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Chief Trainer of The Walnut, Geevarghese known as ‘Gee’ among his friends and students, has a passion for training even at the beginning of his corporate career in 1998. Nonetheless, he has been handling advanced training programs for Aptitude and Soft Skills since 2001, a genuine plan for founding an organisation ignited only during the training program conducted in Jammu & Kashmir for Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies during the mid-summer of 2013.

It is the first time he got a chance to experience natural walnut from the valley and realise it is almost impossible to crack the hard shell with bare hands. However, the walnut vendors demonstrated an easy technique for cracking it with bare hands. It was a real turning point in naming the organisation and setting a goal of training candidates to crack the hard shells of Aptitude Test – GD – Interview cycle, through the application of critical thinking and speed enhancement techniques.

All the teaching, learning and training experience of Mr. Gee accumulated through years of challenging functions at T.I.M.E. Institute Kottayam, York University Toronto, Kodaikanal Christian College Kodaikanal, Sales Dynamics Toronto, Edinburgh University Edinburgh and Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies Kochi, are extensively used for creating a strong base for The Walnut, Organisation for Advanced Training.

On his return from the Kashmir Valley, Gee shared his thoughts with his fellow trainers, Dennis Jose, Siva Prasad, Stanley Joseph, Arun Krishna and Cheriyil Josh, who are outstanding performers in various areas of aptitude and soft skill training. Right now, The Walnut has the excellent support of trainers who have decade long expertise in coaching candidates striving to achieve the ambitious goals of cracking Campus Placement Tests, CAT, GMAT, SSC, BANK and UGC-NET.


The Walnut provides tailor-made training programs to support organizations looking for effective ways to get the best out of the human assets. The major programs listed below:

  • Activity based modules for effective communication
  • Prioritization and time management
  • Role play and tactics for negotiations
  • Situation-Role based training for sales persons efficacy
  • Effective adult learning approaches for organizational efficiency                                                                    

The Walnut, Organisation for Advanced Training, provides exceptional support for the colleges and the universities endeavor to achieve their placement targets. We associate with reputed colleges and institutions to run coaching programs on specific requirements. 

The Team has excellent feedback from the students as       well as head of the institutions of DC School of Management (Vagamon & Trivandrum), Marian College Kuttikkanam, Saintgits Institute of Management Kottayam, St. George College Aruvithura, St. Peters College Kolencherry, BVM Holy Cross Cherpunkal, Girideepam College of Advanced Learning Kottayam and St. Thomas College Thrissur. 

The following programs can be scheduled in the college or university campus upon specific requirement.

  • BRAIN RACKER (Aptitude Test Training)
  • SHARP EDGE (Aptitude and Soft Skill Training)
  • IGNITE (Orientation Program for New Batches)
  • PERFECTION (Finishing School: Refine REAL Skills)

Objective: The Walnut provides exceptional training programs for National Eligibility Test (NET) in associations with Colleges, Universities and Academies.

In July 2018 examination, a total of 63 candidates qualified, 54 with Lectureship and 9 with JRF through the training programs run by ‘The Walnut’ exclusively for Paper-1, at Baselius College Kottayam, Marian College Kuttikkanam, St. Thomas College Pala, St. Stepehens College Uzhavoor, Apple B Academy, and Sarga Kshetra Academy Changanacherry. In November 2017 exam, a total of 42 candidates qualified, 34 with Lectureship and 8 with JRF.

Paper I (Common Paper)
Training for all the ten areascomes under Paper I of humanities (Commerce, Languages, Arts, All Subjects under Social Sciences, Computer Science, Psychology etc).

Paper II (Subject Paper)
Training for chosen subjects such as Commerce and Management.

Objective: This program is custom made to enhance the Aptitude, GD and Interview Skills of candidates endeavouring for career advancement.This program provides a strong base for the students appear for competitive exams during their final year and completion of their course.

The Walnut has inspiring results from the programs conducted Marian College Kuttikkanam, Santhigiri College Vazhithala, Saintgits College Kottayam, Nirmala College Muvattupuzha, Holycross College Cherpunkal and Girideepam College of Advanced Learning Kottayam.

The Walnut provides specific coaching for the followingexams:

  • CAT & GMAT
  • SSC & KAS
  • Civil Service Foundation
  • CA Foundation

This program is designed to enhance the aptitude and soft skills of enthusiasticschool students getting ready to take up career challenges in Charted Accounting, Law, Defence, Civil Service, Hospitality and Business Management.
This program provides ‘Solid Foundation’ for candidates focus on CA Foundation, CHSL (SSC), CLAT / LSAT (Law), UGAT (Undergraduate Programs), NA (Naval), TES (Army), Integrated PG Entrances and Talent Search Exams.

Program Design and Content:
Duration: 60 – 75 Hours (12 – 15 days)
Ideal number per batch: 30 – 40

Major Areas Covered in this program:
Logical Reasoning/Mental Ability:

  • Number and Letter Series, Analogies, Blood Relations, Direction Sense
  • Clocks, Calendars, Coding & Decoding, Seating Arrangements (Puzzles)

Quantitative Ability/Numerical Ability:

  • Speed Maths, Averages, Percentages, Time & Distance, Time & Work
  • Numbers, Ratios & Proportions, Profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest

Verbal Ability/English Language Ability:

  • Sentence Corrections, Reading Comprehension, Synonyms & Antonyms

Data Interpretation (Charts & Tables):

  • Analysis of data, Growth or Reduction, Pie chart, Bar chart and Line Graphs

General Awareness:

  • Economic Issues and Data, Science and Technology, Polity
  • Awards and Honours, Environment and Sports

Soft Skills for Career Success:

  • Group Dynamics and Team Building
  • Effective Communication and Presentation Skills

Objective: This program is specially designed to enhance the skills of the faculty members to assimilate knowledge by direct interaction with students at various levels. The best effort from the faculty in terms of active participation delivers the most desirable results.

