Indian Civil Services Training Academy (ICSTA) is a premier civil services coaching academy under run by INODAY EDU SKILL PRIVATE LIMITED., (incorporated with Ministry of Corporate Affairs Government of India)

Indian Civil Service Training Academy (ICSTA) is a training institute for Civil Service Exams conducted by the Union Public Service Commission and the State Public Service Commissions in India. ICSTA has established its first Regional Study Centre in Mysuru. The academy’s main purpose is to train aspirants to crack the Civil Service Exam (CSE) to gain eligibility to enter the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service, and also for Group-A Central Services such as Indian Foreign Service among others.



This academy is managed by Directors are namely Mr Patel S Ramesh Gowda – Founder Chairman & Managing Director (Administration & Academic), Smt. Sangeetha Hegde – Founder Director (Finance & Accounts) and Mr Prasanna Hegde – Founder Director.

The following two Directors are appointed through Board Resolution namely Miss Leelavathi Hegde and Smt. Bhavya Bhat K. A. ICSTA is established under the leadership of Mr Patel S Ramesh Gowda (Founder Chairman and Managing Director), a firm believer in quality and excellence. He has wide ranging experience in the field of education extending for more than 20 years. His non compromising attitude has brought him laurels across the State especially in the field of education. His intention to contribute honest and dedicated officers to the bureaucracy motivated him to setup ICSTA as an institution dedicated to deliver highest standards of education.

Finance and Accounts Department has been served by the impeccable Mrs Sangeetha Hegde Founder Director – Finance and Accounts of ICSTA who brings with her a rich experience, knowledge of Accounts, Finance & HR. Mr Prasanna Hegde – Founder Director, is a software engineer and who has got rich experience in the field of technology.

Dr C. G. Nagaraja is our Honorable Director of the Academic Council. He is an educationist and having 57 years of experience in both education and Institution management. Out of this he has experience in U.S.A, U.K, OMAN and TANZANIA. He has got Phd in Professional Management from NIM Bombay. He also served in NCERT as Head of DMS Regional Institute of Education.


This academy is guided by the Chief Advisory Committee Directors such as Dr A. Ravindra, IAS Honorable Chairman of ICSTA, Former Chief Secretary to Government of Karnataka, Dr M. R. Srinivasmurthy, IAS Honorable Director of ICSTA, Former Additional Chief Secretary to Government of Karnataka and Mr N. Parthasarathy, IFS Honorable Director of ICSTA, Former Ambassador to South Korea, Government of India who bring with them more than 30 years of experience each in Civil Services. The Honorable Directors of Chief Advisory Committee have been appointed by the Board Resolution.

Dr. A. Ravindra

IAS (Retd)

Dr. M. R. Srinivasamurthy

IAS (Retd)​

Shri N. Parthasarathi





Due to lack of guidance and quality coaching the number of candidates taking up the prestigious Civil Service Exam (CSE) is lower in southern India. To correct this anomaly and to increase the number of officers in Civil Services (IAS/ IPS/IFS) from south India especially Karnataka. ICSTA has setup its first regional office and study centre in Mysuru.


Our academic and human resources departments has been manned by professionals, who bring with them years of experience in the field of Management and Public Relations who design course to holistically engage students in an ecosystem of skill development, integrated course and test series, classroom video conferencing, library, student- achiever interaction, mock interviews and counselling. We have also included Skill Development Programs in the courses as a compulsory section to build key skill sets of the aspirants.

To sensitize the student and the teaching community about the opportunities available to take up the Civil Services Examination (CSE) we conduct various outreach programs like the Student Outreach Program (SOP) and the Teacher Outreach Program (TOP) in the colleges across the country. Our academy has accommodated students and faculty of great diversity from all across the country. Diversity is the core of the civil services, it is the bedrock of India’s administration. Our academy is dedicated to deliver excellent quality of education to support the students in their preparation for Civil Service Examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission and the Karnataka Public Service Commission.

Facilities of the academy – well-equipped, digital, air conditioned classrooms, state-of-the-art interactive classroom programs by expert faculty, modular courses suitable for all students, topic based tests followed by discussion session with individual feedback, emphasis on current affairs discussion, guidance and monitoring by mentors, motivation session by officers, Live Online Interaction with toppers via Video Conferencing System for preparation strategy and tips.


Civil service examinations are very challenging, they are very different from academic exams they need quality resource persons, guidance, constant mentorship. Our success is defined by our unique student facilitation program, student outreach program with proven consistent results ever since the inception of our academy. Our results show hard work, commitment and responsibility. In KPSC 2019, three out of seven KAS students in seven has achieved top ranking, Arjun Odeyar Rank – 2 A.C. Revenue, Abhishek K. S. Rank – 22 A. C. Commercial Tax, S. D. Supreeth Dev Rank – 1 Commercial Tax Officer.

We have achieved tremendous success in our fifteen months comprehensive study module for UPSC aspirants and eight months study module for KPSC aspirants. We believe that preparation for competitive exams should begin at an early age. To train students of all age groups we have customized courses for them. The 1st and 2nd PU students can take up the Basic Foundation Course (BFC) for seven months. Students who are pursuing graduation and post-graduation can kick start their preparation process through Advanced Foundation Course (AFC) for eight months.

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