Dream Team Faculty

Mr. Israel Jebasingh (IAS – 2004 batch, All India Rank – 59)

Israel has the distinction of having cleared the UPSC exam twice, first time entering IRTS and then IAS. He resigned from the service in 2009 and founded Officers IAS Academy in 2013. As an IAS Officer in the West Bengal Cadre he was highly regarded for his out of the box thinking while serving in some of the toughest regions of India. He has a passion for teaching and has vast experience in the government and private sectors. Topper in the Optional subject – Public Administration.
Teaches: General Studies (Governance, Economy, Disaster Management)

Mr. Rangarajan R (IAS – 2005 batch, All India Rank – 46)

A Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant, he decided to become a Civil Servant and secured AIR 46 in his very first attempt. After serving for few years, he resigned from the IAS and joined the team at Officers IAS Academy as a full-time faculty to coach the next generation to become civil servants. He like Israel has a passion for teaching.
Teaches: Optional (Anthropology), General Studies (Indian Constitution)

Mr. Satapathy R (IAS, Retired as Chief Secretary, Tamil Nadu)

Rose to the rank of Chief Secretary, Tamil Nadu and retired in 2008. Also served as Administrative Member, Central Administrative Tribunal, Chennai.
Coach and Mentor

Mr. Ashok Vardhan Shetty (lAS – 1983 batch)

An lAS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre, known for his honesty, Integrity, Boldness and other Ethical values, teaches the Ethics Paper(Paper 4, General Studies) for students of Officers lAS Academy. Shetty Sir is also a regular columnist for The Hindu Newspaper and a guest faculty at Lal Bahadur Shastry National Academy of Administration, Mussorie (LBSNAA).Hisexam oriented teaching combined with interesting anecdotes from his Government Service, make his classes lively and interesting.

Mr. SUBRAMHANYAN S (IRAS, Retired 1979 batch)

Currently UPSC panel member

Got selected twice to the prestigious IPS (Indian Police Service) but chose to continue in the IRAS due to his love for Railways and he retired as Additional Member of Railway Board, Government of India. It was during his stint as a Civil Servant, gave certain recommendations to the Alagh Committee on Civil Services reforms which led to far-reaching changes in the pattern of the exam – reduction of the Optional subjects and introduction of ethics paper. Plays a crucial role in preparing students to face the Interview board.
Teaches: Civil Service conduct rules, Case study in Ethics, General Studies (Infrastructure, Ports, Railways and Science)

Mr. Nandakumar (IRS, Addl. Commissioner, I.T)

Guest Lecturer

A role model for UPSC aspirants, he overcame a difficult and challenging childhood to become a highly respected IRS Officer. He is now a faculty and mentor.
Teaches: Psychology (Optional)

Mr. Vipin Saini (IRPS – 2014 Batch)

Guest Lecturer

He is an IRPS officer of 2014 Batch, teaches History Optional at Officers IAS Academy. Vipin has faced 3 UPSC Interviews He is a B Tech graduate from NIT Kurukshetra. He was also teaching in few IAS Academies in Delhi before joining IRPS.

Teaches: History (Optional)

Mr. Ilanchezian

An entrepreneur who made the transition to service, where he was most recently the Asst. Commandant in the CRPF. He is both a teacher and a mentor to IAS aspirants relying on his experience of having cleared 17 competitive exams and attended 3 interviews.
Teaches: Geography (Optional and General Studies), Internal Security and Disaster Management.

Mr. T.Velmurugan

He is a passionate teacher with 8 Years experience in coaching Civil Services aspirants. A lawyer by qualification, he is an expert at simplifying concepts and has the ability to deliver content in a manner that students will not forget
Teaches: In addition to Sociology (Optional), He will teach short portions from Polity and Economy.

Mr. Aloysius Xavier Lopez  (Guest Lecturer)

Mr. Aloysius Xavier Lopez, Special Correspondent of The Hindu Newspaper is a guest lecturer at Officers IAS Academy. He has contributed thousands of articles spanning a career of 11 years. The expertise he possesses has led him to face the UPSC interview board twice.

