Mom, grandma inspired B'luru girl's UPSC success

Mom, grandma inspired B'luru girl's UPSC success

Rangashree T K

Her hard work dedicating around 16 hours per day for study bagged her the UPSC All India 50th rank this year. Rangashree T K says her perseverance along with the “women in her life” have played a firm role throughout her journey.

She wanted to become nothing other than a civil servant since her childhood. Rangashree wants to join the Indian Foreign Service. She studied in Bengaluru at the school level and went to the National Law University, Delhi, where she graduated in Honours in Law, getting the vice-chancellor's gold medal for the best outgoing female student.

Last year, through the UPSC civil services exam, she was selected to the Railway Protection Force as an assistant security commissioner and is undergoing training at the Jagjivan Ram RPF Academy, Lucknow.

Her mother, who was a former scientist at Biocon, and grandmother, who was a teacher, were her inspirations. “My mother and grandmother encouraged me to pursue higher studies. I also sought inspiration from my hardworking dad, teachers and friends,” she said.

“I believe in hard work. I used to prepare for 10 to 16 hours daily. I started my preparation in 2016, when I was in college,” she said. The resident of JP Nagar in Bengaluru advises civil service aspirants to give their all in preparing for the exams.

“If you do not make it, do not get dejected. There are different avenues to contribute to the society,” she said.