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

Group Testing Officer


Dr.Cdr. N.K Natarajan, Chief Mentor an assessor 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 Medallist. He holds 6 post graduate degrees in management and a doctorate in psychology. He has mentored more than thousand candidates successfully through the selection process.        

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

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.

GTO Technique Expert

Col. Hasabnis

GTO Technique Expert


An alumnus of the Indian Military Academy, Col Sachit is an Air Defence Gunner having been commissioned to the Army Air Defence in 1986.

In his illustrious career spanning three decades, the officer has a wide range of experience in operations, human resource management and logistics and has served across the length and breadth of the country in various capacities.

Col Sachit is a qualified assessor of the services selection board from the prestigious Defence Institute of Psychological Research, Timarpur, New Delhi.

In his assignment as Group Testing Officer of Selection Centre East (Prayagraj) he has screened more than 2000 candidates and was instrumental in selecting few of the best material for the Indian Defence Forces. His vast experience in this field has led him to certain analysis and recommendations for the betterment of the selection process and has been duely incorporated.

He is a qualified psychologist having done his MSC in psychology from Bhartiya University in 2007 and is presently pursuing his post-graduation in human resource management from the prestigious NMIMS.

Col Hasabnis is an ideal trainer to be associated with while preparing for the services selection board. His insight and experience will definitely provide qualitative edge to an aspiring candidates capabilities and capacities.

His ability to spot and nurture the latent qualities in a candidate required for cracking the SSB interview has had a quantum impact on the candidates who have been trained by him and have successfully cleared the interviews head and shoulders above the rest.

As part of the AFPA team Col Hasabnis brings invaluable experience to desirous candidates undergoing pre-ssb training at AFPA.

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Interview Assessment Trainer

Cdr. Sudarshan Chakrapani

Interview Assessment Trainer


An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, CDR. Chakrapani is a veteran SEA-FARER having served the Indian Navy for over 2.5 decades. In his illustrious career, the officer has contributed in the commissioning of submarines and has commanded a missile corvette.

A graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, he has held very important, coveted and sensitive staff and instructional appointments in almost all the important Naval stations.

A qualified assessor from Defence Institute of Psychological Research Timarpur, New Delhi (DIPR) has had first-hand experience in assessing over 1,000 candidates at the Selection Centres – Allahabad and Bangalore.

Cdr. Chax is also a technocrat having served in the corporate (TECH- MAHINDRA) for over a decade conceptualizing and evolving several far-reaching automations and strategic initiatives for his organization.

This wide-ranging experience across the job spectrum renders him an ideal interviewing officer for personal interview sessions of the SSB.

He has the ability to quickly identify the flaws in every candidate and suggest invaluable measures to overcome those flaws. Many candidates have benefitted from his interaction and have gone on to crack the SSB Interview.

AFPA offers a unique opportunity by providing an interface for interaction with Cdr. Chax and to exploit this rare skillset.

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Col. Murali Govindakurup

Interview Assessment Coach


An alumni of the National Defence Academy, Col. G Murali is a career defence professional having schooled at Sainik School Khazakottam and passed out from the Indian Military Academy in June 1983.

Commissioned into the regiment of artillery, in a career spanning 3 decades, Col Murli has served in every theatre of operations across the length and the breadth of the country starting from the Siachin Glacier.

He has held several sensitive and prestigious appointments dealing with operations, logistics and planning. He commanded an artillery regiment in the intense operational environs of the Srinagar Valley.

Col. Murli is a certified interviewing officer from DIPR Timarpur and has interviewed more than 1000 candidates in his assignments as Deputy president of a Services Selection Board in Allahabad.

This was followed by a stint as recruiting officer in Maharashtra and has vast experience of the selection process for the defence forces in all its dimensions. He has subsequently trained more than 500 candidates to face the personal interview of the ssb interview and has met with remarkable success. Col Murli is indeed an invaluable trainer for defence forces aspirants in the SSB Process and candidates will benefit immensely to overcome the intense competition.

His ability to evoke ingenious, innovative and impactful responses from candidates facing an interviewing process renders him the ideal trainer for such an endeavour.

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Air Cmde Sanjeev Gosewade

Interviewing Officer


Air Commodore Sanjeev Gosewade belongs to Nagpur and has studied in SFS School, Bhonsala Military School, Hislop College and Institute of Science Nagpur. On completion of Degree in Science from Institute of Science and NCC ‘C’ certificate from Nagpur NCC unit he joined Indian Air Force in 1980. He was commissioned as a flying pilot in Indian Air Force on June 4, 1982. He has held various important Command, Staff and Instructional appointments during his service career in the Indian Air Force. As an experienced military pilot he has flown around 5000 hours on Ilyushin-76 , Avro and Dornier aircraft and has flown these aircraft operationally both in India and abroad.

He has been the Flight Commander of VVIP Squadron, Commanding Officer of a Combat unit and the Commanding Officer of a Gajraj Squadron. During his tenure as Commanding Officer, 44 Squadron was adjudged the Best Transport Squadron of the IAF and was also commended by US Air Force during multi-national military exercise Red Flag. Besides being the Station Commander, the Air Commodore has been the Air Officer Commanding of an important flying base and has the distinction of being the President of an Air Force Selection Board twice. His staff appointments include a tenure at Air Head Quarters as Director Operations. He was awarded Vayusena Medal by the President of India on Jan 26, 2010 for his distinguished service in the Indian Air Force. He has also been awarded the Maharashtra Gaurav Puraskar in Oct 2018 by the Government of Maharashtra. Besides attending Air Staff College in Australia he is a post-graduate of Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, India and has been an instructor for 3 years in this college. His academic qualifications include MSc and MPhil from Madras University.

He has held several sensitive and prestigious appointments dealing with operations, logistics and planning. He commanded an artillery regiment in the intense operational environs of the Srinagar Valley.

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General Studies Expert

Mrs. Chitra Nair

General Studies Expert


Mrs. Chitra Nair is an experienced social studies Teacher with more than 25 years of experience in various Army Schools and public schools of the country!

Her last stint was with Delhi Public School Nagpur where she was head of the Social Studies Department for 12 years since the inception of the school!!

She has the unique distinction of producing 11 students with perfect 100 scores in the board exams of 2017-18.

She is an MPhil in Public Administration from Nagpur University having topped the table. She has been a CBSE RESOURCE PERSON and is credited with many developmental training programs!

Academic Head|wizard Of Algebra, Geometry, Calculus And Statistics Ex Faculty Catalyser, Ex Faculty Fitjee

Mr. Prashant Markan

Math Expert


A renowned Mathematics faculty who has successfully trained thousands of aspirants during the last 18 years. He is the ultimate name and a pioneer in awakening consciousness about national level competition by producing highly successful and ultimate results in IIT-JEE, RMO, PRMO, NTSE, NDA and CDS.

A Great Mentor Of Physical, Organic & Inorganic Chemistry

Mr. Bishnukant Tiwari

A Great Mentor Of Physical, Organic & Inorganic Chemistry


He is a firm believer of the fact that students evolve with time. This maestro of Chemistry knows how to develop student’s brain by introducing the toughest of concepts in the most lucid manner and make students fall in love with the subject very well.

Mentor of IT

Mr. Amol Karnewar

A Magician When It Comes To Playing With Technology


He is a student’s favorite for his tricks to crack any computer program
codecs. He is the master of C/C++, JAVA Programming, PL/SQL, Dot Net and many more.
Turning the complex programming codecs and procedures into the easiest and interesting
is what makes him favorite among his students.