Teaches: Current Affairs and History (Optional).

Mr. Guna Mathivanan

Mr. Gunasekar Mathivanan, a pianist turned teacher, heads the Research and Development team at Officers IAS Academy. He is much beloved as the current affairs faculty. As a student puts it- ‘He relates the subjects with current affairs and we can learn how to approach the subject and relate current affairs from him’

Dr. Chitra Ramesh

Dr. Chitra Ramesh, a Professor at the prestigious Madras Medical College (MMC) has also designed and implemented health programmes for the National Health Mission and also been a state level trainer for State level health programmes.

Dr Chitra Ramesh is also a specialised coach for MBBS students for their PG .She teaches Medical Science optional for students of Officers IAS Academy.

Additionally she will also teach Health related areas of Science & Technology in the General Studies for students of Officers IAS Academy.

Ms. Sneha Jain

A prolific writer on Current Affairs for various competitive magazines, she is also known for her ability to predict the questions based on current affairs – for both prelims and mains – based on her analysis of previous years question papers. The difference she brings is instead of advising the students to read ‘The Hindu’, she teaches ‘The Hindu’ to the students.
Teaches: ‘The Hindu’ Current Affairs class

Ms. Priya

A Gold medallist in her graduation, she did her MSC in Biotechnology, MA in English Literature and M.Ed. Presently pursuing her PhD.

Mr. Iden

Public Prosecutor for the Government of Tamil Nadu. Qualified the written examination of District Judge (2013), Civil Judge (2014) and CBI Public Prosecutor (2014). He was also selected as an Assistant Commandant by UPSC. His ability to combine both his in-depth knowledge and the practical application makes his classes lively and entertaining.
Teaches: Law (Optional)

Mr. Dharmaraj M

Appeared for the Mains examination on 8 occasions and consistently scored the top marks in Tamil. Also attended the final interview on 2 occasions. Has taught Tamil Optional for the past 10 years.
Teaches: Tamil (Optional)

Mr. Santhanam KLSM

Mr Santhanam, received his masters from Uppsala University, Sweden, in Biology and was one among the 3 Indians to receive the Uppsala IPK scholarship in 2012.

In spite of his science background, his love for history triumphed over and today he is a beloved history faculty at Officers IAS Academy. He is well known among Officers IAS Academy students for his unique, logical approach towards learning history.

Teaches: History, Art & Culture, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology.


Mr. B. Devnath

Devnath is a Mechanical Engineer by qualication and has an experience of 7 years in the Civil Services Examination circuit. His USP is his ability to analyse patterns in the examination paper and present them as unique identiable techniques. His Sharpshooter classes are a big draw amongst the students and has helped many of them clear the Preliminary Exam. He is also known for his story-like, lucid presentation of Art and Culture.

Teaches – Sharpshooter classes, Art and Culture, Current Affairs (Science and Technology)


Mr. R. John Victor

He is a former IAS aspirant with experience of attending 3 interviews at UPSC. Possessing experience of more than 7 years in teaching for competitive exams, he specializes in delivering precise exam-oriented knowledge content to students. Has involved himself in participatory governance initiatives, and has provided inputs to government on several matters.
Teaches: Agriculture related topics of General Studies.


Mr. Aakash

Aptitude Master, CAT cracker and Philosopher Mr Aakash having a logical and analytical mind does have a teaching experience of 17 years. He has been teaching CSAT since 2011. His students are working as IAS, IPS, IRS and other Civil Servants in different parts of India. Mr Aakash teaches to students of Officers IAS Academy.


Mr. Sivaraj M

A passionate and dynamic teacher with 9 years in training civil services aspirants. Have the experience of training the Students in top indian universities and colleges all over lndia in Aptitude. An engineer in qualication and a good mathematician with an ability to solve the aptitude problem with shortcut methods. An expert in simplifying the aptitude concepts. A charismatic teacher who is well known and expected among the students.
Teaches: Aptitude ( CSAT)