passion into a career: V Solomon Nesakumar
Chennai, May 15:
A childhood passion
towards police service has led this young achiever to clear the Union Public
Service Commission (UPSC) examination this year.
V Solomon Nesakumar of Nesapakkam
has secured the 280th rank in UPSC and is confident of getting into Indian
Police Service (IPS).
As many as 44 candidates from
Tamilnadu cleared the civil service examinations this year and Nesakumar is one
Elimination of corruption,
improving the image of police and being more approachable to public are some of
the top priorities for this young achiever.
'A strong desire from my childhood
to emulate achievements of police officers has led me to take up IPS as a
career', he says proudly.
A native of Madurai, Nesakumar
finished his schooling at Vikasa School and stepped into Arulmigu Kalasalinga
College of Engineering, Srivalliputhur.
After graduating in
Instrumentation and Control Engineering, he worked as a lecturer at National
Engineering College, Kovilpatti, but later quit the job to pursue his dream. In
time, he appeared for the civil service examination for the first time in 2001.
However he did not clear the examinations. His ambition however kept him going
and his fifth attempt has brought success and he has secured the 280th rank.
'Last year, I went up to the
interview level, But I couldn't make it. I was totally upset and lost confidence
in UPSC. However my family members encouraged me and I took the preliminary
examination in two days time after the interview', he says.
He had opted for sociology as an
optional subject in the preliminary examination and public administration and
geography in the main examination.
Talking about the examinations, he
says to succeed in UPSC one needs to put in hard work and one should have a deep
desire for it . 'Nearly three lakh students appear for the examinations annually
and only a few get through where they are filtered in every stage', he adds.
In recent years, the number of
students appearing for civil service examinations from Tamilnadu are on
increase, he says.
Turning towards his family,
Nesakumar says his family is an asset to him and they had kept him going through
many hurdles. His father - S Vasantha Kumar, a retired employee of Madurai and
mother V Geetha is a house wife. Nesakumar is married to Sudhasree, a software
professional working for Wipro.
Nesakumar is waiting for his
orders to undergo three months training in Mussorie and 11 months IPS training