India’s first academy to partner with the government for Training unemployed youth for Indian Armed Forces

We Have Trained

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Meet Our Team


Mr Surendran

Is responsible for the overall operations of the academy. He holds MA Journalism & Mass Communication degree from PSG college of Arts and Science. He was awarded the best NCC cadet in college and the only person from the state to have represented both shooting and flying competitions nationally in 2009. Presently, he is the CEO of Defence Academy Chennai.

Ms Tanzeela Wajid

Frames strategy for the firm and is the point of contact for all business associations of the Academy. Previously, she was a journalist with the world’s largest circulated daily, The Times of India. She has a bachelors degree in Biotechnology and has done masters in Mass Communication.

Col C S Jayavel (Retd)

Is a Kargil veteran and a trained group testing officer. He is a former instructor at MIRC, Ahmedabad and is commando trained. He is an alumnus of Sainik School Amaravathinagar and Bijapur. Presently, he is the director and in-charge of group testing at Defence Academy.

Brig APS Pakianathan (Retd)

Was a deputy director general defense security corps. He did his schooling from Sainik School Amaravati Nagar and hails from Tamil Nadu. He is an alumnus of Defense Services Staff College, Wellington and is re-employed in The Officers Training Academy. He was brigade major of an infantry brigade. He commanded 18 Sikh twice and was awarded the chief of army staff commendation card and Vishisht Seva Medal. While serving as commander of rashtriya rifle sector, the officer was awarded a second Vishisht Seva Medal in Aug 2008.

Col G Murali (Retd)

Is an experienced interviewing officer (Former deputy commandant, SSB Allahabad) and has conducted interviews of more than 3000 candidates at Services Selection Board. He passed out from National Defence Academy, Pune and is an alumnus of Sainik School Kazhakootam. He did his MSW and MBA – HR from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. He is presently the director of operations at Defence Academy Coimbatore

Our Teaching Faculties

  • Col. Davidson (Retired)- Deputy President – Bhopal SSB
  • Captain Prathap
  • Mohammad Sheik Shaheed – B.E (ECE) – Mentor
  • Abdul Gani (ex-Navy)- Diploma Correspond B.E (EEE) – Physics
  • M Saravanan (Maths) – MSC, M.Phil, P.Ed, PHD – Maths
  • Vijay Kumar – B.E (ECE), MBA – Economy, Science & Technology
  • Chandran – M.Sc (BioTech) – Polity
  • N. Sheikh Umar – B.E (Automobile) – Geography
  • Mohammad Irfan – B.E (Mechanical) – English
  • B. Karthik – B.E (ECE), MBA
  • R. Salman Izaz Ahmed – B.E (Mechanical) – General  Science, History, Polity, Aptitude & Reasoning
  • D. Savitha – B.Tech – Aptitude & Reasoning

I want to Join

Why Defence Academy Chennai

  • Only academy to have partnered with the Government
  • Spread awareness to more than 60,000 students
  • More than 1000 joined as Soldier/Sailors/Airmen
  • Frequent visits to Defense establishments.
  • Finest academy since 2001
  • 17 years of excellence
  • 410 officer’s success story
  • An academy established and run by Ex-defence officers
  • 51 students joined Sainik Schools / Military Schools
  • Individual report card & assessment
  • Physical fitness training as per the Army standard
  • Adventure trekking/Swimming & Marathon training
  • Scientifically proven method
  • Updated version of training
  • Regular test batch
  • UPSC experts for teaching
  • AC class rooms
  • Regular cyclic tests
  • 356 days our academy is open

Courses Offered

  • SSB-Services Selection Board Interview
  • CDSE-Combined Defence Services Exam
  • AFCAT-Airforce Common Admission Test
  • NDA-National Defence Academy
  • Sainik school-AISSEE
  • PABT-Pilot Aptitude Battery test
  • PSB & FSB- Indian Coast Guard
  • Soldier gd/tech/clerical/tradesmen
  • ACIO-Assistant Central Intelligence Officer
  • SSC –Staff Selection Commission
  • Airmen- Indian Airforce
  • Sailor-Indian Navy
  • CRPF-Central Reserve Police Force
  • BSF-Border Security Force



  1. Number of students cleared SSB for Army (175), Navy (106), Air force (76) and Coast Guard (33). In total 410 students cleared Service Selection Board.
  2. Number of students joined Sainik Schools / Military Schools across the country are 51.
  3. Students joined in RIMC are 16.
  4. Armed Forces Medical College, Pune (11) and Army Dental College, Secunderabad (3) have joined.
  5. 54 students have joined in Civil commercial pilot training institutes across the country.
  6. Created awareness on opportunities in Indian Armed Forces for more than 60,000 students between 2014 – 2016.

Life at Defence Academy Chennai


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Plot No. 22/23, SSV mahal, Narasingapuram Main Road, Guindy, Chennai – 600032 (Landmark: near Maduvankarai, Bridge, 600002

A-11, VOC Nagar, Near Police Quarters, Ganapathy, Gandhimaa Nagar, Peelamedu, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641006
90474 90480
Defence Academy Chennai & Coimbatore is a premier and the only full-fledged institute in Tamil Nadu who are training aspiring students to join the Indian Defence Services. The institute was established in the year 2005 under the leadership of Colonel CS Jayavel (Retd).

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