IAS, Founder and Director
Israel has the distinction of having cleared all three stages of the UPSC exam twice, and as an IAS Officer 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)
IRAS, Advisor and Mentor
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)
IAS, Associate Director
A Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant, he decided to become a Civil Servant and secured AIR 46 in his very first attempt. He like Israel has a passion for teaching.
Teaches: Optional (Anthropology), General Studies (Indian Constitution)
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
Director – Finance & Administration
She takes care of the critical roles of Finance and Administration at the academy. Coming from humble economic means, and from the rural part of India, she ensures that extra care is given to students with similar background and that these are not impediments in the pursuit of their dreams. Prior to this she had extensive experience working as a Lecturer and Administrator in several Engineering colleges.