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C. Sylendra Babu

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Dr C Sylendra Babu, PhD
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Born (1962-06-05) 5 June 1962 (age 57)
Kuzhithurai, Kanyakumari District,
Tamil Nadu, India
Alma materNational Police Academy
University of Madras
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
Annamalai University
Bharathidasan University

Dr. C. Sylendra Babu IPS (born 5 June 1962) is an Indian Police Service Officer of the 1987 batch belonging to the Tamil Nadu cadre. He is serving as the Director General of Police of the Railways (GRP) , Tamil Nadu. He holds a PhD in Criminology from the University of Madras. He is a voracious reader, motivational speaker and an avid fitness enthusiast.

Early Life and Education[edit]

Babu was born to a Tamil family, the fifth of seven children, to Chellappan and Ratnamal. He was raised in the town of Kuzhithura, Kanniyakumari District, Tamil Nadu. He attended the Govt Higher Secondary School, Kuzhithurai, Kanyakumari District. He has B.Sc. (Agri) degree [1] from the Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai and majored in agriculture from the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.[2] Later,he obtained BGL and MA degrees in Population Studies from the Annamalai University and was awarded a PhD for his thesis on "missing children" by the University of Madras.[1] In 2013, he obtained a Master of Business Administration degree in Human Resources.[3] [4]

Personal life[edit]

Sylendra Babu is known to follow a strict training regimen and has written a Tamil book on Physical fitness.[5] He has actively participated and supported various sport activities such as swimming, athletics, shooting and cycling. During the course of his police training, he was awarded the RD Singh Cup for Swimming at the National Police Academy, Hyderabad. In December, 2004 he represented India for the 100 metres event in the Asian Masters Athletic Championships, Bangkok. He has also participated in several 10k runs such as the Chennai Marathon [6] and the Coimbatore Marathon.[7] He led a contingent of 26 marine commandos for the Half Marathon event in the 2014 Auroville Marathon.[8]

On 8 February 2013, Sylendra Babu organised and participated in an 890 km cycle rally from Chennai to Kanyakumari along with the members of Coastal Security Group and Indian Coast Guard. The rally was over a period of 10 days and aimed at creating awareness about the functioning of Coastal police and the Coast Guard among coastal residents.[9] Being an ardent shooter, he has also participated in various police and civilian shooting competitions.[10]

Police career[edit]

Sylendra Babu joined the Indian Police Service (IPS) as a member of the 1987 batch. He was trained at the National Police Academy, Hyderabad. He has served as the Assistant Superintendent of Police, in Dharmapuri ,Gobichettipalayam, Salem and Dindigul and as the Superintendent of Police, in Chengalpattu, Sivagangai, Cuddalore and Kancheepuram districts and as the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Adayar-Chennai. He has also served as the Deputy Inspector-General of Police of Viluppuram Range and as the Joint Commissioner of Police, Chennai. Later, he became the DIG of Police, Tiruchirapalli before becoming the Chief Vigilance Officer in Karur, served as Commissioner of Police, Coimbatore prior to becoming Inspector-General for Northern Zone, Chennai.[11]

He was promoted to the rank of Additional Director-General of Police on April 2012 and is currently ADGP of Prisons, Tamil Nadu.

During his tenure as the commissioner of Coimbatore city, he introduced computer literacy programme in various schools in association with Lead India 2020.[12] The schools are also adopted by the local police station under the programme. He has organised free karate camps for children from the poor economic section. He has also initiated karate camps in various women's colleges.[13] see

Positions held[edit]

Police appointments
Director General of Police (DGP) - Railways, Tamil Nadu
10 March 2019 - Present
Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) - Railways, Tamil Nadu
7 October 2017- 10 March 2019
Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) - Prisons, Tamil Nadu
13 June 2017 – 7 October 2017
Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) - Coastal Security Group, Tamil Nadu
23 May 2016 – 13 July 2017
Additional Director General of Police (ADGP)-Law and Order, Tamil Nadu
1 May 2016 – 23 May 2016
Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) - Coastal Security Group, Tamil Nadu
23 April 2012 – 1 May 2016
Inspector-General of Police (IGP) - North Zone, Tamil Nadu
8 June 2011 – 23 April 2012
Commissioner of Police - Coimbatore City, Tamil Nadu
21 February 2010 – 8 June 2011
Inspector-General of Police (IGP) - Special Task Force, Tamil Nadu
10 September 2008 – 21 February 2010
Chief Vigilance Officer - Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited, Karur - Tamil Nadu
May 2006 – 10 September 2008
Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG) - Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu
March 2006 – May 2006
Joint Commissioner of Police - Chennai South Zone, Tamil Nadu
24 October 2005 – March 2006
Joint Commissioner of Police - Chennai North Zone, Tamil Nadu
May 2001 – 24 October 2005
Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG) - Villupuram, Tamil Nadu
March 2001 – May 2001
Superintendent of Police (SP) - Special Task force, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
November 2000 – March 2001
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DC) - Adyar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
July 2000 – November 2000
Superintendent of Police (SP) - Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu
December 1999– July 2000
Superintendent of Police (SP) - Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu
June 1997– December 1999
Superintendent of Police (SP) - Sivagangai District, Tamil Nadu
June 1996 – June 1997
Assistant Inspector-General (AIG) - Headquarters, Tamil Nadu
December 1994 – June 1996
Superintendent of Police (SP) - Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu
March 1994 – December 1994
Superintendent of Police (SP) - Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu
January 1992 – March 1994
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) - Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu
October 1991 – January 1992
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) - Salem, Tamil Nadu
January 1991 – October 1991
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) - Gobichettipalayam, Tamil Nadu
October 1989 – January 1991


