NAPT (National Academy of Pre-recruitment Training) is a unit of Dharana Livelihood Projects Pvt. Ltd. Registered with Companies Act 1956 (CIN-74140KL2011PTC08694) is a premier organisation providing training to candidates who seek employment in government and private sector. The organisation was established in 2012, with its registered office at Balu Vihar, Opp. Raj Bhavan, Palace Road, Kowdiar P O, Thiruvananthapuram and its regional office at TC 15/1412, Opp. Union Bank, Vazhuthacaud, Thiruvananthapuram.

Currently un-employment is a major issue for the educated youth and is a major hindrance in India’s stride towards development. With a population of over 125 million the human resource in India is incomparable, but the resource is not being utilized properly. The main reason for this state of affairs is the lack of adequate knowledge, awareness and training. This is where NAPT comes in, NAPT with its experience and expertise is trying to bridge the demand and supply gap using the available human resource.

Since its inception NAPT has been successfully involved in placing aspirants into various job positions in Deffence, Para military forces and Private Security forces. The candidates are trained through 30 study centres across the state of Kerala. Aspirants who are pre-assessed for the requisite physical and medical fitness are given 3 months or 6 months training in these centres. The syllabus, framed by veterans from various armed forces is aimed at the holistic development of the aspirants. The physical and academic calibre of the students are given required boost along with the rigorous training to improve the employability of the candidates. Till date NAPT has placed around 1500 students in various uniformed forces and the rest in various private sector jobs.

The process is achieved through a 3 tier process namely; Awareness campaign, Selection process and Intensive training . As a part of awareness campaign we give advertisement in various media and the aspirants will be given one-to-one counselling regarding the various opportunities available in different sectors in accordance with their academic qualification. The interested youth shall be called for a physical and medical fitness test. The expert panel comprise veterans from various forces who have vast experience in the field of recruitment process as well as qualified Doctors. The selected candidates shall be given 3-6 months intense training in physical and academics using the specially designed facilities for NAPT’s Pre –Recruitment Training Program.

Among the candidates trained by NAPT within the last years, more than 1500 students has got employment under Government and private sector. Most others have found placement in various sectors demanding physical fitness and discipline such as private security forces with the help of NAPT.

As a part of social commitment, NAPT gives free training and fee concessions to students coming under BPL, Dependents of Ex Service men, Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe; to bring them into the fore front in the Nation building process and to uplift their Socio-economic status.

Core Team

Sudheer P.K. – Managing Director

After pursuing graduation from University of Calicut, He began his career with managerial positions in Textiles, hospitality, education and skill development sector. He has abundant expertise in construction and software field as well. His strong leadership skills and passion for innovation moved him way front being a successful entrepreneur since 2009.With his experience and expertise in various fields he has expanded NAPT all over Kerala with 50 live study centers with the vision to impart quality skill development training to make more youth fit for a better living.He is also the CEO of Essense Consultancy Services Pvt Ltd, a multidisciplinary consultancy established in Kerala.

Colonel Mathew Muricken – Director (Academics)
A post graduate in English Literature & Education, Col Mathew Muricken was commissioned into the officer cadre of the Army Educational Corps (AEC) in 1978 and has served the length and breadth of the country for nearly three decades. He has operated in the inhospitable border terrain of Jammu & Kashmir and Assam during the peak of insurgency.

He was actively engaged in the organization, administration, supervision and inspection of educational and training institutions of the Indian Army. He has held various staff, instructional and administrative appointments in various defence institutions all over the country like Officers’ Training Academy Chennai, Rashtriya Indian Military College Dehradun, Army Educational Training College and other military units and formations.

He was the Principal of the first Sainik School in the country – Sainik School Satara in Maharashtra before taking voluntary retirement from army service. Later he has served as Director & Executive Head of various national & international educational institutions in India &abroad.Besides being an academician, the Colonel is a keen sportsman and a lover of adventure and an accomplished paratrooper with more than fifty parachute jumps to his credit from various types of aircrafts. His hobbies include music, reading, travelling and trekking.

Major Ravi – Director (Public Relatiions)

Major Ravi was born in Pattambi in Kerala as the son of Sri. Kuttisankara Perumbara Nair and Smt. AT Satyabhama. Major Ravi Joined the Army and there he graduated from the Army cadet College. He served as a commando in the National Security Guards and has won the Presidents Gallantry Award in 1991 and 1992. He retired in 1998 after 23 years of service to his credit. He has participated in operations in Indo Pak border and was an operational commander of SIT ( CBI). He was the first officer to burst into the house- where Sivarasan and his accomplices were hiding. He is also a renowned film maker in Malayalam.


Post Graduated in English Literature and having PG Diploma in Business Management. Has more than 20 years of experience in Sales, Administration, Management, Training, Public Relations roles in Media &Financial Services Industries. Worked with corporate like Indian Express, ICICI & Reliance.

SANDEEP T A -Assistant General Manager

17 years experience in HR, Administration and Management. Qualified B.Com from Kerala University with an MBA in HR management from Madurai Kamaraj University

Sub (Rtd) Mohanakrishnan A.O – Head (Academics)

Joined in the army as Educational Instructor in Army Educational Core (AEC) and performed various duties in educational, Administrative as well as logistic branches of defence force for over 20 years. Also worked in HQ Zonal recruiting office, Ambala; which was in charge for conducting Army recruitment rallies in Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Chandigarh

A RAMACHANDRAN – Head (Physical Trainer)

A Retired Sub – Inspector of Police, A Ramachandran has worked as the Athletic Coach of Kerala Police. He was the State Champion of Long Distance running for several consecutive years. During his tenure in the police department (1984 -2003) he was active in sport – Volley Ball, Badminton and Basketball (Kerala Team Captain), Shuttle Batsman Coach National Technical Official (Starter), Thrissur District Handball Vice President Athletics and Shuttle Batsman Executive Member