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Welcome to the Centre of Continuing Education
The Centre of Continuing Education is one of the leading centres of UPSC Civil Services Coaching. Our work encompasses coaching for Preliminary and Mains (Written and Interview) stages of UPSC Civil Services Exam.

Special Features

  • Coaching and Guidance will be provided by team of experts (PDPU, SPIPA etc)
  • Weekly Test
  • Coaching will take place in spacious & air-conditioned class rooms, well equipped with AVs and LCD projectors
  • AC Library and reading hall with vast and varied collection of books, periodicals and magazines (14 hours, 8:00 am to 10:00 pm)
  • Guidance for optional papers ( Gujarati Literature, Public Administration, Political Science, Geography & History)
  • Opportunity to interact with successful candidates and with serving/retired IAS/IPS/IRS officers
  • Wi-Fi facility
  • Most affordable fees
  • Cafeteria facility
  • (for regular students only)
  • Infrastructure
  • Prelims qualifying students will be rewarded


About CCE

The present mandate of the Centre of Continuing Education- PDPU is to provide coaching for Civil Services aspirants for all the stages i.e. Prelims & Mains (Written & Interview) of Examination. Our programme covers General Studies and CSAT papers for Prelims, General Studies Paper I, II, III & IV, Essay and qualifying English for mains written and Interview stage of mains examination.


Chairman, Standing Committee, PDPU


Course Structure

Weekend Batch
[Saturday – 4:00pm to 8:00pm & Sunday – 9:00am to 1:00pm]
Classes from November 2015 to December 2016 (Prelims cum Mains) – 8 Hours/ Week

Regular Batch
[Thursday to Saturday – 2:15pm to 6:15pm & Sunday – 9:00am to 1:00pm]
- Classes from February to August (Prelims) – 16 Hours/ Week
- Classes from February to December (Prelims cum Mains) - 16 Hours/ Week

Preparatory Batch: 2017
[Saturday 4:00pm to 6:00pm & Sunday -9:00am to 11:00am]
Classes from February 2016 to December 2016: Saturday & Sunday - Four Hours/ Week

Maximum Seats: 200

Eligibility / Mode of Admission:
- Direct Admission with Personal Interview:
First Class in Undergraduate/PG Completed/ Prelims cleared 1 time (Depending on Seat Availability)

Entrance + Personal Interview:
UG Second Class/Final Year Degree(Depending on Seat Availability)

Fee Structure (Deposit Extra):
Prelims only:
Prelims cum Mains:



Dr. C. Gopalkrishnan
Professor Emeritus - PDPU



Mr. S. Venkata Krishnan IYER
Managing CCE & Adjunct Faculty (SLS)
M.A. Politics & International Relations
(Pondicherry University)
P.G. Diploma in Foreign Trade
NET for Asst. Professor  in International and Area Studies
NET for Asst. Professor in Political Science
NET for Asst. Professor in Public Administration
SLET for Asst. Professor in Political Science (State Topper)
Published articles in journals like Elsevier: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences etc

Prelims: Polity, Environment, Geography and Science

Mains: International Relations, Internal Security, Environment and Disaster Management

Guidance for optional papers: Political Science and International Relations,  Public Administration and Geography


Mr. Mrunal Patel
Core Faculty at Sardar Patel Institute of Public Administration, Ahmedabad
Master of Public Administration
Owner of Mrunal.org
Regular Columnist at Amar Ujala Publication’s competitive-magazine “Safalta” for Economy, General studies and Science-Technology

Indian Economy

Indian Economy


Ms. Rajtanil Solanki
Regular faculty at Sardar Patel Institute of Public Administration, Ahmedabad
B.E (Computers)
Content writer at Mrunal.org for Geography, Environment and International Relations
All India Rank: 367-CSE-2014

Prelims + Mains: 
Geography and Environment


Mr. G. Subba Rao IAS (Retd. Chief Secretary)
Author of the books:
1) Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude
2) Writing Skills
3) Analytical  and Critical Reading Skills
4) Good Governance (Under print)

