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: Optional (Public Administration) and 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. Killi Chandra Sekhar (IAS – 2014 batch)
A young IAS Officer of the 2014 Batch (TN cadre) who resigned from the service has joined the teaching team of Officers IAS Academy, to pursue his passion for experiential learning and knowledge sharing through teaching and mentoring of Civil Service Aspirants.
Mr. Killi Chandra Sekhar will be teaching International Relations, Science & Technology and Governance to students of Officers IAS Academy.
Mr.V. Sivasubramanian IRS
Mr V Sivasubramanian IRS (‘Mani’) is an IIT and IIM alumnus with rich administrative and managerial experience of three decades in government, government agencies as well as in the private sector. He served for over two decades as an IRS officer holding both executive charges as well as being in policy making in Government of India including the making of 13 Union Budgets. As an IIM product it is apt for him to teach the Management optional to the students of Officers IAS Academy. With his expertise in public finance, Mr Sivasubramanian also teach Budget, Public Finance and Investment Models of the General Studies areas.
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)
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. Saravana Kumaran (IRS – 2004 Batch)
Became an IRTS Officer in 2000 with the highest mark in Sociology. He took the UPSC exam once more in 2004 and joined the prestigious IRS (Indian Revenue Service) and most recently was the Joint Commissioner Income Tax. He is also a mentor to students.
Teaches: General Studies.
Mr. Vipin Saini (IRPS – 2014 Batch)
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.
Mr. Joseph Raaj
A popular saying in LBSNAA, Mussoorie is “Every batch in the past 10 years has had at least set of Civil Servants who were students of Joseph. Went till the interview stage thrice.
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. Uday Kumar
He cleared the Indian Engineering Services (IES) in 2000 but opted not to join, instead worked at a number of leading companies like Siemens, NTPC and most recently KPMG.
Teaches: International Relations, Environment, Science and Technology
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
A Gold medallist in her graduation, she did her MSC in Biotechnology, MA in English Literature and M.Ed. Presently pursuing her PhD.
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.
Ms Dhanalakshmi who successfully appeared for Civil Service Interview twice, has a teaching experience of more than a decade. Her passion for teaching combined with her extensive knowledge in Civil Service Examination makes her classes lively and exam oriented.Ms Dhanalakshmi teaches Current Affairs and Geology optional for Civil service exam and Indian Forest Service exam at Officers IAS Academy.
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.