General Studies Foundation Program (GSFP) Demo Lectures

ForumIAS has become a gold standard in UPSC-CSE preparation and has set a new benchmark in UPSC-CSE preparation in a short span of time. Our exceptional faculty members have been instrumental in establishing ForumIAS as the ultimate destination for UPSC-CSE aspirants.

With a team of over 40+ experienced and dedicated educators who are experts in their respective subjects, we guarantee a learning experience like no other. Our faculty members are not just subject matter experts; they are mentors, motivators, and guides who are fully committed to your success. They understand the challenges you face and are ready to go above and beyond to ensure you receive personalized attention and support.

Our teachers employ a rigorous and comprehensive teaching pedagogy that guarantees optimal knowledge retention and exam readiness. But don’t just take our word for it—experience it for yourself.

We are providing a selection of Demo Lectures from our faculty, giving you a sneak peek into the quality and depth of our teaching methodology. These lectures will demonstrate the level of expertise, passion, and dedication our teachers bring to the table.

1. Polity 

Dr Kumud Ranjan Singh, a doctorate from Delhi University has been guiding the aspirants preparing for Public Service Examination exams since 2002. He has served as Assistant Professor in Delhi University. His area of expertise is Indian Polity and Governance. Dr Kumud Ranjan Singh has also authored books on Indian Polity and Political Science (Optional).

  • Batch D1/D2 (15th Jan,2023)
  • Topic- Parliamentary system and Presidential system

2. Physical Geography

Mr Prem Sodhani is a graduate of Government Engineering College, Ajmer. Before foraying into the education sector, Mr Sodhani was a Grade A officer in Rajasthan Government. His specialization and area of interest are Geography and Environment.

  • Batch D3/D4 (28th March,2023)
  • Topic – Atmosphere (Troposphere)

3. Ethics

Mr Ayush Sinha (@neyawn) is the Founder and Director of Forum IAS Learning Center. He is a teacher, mentor and writer. He is an alumnus of the Manipal Institute of Technology and Tata Institute of Social Sciences. He has 10 years of rich experience as Ethics faculty.

  • Batch D1 (22nd November 2022)
  • Topic- Teleological Ethics

4. Current Affairs

Mr Dipin Damodaran is the faculty of Current Affairs in Forum IAS since 2016. His classes have set a new gold standard for Current Affairs in UPSC. His teaching style is precise, relevant and comprehensive which ensures that a student gets a holistic understanding of the topic under discussion.

  • Batch 3 (16th October 2022)
  • Topic: UN Security Council Reform


5. Modern History

Mr Vikrant Dhanker, a former Software Engineer, has dedicated himself to teaching and mentoring students for the UPSC examination. As a faculty for Modern Indian History and Post Independence at ForumIAS, he delivers informative lectures with interactive discussions. His unique teaching style and ability to interlink historical events has earned him praise from students.

  • Batch D3/D4 (24 February 2023)
  • Topic – Causes of 1857 Revolt

5. Economy-I

Mr Amit Pratap Singh specialized in Economic and Political Issues. He has a rich experience of mentoring UPSC aspirants for more than 7 years. He emphasizes on conceptual clarity and rigour in his explanation by citing the current developments. He also takes extensive references from previous year’s questions in his class, so that the student confidently faces the UPSC exam.

  • Lecture No-36 (Batch D1/D2) (6th March,2023)
  • Topic – Inclusive Growth

6. Economy-II

Mr Aman Soni has completed his B.Tech (Computer Science) from Punjab University, Chandigarh and has worked as a Software Engineer for 3 years. He has 8 years of teaching experience (for Prelims and Mains) at Delhi, Hyderabad and Trivandrum. He explains the concepts in Economics by giving examples from day-to-day developments in India, which make learning the subject more engaging.

  • Batch D1/D2 (20th January, 2023)
  • Topic: GDP Calculation Methods

7. Art and Culture

Mr Shubham has a rich teaching experience of 7 years. His specialization lies in Ancient and Medieval History, Art and Culture and World History. His interactive style of teaching makes learning more engaging. His classes are designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge to succeed in the Civil Services Exam, as well as cultivate a love for learning and appreciation of the arts.

  • Batch D1/D2 (15th April, 2023)
  • Topic – Vedic Literature

8. Governance

Mr Kanishk Shekhar has been teaching Polity and International Relations to Civil Services Aspirants for the last 8 years. He has done his Master’s in Political Science and also writes for news portals like DailyO, Opinion Express and First Post.

