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.

Dr. Santhosh Babu

IAS – 1995 batch

Teaches: Public Administration

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Rangarajan R

IAS – 2005 batch, All India Rank – 46

Teaches: Anthropology

Killi Chandra Sekhar

IAS – 2014 batch

Teaches: Anthropology

Uday Kumar

IES – 2000

Teaches: Political Science and International Relations.


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. 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: History.

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


Public Prosecutor – Government of Tamil Nadu

Teaches: Law

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. 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