About Us

What is ICSA?

 ICSA is an acronym of Institute for Civil Service Aspirants which aims at providing academic guidance to candidates wishing to take the Civil Services Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). ICSA helps aspirants at all stages of the examination.

 ICSA has been founded by Dr. Jyotirmoy Pal Chaudhuri, an alumnus of Presidency College and the University of Birmingham, UK. The first batch of ICSA students took the examination in 2007. Prior to that Dr. Pal Chaudhuri was the Director, Bose Academy of Career Advancement and headed the IAS Study Centre, IISWBM.

 ICSA is located at DB 17, Salt Lake, Kolkata - 700064, near the City Centre I - on the first floor above Bank of Baroda. It functions from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm. Telephone numbers are 033 2334 6695 / 1274; email: instcivilservice@yahoo.com; website: www.instcivilservice.com.

The Programme

 ICSA offers result oriented classroom coaching for the following categories:
  Prelims and Mains (Combined Course)
   Optional Subject, General Studies, Compulsory Indian Language, CSAT and Tests are offered in this course.
  Individual sections of the Mains Syllabus such as:
   Optional Subject only
   G.S. & Essay Only
   Tests Only
  Week-end classes (Combined Course)
   Optional Subject, General Studies, Compulsory Indian Language,CSAT and Tests are offered in this course.
  Prelims Only
   General Studies Paper I and II (CSAT) with Tests are offered.
  Tests Only
  Interview Training
  ICSA accepts students who had taken the Mains Examination. Mock Interview sessions are conducted for those who get call letters.


 ICSA is by far the most successful IAS etc. coaching institute of West Bengal with an enviable track record

 Over the years Dr. Pal Chaudhuri has had the privilege of having 12 IAS, 2 IFS, 16 IPS and 40 Group A Services

 The institute is the only place in Kolkata which provides full time high quality academic guidance to candidates appearing for IAS etc. examination

 Most optional subjects, all aspects of General Studies, CSAT, English Essay & required Indian languages are offered

 Candidates are exposed to intensive lectures and tutorials by experienced eminent professors attached to some of the most prestigious institutions of Kolkata

 Faculty members include senior serving and retired members of IAS and IPS as well

 The institute has a unique track record of success in interview. Interview training begins soon after the Mains Examination ends

 Mock interview sessions simulating the composition and ambience of the UPSC begins after the aspirants receive the call from Dholpur House.

 ICSA has a library having the latest national and international publication of books, reports and journals. It provides both reading and borrowing facilities to the students

 There is a basic difference in approach to IAS coaching between ICSA and other players. Because of this, ICSA's fee structure is much lower than others