Faculty Team

Qualified faculty for IAS, IPS & KAS academy

Mr. Chris L. Bernard

He is the Chief Mentor of ACE IAS, Coordinating Civil Services Coaching Programme and Mentoring Civil Service Aspirants. He holds a Degree in Computer Science, Masters in Geo Informatics & History and MBA in Human Resource Management & (Ph.D.,). He has nearly a decade of experience as a Technocrat, Mentor, Administrator and Coordinator of Civil Services Training Programme. He himself has prepared for civil services and cracked UPSC and many other competitive exams. He is also the member of Prestigious Indian Geographical Society (IGS).

His passion for teaching made him quit the corporate sector and started mentoring civil service aspirants and many of his students have joined various levels in the Government Administrative Services. He teaches Geography, Ethics and Science & Technology etc. His in-depth knowledge in the civil service exam subjects and the students’ requirement make him the apt person for meticulously designing the course plan. 

Adv. Idris M S

He is a passionate teacher and foremost coach, he has more than a decade of rich experience in shaping students’ IAS dreams and mentoring civil service aspirants all over India. His vast experience in preparation for Civil Services and as well as an Advocate is an asset to the Institution. He holds Degree in Commerce and Law, Masters in Human Rights, History, Public Administration, Religion & Philosophy, LLM (Criminology), UGC NET & (Ph.D.,).

No other faculty deals with Polity and Governance the way he does. A proven and undisputed teacher of Polity and Governance and commands leadership in the subject. He has gone to level of UPSC – IAS Interviews twice. He teaches Sociology and Philosophy Optional Subjects and Polity, Constitution, Governance subjects in General Studies. He is a voracious reader and a good orator, his deep insight into the issues and combined with his in-depth knowledge of subjects makes his classes very lively, interesting and Exam oriented. 

Adv. Manoj Madhav

He is an Adventurist, Academician & a Martial Artist who has degrees under his name like Masters in History, Political Science, Religion and Philosophy, Defence Strategic Studies, Public Administration and Law. He was personal secretary to Dr. Shashi Tharoor (former Under Secretary General, United Nations & Former Union HRD Minister) & he was selected for Indian Army Officer’s Training in the year 2005-2006, which was discontinued.

Time travel to the past in just a class! That’s precisely what Adv. Manoj makes his students do, to understand the glimpses of human history with his diachronic approach. His narrative proficiency and methods for improving the ease of remembering the dates, timelines and events of the past help students secure their future and to spread his knowledge for UPSC aspirants in their struggle to glory.

Mr. Ilanchezhian K M

In the ancient Gurukul system, the Guru was himself an achiever. Mr. Ilanchezhian, is one such Guru. Mr. Ilanchezhian, himself a topper in UPSC CAPF examination, has also appeared for three UPSC interviews. A trip to any Civil Services study circle regarding Geography in Southern India and North East would be incomplete without the mention of Mr. Ilanchezhian – One of India’s foremost coach and teacher of Geography for CSE.

As an Asst. Commandant of CRPF, he has roamed across the Naxal belts of India and served the Integrity of our Country. Mr. Ilanchezhian due to his passion for teaching quit CRPF and started teaching Geography for Civil Service aspirants in several Coaching Academies all over the Country. He is currently serving as Deputy Director in Tamil Nadu Milk Production and he will be part of ACE IAS Teaching Team. His extensive work experience across the belts of Geographical territory of India makes him suitable for teaching CSAT & Geography for students of ACE IAS. 


Adv. Indira Krishnamoorthy

She is an Advocate, Academician and a Passionate Teacher. She holds a Black Belt in Karate in Shitō-Ryū Style. She holds Degrees in Commerce and Law, Masters in Social Work, Sociology, LLM (Constitutional Law & International Law), LLM (Criminology), UGC NET & (Ph.D.,). She is a University Topper in LLM and a Gold Medallist.

As a Supreme Court & High Court Lawyer, Ms. Indira Krishnamoorthy is known for her filing of numerous Public Interest Litigations for the disadvantaged sections of the society. She is a Professor of law teaching the Law students. Ms. Indira, with her immense experience of teaching and practicing Law, teaches Governance, Indian Society and Social Issues etc. for students of ACE IAS.

