BALM is located in, Kovalam, a resort town by the sea, approximately 30 km from Chennai. The location is scenic and away from the din and distraction of the metro. It is easily accessible by bus and taxi services.

BALM is co-located with the ‘Clustered Group Home’ programme of The Banyan’s Inclusive Ecosystems vertical, with a vision to create not just an inclusive, dynamic learning  environment for students but also one that is therapeutic and stimulates personal recovery for the residents.

Classrooms, the Library, Faculty offices and the Dean’s office are all located here.


Career Services

BALM operates an active placement cell that is solely focussed on finding the right match between skill-sets, passions and professional requirements on the field, and is dedicated to supporting students at BALM find professional opportunities including but not limited to, pursuing careers in:

Clinical Social Work

Management Positions at Not-For-Profits

Health Systems, Program, and Policy Research

Government Positions – District
Mental Health Program and in MH

Incubating Social Enterprises

Psychologists in Medical / Psychiatrists and Development Settings

Human rights

Private practice