Optional Counselling

Optional choice : Interest to marks conversion at Officers IAS Academy

By choosing the optional that fits you best, you can convert your interest for a subject into your biggest advantage in the UPSC Mains Exam.

At Officers IAS Academy, our director Israel Jebasingh (IAS – 2004) will individually counsel each one of you to select your Optional after duly evaluating your strengths and weaknesses, interests and academic background.

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Israel Jebasingh

IAS – 2004 batch, All India Rank – 59

Teaches: Public Administration

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Rangarajan R

IAS – 2005 batch, All India Rank – 46

Teaches: Anthropology


Guest Lecturer

IRS – Additional Commissioner Income Tax

Teaches: Psychology


Former Asst. Commandant CRPF

Teaches: Geography

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7 UPSC Mains, 3 Interview, 10 Years Teaching Experience In Agriculture Optional

Teaches: Agriculture

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).

Mr. Loyola Ignatius

A veteran teacher of Politcal Science Optional, Mr Loyola Ignatius started his teaching career in Coaching academies in Delhi. He has more than 15 years of teaching Political Science optional. Mr Loyola, due to his long teaching career has the ability to teach Political Science in accordance to the exam requirements of UPSC.

Teaches: Political Science.

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.

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 Literature

Prof. R Radhai

Prof. R Radhai M.A, M. Phil, Ph.D (Economics) – SLET qualified faculty at Madras University and a top coach in Economics Optional has joined the team of Officers IAS Academy to teach ECONOMICS OPTIONAL.

She is not only an eminent scholar in Economics but also an expert in coaching students to score high in the UPSC Optional paper.

Teaches: Economics Optional

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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 teaches Medical Science optional for students of Officers IAS Academy.

Teaches: Medical Science

Mr. Iden

Public Prosecutor – Government of Tamil Nadu

Teaches: Law

Mr. Aakash

Graduated from University of Delhi with Philosophy (H) and pursued Post Graduate in Philosophy from IGNOU, Delhi, Mr Aakash is having 8 years experience of teaching Philosophy using diagrams and flow charts that helps students to understand the concepts in detail with minuteness as well as this way of teaching helps to write the answers effectively to get maximum marks in Civil Services Mains Exam. Mr Aakash teaches to students of Officers IAS Academy.
Teaches: Philosophy