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Department  Indian Police Service
Name  C. Babu

Awards  President's medal for devotion to duty,Prime Minister's medal for life saving,Chief Minister's medal for gallantry,Chief Minister's medal for devotion to duty, Special Task Force bravery medal and President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service.
Rank  Additional Director General of Police
Books  You too can become an I.P.S. Officer
Education  Bharathidasan University, Annamalai University
Similar People  K Vijay Kumar, Irai Anbu, Walter Devaram, U Sagayam

Dr c sylendra babu ips adgp coastal security group tamil nadu

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. As of 2012, he is serving as the Additional Director General of Police of the Coastal Security Group, Tamil Nadu. He holds a Ph.D. in Criminology from the University of Madras. He is a voracious reader, motivational speaker and an avid fitness enthusiast.


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C. Sylendra Babu wearing police officer uniform

Sylendra Babu attended the Govt Higher Secondary School, Kuzhithurai. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree from the Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai and majored in agriculture from the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. Later, he obtained a Bachelor of General Law and Master of Arts in Population Studies from the Annamalai University and was awarded a Ph.D. for his thesis on "Missing children" by the University of Madras. In 2013, he obtained a Master of Business Administration degree in Human Resources. Currently, he is pursuing a course in Computer science and Cyber crime investigation.

Personal life

C. Sylendra Babu wearing police officer uniform

Sylendra Babu is known to follow a strict training regimen and has written a Tamil book on Physical fitness. 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 and the Coimbatore Marathon. He led a contingent of 26 marine commandos for the Half Marathon event in the 2014 Auroville Marathon.

C. Sylendra Babu carrying a woman and took her to the government general hospital in Chennai

In February 8, 2013 Sylendra Babu organized 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. Being an ardent shooter, he has also participated in various police and civilian shooting competitions.

Police career

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 Gobichettipalayam, Salem and Dindigul and as the Superintendent of Police, in Chengalpattu, Sivaganga, 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.

He was promoted to the rank of Additional Director General of Police on April 2012 and is currently ADGP, Costal Security Group, 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. The schools are also adopted by the local police station under the program. He has organized free karate camps for children from the poor economic section. He has also initiated karate camps in various women's colleges.

Positions held

Awards and Honours

  • Chief Minister’s Medal for outstanding devotion to duty in 2000 for curbing communal riots in Cuddalore
  • Chief Minister’s Police Medal for Gallantry for armed encounter with a Naxalite in 1993 in Dindigul and for apprehending elephant poachers after a shootout on January 25, 2001 in Mudumalai Forest
  • Prime Minister’s Medal for life saving in 2001 for saving 18 bus passengers who fell in the lake in Sivagangai in January 1997
  • Special Task Force bravery medal upon death of the forest bandit Veerappan in 2004, for leading operations against him as the Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) of Gobichettipalayam in 1989
  • President’s Medal for Meritorious Service in 2005
  • Blue Cross of India 2007 Award” presented by Smt. Menaka Gandhi, President of the People for Animals, in Chennai for implementing effective preventive measures against animal cruelty
  • ”The Best Alumnus Award” presented by then Governor of Tamil Nadu, Surjit Singh Barnala in the Annual Convocation function held at the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore on July 25, 2008 to felicitate 15 years of motivating Civil Service aspirants
  • President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service January 26, 2013
  • Sports management career

    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, the 2003 World Championships in AthleticsParis, France and the 2007 World Championships in AthleticsOsaka, Japan. He was also appointed an observer of the Indian athletics contingent for the 2008 Summer Olympics, Beijing.

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


    He is the author of several books,

  • You Too Can Become an I.P.S. Officer (2008, ISBN 9788172542818)
  • Boys & Girls - Be Ambitious (2009, ISBN 9788184494082)
  • Principles of success in interview (2009, ISBN 978-8174789846)
  • Udalinai Urithi sei
  • Americavil 24 naatkal
  • Neengalum IPS adigaari aagalam
  • References

    C. Sylendra Babu Wikipedia