Prelims : CSAT
Mains: Ethics and Writing skill


Mr. V.R.S. Cowlagi IAS (Retd. Vigilance Commissioner)

Mains: Interview


Mr. M. Nagarajan IAS
Government of Gujarat

Mains: Governance and Administration
Mains: Interview


Ms. Kavitha Ramanujam IRS
Government of India

Mains: Interview


Mr. Sudhanshu Kumar
Freelance Corporate Consultant for Finance & Strategy
B.Sc. (Maths)
MBA in Finance
Vast experience in guiding students preparing for Civil Services. Cleared main examination and appeared for interview in Civil Services.

Prelims + Mains : History and Culture


Dr. Sujata Menon
B.A.Ed.(English), M.A. (Modern History), M.Phil, Ph.D.(Women History-Education)
National Scholarship from  M.S. University Baroda
Junior Research Fellowship - Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) ;Cleared UGC-NET in History
Author of the Book- ‘Oral History- Reconstructing the Living Past’ 
Director of  Gyan Sampark- Integrating Ideas
( KPO in Humanities) www.gyansampark.com

Prelims + Mains: History


Mr. Vipin Gupta
With Bank & visiting faculty at SPIPA & GNLU etc.

CSAT Paper-II: Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning


Mr. Taral Patel
Experience: 5 years in teaching Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning
ESIC UDC (Rank 1), LIC ADO (Rank - 3), Cleared IBPS Bank Exam 2012 and 2013, SSC CGL-2012, EPFO SSA.

CSAT Paper-II: Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning


Contact Us

Mr. Bhargav Chhatrala
Phone: +91 79 2327 5276
Email: cce@pdpu.ac.in

Centre of Continuing Education
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University
Raisan Village, District-Gandhinagar
Pincode-382 007. Gujarat, INDIA
Phone: +91 79 2327 5277



Suggested Books & Websites


1. NCERT 6 to 12 Std.
2. India Year Book by Ministry of I&B, Government of India
3. Economic Survey
4. National Book Trust (NBT) Books like

  • Our Judiciary
  • Panchayati Raj in India
  • Our Constitution
  • The making and working of the Indian Constitution
  • Our political system
  • Our parliament
  • Indian Federalism an Introduction

5. Yojana Journal
6. Introduction to Constitution of India – D.D. Basu
7. The Hindu / Indian Express / Times of India
8. One regional news paper like (Gujarat Samachar, Divyabhaskar, Sandesh)



  1. http://india.gov.in/ - National Portal of India
  2. http://www.pib.nic.in/newsite/mainpage.aspx - Press Information Bureau
  3. http://www.isro.gov.in/  - ISRO - Government of India
  4. http://www.mea.gov.in/distinguished-lectures.htm -  Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India (Indian Foreign Policy)
  5. http://envfor.nic.in/ - Ministry of Environment and Forest
  6. http://ccrtindia.gov.in/ - Centre for Cultural Resources and Training Ministry of Culture, Government of India
  7. http://www.ndma.gov.in/en/ - National Disaster Management Authority(NDMA), Government of India


Centre of Continuing Education Announcement:

Call for Papers-Cash Awards worth Rs 1, 50, 000/-

  1. One Day National Seminar On "Developments in Politics and Administration during Post-Liberalization Period in India"
  2. One Day National Seminar On "Legal and Socioeconomic Developments in Post-Liberalization Period in India"
  3. One Day National Seminar On "Changes in the Geography of India"
  • 21 candidates qualified for UPSC Civil Service Mains – 2016 (17 from this batch & 4 from previous) trained under Center for Continuing Education-PDPU.
  • 4 candidates qualified for physical test of Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Exam., 2016 trained under Center for Continuing Education-PDPU.
  • A Girl aspirant has been recommended to Air Force through Air Force Selection Board September, 2016; trained under Center for Continuing Education-PDPU.