 Program Design and Content:

  • Duration: 2 days (10 Hours)
  • Venue: Host institution
  • Ideal number: 20 – 30 participants

Major Areas Covered in this program:

  • Heterogeneous classrooms
  • Learning – A reality
  • Learning Styles & Multiple Intelligence
  • Self-Awareness & Reflection
  • Teacher Centered Vs. Student Centered Learning
  • 21st century classrooms
  • Best Available Resources
  • Content, Pedagogy and Technology

Objective: This program is custom designed for the Business Schools and Management Departments to take advantage of the International expertise of the faculty from selected areas in Business Management. Visiting faculty from our pool of experts handles whole subject (or a part) in specific semester(s). This arrangement can be done on short-term or long-term basis.

 Selected Subjects:

  • International Business and Marketing
  • Branding and Brand Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Consumer Behaviour

Highly Effective Training Programs


Recruitment Training

UGC NET Coaching​

It has been a great experience with ‘The Walnut’ for me, right from day of Aptitude Training and all through the programme. Considering the fact that the programme was only for a few days, it was a well-designed training programme with practical orientation. The sessions with Walnut helped me to comprehend the requirements of the hour at a professional level.
Varun Sundar
MBA, DC School of Management, Trivandrum
I have attended the NET Paper 1 coaching classes during the month of June 2018. I am happy to share the my achievement in NET with JRF in the July 2018 exam. I express my gratitude to the team for their support and encouragement. A special note of thanks to you for the orientation and extra suggestions during the program. Above all for directly and indirectly reminding us constantly that this is achievable. Thank you!
Rose Mary Jose
UGC NET – Lectureship and JRF
MA Lit., Sacred Heart College, Thevara, Ernakulam
The intensive training provided by ‘The Walnut’ in a short period of time helped me to improve my aptitude skills as well as soft skills to face any kind of hurdle put by the recruitment team. The presentation, negotiation and mock interview sessions were really helpful to boost my confidence. I personally extend my thanks to the talented team of trainers Dennis Sir, Geevarghese Sir, Savio Sir and Josh Sir.
Gana K.G.​​
MBA, DC School of Management, Vagamon
I am so happy to let you know that I have qualified UGC NET for English Literature. I am deeply indebted to our captain Geevarghese sir. I would have never accomplished this without his guidance and motivation. It is the words and the effort he has taken to help me hold on to this voyage that boosted my confidence. I would like to point it outfor other NET aspirants, ‘The Walnut’ team always push your limits. May your reach exceed your grasp.
Dan George
UGC – NET Lectureship
MA Lit., St.Thomas College, Pala

Institutional Heads

Endorsement: DC School of Management and Technology, Vagamon

Benchmarking tribute connects with the quality of standards placed, recorded and authenticated. This conditioned status proved my expectations as a privilege for my guidance. My expectations on specific values as learning outcomes guided my mind with an open heart for my discussions with ‘The Walnut’. Outstanding faculty team from ‘The Walnut’fulfilled those privileged expectations.
Group Dynamics, Resume Modelling, Aptitude Training, Presentation Skills, Negotiation Exercises and Personal Interview Training were the key areas where the training teamwas valued and positionedas a marked identity for advanced training. I am really impressed by the exceptionally rich and effective aptitude and Soft Skills training sessions run by the team in our Vagamon and Trivandrum campuses for final year MBA students.
Dr. Umesh Neelakantan
Principal - MBA and Director – Corporate Relations
DC School of Management and Technology, Vagamon

Endorsement: Research & PG Department of Commerce, Marian College, Kuttikkanam

The 96-hour Campus Recruitment Training steered by ‘The Walnut’ in Marian Campus for M.Com students was really extensive and absolutely beneficial for our students. We have carefully chosen the Walnut Team to take advantage of their expertise in every area of aptitude training and the team had done a brilliant job. A special segment designed for UGC NET Paper 1 was absolutely beneficial for the candidates from Commerce Department as well as many other departments such as Computer Science, Social Work etc. I am incredibly satisfied by the structure and classroom teaching modules delivered by ‘The Walnut’ for aptitude test training. 

Dr. Chackochan Njavallil, Associate Professor & Head of the Department. Research & PG Department of Commerce, Marian College (Autonomous), Kuttikkanam

Endorsement: Baselius College, Kottayam
It is with immense pleasure I endorse ‘The Walnut’ team for their wonderful proficiency in conducting the UGC NET Coaching Programme for the Post Graduate Department of Commerce, Baselius College, Kottayam. Though it was short, the 7-Day programme exclusively for Paper-I was comprehensive enough to include all the areas. The Methodology adopted by the team was indeed excellent and was highly effective in boosting the confidence of our candidates to get the best out of them. Two of our candidates qualified for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and another two qualified for the Assistant Professorship from the limited pool of candidates attended the coaching programme, is an ample proof for the excellent training given by the dedicated team. I am really impressed by the extremely rich content and highly interactive teaching sessions conducted by the gifted Walnut Team in our campus.
Dr. Nalini J
Associate Professor & Head PG Department of Commerce
Baselius College, Kottayam, Kerala