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Our Faculty


PRAYATNA is run by a dedicated, sincere and experienced team of experts who’ve taken Civil Services (IAS) Exams and PCS Exams upto the last (Interview) level. The team is led by the Mentor-Couple (Anmol & Shivani) who’ve the distinguished record of being the only married couple in UP running an IAS Coaching Institute who both have got the experience of Civil Services (IAS) Exam upto the interview stage level.


General StudiesA team of committed experts
led by Mr. ANMOL (B. Tech IIT-Roorkee)
HistoryMr. Ashutosh & Mrs. Shivani
Pub AdminDr. R. C. Verma ( SRF-LU )
GeogMr. Arvind & Mr. Abhinav
SocioMr. Anoop Sinha
AnthroMr. Anmol & Mrs. Shivani

Faculty-turned Civil Servants

There is a long list of Faculty – turned Civil Servants. Some of them are:

Mr. Avnishwar C. Srivastava is one of the base-pillars of PRAYATNA, was associated with PRAYATNA since 2005; Joined as Dy SP through PCS-2007 in feb 2011.

Dr. Arti Singh was associated with PRAYATNA in 2005-06; Joined IPS through CSE-2005

Mr. Amit K. Srivastava was associated with PRAYATNA first as a student then as faculty (2006-07); Joined as Dy SP through PCS-2004

Mr. Sangram Singh Katiyar was associated with PRAYATNA as faculty (2007-11); Selected for IFS-2010 (Indian Forest Services) and PPO in PCS-06

Mohd Azeem was associated with PRAYATNA first as 8) and then as a faculty (2008-09); Got selected as A RTO in PCS-08 & AC (TT) in PCS-07

Mr. Anoop Kr. Sinha was associated with PRAYATNA as faculty of Socio Got selected as Dy. Registrar in UPPCS-09

Dr. R. C. Verma was associated with PRAYATNA as faculty of Public Administration (2008 -selected in in UP-PCS Exam 2010 asCTO

Mr. Pawan Yadav was associated with PRAYATNA as faculty of GS (S & T; International Relations); Got AIRvices Exam -2012

This shows that we always try to keep qualified and experienced faculty, especially the persons who are in the thick of the CSE pt.

Present-Day Faculty

S.No. NameEducational/
Subjects/Units being dealt withExperience in CSE/UP-PCS Exams
1.Mr. Anmol• B Tech; IIT- Roorkee
• Schooling (Classes
VIII to XII) from BVM,
Nainital on a GoI Scholarship,
• GS - Pre & Mains
-History of India
-Economic & Social Development
• Essay
• Test Series for Pre & Mains
• Appeared in Personality Test
(Interview) of Civil Services
(IAS) Exam 2003
• 10 Yrs teaching experience
2.Mrs. Shivani• MA (MIH)
• DPA (LU)
• B Ed (IGNOU)
• Ph D
• Modern History & Indian National Movement
• Personal guidance for Pre &
Mains exams, esp. for History & Anthro
• Appeared in Personality Test
(Interview) of Civil Services
(IAS) Exam 2009
• 8 Yrs teaching experience
• Presently, Asst Commissioner (Industry) thru’ UP-PCS 2015
• Earlier, Disst. Backward Class Welfare officer, UP-PCS-2011
3.Mr. Digvijay Mishra• Ph.D. (Pursuing)• General Economics
• Indian Economics
• Guidance for Indian Economic Services too
• 22 Years teaching experience
• Appeared for the CSM 3 times.
• Appeared in Personality Test (Interview) of CSE-1993
4.Mr. Ajay Jaiswal• LLM (Pursuing)• GS
- Pre & Mains
- Indian Polity and Governance
- Law
• 8 Yrs teaching experience
• Appeared in Personality Test of PCS-J
5.Mr. Prashant Singh• B Tech
• PGDM (MDI, Gurgaon)
• CSP - GSII (Comprehension)
• CSM - GSIV (Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude)
• 4 Yrs teaching experience
• Innovative mentoring esp. for GS-IV
6.Mr. V.K. Srivastava• CSP – GSI (History of India)
• CSM – GSI (Indian Heritage & Culture; History of World)
• 25 Years teaching experience
7.Mr. Kushagra Pathak• B.Tech (Marine Engg.)• Geography of India & World• 2 yrs teaching experience
8.Mr. Praveen Gupta• NET-JRF (Pol. Sc.)
• Ph.D. (Pursuing)
• CSM - GSII (Governance, Constitution, Polity, ……….., Intl Relations)• Appeared in Personality Test in CSE-2011 & CSE – 2012
• 7 Yrs teaching experience (for IAS aspirants)
9.Mr. Pramod Singh• B Tech (EC) IET (Lko)• CSM – GSIII (Economic development)• Appeared in Personality Test
of CSE – 2011
• 3 Yrs teaching experience
10.Mr. Ankit• B. Tech• General Mental Ability/Reasoning• Teaching experience of 8 years in top CAT Coaching Institutes
11.Mr. Vinay Kr. Singh• B.Tech (IET, Lucknow)• General Mental Ability/Reasoning• 2 yrs teaching experience
12.Mr. Udit Narain Singh• M.Sc• CSP-Environment Science
• CSM- GSII (International Affairs)
GSIII (Internal Security, Disaster management)
• Appeared in Personality Test in CSE-2013 and CSE- 2014
13.Mr. Saurabh Pal• Ph.D. (Life Science)• CSP- GSI (Life Sciences)• 6 Yrs teaching experience

Apart from the aforementioned faculty, some other guys who are in the thick of writing CSE Mains and appearing for the interviews at present are also associated with PRAYATNA for dealing sundry segments of CSE like Mr. Digvijay, Mr. Krishna, Mr Ashwini et al.

We, at PRAYATNA, are always conscious about including new members as our faculty. The faculty members work as a team. We always keep in mind that any team is as good as the team leader.