Mysuru lad Srikanth bags 56th rank in UPSC exam

City lad H S Srikanth has bagged the 56th rank in the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination and has brought laurels to the state.

The results of the competitive examination held for recruitment to various civil services, including Indian Administrative Service (IAS), was announced on Tuesday. Srikanth is the son of M Shantharaj, a retired Horticulture Department officer and T Sowbhagya.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, Srikanth said it was his dream to pass the UPSC exam and was successful in his fourth attempt. “I attribute my success to my father. I appeared for the examination as it would provide me an opportunity to serve the society. I was trained in Delhi and Bengaluru. I was inspired by Mysuru Deputy Commissioner C Shikha and IAS officer Manivannan,” Srikanth added.

He is from Nanjangud and did his primary education at Carmel English School. He continued his high school and PU education at Sri Ramakrishna Vidyashaala, Mysuru. In 2009, he joined Mechanical Engineering in NIE College and pursued his MTech at UVCE College in Bengaluru.

Srinivasgowda bags rank

R Srinivasgowda, a resident of Badakanahalli in Channarayapatna taluk, has bagged the 105th rank. It was his third attempt. Speaking to Deccan Herald, he said he completed his education in Bengaluru and joined Electronics and Communication Engineering at BIT, Bengaluru, in 2012. He is the son of Ramegowda and Gayathri.

Srinivasgowda said he had not attended any coaching classes and studied for about 10 hours everyday. He wants to join IAS and serve the society.

Shruthi gets 617th rank

P Shruthi, a resident of a Hadlahalla village on the fringes of Western Ghats, has secured 617th rank. The news has brought cheers among the people of the village and the entire Sakleshpur taluk. As Shruthi is in Delhi, her father Purushotham and mother Kusuma received the wishes that poured in from all quarters.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, Shruthi attributed her success to her parents and her uncle and aunt Dr Sathyanarayan and Dr Hemavathi, residents of Bengaluru.

Shruthi has passed the exam in her third attempt. As there are chances of getting into the Indian Police Service (IPS) till the 650th rank, Shruthi wants to pursue her dreams as an IPS or IRS officer.

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