Success Story : 20 Per cent increment in the number of Rural IAS Aspirants
Civil services examination is fast emerging as a cause of migration of rural students to the city. With the last year seeing an increase of 20 per cent in the number of students from a rural background, it seems more and more people are succumbing to the charm of bureaucracy.
Experts attribute the surge to contributing factors such as increased awareness, the role of media, and motivating parents. Also, the elitist aura of the civil services has eroded which has acted as a big morale booster for rural students.
“The myth that only toppers can become IAS officers has been busted. Past results show a steady rise in academically average students cracking the examination,” said Shilpi Gupta, a teacher at a local coaching centre.
“If earlier only one or two students chose to pursue civil services, coaching centres now have 15 to 20 such students in each batch,” said Subhash, administrator of a coaching institute.