A.K. Khan (IPS) Chief Patron

Abdul Khayyum Khan (born 06/12/1956) was a IPS officer and former Commissioner of Police, in Hyderabad, India. Khan was the Director General of ACB in the newly formed Telangana State before retiring. Khan was the only police officer to be directly reporting to the then chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu. Khan introduced a rule that drunk drivers will be sent to jail with heavy penalties to curb alcoholism. He was appointed as Minorities Commission by Government of Telangana in 2015.

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Dr. Amir Ullah Khan

Amir Ullah Khan is the Chief Mentor at the Challenger Civil Service Academy and a development economist with a special interest in trade, health and education. Amir graduated in Electronics Engineering from Osmania University, then studied Rural Management at IRMA and got his PhD from Jamia Milla Islamia Central University. He joined the Indian Civil Service in the 1993 batch after which he worked for the Ministry of Finance, GOI and the UNDP at Project LARGE. He then took over as Executive Director and editor of Encyclopedia Britannica India.

Amir was then Director at India Development Foundation and Adjunct Professor of Business and Law at the Edith Cowan University in Western Australia. Amir also was the founder Vice Chancellor at the Glocal University in Saharanpur UP and a member of the governing board at the Presidency University in Bangalore. Amir then served as Deputy Director and Senior Policy Advisor at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Amir Ullah Khan is now a member of the Sudhir Comission of the Government of Telangana. He was earlier member of the Kundu Commission of the Government of India. He teaches at the Indian School of Business, Foreign Service Institute, IIFT, NALSAR, NMIMS and the Manipal Institute of Technology.

Amir has consulted with the World Bank, CII, Planning Commission and USAID. He has authored a number of papers and books. His latest publication is titled “Education and Health, a focus on UP” that he has co authored with Dr Rajiv Kumar of Niti Aayog

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Mr Riaz Shaikh

Riaz Shaikh studied Electronics & Communication Engineering from Osmania University, MBA (Finance) from MS University, and MS (Computer Information Systems) from Georgia State University. He is currently working on a PhD in HR from IBS. After a 20+ year career spread across diverse sectors and geographies, he has joined Challenger Civil Services Academy as the Dean. With a shared vision of an equitable, peaceful, and prosperous India, he is working to groom competent, happy, ethical professionals whose motto will be to attain leadership through service. At CCSA, he has introduced a pedagogical philosophy focused on Holistic, Personalized, Interactive, Multimedia, Modular, Conceptual, and Contextual teaching.

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S V Narayana

S.V. Narayana is the Associate Dean of Challenger Civil Services Academy. Geography Lecturer by specialization, he has more than 20 years of teaching experience for various competitive examinations. He has taught thousands of students and guided them to achieve their dreams of getting government jobs.

He is one of the pioneers of integrated Civil Services coaching in the state, and has been associated with a number of renowned educational institutions and coaching centres of civil services.

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Dr. Soma Srinivas

Dr. Soma Srinivas is the Principal of CCSA (Boys Campus). He is also a senior faculty for Economics and Indian Economy with over 20 years of teaching experience. Many of his students have secured top ranks in the state. He has published several papers in reputed journals and presented them at various national and international seminars and conferences.

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“Set a goal that makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning.”

Mrs Sirisha is an enthusiastic Post Graduate with Bachelor of Education having 18 years of vast experience in teaching profession in various Capacities. Apart from leading the institution, she is an entrepreneur by nature associating with different Organizations. Her areas of interest are Environmental Sciences and Gender Sensitization.

A passionate educational administrator, she has taken charge as a Principal at Challenger Civil Services Academy. Prior to this, she has worked as a Mentor in several integrated Civil Services Academies. Also successfully implemented innovative Teaching techniques like Neuro Linguistic Programmes, Creative Teaching Skills and Smart Class Education through Visual Teaching Techniques. She has been an instructor, Vice Principal and Principal several prestigious institutions in Karnataka, Andhra & Telangana. In her journey of teaching, she has attended numerous workshops and seminars with renowned trainers. Undergone research training in the Prestigious ‘Centre for Liver Research & Diagnostics’. Coming from a middle class background and being a successful mother, she is very well acquainted with grooming students for their future. She mentors students in Science subjects.

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Prasanna Kumar

Mr. Prasanna Kumar is a Senior Faculty for Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude at the Challenger Civil Services Academy. Prasanna did his MBA (HR & Marketing) from JNTU (Kakinada). With his strong Logical, Analytical and problem solving skills, he teaches students fundamental concepts and also short cut tricks for competitive exams.

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Babu Reddy

Mr. Babu Reddy wears many hats — engineer, entrepreneur, voracious reader, columnist & writer. He is a mentor at CCSA, and his areas of interest include International Relations, Internal Security, Indian Economy, and Science & Technology. His passion for teaching led him to become a civil services trainer, and he has worked in the leading Civil Services Academies in both academic and administrative capacities. With his vast experience in teaching, publishing and also with the passion to give high quality education at affordable fee especially considering the middle class back ground students, he has also given lectures to thousands of students in various schools on study techniques and motivation.

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P. Deepthi teaches Social Issues and Environmental Studies at CCSA. She has obtained her Masters in Sociology from Lovely Professional University. In class, she has a an Interactive approach, and triggers discussion with a question to which students add their perceptions. She conducts role plays, and also asks her students to design a social awareness advertisement so that in future when they become administrators it helps them empathise with the common people. She shows students relevant documentaries and asks them to give a write-up to analyze their understanding capabilities. Her motto is the APJ Abdul quote “Learning gives Creativity, Creativity leads to Thinking, Thinking provides Knowledge, Knowledge makes you great” and she strives to make her students follow and achieve greatness.

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S. Zuberiya, teaches History and Contemporary Issues at CCSA. She has done her MA (History) from Osmania University. She has cleared UPSC Prelims and appeared for Mains 2017, and can use her own experiences to be a better teacher to her Civil Services students.

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Mr. Anjaiah has got his MA, MPhil, and is now pursuing PhD (Telugu) from University of Hyderabad. He teaches Telugu and Sanskrit at CCSA .

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M A Muheeb

MA Muheeb has done his B.Tech in Civil Engineering, but is now focused on training Civil Service aspirants. He is also doing LLB (Honors) and preparing for a Civil Services career. He is a mentor for Polity at CCSA. He believes “We shall not be remembered by the manner we fail, but instead we have to register our names in the history, after we fell, how spectacularly we rose again”. He strives to inculcate the motivation, self confidence and knowledge to the aspirants for their successful future endeavors.

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K. Manorama has an MA in History from Osmania University. She is a Civils Coordinator at CCSA, and guides students in their academics, while preparing for her own civil services exams.

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Y. Srivatsa Kumar

Y. Srivatsa Kumar has done his M.Sc (Physics) and teaches Science & Technology at CCSA. S&T has always fascinated him and he is restless to inspire that same fascination in his students. He draws immense pleasure in understanding the working of nature, and believes that “Science is the ever widening horizon of our understanding of Nature”. He also recognizes that “Technology is a tool by which we use science for the betterment of Society”. Understanding S&T provides us a new window towards its application in areas like health, Governance, Law & Order education etc. Understanding the new frontiers of S&T like Artificial intelligence, Genetic Engineering, Big Data, Internet of Things, etc., is essential to understand its application to societal benefit.

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