  • Batch D1/D2 (13th April, 2023)
  • Topic: Lokpal and Lokayukta


9. Human and Economic Geography

Mr Rudresh Chandra Suman is an IITian and educator and mentor for Civil Services. He has worked in a  Research Think Tank, before foraying into Civil Services Mentorship. His area of expertise is Geography, Disaster Management, Environment and Ecology. He inspires his students to go beyond the call of duty and devote themselves towards hard work.

  • Faculty: Rudresh Suman Sir
  • Batch D10 (22nd February 2023)
  • Topic: Agriculture


10. Internal Security

Mr Abhishek Singh has completed his Bachelor in Business Studies from the College of Business Studies and has studied Global Business Operations at Shri Ram College of Commerce. Abhishek Sir has written 4 UPSC Mains and has appeared in interviews for UPSC-CSE and CAPF. His emphasis is on guiding students based on their capabilities and through focused mentoring ensure that a student realizes his inherent potential.

  • Faculty: Abhishek Singh Sir
  • Batch D3 (11th November 2023)
  • Topic: Naxalism

11. Society and Social Issues

Ms Sakshi Vimal is a faculty and mentor at ForumIAS with 5 years of UPSC experience. Prior to this she has a rich industry experience with companies like Coca-Cola and

  • Batch D1/D2 (11th May)
  • Topic: Issues relating to Children


12. Answer Writing Workshop

Ms Navya has experience of writing 5 UPSC CSE Mains and 1 IFoS Mains and has cleared UPSC CSE Prelims in all her attempts. She has consistently scored good marks in Essays and GS Papers. Based on her expertise she has successfully guided and mentored 1000+ students in 3+ years of journey as a mentor. Currently, she is managing the Essay Program and Test Series in Forum IAS along with mentoring students in CSE strategy and GS and Essay answer writing.

  • Faculty: Navya Gupta Ma’am
  • Topic: Answer Writing Workshop

13. Select Focus Group (SFG-Test Discussion)

Mr Kanishk Tomar heads the Eklavya Program of Forum IAS. He has a rich experience in mentoring and teaching students. His area of expertise is General Studies and Essay.

  • Faculty: Kanishk Tomar Sir
  • SFG Test Discussion (Level 1, Test 1)

14. Sociology Optional 

Dr Irfanullah Farooqi is Sociology Optional faculty in ForumIAS. He has done his M Phil in sociology in “An Interpretative Study of Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s Poetry” and PhD in “Universalism to Muslim Nationalism: A Sociological Inquiry into the Evolution of Muhammad Iqbal’s Thought” JNU. His research interest lies in the meeting point of Sociology, Literature and History.

  • Open Session for Sociology Optional (11th October,2022)

15. Anthropology Optional

Ms Priya Kandola is a Biotechnologist by education and has a cumulative teaching experience of 5 years. Her area of expertise includes Anthropology in general and Socio-Cultural Anthropology in particular. Her interests include browsing through contemporary research being carried out in the field of human evolution.

  • Open Session for Anthropology Optional

16. Public Administration- Test Discussion

Mr Ajeet Yadav is the faculty for Public Administration and is having experience of 8 years in teaching and content development. Along with his academic pursuits, Mr Yadav also works as Public Policy Advisor to various public representatives in Madhya Pradesh.

  • Topic: PubAd  Test Discussion

17. CSAT

Mr Amit Bhati is an established educator and UPSC mentor. He graduated as an Electronics Engineer and worked as a Software Engineer in TCS and Siemens frontier tech projects like Artificial Intelligence. At Forum IAS while handling Science and Technology and CSAT he has developed a reputation of being dynamic, knowledgable and engaging.

  • CSAT Orientation Class

18. Answer Writing Focus Group (AWFG): Governance

Mr Nitin Srivastava is an academic expert and senior mentor at Forum IAS for the past 3 years. His expertise lies in General Studies Paper-2. He is a graduate of NIT Allahabad and has experience working in Software Development and Finance for 2 years. Over the years, he has developed deep interests in matters related to International Relations and Governance. His work in Polity, published under the banner of Forum IAS has received much praise from the student community.

  • Governance: Anwer Writing Focus Group (AWFG)


19. Answer Writing Focus Group (AWFG): Economy

Mr Upendra Kumar is a Computer Science graduate who is currently guiding aspirants preparing for UPSC as Economics faculty. He is mentoring students by handling their specific doubts and strategizing score enhancement. His area of expertise is Macroeconomics and Economy related current developments.

  • Economy: Answer Writing Focus Group (AWFG)


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