Kartic Godavarthy

Cogito, Ergo Sum

About Me

A Gold Medallist in Anthropology, Kartic has worked amongst the tribes of Paderu District of AP and the Kodavas in Coorg District of Karnataka.

Kartic has been mentoring aspirants for the Indian Civil Services and other State Public Services in India for three decades in Anthropology, and multidisciplinary areas in General Studies.

Previously with Brain Tree and the author of its much-referenced study material, Kartic takes classes at Vajiram and Ravi, a pioneer in training aspirants for the coveted Civil Services Examination. Hundreds of his students have succeeded in the UPSC examination, many with national ranks, and are serving the Government of India and various state governments as top cadre officers.

He has rich experience in mentoring students with varied academic backgrounds and has designed a proven and very successful teaching methodology.

Kartic is also a film-maker and has produced and directed hundreds of corporate films and documentaries. He also consults as a strategic communications expert in urban governance, water and sanitation and has designed communication blueprints for many programs of Union and State Governments and international multilateral agencies.

It is this rich exposure to and experience with corporate establishments, government programs and agencies, and multilateral organisations that he weaves into his teaching.


i think, therefore i am.

Cogito, ergo sum is a Latin philosophical proposition by René Descartes usually translated into English as “I think, therefore I am”, probably the one thing that defines our specie.