About Us

We are a small team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. Our core team specialises in Geology, General Studies and Interview Guidance. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We have a track record of providing the best in-class coaching to geoscience and UPSC aspirants

Lawrence Kanyan

Co-founder Planet Geology

Lawrence is a Geology graduate from IIT Roorkee. He has several years of teaching experience in Geology and General Studies. He has previously worked for Shell and ONGC as a geologist and at The University of Texas at Austin as a research assistant. He has also worked in Calgary, Canada as a Machine Learning Developer. Lawrence secured All India Rank 1 in GATE Geology exam 2017. He has experience of performing exceptionally in many competitive exams such as IIT-JEE, NEET, AFMC, GMAT (780/800) and GRE (330/340). He has also published research papers in International Journals and Conference Proceedings.

Mayank Malviya

Co-founder Planet Geology

He is a graduate of IIT Roorkee. Mayank sir has worked as a Geologist in the mining sector. He has scored over 130 marks in UPSC Prelims General studies multiple times (2015-2019). He has also appeared in IFS and CSE interviews thrice. Having scored in excess of 60% marks in IFS and CSE Geology optional each time, Mayank sir understands what it takes to ace the optional exam. In the Geology & Geophysics GATE exam, he has secured an All India Rank of 90.

Dr. Rimpi Dhiman

Director Admissions and Content Lead

Dr Rimpi Dhimann has completed her PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. She has worked as an Assistant Professor at K.L. University before joining Planet Geology.


We have a wide network we can tap into for expertise. Here are our guest mentors who help ensure our content is top-notch.

Prakash Jha

Guest Mentor

Prakash sir has work experience as a Geologist at ONGC, MECL and Coal India Limited. He also has teaching experience in Delhi. He has secured Rank 1, 3 and 4 in CSIR (SPM Fellowship). In the 2019 Geology GATE exam, he secured AIR-13.

Satwik Vyas

Guest Mentor

Satwik sir is an IFS officer of the 2018 batch. He is posted in the Jharkhand cadre. He secured an AIR of 18 in the IFS examination. He is helping in mentoring, guiding and motivating students.


Guest Mentor

Hrishav sir is a Senior deputy collector in the state of Bihar. He secured Rank 9 in BPSC. He is passionate about mentoring and guiding young students.

Paritosh Priyadarshi

Guest Mentor

Before joining as deputy collector in Jharkhand, Paritosh sir worked as assistant commissioner of state tax in Bihar, having cleared consecutive exams conducted by BPSC. Having scored over 65% in multiple UPSC personality tests, he is also an interview expert.

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