Meet The Odia Techie Who Refused To Give Up His Civil Services Dream

Bhubaneswar: Kumar Biswaranjan holds rank 182 in the UPSC Civil Services 2019, the result of which was announced today. A native of Jagatsinghpur district, Kumar had a humble beginning and studied upto 10th Standard in his village school. He completed 10+2 at BJB College here and then moved on to quality for the IIT.

Kumar graduated from IIT Guwahati in 2014 and joined a Software company. However, his dream was to join the Civil Services and decided to take a big career decision to quit the IT job which paid him handsomely. This was in 2016.

He started preparing hard for the Civil Services and secured 391 rank in the second attempt, in UPSC 2018. Kumar joined the Indian Railway Accounts Service. His target was to make it big and this young engineer from Odisha took a leave from work and resumed preparations.

According to Kumar, he worked hard 10 to 12 hours a day for eight months as the exams approached closer. His family and friends were a major support. Kumar lives at Niladri Vihar locality in Bhubaneswar.

“My optional for the UPSC was Mathematics. I needed to practice a lot. The keys to cracking UPSC, in my opinion is sustained efforts, patience and some luck,” said Kumar in a discussion with OMMCOM NEWS.

Kumar’s success is a testimony to the commitment he had for his goal. This IIT graduate has proven, the attitude to never give up, will certainly bear fruits.

“My family members had supported a lot. When you leave everything and focus on a single goal, you are sure to achieve it. Civil Services will give me more satisfaction in serving the people and the country, than a private sector job,” he adds.

OMMCOM NEWS wishes Kumar success in his career in Central Government service.

Kumar Biswaranjan, UPSC Rank - 182