Dream Team Faculty

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.

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


Mr. V Monikandan

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.

Deepuk Sukumar

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. 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).

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


Mr. Duraish Kumar M.V

A UGC-NET JRF scholar who teaches at the department of politics and public administration, University of Madras, in the capacity of Senior research fellow for the past ve years. He has immense experience in mentoring civil service aspirants and has himself appeared in the Civil Service Mains examination and Civil service personality test multiple times.

Teaches: PSIR.

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.

Mr. Iden

Public Prosecutor – Government of Tamil Nadu

Teaches: Law

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.

Teaches: Medical Science

Mr. Satheesh

His teaching career as a Faculty of English Literature in two universities and few colleges extends to 12 years. He is very passionate about teaching literature and has been a visiting faculty at many esteemed institutions. He has been teaching English literature optional for Civil Service Aspirants.

He has also published a good number of literary articles in leading journals and organized seminars and workshops.

Teaches: English Literature


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.
Teaches: Philosophy

Ms. R. Praveena

A Gold medalist in Masters, Ms Praveena has worked as
Assistant professor for more than 5 years in various reputed Engineering colleges. She has been
teaching Mathematics for competitive examinations like UPSC Civil Service, Indian Engg Service and GATE.She has also authored 3 books.

Teaches: Mathematics


Ms. Ramya

S. Ramya currently works as an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at Stella Maris College, Chennai. She has completed MSc HRD (Psychology) from University of Madras with a Gold Medal.

Teaches: Psychology