Mr. Ragavendra K. Ravi

Mr. Raghavendra K. Ravi is a Mentor and a passionate teacher and an expert in Economics, Art & Culture, Geography and International Relations. He holds Masters in Computer Engineering from Germany, Masters in Science in Information Technology from Sweden & (Ph.D.,). He has joined the Tamil Nadu Police Department as Deputy Superintendent of Police (Training). He has National and International exposure in teaching and has traveled about 30 Countries for study, work and travel till now.

His dual UPSC interview experience makes him an astute faculty with an uncanny knack of extracting the best out of his students and moulding them to be bureaucrats. He is well versed in traditional and modern teaching techniques. His thirst for knowledge combined with the passion for teaching made him join ACE IAS as a faculty and he teaches, Art & Culture and International Relations for students of ACE IAS. His analytical skills and keen observation of current happenings complement students’ understanding of Indian’s foreign policy and relations with her neighbors and other countries of the world. Students often have a globetrotting experience from their armchairs in his classes.


Dr. Sundar M S

He is a Passionate Teacher, Research Analyst and an expert in International Relations and Public Administration. Due to his passion for teaching he quit IDSA, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India. He holds a Degree in Medicine, Masters in Public Policy (London), Defence Studies and Ph.D., 

He has a decade of experience as an Analyst, Foreign & Defence Policy Expert, and as a Faculty Mentoring Civil Service Aspirants. He has gone to UPSC IAS Interviews Twice. He teaches International Relations, Internal Security, Disaster Management, Public Administration and Psychology. His experience as a Public Policy Maker and a Defence Strategist in the Ministry of Defence, GOI and his deep insight into the issues and combined with his in-depth knowledge of subjects makes his classes very lively, interesting and Exam oriented.


Mr. Prakash P

He is a Mentor and an expert in Polity, Internal Security and Public Administration. He holds a Master Degree in Engineering and has years of experience teaching for civil service aspirants and mentoring them. He has gone to UPSC IAS Interviews Thrice. He teaches Polity, Internal Security, Disaster Management, Public Administration and Sociology. For most students from non-humanities background who struggle to grasp even the fundamentals  his classes offer clear insights and understanding of the core concepts.

In short, he is a manifestation of a well-learned man who carries himself with such poise that his optimism and charm spreads all around where he is. His impeccable teaching style and in depth knowledge of subjects helps him to structure and link concepts so efficiently, that whatever he teaches enters from the board to the brain. His calm and composed personality augments a students learning experience. It is no wonder that his classes are par excellence.

Dr. V Prakasam

Dr. Prakasam is a Scientist and a passionate teacher, mentoring civil service aspirants all over India. His vast experience in preparation for Civil Services is an asset to the Institution. He holds Master Degrees in Life Science, Agricultural Science, M. Phil, Ph. D., and UGC NET. He is a Gold Medallist in all the degrees he pursued. He received 4 Gold Medals for his research and Ph. D from Dr. Manmohan Singh (Hon’ble Prime Minister of India).

He has more than a decade of experience in research and teaching. He has gone to level of UPSC – IAS Interviews Thrice. He is a Scientist, currently serving in ICAR, Govt. of India. He teaches Agriculture, Agro-Economics, Environment and Science & Technology subjects in General Studies. He is a voracious reader and his deep insight into the issues and combined with his in-depth knowledge of subjects makes his classes very lively, interesting and Exam oriented.

Rev. Dr. Fr. Arockiaswamy A

Fr. Arockiaswamy is an academician and a passionate teacher, mentoring civil service aspirants. His vast experience in preparation for Civil Services is an asset to the Institution. He holds Degrees in Sociology, Religion & Philosophy, Theology, Masters in Economics, GeoSpatial Technology, M. Phil and Ph.D

As a Geographer, he has more than a decade of experience in the field of teaching. He has gone to a level of KPSC – KAS Interview. He is the member of Delhi School of Economics, Indian Geographical Society, Union of Geographic Information Technologists (UGIT), National Association of Geographers in India (NAGI), ISRO etc., He teaches Geography, Socio-Economics, GeoScience, and Space Technology. 

Ms. Shilpa

Ms. Shilpa is a passionate teacher. Currently serving as Deputy Director, Indian School of Art and Drama, Govt. of India. She holds a Degree in Engineering and Masters in Public Administration. She has written UPSC Mains twice and has gone to the UPSC Interviews. She is a multidisciplinary trainer in Civil Service Preparation and an asset to the Institution. She teaches National and Social Issues, Geography & Current Affairs. Her in-depth knowledge of subjects makes her classes very informative, interesting and Competitive Exam oriented.

