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About The Founder

Mrs. Deol was an alumnus of Lady Mcleggan College and Govt College of Lahore. She started the Minerva Academy in August 1955 at Shimla. The Academy was then shifted to Jullunder Cantt then to Sector 3 and later to Sector 15 Chandigarh and finally to its present location in Daon. The Academy was named after ‘Minerva’ the Roman Goddess of War and Wisdom. All the boys coached in the first batch were selected. This established the reputation of the institute from the start which increased day by day. Since she could not cope with the huge task single handed, Col. Deol took premature retirement for her help.

Daughter of Col. And Mrs. Deol; B.A. Hons (Eng), M.A. (Psych), M.A. (History) and P.G. Public Admin from the International Institute of Public Administration, Paris, France. After retirement from the IAS in the rank of Chief Secretary, is the current director of Minerva Academy.

Col. Deol, M.A. History from Govt College, Lahore was a great sportsman of his time. He appeared before S.S.B. once for selection in 1944 and was selected as an emergency commissioned officer in the British Indian army. He remained posted in Iraq (Middle East Sector) for the full period of the World War II and attained the rank of Captain. After the war he appeared for the Indian Civil Service (I.C.S) and served for 2 ½ years. He then appeared for regular commission in 1946 and was selected. He earned many outstanding A.C.R’s & commanded regiments for 9 years. He was chief instructor, ASC Centre North, the biggest in northern India for 3 years. Col Deol was well known for his unique & captivating technique of coaching, full of thrill and laughter.

FACULTY & STAFF

Col Jagjit Singh

Faculty Member & Ex Interviewing Officer SSB Bangalore

Col Jagjit Singh

Faculty Member & Ex Interviewing Officer SSB Bangalore

Col Jagjit Singh

Faculty Member & Ex Interviewing Officer SSB Bangalore

Mani Sir (K. Vasudeva Panicker)

Faculty Member, personally trained by founder Lt. Col. Deol.

Mrs. Rupan Deol Bajaj- IAS,( Retd)

Faculty Member & DIRECTOR

Mr. Ranjit Bajaj

Faculty Member and COO

Commodore S P Singh

Faculty Member

Assisting Staff

From left to right: Laxman, Vinod, Om Singh, Rajan, Uma Shankar, Raj Kandari, Nettar Malha

Why Minerva Academy

The Minerva Academy, since its establishment in 1955, has achieved an enviable and unbeatable record of success in the field of coaching for interviews of Service Selection Board, with over 35000 successes and over 1000 top positions in the Indian Armed Forces to its credit.

♦ Established in 1955 by Lt. Col Deol, Minerva Academy is the Premier, the Oldest and the Best Academy for SSB Interviews and Written Exam Coaching with over 60 years of experience. 

♦ Minerva has an unbeatable track record, with over 35000 officers trained to success, and over 1000 top positions in the Indian Armed forces.

♦ Every fourth officer in the Indian Armed forces has been a student of Minerva Academy.

♦ The Minerva Academy campus provides unmatched infrastructure, spread over 10 acres in lush green, pollution free, SSB like environment with on campus hostel over 200 beds and mess.  24 hour power backup & hot water. Geyser in all washrooms.

♦ The highly qualified and experienced faculty at Minerva adopts a practical, systematic and fun filled approach towards SSB training and Written Exam Coaching.

♦ Minerva guarantees 10 days, 100 hrs of coaching for SSB Interviews / over 300 hours in 6 weeks for written exam coaching unlike other institutes.

♦ Location is easily accessible and well connected by Rail, Road and by Air.

♦ Former Chief of The Indian Army, General J.J.Singh has been a student of Minerva academy.

♦ Param Vir Chakra –Captain Vikram Batra (Kargil Hero) & Param Vir Charka – Flying Officer Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon (IAF’s First and Only PVC awardee) were also proud Minervans.

♦ The First Indian to climb Mount Everest Cap. A. S. Cheema (Padma Shri Award, Arjuna Award, SM VSM) was also one of the famous alumni.

♦ Only Minerva Academy offers a fully equipped Football ground, Basketball court, dedicated Obstacle course and vast open grounds to encourage fitness among candidates as endurance and stamina are a pre-requisite for a success at the SSB.

♦ Unique life changing experience and completely transform person in training period.

Out Station Candidates

IMPORTANT: Out Station Candidates

Are you thinking twice about coming all the way to Minerva Academy? Are we far from your location?

Don’t let distance be the only deciding factor in your crucial decision of selecting an institute for training. In every batch upto 80% of our students travel from 500-3000 Kms away to take coaching from us. Students from every corner of the country are making the journey to us just to make sure that they can perform their best at their SSB Interview or written examination by selecting the best institute in India for training.   It is well worth your while to invest in taking coaching from the best to make sure you don’t waste any chances, opportunities or your very precious time on taking mediocre coaching from the nearest coaching centre. Don’t compromise on the quality of your training just to try and save time spent on making the journey to us, as it may prove to be very costly later.

Minerva Academy is very well connected by rail, air and road. The hostel and mess on campus is very convenient and comfortable for out station candidates.

We urge you to visit our facebook page and testimonial page and success stories page to see testimonials from candidates from various parts of the country.

