(Success Story) UPSC Topper 2015 - Mishal Queeni Dcosta
was celebration time for her family as it received the news of Michelle Queenie
D'Costa cracking the UPSC examination. It was the dream of Michelle's father, an
agriculturist, that her daughter took to civil services. Michelle, an
engineering graduate, secured 387th rank in UPSC examination 2015.
"My dad always inspired me to become an IAS officer and I did
try my best to achieve that feat but ended up with 387th rank," an elated
Michelle told TOI. She hails from Niddodi, a village in Neerude in Mangaluru
taluk, 20 kilometres away from city. She completed her primary school studies in
her village and received BE degree from R V College of Engineering in Bengaluru
in 2011. "After my graduation, I started putting efforts to crack the
competitive exam so took up coaching in Delhi," she says adding that she is
ready to take any responsibility given by the government.
Her father, Lazarus D' Costa who is overjoyed by achievement,
said: "I am really happy because my dream of seeing a civil servant in my house
has seen light of the day." He recalls that when he was working in Chennai, he
used to meet a lot of bureaucrats in the line of his duty. "I witnessed their
private as well public life very closely and always urged my children to follow
them," he adds.
Michelle has one elder sister Nishol Rani D'Costa and a younger brother
Queenson Honey D'Costa. Nishol and Queenson both are engineers and work in
Bengaluru. Their mother Hancy Felcy D'Costa is a home-maker.
Courtesy: Times of India