides a high degree of motivation to excel in formal academics.




  • The student's academic learning and performance are nurtured simultaneously.
  • The student learns to optimize time and energy and do full justice to academics without compromising or giving up any of the extra-academic activities like sports, games, cultural pursuits.
  • The student learns to leverage learning and perform exceptionally well in Board and entrance examinations like CET and IIT-JEE.
  • The student is inevitably led to high academic excellence and in most cases, secure admission to professional courses in India and/or at top foreign Universities via SAT and related examinations.


Credits and Certificates


  • Credits are given to learning as opposed to studies. Learning is evaluated in positive modes like projects and discussion rather than tests and examinations.
  • On successful completion of the program the student is awarded with a certificate that stands testimonial to the Personal Development and Application Learning of the student.
  • Students learn to use Projects to consolidate their learning and progress rather than the conventional practice of tests and exams.
  • The spirit of inquiry and investigation is encouraged thus unleashing the future scientist and innovator, leader and entrepreneur.




The syllabus is that of the board/curriculum the student is currently enrolled in at School.




Application for this program is open throughout the year.

Send a request for appointment to admin@cfrce.com or call: 99450 56668 / 96324 36989 / 96864 49989 to talk to us in person.


Admission Process


  • After the first meeting with the Director, an Application and Statement of Purpose form for the particular program will be sent by email.
  • The completed application form is to be submitted over email to admin@cfrce.com.
  • The CFRCE Board will finalize the selection of the student based on the meeting with the Director, the application form and SOP.
  • Selected students can then enrol themselves by completing the formalities.


The decision of CFRCE board on all matters regarding admission is final.

Outstanding CFRCE Academic Achievers

Nischal Mohan

Nischal Mohan

BS (In Progress) University of Southern California, USA
Preetish Tilak

Preetish Tilak

BS, Purdue University, USA
Prashant Ganesh

Prashant Ganesh

MS, (In Progress) Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Kavya Srinivasan

Kavya Srinivasan

B. Tech, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Saranya Bhagavan

B. E, RV College of Engineering, Bangalore

Manjari Rajagopalan

MBBS, Davangere, India

Anusha Devarajan

MBBS, Vydehi Instute of Medical Sciences and Research, Bangalore, India

Prakrithy Pradeep

Shristhi School of Design, Bangalore, India

Pooja Mishra

MBBS, St. John's Medical College, Bangalore, India

Priyanka Ivathury

B.E, PES University, Bangalore, India

Nithya KSD

B.E, PES University, Bangalore, India

Aditi Chandrasekhar


Gayathri Loka

Flame University, Pune, India

Aswath Vishwanathan

MBBS, Manipal Medical College, Mangalore, India

Spadika Jayaraj


Aditya Prasad

MBBS (In Progress), ESI Medical College, Bangalore, India



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