To supplement India's need for better leaders and to lend this country a promising future, Dr. Sushil Kumar Singh established Prayas IAS Study Circle in August 2002. His intent behind starting this study centre was to infuse brilliant minds in the administration of this country that can aptly strategies and implement changes required for India to climb up to the stature of being a developed nation. In the last 18 years, the study circle has been able to coach hundreds of students for civil services and IAS examinations. Under his able guidance, more than 150 students have been selected in the civil services examination and more than 500 students have been selected under different areas. Besides being the director of Prayas IAS Study Circle, Dr. Sushil Kumar is also the Honorary Director of Yadunath Singh Research Foundation of Public Administration, Dehradun.