"I have been fortunate to be a student of sir (Paradkar Sir) since I was 9 years old. Like an expert craftsman, he carefully molded me and my game. I am grateful to him for guiding and helping me in my journey towards success."
- Parag Madkaikar (Railway's Ranji Trophy Player)
Vidya Paradkar's Academy began in 1978 at Robert Money High School, Grant Road. It was an unceremonious effort with an object to create a sincere and dependable training facility for genuinely aspiring cricketing talents in and around South Mumbai. Renowned bollywood producer and director, late Shri Manmohan Desai promptly recognized the brilliance of Vidya Paradkar Sir in cricket coaching then. He generously supported the initiative and encouraged Vidya Paradkar Sir to pursue his passion.
Since 2003, the academy conducts coaching sessions in the morning and evening at Cross Maidan and Azad Maidan in South Mumbai. Talented cricketers like Parag Madkaikar, Hiken Shah, Vikrant Yelligeti are working hard to sustain their growth and progress further under the constant guidance imparted by Vidya Paradkar's Academy. Young and eager talents like Shashank Singh, Atul Singh, Akash Malbari and many more are being groomed and getting finely tuned for bigger challenges.