Mr. Shanmugapriyan

Mr. Shanmugapriyan is a passionate teacher. He holds a Degree in Engineering and Masters in Political Science. He is an expert in CSAT especially in Analytical Ability, Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation. Often referred to as ‘The Wizard of Reasoning’ by his students, Shanmugapriyan brings forth years of rich experience in handling aptitude classes for various competitive exams across various institutes all over India. A faculty with a charming wit, he manages to translate the very same charm into decoding and explaining difficult topics to the students in a lucid manner. 

Ms. Anne D’ Souza

Ms. Anne D’ Souza is a passionate teacher. She holds a Master Degrees in Commerce and History. Her calm and poised persona, backed with her unique sense of subject understanding – she is an asset to the teaching fraternity. 

She puts her heart and soul into making students understand the concepts of General Science and applications of it in everyday life. Her classes are so full of information and citations that students cherish every single minute of it and thereby get a firm grip of the concepts.

Not only she is an expert in General Science, but she is also known for her prediction of Current Affairs Questions in Prelims and Mains, due to her expertise in analysis of current affairs and Hindu Newspaper. It is said that the charisma of the teacher will pass on to the students and helps them learn faster. 'To strive to remain humble and to lead by example' is what this young lady believes in.


Ms. Jocelyn Fernandes

Very rarely does one find a teacher who can beautifully blend factual understanding with application knowledge. Her achievement during her post graduation in Micro Biology has helped her to translate her firm grip of the concepts to Bio Science classes. 

Her dynamism and enthusiasm gets reflected in her classes as well and Known for blending her in-depth conceptual understanding with lucid class delivery, Ms. Jocelyn is one faculty whose classes are effective. Proficient in her ability to breakdown complex topics and explaining them to the students in a simplified manner,


Mr. Mohammed Ashiq

An engineer by qualification, he brings to the table a rich experience of having written Main examination twice, he translates his taste of the competitive exams to the students in a vivid manner. His firm grasp of the Resource Geography and Socio-Economics subjects help him breakdown the concepts to the students with practical applications. 

One cannot but feel amazed at the enthusiasm that Mr. Ashiq brings to the students who attend his classes on Resource Geography and Socio-Economics. His passion for teaching and learning, optimistic outlook and earnestness, motivates the students to achieve high in civil services exam. His calm and composed personality augments a student's learning experience.

Dr. B N Naidu

Dr. B N Naidu is an Educationalist and a passionate teacher, mentoring civil service aspirants all over India. He is the Former Chairman – Dept. of History, Former Academic Council Member, and Former Chairman - Board of Studies & Board of Examinations, Bangalore University. He was a selection committee member in Osmania, Mangalore and S V Universities.

He was on the Selection Panel for Commonwealth Scholarships offered by the Govt. of Great Britain. He was a member of Indian Historical Records Commission and UPSC Recruitment Committee for many years. He is a UPSC Paper-Setter, Chairman – UPSC History Paper, Chairman – UPSC History Evaluation for near two decades. He was an observer for CBSE’s APMET for 20 years. He was Chairman for KPSC History Paper for 20 years. He was Paper-Setter and Examiner for UGC’s NET Exams and SLET Exams of Bharathiar University.

He has more than 5 Decades of experience in teaching and mentoring civil service aspirants. With such a great acclaim he is an asset to ACE IAS. He holds Master Degree History, M. Phil, Ph. D., He is a Gold Medallist in all the degrees he pursued. He is a voracious reader and a good orator, his deep insight into the issues and combined with his in-depth knowledge of subject makes his classes very informative, interesting and Exam oriented. He teaches History for the students of ACE IAS.


Dr. Thomas George

He is an Educationalist and a passionate teacher, mentoring civil service aspirants. He was the colleague of Hon’ble Dr. Pranab Mukherjee (Former President of India) in St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta as Professor in English and Logic, while Dr. Pranab Mukherjee was Professor of Political Science in St. Xavier’s College. He is a Professor Emeritus, University of San Francisco, California, USA. 

He is the Former Advisor to the Union HRD Minister. He is Former Dean & Chairman – Mount Carmel College of Management, and Former Chairman – FKCCI. Currently, he is the Vice Chairman, Governing Council, T John Institute of Technology. He is the teacher of Dr. Shashi Tharoor (Former Under Secretary-General, United Nations). 

