No institution can be great without great faculty members. AFPA has one of the best in the field of defence.

Chief Mentor - AFPA Board GTO

Dr. Cdr. N.K Natarajan
Chief Mentor

A man with 25 years of experience in the Indian Navy with 3 years as Group Testing Officer. He is an alumnus of Indian Naval Academy and a President’s Gold Medalist. He holds 6 post graduate degrees in management and a doctorate in psychology. Subject – Group Testing, Personality Development.

Co - Mentor - AFPA Board President

Col. Rahul Gowardhan(Retd)
Interviewing Officer

A man with 30 years of distinguished service in the Army and held many important appointments including Commanding Officer of the Artillery Unit in J&K and Rajasthan, Dy. President of Services Selection Board (SSB) at Allahabad and also worked as Interviewing officer at SSB, Bhopal. He is a qualified HR professional with PG in Management. A certified assessor and interviewer, who interviewed more than 2500 aspirants at SSB and about 1000 candidates for managerial posts in Public Sector and Corporate Sector Subject – Interviewing Officer


Col. Ravi Nair (Retd)
Personality Development Coach

A veteran of the Indian Army, Col Ravi Nair has three and half decades of experience in various facets of the services, to include, Operations, Training and Human Resource Management. A certified Soft Skill Trainer with proficiency in communication skills, personal interview techniques, general awareness quotient and motivational talks, has trained several batches of SSB aspirants both in service and budding young NCC candidates. Subject – Personality Enhancement Coach.

AFPA Board Psychologist

Ashok Kumar Thamburaj

A DRDO Scientist, alumni Defense Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR) worked in the Selection Centre Central (SSC), Bhopal. A psychologist par excellence in psychometric assessment, personality profiling and training of students and employees. He was designated as consultant with the department of education, Tamil Nadu. Has contributed over 310 officers to the Armed Forces post retirement from services. An accomplished assessor indeed. Subject – Psychometric Assessment, Psychological Test Assessment.

AFPA Board Faculty for English and General Studies

Swati Paentia

She holds a master’s degree in English and Music and has done her B.Ed. She has an experience of over 5 years in teaching English.

AFPA Board Faculty for Quantitative Aptitude and Test of Reasoning

Mr. Shekhar Vaidhya
Quantitative Aptitude and Test of Reasoning

A professional with over 30 years of experience and 10 years of teaching. He holds a degree in Science and is an expert in quantitative techniques and reasoning.