Awards and honours[edit]


Sylendra Babu was manager of the Indian national athletic team in various events. He held this role for the 2002 Asian Athletics ChampionshipsColombo, Sri Lanka,[18] the 2003 World Championships in AthleticsParis, France and the 2007 World Championships in AthleticsOsaka, Japan.[19] He was also appointed an observer of the Indian athletics contingent for the 2008 Summer Olympics, Beijing.[citation needed]

Sylendra Babu is the current president of the Throwball Federation of India, Tamil Nadu[20] and also the vice-president of the Tamil Nadu Athletic Association.[19] During his tenure as the president of the Coimbatore Rifle Club, from February 2010 to June 2011,[21] he took the initiative to open rifle clubs in various schools across Tamil Nadu.[22][23]


Babu is the author of several books,

  • You Too Can Become an I.P.S. Officer (2008, ISBN 9788172542818)[24]
  • Neengalum IPS Adigaari Aagalam (2008,[25]
  • Boys & Girls - Be Ambitious (2009, ISBN 9788184494082)[26]
  • Principles of Success in Interview (2009, ISBN 978-8174789846) [27]
  • A Guide to Health & Happiness (2012, ISBN 9788184494730)[28]
  • Udalinai Urithi Sei (2015, ISBN 9788184492644)[29]
  • Americavil 24 Naatkal[30]
  • Ungalukana 24 por vidhigal (2017, ISBN 9788174783660)[31]


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  2. Subha J. Rao (19 May 2011). "A flower pot for your veggies". The Hindu. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
  3. name="sylendrababu.com"http://www.sylendrababu.com/index.php/personal/
  4. The author has posted comments on this article (2014-01-27). "Top Chennai cops hit the books again - The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2016-12-01.
  5. "Archive News". The Hindu. Retrieved 2016-12-01.
  6. "A Marathon Treat in Chennai". The New Indian Express. 2013-12-02. Retrieved 2016-12-01.
  7. "Together they ran, to fight cancer". The Hindu. 2013-10-07. Retrieved 2016-12-01.
  8. http://marathon.auroville.com/index.php?option=com_raceresults&view=categorylist&Itemid=44
  9. "CSG will ensure perfect functioning of all vessels: ADGP - TAMIL NADU". The Hindu. 2013-02-08. Retrieved 2016-12-01.
  10. "Shooting gets a fair share - TAMIL NADU". The Hindu. Retrieved 2016-12-01.
  11. "Sylendra Babu promoted ADGP-Coastal Security Group". The Hindu. PTI. 22 April 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  12. "Computer lab for schoolchildren dedicated". The Hindu. 13 December 2010. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
  13. P. Oppili (27 July 2005). "Eves yes, but pushovers they're certainly not". The Hindu. Retrieved 13 December 2012.
  14. "Tamil Nadu / Chennai News : Gandhirajan new IGP". The Hindu. 2005-10-23. Retrieved 2016-12-01.
  15. "STF to continue, says Jaya". Rediff India Abroad. PTI. 6 December 2004. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  16. "Stop fighting and be united, Maneka Gandhi tells animal rights activists". The Hindu. 11 January 2007.
  17. "second-string 3 TN cops bag President's Medal, 21 in merit award list". NewIndianExpress. Archived from the original on 28 January 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
  18. "Second-string Indian team for ATF meet". Rediff Sports. 7 August 2002. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
  19. 19.0 19.1 "Sylendra Babu to be athletic team manager". The Hindu. 24 August 2007. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
  20. "Tamilnadu". Throwball Federation of India. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
  21. "Coimbatore starts favourite". The Hindu. 27 October 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2012.
  22. Rozario, Rayan (28 October 2010). "Shooting, on a strong growth trajectory". The Hindu. Retrieved 13 December 2012.
  23. Rozario, Rayan (18 December 2010). "Shooting gets a fair share". The Hindu. Retrieved 13 December 2012.
  24. "Book for IPS Exam guidance by IPS Officer - Tamil Books & Entrance Exam including Bank Exams,Railway Exams, TNPSC Exam, MBA & MCA Entrance Exam". Archived from the original on 15 November 2010. Retrieved 26 November 2010.
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  26. "Sylendra Babu motivates students". The Hindu. 10 July 2011. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
  27. "Principles of Success in Interview - Tamil Books & Entrance Exam including Bank Exams,Railway Exams, TNPSC Exam, MBA & MCA Entrance Exam". Archived from the original on 13 November 2010. Retrieved 26 November 2010.
  28. [2]
  29. S. Thyagarajan (8 July 2008). "Physical fitne". The Hindu. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
  30. [3]
  31. [4]

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