He has more than 5 Decades of experience in teaching and mentoring civil service aspirants. With such a great acclaim he is an asset to ACE IAS. He holds Master Degree English Literature, Psychology, Business Administration, Public Administration, M. Phil, Ph. D., He teaches English Portions in CSAT and Ethics in General Studies.

Adv. Vikram N A

Mr. Vikram is a passionate teacher, mentoring civil service aspirants in leading Institutes. His vast experience in preparation for Civil Services and as well as an Advocate is an asset to the Institution. He holds Degree in Engineering and Law and Masters in Life Science, and LLM (Constitutional Law). Currently, he serving as a Forest Officer in Tamil Nadu Forest Department.

He has nearly a decade of experience in the teaching profession and practicing Law. He has gone to the level of UPSC – IFS Interview. He teaches Science & Technology, Environment, Biology subjects in General Studies. His in-depth knowledge of subjects makes his classes very lively, interesting and Competitive Exam oriented.


Mr. Arjuna K. R. IFS

Mr. Arjuna is a passionate teacher, mentoring civil service aspirants in leading Institutes. He is an IFS Officer undergoing his training in Dehradun. His vast experience in preparation for Civil Services is an asset to the Institution. He holds Degree in Engineering and Masters in Technology.

He has gone to the level of UPSC – IAS Interviews Twice and IFS Interviews Thrice. He teaches Science & Technology, Environment and Disaster Management subjects in General Studies. His in-depth knowledge of subjects makes his classes very interesting and Competitive Exam oriented.

Mr. Naveen Kanniyan

Mr. Naveen is a passionate teacher and an officer working in leading Public Sector Company, Govt. of India. He holds a Degree in Engineering and Masters in Sociology, Public Administration and UGC NET. He has appeared for UPSC IAS Interviews Thrice. He has a vast experience in Civil Service Exam Preparation and teaching civil service aspirants in many leading institutes in Chennai. 

He teaches Sociology and Public Administration Optional Subjects and Social Issues, Internal Security, and Ethics subjects in General Studies. He is a voracious reader and his deep insight into the issues and combined with his in-depth knowledge of subjects makes his classes very lively, interesting and Exam oriented.

Mr. Rajesh A

Mr. Rajesh is an All India Rank holder of UPSC Assistant Commandant Exam. He holds Masters Degree in Agricultural Science and M. Phil. He has gone to UPSC Interviews twice. He has extensive Knowledge in the areas of Central Paramilitary Force, Law & Order, Internal Security & Agriculture, Environment, Bio Science as well as Applied Science. Mr. Rajesh due to his passion for teaching quit CISF and started teaching for Civil Service aspirants in several Coaching Academies at Chennai. As an ex-officer, he decided to join ACE IAS.

Dr. Shiva Kumar Biradar

Dr. Shiva Kumar is a teacher and a Medical Doctor. He holds Degree in Medicine and Masters in Public Administration. He has gone to the level of UPSC and KPSC Interviews. He teaches BioScience, Environmental Science and Current Affairs for the students of ACE IAS.



Mrs. Sowmiya Devi

Mrs. Sowmiya Devi is a passionate teacher and an officer working in leading Public Sector Undertaking, Govt. of India. She holds a Master Degrees in Bio – Technology, Public Administration and M. Phil. She has nearly a decade of experience in Civil Service Exam Preparation and teaching civil service aspirants in many leading institutes in Hyderabad. 

She has gone to the level of UPSC IAS Interviews Twice. She teaches Public Administration and Current Affairs, Environment, Life Science subjects in General Studies and CSAT. Her in-depth knowledge of subjects makes her classes informative, interesting and Competitive Exam oriented.

Mr. Arvind V S

Mr. Arvind is a passionate teacher and an UPSC officer, Govt. of India. Currently, he is serving as the Director of Telecom and Communications, Port Blair and He holds a Master Degree in Agricultural Economics and M. Phil. He has more than a decade of experience in Civil Service Exam Preparation and teaching civil service aspirants in many leading institutes. He has gone to the level of UPSC IAS Interviews Thrice. 

He teaches Economics, Social Issues and Current Affairs subjects in General Studies. His in-depth knowledge of subjects makes his classes informative, interesting and Competitive Exam oriented. He also trains students of ACE IAS to qualify successfully in IAS Interview / Personality Test.