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Faculty

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

Personality Development Coach

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
Psychologist-DIPR
Math Expert

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.

Interview Assessment Coach

Cdr. Sudarshan Chakrapani
Interview Assessment Coach

Cdr. Sudarshan Chakrapani, has over 36 years’ experience including over 24 in the Indian Navy where has handled various challenging functions and 12 years in the Corporate world where he managed and led progressively challenging assignments in Marketing. A qualified Interviewing Officer with considerable experience in interviewing candidates in SSBs as well as for various roles in the Corporate sector, he also conducts soft skills training workshops and delivers motivational talks across colleges and institutions extolling students to stand up and deliver in life.

Col. Murali Govindakurup
Interview Assessment Coach

  • Colonel (Retired) Murali Govindakurup is an Indian Army Officer with over 29 years of service.
  • Recently taken voluntary retirement from service.
  • Vastly experienced on all types of terrain, with a mix of appointments on command and staff.
  • Taken active part in various military operations including Operation Meghdoot ( Siachen Glacier), Operation Rakshak (Punjab & J&K) and Operation Vijay(Kargil).
  • Commanded a Medium Artillery Regiment in the Valley( J & K) and Nasirabad ( Raj).
  • Qualified on prestigious Long Gurney Staff Course at School of Artillery Devlali and Technical Staff Officer's Course at Institute of Armament Technology, a deemed university under DRDO.
  • A qualified Interviewing Officer, trained at the prestigious Defence Institute of Psychological Research, New Delhi. Had an extended tenure as an Interviewing Officer at a Services Selection Board. Conducted over 2000 live interviews and selected over 300 candidates as potential officers for commission to Army, Navy and Air Force.
  • Held the onerous appointment of Director Recruiting, Army Recruiting Office, Kolhapur (Mah) looking after 8 districts of Maharashtra & Goa. Was responsible for recruiting eligible male candidates from these districts. Awarded the coveted Chief of Army Staff's Commendation Card for outstanding performance during this tenure.

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