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Board of Advisors

Shri. TKA Nair (IAS, Retd.)

Thottuvelil Krishna Pillai Ayappan Nair (born in 1939) is a career civil servant who formerly served as Adviser to the Prime Minister of India with the rank of the Minister of State. He also previously served as Principal Secretary to Prime Minister of India.
He later served as the Chief Secretary of Punjab and Secretary to Government of India in the Ministry of Environment & Forest. Later he served as Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office during the terms of I.K.Gujral and Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Subsequently, he was Chairman of the Public Enterprises Selection Board which selects Chief Executives of India’s Public Sector Undertakings. He served as Principal Secretary and later as Advisor to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh from 2004 to 2014. Presently, he is the Managing Trustee of Citizens India Foundation – a charitable trust – and Executive Vice President of Kerala Blood Bank Society.
He is also a winner of several awards including the Order of the Rising Sun from the Government of Japan. Shri TKA Nair has been a guiding light for FortuneIAS since its inception in 2014. He has led the mock interview panel on several occasions and also guided the aspirants of Fortune.

Dr D.P Agrawal (Former UPSC Chariman)

D. P. Agarwal received his M.Tech. and Ph.D. degrees from IIT Delhi in 1972 and 1978 respectively. Prior to this, he graduated in Mechanical Engineering with honors from Aligarh Muslim University in 1970. He taught at department of mechanical engineering in IIT Delhi and was also the warden of Kumaon hostel. Professor Agrawal was the Chairman, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), New Delhi since 16 August 2008, prior to which he was a Member in the Union Public Service Commission since 31 October 2003.
Prof Agrawal has been instrumental in revolutionizing the working of UPSC by implementing two major initiatives in his role as Chairman:
1.  First was to revamp the recruitment process of UPSC by introducing aptitude tests in the recruitment examination process.
2.  Second was the introduction of e-governance initiatives at UPSC including online application process for recruitment exams

Shri HN Nair (ICLS, RTd)

An Indian Corporate Law Service officer of the 1978 batch. Post retirement he has also served as a consultant for International Monetary Fund (IMF). Shri HN Nair sir helped FortuneIAS academy by giving us a advise at crucial junctures regarding various decisions to be taken and also been an active part of the Fortune story. He has been a member of the Fortune mock interview panels for over 3 years now and has also taken various orientation classes for students at Fortune.
Bijulal TR (IFoS) – Shri Bijulal TR has been one of the driving forces behind FortuneIAS right from its very formation. He is an Indian Forest Services officer of 2004 batch.

He was a most sought after civil services faculty in Delhi before he cleared the Civil Services examination and is now posted in Dehradun. It was his vision of delivering the best guidance to aspirants in Kerala and South India that brought about FortuneIAS.

Sreevisakh RK (IRS (IT))

Shri Sreevisakh RK is an Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax) officer of 2015 batch.
Despite his younger age he has had a great influence in the design of courses at Fortune, in infusing drive and determination in the faculty to settle for nothing less than the best and has been a brother to the aspirants of Fortune.

Harikrishnan D IRS (Customs & Central Excise)

Shri. Harikrishnan D is an Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) Officer of 2015 batch. Harikrishnan has often taken time off his busy schedule to be with aspirants and motivate them to give their best to get into services. He is also a familiar face in Fortune Interview Mentorship Program and gives crisp, sharp advise to candidates appearing before the final hurdle.