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Dream Team Faculty

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. Israel Jebasingh
(IAS – 2004 batch, All India Rank – 59)
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. Rangarajan R
(IAS – 2005 batch, All India Rank – 46)
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 strative Tribunal, Chennai. Coach and Mentor








Mr. Satapathy R
(IAS, Retired as Chief Secretary, Tamil Nadu)
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. Ashok Vardhan Shetty
(lAS – 1983 batch)
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. Subramhanyan S
(IRAS, Retired 1979 batch) Currently UPSC panel member
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. Nandakumar
(IRS, Addl. Commissioner, I.T) Guest Lecturer
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. Ilanchezian
He is a true veteran legend in the field of civil services coaching. He has been guiding aspirants in Delhi and Chennai for over 16 years and at least a hundred successful candidates would vouch for his contribution. He has a prodigious reputation in the UPSC circle for geology optional and has helped scores of students clear the Indian Forest Services Examination, including the most recent toppers. Teaches: Geology optional and General Studies areas of Science & Tech and Disaster Management.

Mr. Monikandan V
He holds a 5-Year Integrated Masters Degree in Humanities from IIT Madras. Has been teaching Public administration for more than 5 years. Known for his exam oriented approach in training aspirants, he has produced several toppers from Public Administration optional. He is quite popular amongst students not only for his teaching skill but also for his scientific approach in predicting Public administration questions every year. Teaches: Public Administration


Mr. Deepuk Sukumar
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. Velmurugan T
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. Aloysius Xavier Lopez
(Guest Lecturer)
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’
Mr. Guna Mathivanan
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)


Mr. Sivaraj M
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.
Dr. Chitra Ramesh
(Guest Lecturer)
A Gold medallist in her graduation, she did her MSC in Biotechnology, MA in English Literature and M.Ed. Presently pursuing her PhD.









Ms. Priya
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. Iden
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. Dharmaraj M
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. Devnath B
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. John Victor R
Yuvaraj is a Chemical Engineer by graduation, has almost a decade’s experience in the Civil Services circuit. Coming from a farming family, his love for nature helped him specialise in Environmental studies. His earthy approach to the subjects and furnishing practical, real-life examples along with a strong exam orientation are his USPs. Yuvaraj has gone to UPSC Interview stage several times.He has a passion for teaching. Teaches: Environment & Ecology
Mr. Yuvaraj
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. Aakash