Assam

Guwahati

Andhra Pradesh

Hyderabad

Visakhapatnam

Vijayawada

Guntur

Warangal

Nellore

Kurnool

Rajahmundry

Kadapa

Kakinada

Nizamabad

Tirupati

Anantapur

Karimnagar

Ramagundam

Vizianagaram

Bihar

Patna

Gaya

Bhagalpur

Muzaffarpur

Bihar Sharif

Darbhanga

Purnia Arrah

Begusarai Katihar

Chattisgarh

Raipur

Bhilai

Korba

Bilaspur

Durg

Chandigarh

Chandigarh

New Delhi

New Delhi

Gujarat

Ahmedabad

Surat

Vadodara

Rajkot

Bhavnagar

Jamnagar

Junagadh

Gandhidham

Goa

Goa

Himachal Pradesh

Kangra

Shimla

Mandi

Una

Solan

Chamba

Hamirpur

Sirmour

Kullu

Bilaspur

Haryana

Faridabad

Gurgaon

Rohtak

Hisar

Panipat

Karnal

Sonipat

Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar

Jammu

Jharkhand

Dhanbad

Ranchi

Jamshedpur

Bokaro

Mango

Karnataka

Bangalore

Hubballi-Dharwad

Mysore

Mangalore

Gulbarga

Belgaum

Davanagere

Bellary

Bijapur

Shivamogga(Shimoga)

Tumkur

Raichur

Kerala

Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram)

Kochi (Cochin)

Kozhikode (Calicut)

Kollam (Quilon)

Thrissur

Madhya Pradesh

Indore

Bhopal

Jabalpur

Gwalior

Ujjain

Dewas

Satna

Sagar

Ratlam

Rewa

Maharashtra

Mumbai

Pune

Nagpur

Thane

Pimpri-Chinchwad

Nashik

Kalyan-Dombivali

Vasai-Virar

Aurangabad

Navi Mumbai

Solapur

Mira-Bhayandar

Bhiwandi

Amravati

Nanded

Kolhapur

Ulhasnagar

Sangli-Miraj & Kupwad

Malegaon

Jalgaon

Akola

Latur

Dhule

Ahmednagar

Chandrapur

Parbhani

Ichalkaranji

Jalna

Ambernath

Manipur

Imphal

Mizoram

Aizawl

Orissa

Bhubaneswar

Cuttack

Brahmapur

Rourkela

Pudocherry

Ozhukarai

Puducherry

Punjab

Ludhiana

Amritsar

Jalandhar

Patiala

Bathinda

Rajasthan

Jaipur

Jodhpur

Kota

Bikaner

Ajmer

Udaipur

Bhilwara

Alwar

Bharatpur

Sikar

Pali

Sri Ganganagar

Tamil Nadu

Chennai

Coimbatore

Madurai

Tiruchirappalli

Salem

Ambattur

Tirunelveli

Tirupur

Avadi

Tiruvottiyur

Thoothukudi

Nagercoil

Thanjavur

Tripura

Agartala

Uttar Pradesh

Kanpur

Lucknow

Ghaziabad

Agra

Meerut

Varanasi

Allahabad

Bareilly

Moradabad

Aligarh

Saharanpur

Gorakhpur

Noida

Firozabad

Loni

Jhansi

Muzaffarnagar

Mathura

Shahjahanpur

Rampur

Mau

Farrukhabad

Hapur

Etawah

Mirzapur

Bulandshahr

Uttrakhand

Dehradun

Haridwar

West Bangal

Kolkata

Howrah

Durgapur

Asansol

Siliguri

Maheshtala

Rajpur Sonarpur

South Dumdum

Gopalpur

Bhatpara

Panihati

Kamarhati

Bardhaman

Kulti

Bally

Barasat

North Dumdum

Baranagar

General Information And Advice

General Information And Advice

THE MINERVA ACADEMY HAS NO BRANCHES ANY WHERE. Beware of cheats & touts. We conduct no Postal Courses because they are worthless. The S.S.B. selection process is conducted through practical tests which require practical & personal coaching. Guide books provide theoretical coaching which does more harm than good. GUIDE BOOKS cannot ever GUIDE in Practical Tests.

Candidates must know that training for S.S.B. selection or coaching at the Academy is IMPOSSIBLE unless there is a group of at least 8 candidates, for group task, group discussion, competitive group task, indoor planning & lectures. Academies which claim to coach two or three candidates for special and individual attention only cheat ignorant candidates. Minerva always has an adequate number of candidates in all batches to ensure that GTO Tasks, Group Discussions and Speeches are held in SSB Interview like atmosphere.

 

Caution

The public, in general, believes that all officers in the Armed Forces know the inner workings of S.S.Bs and having worked there, they can train candidates for sure selection, BUT THIS IS A WRONG NOTION. Even officers and GTOs who have been associated with the SSBs during their career, only know how to select or reject a candidate. They cannot analyze the weaknesses & shortcomings of the candidates. They cannot help a candidate to identify and pin point his shortcomings and certainly cannot help improve upon them or ensure success in any way.   They cannot possibly improve their personality to ensure candidates success in any way. These days many Ex- GTOs, Psychologists and President’s of boards are starting up SSB coaching centers and promising success. Their results are the reason they often shut down within months.

Psychologists in the S.S.Bs are given only one month training and they have never studied the subject of psychology in their Academic career. Therefore, they do not have a real insight into the minds of their candidates. They cannot analyze or improve the personality of the candidates. They only tempt the candidates by concessions and making false claims of 90% success, which is ridiculous and impossible.

Offers of lower fees are not really lower. The number of Training Days may be ten, as in the case of Minerva Academy but the number if training hours is not the same, rather less than half. Only Minerva gives hundred (100) hours of actual practical, intensive & thorough training covering all aspects/ complete tests in SSB – Like atmosphere and surroundings.

Those who get tempted by such claims / low fee offers (always due to less total hours of training) later repent having wasted their parent’s precious money and their own time/ opportunity forever, which proves much more expensive both in the short / long run.

Do visit the Academy Campus and consult our successful ex-student-officers.