(Success Story) IAS Topper 2015 - Sharanya A (AIR-7)
Sharanya A could have easily been an IT professional like many engineering grads
who pass out every year. But she chose not to. When she graduated from SRM
University with a B Tech in Information Technology five years ago, she set her
mind on becoming a civil servant.
On Tuesday, she realised her dream and in style. Having secured the All India
seventh rank, she is the highest rank holder from Tamil Nadu.
Her success comes after a determined pursuit of her dream. It was on her
fourth attempt that she cleared the exam.
“This time, I was expecting to crack it but to find myself as the All India
seventh rank holder is a pleasant surprise,” she told Express. Busy handling
congratulatory calls and giving media bytes, Sharanya credits her family’s
support as a big factor that enabled her success. “Everytime I was down, they
encouraged me. Their words and support were a great source of hope for me.”
With her ranking so high, she will get her desired service which is the
Indian Administrative Service. Sharanya, a native of Thanjavur, also has big
hopes that she will get her first choice cadre — her home state.
Meanwhile, Puducherry added another feather to its cap, when R Vaithinathan,
a candidate from the UT, secured the 37th rank in the civil services
examination. The Muthialpet resident, who has an MBBS from Vinayaga Mission
Medical College, Karaikal, has worked as a junior resident in hospitals in Delhi
Courtesy: Indian Express